Fri., May 17, 2013 6:45pm
The commission working to preserve the culture of slave descendants on the Southeast coast will be hiring an executive director now that the federal government has approved its management plan. Commissioners from the Carolinas, Florida and Georgia applauded warmly Friday when the letter approving the plan was read during the panel's meeting in Conway.
Tue., April 16, 2013 4:51pm
John Muir is considered one of the environmental movement's founding fathers. He's most celebrated for his work in the West. But if it weren't for a trip to the South, he might not have gone west. He developed some of his core ideas in Savannah.
Mon., December 17, 2012 2:21pm
Georgia road-builders could start using a paving material made of coal ash from electric plants if a Southeast Georgia test project goes the way one utility wants. The Jacksonville energy company JEA is paving a private dirt road along the St. Mary's River in Georgia's Charlton County. Environmentalists say they can't think of a worse place to test a material that comes from coal and oil byproduct.
Thu., August 9, 2012 12:32pm
Georgia's attorney general will address participants at the upcoming Republican National Convention. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Attorney General Sam Olens was among the few high-profile political figures in the state to endorse Mitt Romney in the presidential primary, when many other Republicans lined up behind former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Tue., July 3, 2012 3:17pm
A controversial law requiring welfare recipients to take drug tests is on hold. Attorneys planning to file a lawsuit against the measure are eagerly awaiting the rules.
Mon., July 2, 2012 12:24pm
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will appear at a Lawrenceville bookstore Thursday to promote his new biography, "An American Son." The freshman U.S. senator is scheduled to appear at the Books-A-Million at Discover Mills. Polls have shown Rubio a top pick among Republican voters when asked who they want as vice president on a presidential ticket.
Wed., May 30, 2012 6:58pm
Georgia's Attorney General is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a ruling that preserves a major source of drinking water. Friday's court filing is a response to an appeal by Alabama.
Mon., March 26, 2012 1:00pm
The state of Georgia and the Atlanta Regional Commission have spent about $18.7 million in outside legal fees during two decades of legal battles involving Florida and Alabama over access to drinking water. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the tab is viewed by the state and local communities as critical to protecting metro Atlanta's economy.
Mon., March 26, 2012 6:58am
Activists are planning to rally at the steps of the Georgia statehouse in memory of the unarmed 17-year-old who was killed by a Florida neighborhood watch captain while returning from a convenience store.
Mon., February 13, 2012 7:07pm
Alabama has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court a ruling that supported metro Atlanta's right to take water from a disputed reservoir that serves as the main water source for roughly 3 million people. Attorneys for Alabama asked the high court to resolve the long-running feud over water usage between Alabama, Florida and Georgia. Florida officials expect to file a similar request shortly.