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Crackdown on texting to begin in August

Georgia State Patrol troopers will wait until Aug. 1 to crack down on texting drivers as they focus their efforts on educating the public and determining how to enforce the new ban that started Thursday.

July 05, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Environmental groups fighting proposed power plant

Conservation organizations from around the state are speaking out about sources of mercury to south Georgia's waterways. Currently, thousands of miles of Georgia's streams and reservoirs have advisories for limiting the amount of fish you eat

July 05, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Man convicted in boy's slaying appealing

BRUNSWICK - A Brunswick man sentenced to death last year for sexually abusing and killing a 6-year-old boy says he deserves a new trial because a prosecutor called him an "animal" during the trial.

Attorneys for David Edenfield told a Glynn County Superior Court judge Thursday the outburst by District Attorney Stephen Kelley inflamed jurors and unfairly influenced their sentence after his October trial.

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


Hearing for Troy Davis in second day

SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate is due back in federal court in Savannah for a second day in a rare hearing ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to give him a shot at proving his innocence.

Prosecutors for Georgia's attorney general will have their turn Thursday to present evidence rebutting claims by Troy Anthony Davis that he was wrongly convicted of murder in the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.

June 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Darien man charged with killing stepson

DARIEN - A Darien man has been charged with felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of his 15-year-old stepson, who was left alone after the two got lost on a hunting trip and the man went to seek help.

June 18, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Heat expected to continue

ATLANTA - The hot weather that's moved into Georgia is expected to continue for the next few days, and the National Weather Service says it may get even warmer.

The weather service predicts high temperatures ranging from the 90s to about 100 for most of the state with some chance of showers or thundershowers Monday, with not much change on Tuesday. Some areas in the mountains should be a few degrees cooler.

June 14, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Early voting for primaries begins

Registered voters can avoid crowds at the polls July 20 by voting early in the primary election.

June 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News


Texting behind wheel banned

In an effort to cut down on techno-savvy drivers' deadly distractions, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a bill last week banning texting while driving and cell phone use behind the wheel by teen drivers.

June 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the Courier | State, National News


Burnsed, Gardner get state appointments

Bryan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed has been appointed to serve on the state's Public Health Commission.

June 07, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National News


Lawmakers give scoop on state budget woes

The last two years have not been easy for lawmakers when it comes to balancing budget, and it's only likely to be more difficult in the years ahead.

June 07, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National News


Governor signs tax overhaul

ATLANTA (June 4, 2010) - Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers' (R-Woodstock) Property Tax Assessment and Appeals Reform Bill (SB346) was signed into law today by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

June 04, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Regional sales tax for road projects now possible

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue signed a long-awaited transportation bill on Wednesday that will allow Georgia voters to decide whether to hike the sales tax to pay for roads and infrastructure.

The legislation, three years in the making, divides Georgia into 12 regions and will ask voters during the 2012 presidential primary whether to hike the sales tax by 1 cent to pay for roads, bridges and rail projects in that part of the state. Only those regions that approve the sales tax increase would have the money to spend.

June 03, 2010 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National News


Terrell County sheriff sentenced to jail

ALBANY - Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens will spend five days in jail and pay a fine after a judge determined he ignored an order to bring inmates to court.

Judge Dane Perkins says Bowens intentionally created a lack of personnel on a day inmates were due in court. Perkins says Bowens then claimed he didn't have enough workers to transport inmates safely. The Sheriff's office has 32 employees.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Governor to sign seabelts in pickups law

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is preparing to sign legislation requiring adults riding in pickup trucks to wear seat belts.

Perdue is scheduled to go to Dalton, Ga., to sign the measure Thursday afternoon.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Little threat here from oil spill

Scientists say it will be at least two weeks before any surface oil from the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is carried northward by a loop current to merge into the Gulf Stream off the coast of Georgia. Because the continental shelf stretches 75 miles off Georgia's shore, it is unlikely any oil will show up on area beaches or be washed into the state's fragile coastal marshes, according to experts at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.

May 31, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News


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Call for boycott of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Popular film site IMDb lists "BDSM" (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism) and perversion as just a few of the many plot keywords for an upcoming movie. No, it won't be a video-only release with brown paper wrapping. The movie will be released on the big screen at your local movie theater. Based on the novel by the same name, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is slated for release on Valentine's Day 2015.

February 12, 2015 | Jenelle Stone Deseret News | State, National News


Men upping the ante this Valentine's Day

Diamond rings, extravagant flowers, romantic dinners, oh my!

February 12, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News


Have You Seen This? Home Depot gets a little Disney magic

THE MAGIC DEPOT — There is a certain thrill and satisfaction that comes from finishing a project with your own two hands that beautifies and improves your home, but it simply won’t ever compare to Disney magic.

February 12, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News


God is absent from Disney's latest movie—and it's OK

Disney’s latest film “McFarland, USA” — due out Feb. 20 — is based on the true story of Jim White, a cross-country coach who brought a farm town’s Latino high school running team from zeroes to heroes. Although the film leaves out much of the religion of its main characters, the real-life Jim and Cheryl White, a religious couple, still endorse the film.

February 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


18 songs that will help keep your relationship fresh

Music can help us get over the pain of a breakup quicker — or revel in the pleasure of a committed patrnership longer.

February 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News


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