Articles from the Georgia Statewide section archive

Friday, July 13, 2012

Commission hopefuls push for renewable energy

Four challengers to a pair of Republicans on the Public Service Commission agreed at a forum Thursday that the state should shift toward more renewable energy sources.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Anderson touts farming, political background

Supporters say Lee Anderson's experiences have given him the people and business skills to make a difference in Washington.
By Susan McCord

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Early primary voting begins Monday

The so-called Super Tuesday presidential preference primary isn't until March 6, but early voting for the primary begins Monday in Richmond County.
By Steve Crawford

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011

Real estate in Southeast offers hope

ATLANTA -- Don't count on once-reliable real estate market to return to drive economic engine of the Southeast, experts say.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011

Regulator supports solar subsidy

One of the state's top utility regulators said Tuesday that he would support charging Georgia Power customers up to an extra nickel each month to build more solar energy projects.
By Ray Henry

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011

Across Georgia

A bystander raced through flames and pulled a motorist out of his burning car after it slammed into the gas pumps at a DeKalb County Chevron station, authorities said.

Deal orders schools to draft graduation plans

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday morning that he has ordered every college, university and technical school to draft plans for improving graduation and has also called for a review of funding ...
By Walter C. Jones

New rules might close plants

The largest electric utility in Georgia said Thursday it must purchase power from outside suppliers in the coming years because pending anti-pollution rules may force the company to close or ...

Hospitals to enhance each other in Newnan

An Atlanta suburb is making a step toward becoming a magnet for patients and their families.
By Walter C. Jones

Neighbor faces murder charge

A 25-year-old Georgia law school graduate has been accused of killing a classmate who was discovered dismembered outside the apartment building where they lived.

Monday, Aug 1, 2011

Across Georgia

Voters in Floyd, Bartow and Chattooga counties would become part of a congressional district now represented by Republican Rep. Tom Graves of Ranger under a plan being floated.

Athletes call on UGA to improve

The conversation at a recent feel-good luncheon sponsored by the University of Georgia Athletic Association kept turning from how to inspire black elementary students to reach for college and ...
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Athens' Georgia Theatre reopening today

The newly renovated Georgia Theatre begins a series of grand opening concerts with reminders of a devastating 2009 fire still visible in the charred bricks and the blackened front doors.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

GOP to take up redistricting

In a recent campaign e-mail, Democratic Rep. John Barrow warned his supporters of the looming threat he faces in his quest for re-election next fall.
By Errin Haines

Friday, July 29, 2011

Senator predicting tense negotiations

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss is predicting a long weekend for Congress as the debt debate deadlock hangs over Washington.
By Errin Haines

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

License to build reactors might be delayed, CEO says

Southern Co. might not receive permission to build a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia until early 2012, which is later than the power company initially planned but should not affect the ...

Across Georgia

A key Georgia courts committee has overhauled its rules to guarantee that non-English speakers are provided with interpreters in every criminal or civil legal proceeding.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Law lets sex offenders get name off registry

More than a year after Georgia legislators scaled back tough sex offender restrictions, only a handful of convicts have taken advantage of new rules that allow some to petition to get off the ...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Across Georgia

Forced to close nearly six weeks ago by a vast wildfire that continues to burn, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is ready to allow visitors to return to parts of the nature preserve.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Former chief sorry for shortcomings

Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall apologized Friday to the people of Atlanta and their children for "any shortcomings," but she says the educators involved in the district's ...

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