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Senate in full horse-trading mode on immigration bill

Senate in full horse-trading mode on immigration bill

Senators engaged in last-minute jockeying and horse trading Tuesday as they barreled toward the finish line for the Gang of Eight bill — an effort that could secure a handful…

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

High court voids key part of Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with an up-to-date formula for deciding which states and localities still…

Colquitt County man charged with three counts of incest

A Colquitt County man has been charged with at least three counts of incest. Officials say Ruben Fernando-Lopez, 41, has others pending in Buena Vista, Tift County and Alabama. It…

Georgia GOP adopts resolution opposing regionalism

This past weekend, the Georgia Republican Party State Committee met to complete the business of adopting resolutions. Key among them was a resolution opposing mandated regionalism. Regionalism was thrust upon…

Macon police officer resigns after raid on home

A Macon police officer arrested on drug and child endangerment charges has resigned before the department decided her fate. Kontrina Lanette Toomer submitted a letter of resignation, according to a…

Fort Stewart among US bases losing Army brigade

Fort Stewart among US bases losing Army brigade

Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia stands to lose 6.6 percent of its soldiers under the Army’s plan to reduce its forces by 2017. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of…

Funeral notice: David Head, 65

HORTENSE — David Elias Head, 65, of Hortense passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2013, starting…

Coastal Regional Commission opens Darien office

The Coastal Regional Commission held a ribbon cutting June 12 at its new facility in Darien. The building was dedicated to the Coastal Georgia cities and counties served by the…

Police take pants ordinance seriously

Call it the pants patrol, if you will, but Brunswick police have issued three citations since the city this past November began enforcing an ordinance to prevent pants from sagging…

Body found Friday in Brunswick was that of a 42-year-old homeless man

The body of a man found Friday at a former paint factory has been identified as that of Nathan Havens, 42, deputy Glynn County Coroner Mary Jane Hurd said. Hurd…

Several report being hit with shotgun pellets at ball field

Several people reported being struck with pellets fired from a shotgun through the woods at the baseball field on Ball Field Road Saturday.…

Kingston on immigration: House unlikely to consider Senate Bill

Congressman Jack Kingston says he still believes immigration reform is important but doubts that House republicans will ever consider a bill from the Senate. “The Senate bill does not have…

Indicted DeKalb CEO meets with county workers

DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, who faces a 15-count indictment, spent part of his lunch hour Monday addressing county workers at a staff meeting in the county seat of Decatur.…

Baxley blueberry farmer talks immigration with Obama

A Georgia blueberry farmer got President Barack Obama’s ear Monday. Jason Berry, owner of Blueberry Farms of Georgia in Baxley, Ga., was among nine business owners who met with the…