Gift rules for state employees mostly ignored, observers say

...and companies that do business with the state are supposed to file annual reports of what they spend on the workers, but observers say it's a largely ignored part of ethics regulation.Gov. Nathan Deal, like his recent predecessors, issued an executive...

SEC to post medical observer in replay booth to monitor for potential head, neck injuries

...Tuesday at league media days that an independent medical observer will be in the instant replay booth. The person will be a certified athletic trainer appointed by the league.The observer will be used at all SEC games and league home games. TENNESSEE...

State still implementing measures from education grant that ended last year

...Still, much of the program has been implemented. Most observers say it's early to give a comprehensive judgment. "I think...evaluation of the Race to the Top program cited by many education observers was conducted late last year by the Georgia Partnership for...

At 101, weather observer Richard Hendrickson gets service award

...trends."Volunteer observers are the bedrock...volunteer weather observer."Hendrickson...Service's Cooperative Observer Program has 8,700 volunteer observers across the country...goal is to have an observer every 25 square...

Observers to keep eye on safety workers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Track observers at Daytona International Speedway will have more direct communication...director of emergency services at the speedway, said Sunday that observers watching from platforms around the 2 1/2 -mile oval will...

Observers spot 14 eagles

...eagle population showed signs of recovery Monday when wildlife observers documented a nearly threefold increase over last year...pine-studded shoreline, was part of a four-boat team supported by observers in vehicles and a contract pilot who searched the 70,000-acre...

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Auto incentives not going away anytime soon, industry observers say

...above most forecasts, and consumers are likely to find even better deals on some models in the next month or so, industry observers say. On average, consumer incentives rose 11.8 percent in May from a year ago to $3,046 a vehicle, though May's...

Confederate monument protected by Plexiglas

...officials have encased a Confederate monument in a Plexiglas barrier to prevent it from being vandalized again.The Charlotte Observer reports the county has built a wooden frame over the 1929 granite pillar at the Grady Cole Center and installed a transparent...

Jordan Spieth says hold off on naming new era in golf

...lights behind him and three other top players.This was the traditional photo opportunity to kick off the HSBC Champions. One observer noted that Spieth had not dressed like that since graduation, which for him was only four years ago ? from high school...

4 from Aiken die in NC wreck

...seven people in a sport utility vehicle that struck a tree in the median. A Highway Patrol spokeswoman told The Fayetteville Observer that the victims were driver Re gi nal Reddish, 33; his wife, Jennifer Reddish, 31; Kardell Sapp, 13, her son and Reddish's...