DETROIT (AP) - Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. are offering payment protection plans to help reassure consumers who may be putting off buying a new car because of worries about losing their job. The offers come as auto sales have been battered by the recession and tight credit, reaching their lowest levels in 27 years. Ford said Tuesday it will cover payments of up to $700 each month for up to ...
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature could soon require driver's license applicants to take the written portion of the test in English only.
Ever see an inner-city schoolyard filled with white, Asian and black teens shooting hoops? Or middle-aged white and Latino men swigging beer and watching the Super Bowl on their black neighbor's couch? Or Asians and Latinos dancing the night away in a hip-hop club? All it takes is a television. Yes, that mesmerizing mass purveyor of aspiration, desire and self-awareness regularly airs commercials these days that show Americans of different races and ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - Double-digit unemployment rates hit more states in February, with North Carolina and Rhode Island seeing their rates hit record highs.
HEADLINES: House leaders are pushing a new version of a sweeping transportation overhaul proposal. The Senate, the House and Gov. Sonny Perdue have all agreed the state's transportation bureaucracy needs a makeover. And all agree the governor and state lawmakers should have more say over how transportation dollars are spent. A proposal by Perdue that was backed by the Senate would also create a new agency to help direct the funding, while the House ...
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - Two DeKalb County schools were on lockdown after a shooting in the neighborhood that left one man dead.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration on Thursday unveiled a sweeping overhaul of the financial system designed to impose greater regulation on major players like hedge funds.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of laid-off Americans filing initial jobless benefit claims rose slightly last week while the number of people continuing to claim benefits set a record for the ninth straight week, the Labor Department said Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Legislature is seeking to soften mandatory buffers aimed at protecting Georgia's waterways from pollution and development.
MAGEE, Miss. (AP) - Severe weather across the South unleashed tornadoes in rural Mississippi, including one that shattered dozens of homes, flattened a church and injured at least 17 people, authorities said Thursday.
ATLANTA (AP) - A campaign to cut panhandling across Atlanta by directing would-be donations to "giving meters" has raised around $500 over the past six months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rates on 30-year mortgages fell this week to the lowest level on record after the Federal Reserve launched a new effort to assist the staggering U.S. housing market.
ATLANTA (AP) - A bid to require adults in pickup trucks to buckle their seat belts was narrowly defeated by a House panel Tuesday, defying supporters of stronger safety standards that have been adopted by much of the nation.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wall Street got the news it wanted on the economy's biggest problems - banks and housing - and celebrated by hurtling the Dow Jones industrials up nearly 500 points.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - More than a half-million unemployed workers in Ohio and several other states are missing out on extended federal benefits because of the way laws in their states are written. The economic stimulus package allows states with high unemployment to provide up to 20 weeks of extended federal benefits to workers who have exhausted other government benefits. But 13 states and the District of Columbia have laws written in ...
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.
SAVANNAH - He's represented Coastal Georgia residents at the federal level for 20 years, and now Rep. Jack Kingston is vying for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
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