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Body of missing Darien teen found

DARIEN - Authorities say the body of a 15-year-old McIntosh County boy was found in a rugged state wildlife management area after a 12-hour search.

McIntosh County Sheriff Steve Jessup says a Georgia Department of Natural Resources ranger and other searchers found the body of Daniel Head Monday afternoon about three miles from the nearest paved road.

March 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Gun goes off in Dublin classroom

DUBLIN - Police in Dublin say a 15-year-old is charged with having a firearm on campus after a handgun he was carrying discharged in a classroom and a bullet fragment struck another student.

Dublin Police Chief Wayne Cain says the 15-year-old told authorities he brought the gun to Dublin High School on Monday for self-protection. Cain says he was putting the gun in his backpack when it went off.

March 09, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


Georgia is finalist for education funds

Georgia has been named one of 16 finalists in the first round of the Race to the Top competition, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced Thursday. Along with 14 states and the District of Columbia, Georgia scored in the 400-plus range to remain in the running for a piece of a nearly $5 billion pie.

March 08, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | State, National News


Hearing on regional plan is March 10

The Coastal Regional Commission will have a regional public hearing to take comment on the Regional Plan of Coastal Georgia at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Quality Inn Hotel, 4300 U.S. Highway 17 South in Richmond Hill.

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


Georgia 15th in nation for domestic violence murders

ATLANTA - A new report ranks Georgia 15th in the nation for killings of women by men in single-victim homicides, most of them murders connected with domestic violence.

The report was released by the Violence Policy Center with help from two prominent Georgia advocacy groups.

March 04, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News


State jobless numbers set another record

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.4 percent in January, and Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond says the job crisis is getting worse.

The rate tops the previous record of 10.3 percent set in December. It's also up 2 percentage points from the 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

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


Obama well received in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Sounding a familiar clean-energy theme, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced details of a proposed energy rebate program he hopes will spur demand for insulation and water heaters - and jobs for hurting Americans.

Obama said the administration's "HOMESTAR" program would reward people who buy energy-saving equipment with an on-the-spot rebate of $1,000 or more. He cast the idea as one that would save people money on utility bills, boost the economy and reduce American dependence on oil.

March 02, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | State, National News


High court upholds Savannah death sentences

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld death sentences for Darryl Scott Stinski, who was convicted of killing a woman and her 13-year-old daughter in 2002.

In an opinion published Monday the court found that evidence presented in the case was sufficient to conclude "beyond a reasonable doubt" that Stinski was guilty of the slayings of 41-year-old Susan Pittman and her daughter, Kimberly.

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


Obama to talk home efficiency, jobs

WASHINGTON - Consumers would collect on-the-spot rebates of $1,000 or more for buying insulation, water heaters or other equipment to make their homes burn energy more efficiently under a rebate program President Barack Obama is promoting.

Obama was traveling to Savannah, Ga., on Tuesday to outline the Home Star program. Obama called for energy rebates in his State of the Union address, and officials hope the plan will be as popular as last year's Cash for Clunkers money-back program for autos.

March 02, 2010 | By Darlene Superville Associated Press writer | State, National News


Perdue budget proposal contains more layoffs, furloughs

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue on Friday proposed a budget that continues to slash state spending and recommended three more unpaid furlough days for teachers and other state employees over the next six months.

January 15, 2010 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Area federal judge dies

SAVANNAH - Senior U.S. District Judge Anthony A. Alaimo, whose rulings in the 1970s enforced voting rights for blacks and reformed state prisons, died Wednesday after nearly four decades on the bench. He was 89.

Michele Kim, Alaimo's law clerk, confirmed to The Associated Press that Alaimo died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Brunswick, near the judge's home on Sea Island. She said she did not know what caused his death.

December 31, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News


Georgia House speaker resigns

ATLANTA - Georgia's powerful House speaker resigned Thursday after a suicide attempt and allegations by his ex-wife of an affair with a lobbyist.

Glenn Richardson, the state's first GOP speaker since Reconstruction, had won sympathy from even his political enemies when he revealed last month that he attempted suicide by swallowing sleeping pills. But then his ex-wife went on TV and accused him of having "a full-out affair" with a lobbyist while they were still married.

December 03, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


State, national news roundup

Church robber: Sorry, but I'm poor

November 25, 2009 | Associated Press For the Bryan County News | State, National News


Ida weakens to depression; soaking Southeast

November 10, 2009 | | State, National News


Ida weakens to depression; soaking Southeast

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Tropical Storm Ida sloshed ashore with rain and gusty winds Tuesday before weakening to a depression, causing little damage along the Gulf Coast but bringing more rain to the already-soaked Southeast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Ida's center first touched land on Dauphin Island, Ala., before heading across Mobile Bay toward the Alabama mainland and on to Florida.

November 10, 2009 | By Melissa Nelson Associated Press writer | State, National News


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