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Senate budget restores funds for arts council

ATLANTA - Georgia's arts council was granted a reprieve on Tuesday from the state Senate.

April 21, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Politicians drawn to annual law cookout

The 23rd Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout on April 15 in Tattnall County drew public safety employees from around the state.

April 21, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Special to the News | State, National News


Governor puts hospital CEO on nursing home panel

Gov. Sonny Perdue appointed Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO Scott Kroell to the State Board of Nursing Home Administrators this week.

April 19, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Hinevsille pledges brigade reimbursement toward sewage plant

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to set aside 75 percent of any 5th brigade mitigation funds it receives from the federal government to pay down the debt on its water reclamation facility.

April 19, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News


New Web site packed with voting info

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today the launch of a new website for voters called MVP. MVP allows voters to view a sample ballot specific to that voter for upcoming elections, find their Election Day polling location and early voting locations in their county, check their registration status, track the status of their absentee ballot, and more.

April 19, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Hearing set on nuclear plant safety

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled a meeting on Wednesday, April 21, to provide information on the agency's annual assessment of safety performance for the Hatch nuclear power plant during 2009.

April 14, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Georgia Tea Party gears up for elections

TIFTON - Tony McBrayer has always had an inkling he might want to run for office someday. But it was the rise of the anti-government tea party movement that convinced the South Georgia businessman to finally put his name on the ballot.

April 12, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Woman guilty in child's scalding death

if she was guilty, in the span of 10 minutes, Brennan would have gone from being completely calm, to growing enraged and burning Harris, to calling her friend on the phone out of concern. Word also told jurors that if they were "wavering, unsettled or unsatisfied" about Brennan's guilt, it was their duty to acquit the defendant.

April 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National News


Area gas dealer facing fraud charges found dead

ST. MARYS - A coastal Georgia businessman facing federal fraud charges has been found dead a month before he was scheduled to stand trial.

Capt. Greg Jackson of the Camden County Sheriff's Office said authorities found Fairley Cisco, 67, dead at his St. Marys home Thursday morning after family members called 911.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Authorities bust $3.5M stash

CLAYTON - Rabun County authorities have uncovered a stash of marijuana they say has an estimated worth of $3.5 million.

Authorities estimate about 700 plants were seized from a location on North Germany Mountain Road by a team that included the Rabun County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It follows a two-month investigation.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Barnes leads cash race for governor

ATLANTA (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Roy Barnes says he's raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year and has a whopping $2.8 million in the bank.

That leads the other candidates who've reported so far.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Locals see need for offshore oil production

Although new studies and surveys have not yet determined the feasibility of offshore oil drilling, most Georgians seem in favor of President Barack Obama's recent proposal to explore and expand domestic energy resources.

April 07, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National News


Isakson out of hospital

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was released from Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Friday after having been being admitted earlier this week for treatment of an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.

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


Isakson back in hospital

ATLANTA - Georgia's junior senator remains in an Atlanta hospital where he's being treated for an irregular heartbeat and a blood clot in his leg.

April 02, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Long County makes meth lab arrest

Long County authorities have apprehended a suspect in connection with a Sunday morning meth lab explosion and fire in Ludowici.

April 02, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Special to the News | State, National News


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