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Census forms start arriving

WASHINGTON - Let the count begin.

More than 120 million U.S. census forms begin arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, in the government's once-a-decade population count that will be used to divvy up congressional seats and more than $400 billion in federal aid. Fast-growing states in the South and the West could stand to lose the most because of lower-than-average mail participation rates in 2000 and higher shares of Hispanics and young adults, who are among the least likely to mail in their forms.

March 15, 2010 | By Hope Yen Associated Press writer | State, National News


Officials struggling with budget options

Georgia state legislators are painstakingly working to plug a $1 billion hole in the state's budget.

March 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | State, National News


Senate OKs overhaul to property taxes

ATLANTA - The state Senate has approved a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.

The Senate voted 54-0 for the measure on Thursday.

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


Governor proposes deep health care cuts

ATLANTA - Georgia's hospitals and health-care providers were hammered as part of a new round of cuts proposed by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday to deal with a gaping budget shortfall.

With state tax collections in freefall, Perdue is pushing to cancel the state's weeklong sales back-to-school sales tax holiday. Georgians will also face a host of new or increased fees totaling some $96 million as the state scrambles to balance its books.

March 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


Indictments for alleged assisted suicide

ATLANTA - A Georgia grand jury indicted four members of an assisted suicide group Tuesday on charges they helped a 58-year-old man with cancer kill himself.

The four - the Final Exit Network's former president, its former medical director and two others - were formally indicted by a Forsyth County grand jury on charges of offering assistance in the commission of suicide, tampering with evidence and violating the state's anti-racketeering charges.

March 09, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National News


ID sought for body found in Effingham County

CLYO - Sheriff's deputies Effingham County are investigating a human skeleton found in some woods in southern Georgia.

Sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor says authorities discovered the skeletal remains of an unidentified man Monday after someone called in a tip. The bones were found in woods near Clyo, 35 miles north of Savannah.

March 09, 2010 | | State, National News


Committee OKs expanded gun carry bill

ATLANTA - A bill that would allow gun owners with permits to carry firearms onto college campuses and into churches and bars passed a key Senate committee on Monday and could soon be headed for the full Senate.

The Special Judiciary Committee voted 7 to 1 in favor of Senate Bill 308. State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh, the sponsor, reiterated on Monday that the bill is aimed at clarifying the firearms carry law for Georgia's 300,000 gun owners with permits to carry weapons.

March 09, 2010 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National News


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


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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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