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Jimmy Carter hospitalized

CLEVELAND - The Carter Center says Jimmy Carter developed an upset stomach on a flight to Cleveland and was taken to a hospital for observation.

Jackie Mayo, a spokeswoman at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, says the 85-year-old former president was a passenger on a Delta flight to Cleveland late Tuesday morning and became ill. She says he was taken off a plane by rescue crews.

September 28, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Casting scheduled for Savannah film

SAVANNAH - Officials in Savannah say a film adaptation of the novel "And Yet You Still Chose Me" will be shot in the city next year, with casting set for Oct. 2 and 3 at the Savannah Mall.

September 24, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Execution delayed after suicide attempt

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court delayed the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was to be put to death.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Poll: Deal has edge over Barnes

ATLANTA - A new poll shows Republican Nathan Deal with a slight lead over Democrat Roy Barnes in the race for Georgia governor.

September 21, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Census: One in 7 Americans live in poverty

WASHINGTON - The ranks of the working-age poor climbed to the highest level since the 1960s as the recession threw millions of people out of work last year, leaving one in seven Americans in poverty.

September 17, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Benefit issues roil veterans at forum

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., made an appearance at a veterans services forum Tuesday in Savannah to address veterans' concerns about medical care eligibility. The meeting stirred up emotions for many veterans who said they are unhappy with the benefit enrollment process.

September 16, 2010 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | State, National News


Kingston hosting VA forum

U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will address veterans' issues Tuesday at a Veteran's Forum for constituents in his district. The forum will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Armstrong Atlantic State University's Armstrong Center on Abercorn Street, across from the Savannah Mall in Savannah.

September 13, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News


Next storm is Igor; still far off

With Hermine moving into the Midwest, weather watchers are now starting to focus on Tropical Storm Igor, which is still east of the Cape Verde Islands, but which could become of interest to Southeastern residents next week.

September 09, 2010 | Staff report | State, National News


Public meeting on Jekyll plan

The Jekyll Island Conservation Planning Committee is hosting a public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 8, in their efforts to attain valuable feedback for the development of their Conservation Plan.

September 06, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Kingston wants lower drinking age for soldiers on post

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.

September 03, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Powerful storm likely to track north of us

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 Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.

August 31, 2010 | By Mike Melia Associated Press writer | State, National News


Isakson raps health-care reform bill

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.

August 27, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the News | State, National News


Another Atlantic storm gets name

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.

August 25, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Licenses offices getting holiday

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.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Judge: Troy Davis failed to prove innocence

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 and the NAACP. Davis has insisted he was wrongly convicted of killing an off-duty Savannah police officer in 1989 - and that he had evidence to ...

August 24, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News


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