Stories by Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

Perdue says Social Security changes needed

ATLANTA - Later retirement and benefits restricted to the needy are two ways Sen. David Perdue says Social Security needs to be reformed.
By Walter C. Jones

Social Security changes needed, Sen. Perdue says

Later retirement and benefits restricted to the needy are two ways Sen. David Perdue says Social Security needs to be reformed.
By Walter C. Jones

Gas prices keep dropping

ATLANTA - Heading over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house will be less costly this Thanksgiving, AAA said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Gaps in testing spur call for funds

ATLANTA - Test scores released last week prompted representatives of various minority-rights organizations to call Monday for greater taxpayer funding of public schools to close the performance ...
By Walter C. Jones

Obama action urged on Syria, Putin

ATLANTA - Georgia's freshman senator called Monday for President Barack Obama to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

Georgia education reform plan draws support, criticism

ATLANTA - A day after the Education Reform Commission voted on recommendations for revising how public schools are funded and teachers are paid, supporters and opponents began lining up Friday on ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Augusta job growth will outpace state's, forecast says

Job growth in the coming year is expected to be moderate in Georgia, and Augusta's is to be among the fastest, according to a university forecast released Wednesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Regional commissions good and bad, audit shows

ATLANTA - The state agencies that serve senior citizens, provide rural transportation and offer planning help to local governments have problem areas, according to a recent state audit.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Georgia says no to refugees

ATLANTA - Georgia yanked back the welcome mat Monday as Gov. Nathan Deal announced the state will not accept Syrian refugees following Paris' deadly terrorist attacks Friday.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015

State still implementing measures from education grant

ATLANTA - Georgia Milestones test results to be released this week by local school districts are among the most visible evidence to parents of how a package of federally-funded initiatives have ...
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Kinder Morgan says DOT changed process midway in pipeline review

ATLANTA – A judge said Friday that she won’t make her decision until sometime next year on whether the state wrongly denied a company permission to take land from property owners to build a ...
By Walter C. Jones

Carson now tops with Ga.GOP

ATLANTA -- The lead among Georgia Republicans has changed to put Ben Carson ahead of Donald Trump with Ted Cruz gaining momentum, according to a poll released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Judge to hear pipeline appeal

A judge hears arguments from lawyers Friday in a company's appeal of the denial of its request to install a $1 billion gasoline pipeline over the objections of property owners.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Augusta University stops tougher admissions

Plans to keep raising admissions standards at Augusta University ground to a halt after administrators decided it was hurting enrollment growth, President Brooks Keel told the Board of Regents.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Ga. gas-tax hike sees federal benefit

ATLANTA - Georgia should come out a winner in the federal transportation bill before Congress because of the state's willingness to boost taxes to build and fix roads, one of the bill's authors ...
By Walter C. Jones

Ethics group gives Georgia D-

ATLANTA - A national advocacy group has awarded Georgia a D-minus for laws dealing with campaign finance, government ethics and openness in an assessment released today.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Smaller universities see drop as enrollment rises

ATLANTA - Enrollment overall for the University System of Georgia rose 1.7 percent from last year, according to figures released Thursday, but 12 of the state's 30 public schools experienced declines.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

University system wants cybersecurity center in Atlanta

ATLANTA - The University System of Georgia asked Gov. Nathan Deal Wednesday for funds to create a cybersecurity center to address employers' growing demand for graduates.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Plant Vogtle lag over, Georgia Power says

ATLANTA - Further delays and cost overruns aren't expected for the construction of two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, Georgia Power executives said Tuesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Georgia justices hear arguments over judges filing briefs

The judges that contract with probation-monitoring companies argued that they should have been able to weigh in when the Georgia Supreme Court ruled last year.
By Walter C. Jones
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