"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
A pretrial hearing for Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third, has been set for March 14, according to several e-mails sent by U.S. Forces Iraq press desk officers.
During a recent meeting, the Long County Commission was asked by developer Cliff Ray to approve a change in the adopted covenant guidelines for the Cutters Gap subdivision.
The start date in a Fort Stewart soldier's death penalty case has been delayed, to give the defense time to have their experts examine additional evidence and to accommodate witnesses coming to the United States from Iraq.
Four representatives from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project spoke Jan. 4 to members of the Long County Commission.
Twenty-three years ago Tri-County Protective Agency Executive Director Paula Foerstel manned a domestic abuse crisis line. Part of her job was to temporarily house victims of domestic violence in area motel rooms, Foerstel recalled. Then, two local families each donated a house for use as a permanent shelter, she said. The 92nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart donated labor by connecting the two buildings, she said.
Tri County Protective Agency staffers say the community is currently experiencing a "honeymoon phase" with the recent Christmas holidays and the return of most 3rd Infantry Division troops to Fort Stewart. But they don't expect the quiet to last.
The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday not to renew the Colleseum Sports Palace and Grill's alcohol license unless the club shows it has taken concrete steps to reduce noise and address security issues within 30 days. The Colleseum's owners had agreed to comply with a list of requirements following a show cause hearing on Sept. 2, 2010.
According to Long County Superitendent Dr. Robert Waters, all public Long County schools are closed today due to bad weather. Also the Long County Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m.
ATLANTA - A major storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains, with 3 to 6 inches in metro Atlanta, closing down schools, local government operations and even the state Supreme Court on Monday.
Following in the wake of their national counterparts in Washington, D.C., Georgia state legislators head back to the grindstone Monday. As Congress readies to tackle an enormous deficit, Georgia's elected officials must also deal with a state budget deficit between $1.5 and $2 billion, according to www.georgiawatch.com.
Residents call Beulah Road the "dam road" because whenever it rains, the road floods, often creating 1-foot deep, dangerous holes.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is fast approaching and this year's events emphasize reaching out to youth, expanding on the theme, "Back to the basics … saving a generation: education, service and integrity."
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington winner of the Mega Millions lottery jackpot planned to discuss his windfall Thursday, while officials in Idaho waited for another lucky ticket-holder to come forward and claim half of the $380 million prize.
At the Long County/Ludowici Planning and Zoning Board's Dec. 16 meeting, Mellissa Deal was elected chairwoman of the entity, replacing Mike Riddle, who resigned from the board and vacated his position as chairman.
Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.
Hinesville leaders conducted a first-ever "windshield tour" of city streets and sidewalks Monday afternoon.
A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods.
The Hinesville Rotary Club is planning to host its first-ever fishing tournament Sept. 20, according to club member and tourney coordinator Mark Germonprez.
U.S. Army Garrison for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has a new command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted soldier Friday morning during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at Club Stewart.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday appointed Robert Poppell as the city's new police chief. In the past 2½ years, four different people have led the department - T.J. Gaskin, James Rogers Sr., James Steiner and now Poppell.
The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday moved one step closer to securing a McDonald's for the city. Real-estate agent Jimmy Shaken addressed the council on behalf of the proposed location's property buyer.
Former state Rep. Joe E. Brown, who died in 1985, was honored Saturday with a ceremony, during which a section of Interstate 95, from exit 76, north to Bryan County, was dedicated in his name.
Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented information about a new state housing program to the Hinesville City Council during its Aug. 7 meeting. He said the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program would help communities create and implement plans to meet their housing and revitalization needs.
Residents of Coastal Georgia should not be surprised to see alligators in ponds, creeks or large drainage ditches, said David Mixon, regional supervisor with Georgia Department of Natural Resources' game-management operation.
The Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command partnered for a special family day celebration Saturday at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici.
Hinesville is the only metropolitan statistical area that doesn't have a conference center, and although Hinesville has the second highest expenditures for family recreation in the Southeast, it doesn't have a family entertainment center.
Despite protests from area residents, Hinesville City Council on Thursday rezoned five acres on Highway. 84 West to accommodate a new grocery store.
In addition to hearing that Liberty and Bryan counties should reduce their withdrawal from the Floridan aquifer, Hinesville city leaders discussed other water-related issues last week during their annual planning workshop on St. Simons Island.
Hinesville city leaders agreed to take a closer look at the city's ordinance for alcoholic-beverage licenses during their annual planning workshop last week.