Georgia updates state disaster plan

...plant near an Athens stream and a pollution discharge into the Ogeechee led to public confusion and frustration by local officials about conflicting information and who was ultimately in charge.In response, area legislators changed the law to...

Ga. voter list complete, official says

...out-of-state zip code. The 9,500 pending could still be registered once the applicant responds to questions local officials have about the form.New Georgia Project spokesperson Rep. Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta, said Monday the lawsuit...

Across Georgia

...saw Heinze's test.Man fights to start home gun businessWARNER ROBINS, GA. - A middle Georgia man is fighting local officials for a license to operate a home-based business that sells guns to customers online.Bonaire resident Brian Gross...

Charting new paths

...continue to show school choice is America's best approach to improve education locally and nationally.State and local officials clamor for more "local control" of education. And control doesn't get any more local than parents.Instead of...

Richmond County's city leaders debate excise tax on manufacturers

...Friday at a mandatory meeting between heads of the county's three municipalities of Augusta, Hephzibah and Blythe.Local officials proposed last year taking advantage of a provision in House Bill 386, which created a new state sales tax exemption...

Rocker Jon Bon Jovi pens letter to explain group's plan for Buffalo Bills

...to "carry on Ralph Wilson's legacy" in Buffalo, Bon Jovi said his group is committed to working with state and local officials and the business community to identify a new stadium site in the region.At no point in the seven-paragraph letter...

2016 Olympic Games next big challenge facing Brazil

...for 50 years.But as costs have risen, and in an election year for President Dilma Rousseff, national, state and local officials have flip-flopped. Now they say infrastructure spending should be viewed separately from direct Olympic spending...

Georgia teachers not rushing for guns, despite new law

...Republican who has backed the concept since 2012, said he's not disappointed that districts aren't using it, but local officials should consider the option if they can't afford police officers in schools. Gov. Nathan Deal's spokesman Brian...

SC elections bill awaits vote in Senate

...Currently, if a county isn't following the law or voluntarily complying with policy, the agency can only inform local officials and legislators of a potential problem.A panel of House and Sen ate members had been working on a compromise over...

Emergency drill planned for Plant Vogtle

...used.The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires nuclear plants to conduct a hostile action-based emergency exercise at least once every eight years. Several hundred federal, state and local officials will participate in the drill.