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Pickup drivers must now wear seatbelts

ATLANTA - With Tuesday's House passage of Senate Bill 458, Georgians should see fewer traffic fatalities and injuries in the months and years ahead. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Don Thomas, eliminates the current exemption from Georgia's safety-belt law for occupants of pickups. Georgia is the only state that exempts pickups from its safety-belt law.

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


Cause of oil spill needs to be understood

While the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is likely reinforcing the opinions of opponents to offshore drilling, some of those in favor of drilling off the Atlantic coast are taking more of a "wait and see" approach.

May 03, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | State, National News


Vets work to improve benefits

Disabled veterans Donald Singletary of Richmond Hill, Kraig Gates of Savannah and with Bruce McCartney of Midway led a multi-state delegation to Congress on April 21 to fight for a VA benefit designed for "the most severely disabled veterans" that has become VA's best kept secret, the Independent Living Program.

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


Georgia films top box office

ATLANTA - Movies filmed in Georgia have grossed more than $415 million at the box office so far this year, cementing the state's position as a leading location for filming.

April 26, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Area arts group driven, despite funding drama

Nearly $900,000 has been restored to support the Georgia Council for the Arts in the 2011 state budget passed by the Senate, giving the state a renewed chance to pursue federal support for the arts. At the local level, however, a twofold challenge remains: find the funds to provide arts opportunities and the manpower to develop and produce the ideas behind those opportunities.

April 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | State, National News


Rep. Stephens announces re-election bid

State Rep. Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) announced he will be seeking the re-election to House District 164 in the Georgia General Assembly. Stephens is chairman of the House Economic Development and Tourism Committee and has represented the district since 1997.

April 22, 2010 | Special to the News | State, National News


Area lawmaker not seeking re-election

After 30 years in office, Georgia State Rep. Bob Lane is retiring.

April 22, 2010 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the News | State, National News


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


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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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