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Sunday sales proponents keep issue alive

ATLANTA - Supporters of legislation that would let local communities vote on whether to have Sunday alcohol sales say the issue is still alive and that lawmakers should let voters weigh in on the issue.

February 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Wildfires hit southeast Georgia

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Forestry Commission officials say firefighters are dealing with an outbreak of wildfires in southeast Georgia, and burning permits for the area have been suspended.

February 24, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Jekyll panel opposes gambling plan

JEKYLL ISLAND - Jekyll Island Authority Chairman Bob Krueger says the authority board does not favor legalized gambling at the state park.

February 22, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Changes in HOPE, pre-K to be announced

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal and legislative leaders are set to announce changes in Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship and prekindergarten programs designed to keep the initiatives from going broke.

February 22, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Sentence reform measure gaining steam

ATLANTA - Tough criminal sentencing laws that have left Georgia's prisons bursting at the seams and taxpayers footing a costly bill could be getting an overhaul.

February 17, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Sunday alcohol sales bill goes flat

ATLANTA - Turns out an unwilling governor wasn't the only obstacle to a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

February 17, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


Savannah cracking down on rooming houses

SAVANNAH - City officials say they are trying to improve the way they investigate illegal rooming houses in Savannah.

February 17, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


'Savannah' filming starts in that city

SAVANNAH - Filming has begun for a movie about interracial business partners who operated in Savannah in the early 1900s.

February 17, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Area World War II hero honored

When Townsend resident and World War II veteran Harold Hicks, 92, recounts his war experiences, it's like having someone read a historical novel aloud. Hicks appears thoughtful, friendly and keenly focused. A retired research chemist, he says he still strives to "help out when I can."

February 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News


Only light snow falls on Georgia

ATLANTA - Snow fell across north Georgia overnight as predicted, but in metro Atlanta it did little more than coat lawns and roofs.

February 10, 2011 | Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Snow fell across north Georgia overnight as predicted, but in metro A | State, National News


Interest groups weigh in on immigration bill

ATLANTA - When it came time Tuesday to comment about a bill that would tighten Georgia's rules on illegal immigrants, the state's businesses, immigrant advocates, farmers, churches and local governments had at least one thing in common: They all feared the unintended consequences.

February 09, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National News


Redistricting already producing sparks

ATLANTA (AP) - Senate Democrats are calling for the creation of a new office that would address the minority party's concerns in this summer's redistricting showdown.

February 08, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


Ethics complaint filed over speaker's trip

ATLANTA - A member of the newly-formed Georgia Alliance for Ethics Reform has filed a complaint against the lobbyist who took House Speaker David Ralston and members of his family and staff to Europe during the Thanksgiving holiday.

February 08, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


US ports race to keep up with bigger Panama Canal

When Savannah welcomed the largest cargo ship ever to call on its booming seaport, the visiting vessel barely fit. The Figaro had to sail in loaded at half capacity to avoid scraping the river bottom, and even then could only navigate the shallow channel at high tide.

February 07, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


Solar panels being tested across Ga.

Georgia Power Co. is testing solar panels at seven locations around the state to see how well they work under different cimate conditions.

February 07, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National News


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The dollar is strong; time for Europe

Got the travel bug? Here are some ways for you to travel affordably during your next vacation:

February 19, 2015 | Whitney Evans Deseret News | State, National News


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National News


Office romance: yea or nay?

One of the main storylines from the hit TV show “The Office” centered around the romantic relationship of characters Jim and Pam. The two started the show as flirty friends who dangled a will-they-won’t-they line in front of the audience before finally falling in love, getting married and having children.

February 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


The potential harm of the film '50 Shades of Grey'

An advocate who works to help survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence is saying the movie "50 Shades of Grey" portrays an unhealthy relationship.

February 16, 2015 | Nkoyo Iyamba KSL | State, National News


'The Slap' debates child discipline in light of abuse controversy

Last fall, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson made headlines after being charged with abuse for hitting his son with a switch.

February 16, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National News


Facebook allows users to manage digital afterlife

For years, it's been a painful and difficult process to manage a loved one's Facebook account after death.

February 15, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


What your apartment says about your relationship

According to researchers from the University of Texas, your apartment may say a lot about how well you're adapting to your marriage.

February 15, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Honda’s perfectly odd dream commercial

DREAMSVILLE — Straight out of the gate, I have revelation: I am a prolific dreamer, and I remember my dreams regularly.

February 13, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the News | State, National News


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National News


The problem behind '50 Shades' no one is talking about

The film adaptation of BDSM erotica novel "50 Shades of Grey" has raised criticism and questions from religious groups and the media this week.

February 13, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | State, National News


Religious organizations disagree on economic priorities

After President Barack Obama issued his 2015 Budget Proposal last month, Bread for the World, a Christian nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, wrote that the spending plan's details were important to the belief systems of people everywhere.

February 13, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National News


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