U.S. Rep. Jack Kinston, R-Ga., introduced a bill late last month that would allow active duty service members to drink beer and wine at establishments on military posts where alcohol is distributed for immediate consumption. Kingston and Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., co-sponsored the bill just before Congress recessed.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines. Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North ...
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., expressed concerns during a meeting Tuesday in Statesboro about the nation's proposed health-care bill. At Forest Heights Country Club, Isakson spoke against the proposed "dramatic change in health care," saying the bill favored by President Barack Obama is designed "to drive everybody to a government option" when it comes to health care.
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Earl has formed in the open Atlantic Ocean, but the system is far from land. Earl has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) and is expected to become a hurricane by Friday.
All Department of Driver Services driver's licensing and testing customer service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7. DDS centers are closed statewide every Monday. The first business day following a closed day typically is busy, so plan accordingly.
SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate given a rare chance to prove his innocence by the U.S. Supreme Court failed to clear his name with a case that was "largely smoke and mirrors," a federal judge said Tuesday in a ruling that sets the stage for the state to resume planning his execution. The case of Troy Anthony Davis has been a rallying point for death penalty opponents and groups such as Amnesty International ...
ATLANTA - The Justice Department has given Georgia approval to again verify voters' identity and citizenship, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced on Monday. Federal officials have precleared a modified new program designed to confirm that prospective voters are U.S. citizens. The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division had repeatedly rejected similar versions of the Georgia program.
MACON - A federal judge did not immediately block a new Georgia law that would ban the carrying of firearms into houses of worship. Gun rights advocates say they were disappointed in the decision Monday by U.S. District Court Judge C. Ashley Royal.
MIAMI - Hurricane Danielle has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it churns far out over the Atlantic. The hurricane has maximum sustained winds Tuesday near 100 mph (160 kph) and could become a major hurricane by early Wednesday.
It's time to make the wheels on the bus go round and round. Starting in September, eight public buses will serve Liberty County.
Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal won the state's Republican nomination Tuesday in the primary runoff for governor, but if it was up to Bryan County, his challenger Karen Handel would be on the ballot in November.
ATLANTA - As anti-establishment anger swept other parts of the nation, Georgia Republicans tapped an 18-year congressional veteran dogged by ethics allegations as the party's nominee for governor.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The so-called "Granddad Bandit" suspected of robbing banks in 13 states eluded authorities for about two years even as he stayed in plain, unremarkable sight. Michael Francis Mara, 52, had recently moved into a modest home in Baton Rouge with his new wife, a schoolteacher. She told neighbors about his frequent business trips around the country.
ATLANTA - Gubernatorial candidate Karen Handel has conceded her runoff for the Republican nomination, saying she will not seek a recount against Nathan Deal.
ATLANTA - Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Vance C. Smith Jr. announced Monday that the department applied for $34 million in federal funding to accelerate development of high-speed rail service from Atlanta to Chattanooga, Tenn., continuing to Nashville and eventually to Louisville, Ky.
A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.
Leland Smith, a 79-year-old great-grandfather from Jesup, recently won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.
Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.
Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.
State Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. Congress in Georgia's 1st District. The announcement was made throughout the day during stops in Savannah, Hinesville and Brunswick.
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