City administrator candidates talk strange line

...the candidates don't get involved in politics.Stephen Layson, the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga., "does not get caught up in political issues."Janice Allen Jackson, a former manager of Albany, Ga., and current principal...

Division of Family and Child Services suggests assessing age, maturity level before leaving child unattended

Like many states, Georgia does not have a law mandating a cutoff age for leaving a child unattended at home or in a car. But child care experts and law enforcement...

Where does Ga. stand in exchange enrollment?

...population in the nation. Both those Midwestern states, though, have much lower rates of uninsured residents than Georgia does.Two states with slightly lower overall populations than Georgia fared better. One, Michigan, enrolled 75,511...

Closure of Georgia hospitals endangers quality mental health care

...mentally ill. The federal government, in turn, has been criticized for failing to fulfill its duty to ensure that Georgia does what is best for patients and public safety. The U.S. Department of Justice, to date, has ignored the closure...

Richmond County's handicap parking enforcement lags behind Columbia County

...ing Af fidavit," said Nick Gen esi, the communications director for the Geor gia Department of Revenue.He said Georgia does not track the deaths of permit holders, and an applicant doesn't need a doctor's note to receive a permit. However...

Proposal cuts back Ga. doe hunting season

ATLANTA-Georgia's deer hunters would get 25 fewer days to seek does, but they don't mind the reduction. They requested it.

Columbia County tops Georgia in physical activity, ranks high in life expectancy

...modest increases in obesity," Murray said. "There are examples in southern Georgia that are quite the opposite. So Georgia does stick out as a state that has marked diversity."Seeing improvements in physical activity does give the researchers...

Augusta area gays, lesbians celebrate ruling on marriage

...matter of civil rights."Hopper, who is in a relationship, said she will eventually get married in another state, if Georgia does not recognize same-sex marriage, so she can receive federal benefits.

Largemouth bass should be a nature for a license plate

...They say the Non Game Division needs the money. So what's to prevent the bass tag money from going to Non Game?Georgia does have a special trout tag, but its design is not attractive and I am not going to buy one. Presently, our family vehicles...

Alternative fuels gaining steam in Georgia

...for the industry of wind-generated electricity held in Atlanta this month, but the host state had little presence.Georgia does have a handful of dedicated wind producers, like ZF Windpower of Gainesville that makes turbine gearboxes, but it's...