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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registered voters can avoid crowds at the polls July 20 by voting early in the primary election.
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.
Bryan County Board of Commissioners Chairman Jimmy Burnsed has been appointed to serve on the state's Public Health Commission.
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.
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A hurricane might help break up the oil spill staining the Gulf of Mexico, but the oil won't change significantly how tropical storms develop or the damage they inflict, the director of the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday. A hurricane making landfall west of the spill could drive the oil inland with surging seawater to the north and northeast. Forecasters don't know what kind of environmental hazards to expect, though, because ...
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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