Photo by A&G Productions Jimmy Rogers (center) points out his views Thursday on the Georgia Department of Transportation's decision to cut down four centuries-old live oaks to widen Highway 196 near Fleming. The Rogers family hoped the state would accept their offer to donate land and reroute the road, thereby saving the oaks. Their efforts failed. In the background, a dozer uproots one of the trees. Read more about this story in an upcoming edition ...
The names of four people killed in the crash of a small plane on Fort Stewart were not being released Saturday as the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board continued investigation of the crash.
The troops are rallying for Fort Morris again. This battle will be more like the skirmishes of 1997 than the earlier, more famous battles of 1778-79. The threatening force is again the Department of Natural Resources, which plans to cut the historic site from operating six days each week to only three. That foe announced plans in 1997 to close the Fort Morris site and nine other locations to meet a statewide five percent budget ...
"Hopefully parents and community members will take a more active role in stepping up and saying we're tired of this stuff happening in our community and we want to take our community back."
By Andrea Washington Coastal Courier (Hinesville, GA) Staff Writer email@example.com Families of special needs children are one step closer to receiving scholarships that will allow them more choice in their child's education. The Georgia Senate passed the controversial Georgia Special Needs Act, Senate Bill 10, last week in a 31 to 23 party line vote. "It's an exciting day for families of children with special needs," Senate President Pro Tempore Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) said. "We ...
According to statistics, hunger is still a problem for 15 percent of Liberty County's population and America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia launched its mobile food pantry program in Hinesville Saturday to help.
Third Infantry Division Pvt. Matthew "Matt" Thomas Zeimer dreamed of joining the military after high school last year and returned to his hometown of Glendive, Mont. before the holidays to tell teachers he was deploying to Iraq.
A Hinesville woman has won an apparent record judgment on a malpractice suit in State Court. Jury members, who heard Antoinette D. Hastings vs. Bobby Herrington, MD, decided on a $4.5 million judgment on Jan. 24. The judgment came at the end of seven days of testimony and arguments. "This is a permanent injury," said Craig Stafford, who was co-counsel with Erik Olson of Atlanta for Hastings. "Her personality has changed." Lead counsel for Herrington, ...
Whether it's officially called "stop-loss" or not, it appears increasingly likely that 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were planning to transfer to other posts, leave the army at the end of their enlistment or retire won't have those options due to the escalation of U.S. involvement in the civil war in Iraq.
Walthourville resident Christine Smith was devastated by the brutal murder of her son nine years ago, but urged residents Tuesday to raise awareness and prevent drugs from taking the lives of other young people.
A proposed law would allow tightly regulated payday lending businesses, replacing the ban on such operations passed amid controversy last year.
Although not quite the carte blanche its members first requested, the Liberty County Development Authority has been granted unprecedented power over the part of the Tradeport East Business Park rezoned by the county commission in a split vote last month.
Within the next 18 months, the landscape west of Interstate 95 and north of Highway 84 will most likely realize the start of significant change.
Although local police officials continue to acknowledge the increasing gang activity throughout the county, getting residents to attend awareness sessions has proven to be a task.
Class may not have been in session for students, but attendance was required for Liberty County School System nutrition workers earlier this month.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people - a juvenile female and a man - have been arrested in Long County in connection with the fatal shooting.
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