A bill now before the Georgia House of Representatives would provide the long-term benefits of nuclear power to the state of Georgia, as well as specific savings to Georgia Power customers on the proposed construction of two new units at Plant Vogtle.
February 26, 2009|
By Ann Daiss
Shirley Almer, an elderly Minnesota woman, had managed to live through lung cancer and a brain tumor before she died on Dec. 21. Cause of death: salmonella poisoning linked to food products from a Peanut Corporation of America plant in Blakely.
February 19, 2009|
Georgia's 9th District U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal usually doesn't make ripples in Washington. So when he came out of his shell the other day to defend the peanut before Congress, he made news. He told a House committee hearing on the recent Georgia peanut scandal that he often ate raw peanuts and suffered no ill effects.
February 18, 2009|
Were a Hall County Olympic athlete to bring home two national gold medals and an international silver in three years, we'd be hoarse from bragging about it. Nonathletic accomplishments get less attention.
February 17, 2009|
As I was writing this column, the Woman Who Shares My Name wanted to ask two questions. First, would I please talk about positive things this week? "Surely," she mused, "there has to be some good news you can share with readers instead of your usual gloom and doom."
February 14, 2009|
Georgia's General Assembly has begun debating a bill that would make public education funding portable. Rather than having no choice but to accept whatever school the state assigns them, parents could use a tuition voucher to have their child educated at the school of their choice, including private schools.
February 13, 2009|
By Greg Forster
For The Times