Thu., January 26, 2012 12:10pm
A dozen Florida and Georgia border counties have signed an agreement making it easier for children removed from parents or guardians to be placed with relatives in the other state. An existing compact adopted by all 50 states requires a lengthy process to relocate foster children to another state. The agreement among the 12 border counties is expected to allow for such placements in as little as a week.
Sun., January 22, 2012 10:05am
Former House speaker and Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich took a giant step Saturday toward becoming the Republican alternative to Mitt Romney that tea partyers and social conservatives have been seeking for months. Gingrich's come-from-behind win in the South Carolina primary snatches away the quick and easy way for the GOP to pick its presidential nominee.
Mon., September 19, 2011 1:40pm
Alabama is asking the US Supreme Court to take up the decades-long tri-state water dispute after a federal court in Atlanta decided not to rehear the case. The 11th District Court of Appeals gave Georgia a favorable ruling earlier this summer, saying Atlanta could tap it for its drinking water needs. Alabama and Florida filed for a rehearing and were denied.
Fri., August 12, 2011 4:44pm
Florida and Alabama want to take Georgia back to court in the decades-long water dispute over Lake Lanier. They want a federal court to rehear their case, after it ruled in Georgia’s favor earlier this summer.
Thu., June 2, 2011 8:41am
A resurgence of the endangered fat threeridge mussel in the Apalachicola River could give Florida more legal leverage in a water dispute with neighboring Georgia.
Tue., March 8, 2011 10:06pm
The state of Georgia has asked a federal appeals court to overturn an order threatening the water supply of roughly 3 million people in metro Atlanta.
Mon., March 7, 2011 8:15am
An appeals court this week will hear arguments in the tri-state water dispute between Georgia and its neighbors Alabama and Florida.
Mon., February 28, 2011 11:36am
An 88-year-old blues legend known as the "Gypsy of the Blues" was killed in Florida when his car turned into the path of a Greyhound bus.
Fri., February 11, 2011 4:35pm
Environmental groups have formally asked the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to re-introduce panthers to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. If their idea is adopted, about a dozen endangered Florida panthers could be put in the swamp to start a new population there. They say, the cats' habitat in South Florida is diminishing.
Fri., February 4, 2011 9:21am
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says he's ready to meet with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to try and find an end to a 20-year legal battle over water rights in both states.