Friday, May 24 2013 9:01 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:01:21 GMT
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Legal woes are piling up for the leader of Georgia's Democratic Party. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports (http://bit.ly/199UTSo) that a lawsuit filed in Gwinnett CountyMore >>
A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:28:35 GMT
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer. Operation Takeback is a summer-long program to catchMore >>
Law enforcement agencies in Albany and Dougherty County are teaming up and strategically hitting the streets to make sure you stay safe this summer.More >>
March 22, 2006
Moultrie - Dennis Hastert of Illinois is campaigning for Republican candidate Mac Collins. In Moultrie, he talked about some of the issues facing America.
Three of the issues Speaker Hastert discussed with Moultrie leaders were immigration, the war in Iraq and alternative fuels.
With illegal immigration he says a better guest work program needs to be established. He says, "There needs to be a legitimate guest worker program where people can get some type of legitimate identification, they come here, do work and then go back home."
He also thinks local, state and federal law enforcement officers need to work together on immigration. And that borders must be secure to keep out illegal immigrants, drugs and terrorists.
"We are fighting terrorism where terrorism is, in the middle east," says Hastert, "and not fighting terrorism in the main streets of Savannah or Atlanta, or Tallahassee or Chicago, or New York or Philadelphia. I think that's important."
Hastert says a democracy needs to be established in Iraq, then troops can come home, slowly. "But we can't do it too quick," he says, "because you can't pull everything out that you started and not finish the job."
One way to create new jobs in the U.S., while lowering the cost of fuel, is to come up with alternative energy sources. He says, "We need to have bio-fuels, bio-mass fuels, ethanol, soy-diesel and whatever else we can put together."
And offer incentives to get it out in mass to consumers. Dennis Hastert has served as Speaker of the House since 1999.