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Secretary of defense issues shutdown message

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 - With a government shutdown possible in the absence of federal funding beyond fiscal year 2013, which ends at midnight tonight, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.

September 30, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | News


DoD spells out closure contingencies

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 - DOD officials today issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results.

September 30, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | News


R. Hill fighting traffic woes

Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.

September 05, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Court won't hear landfill suit appeal

The Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday not to review Atlantic Waste's claim that Bryan County's landfill zoning ordinance is unconstitutional.

July 10, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Judge allows Ogeechee suit to continue

Ogeechee River supporters are cheering a judge's ruling that a lawsuit against King America Finishing can go forward.

June 24, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg For the Courier | News


Pembroke fires police chief

After first saying Mark Crowe had resigned, Pembroke has since said the former police chief's contract was terminated after Crowe said he intended to stay on the job.

June 19, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten For the Courier | News


Statesboro man charged with bootlegging

STATESBORO - A suspected bootlegger had more than 70 bottles of liquor, some beer and some cash in his possession when Statesboro police searched his West Main Street home Monday, police said.

June 13, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | News


Savannah doctor in U.S. House race

SAVANNAH - Dr. Bob Johnson of Isle of Hope on Saturday announced his candidacy for Georgia's First Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

June 12, 2013 | Staff report | News


Public fishing area reopens near Claxton after upgrades

After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.

June 05, 2013 | By Al Hackle The Statesboro Herald | News


Boy rescued from water at Splash in the ’Boro

A 6-year-old boy flown to Savannah on Saturday after a water park mishap is in stable condition, Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Director Mike Rollins said Monday.

June 05, 2013 | The Statesboro Herald | News


New termite species invades Hinesville

New residents have come to Hinesville, but they're not the type a community wants.

June 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Jesup homicide investigation under way

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.

May 16, 2013 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Power out at N. Main St. and Gen. Stewart

Sources say crews are still working to restore power to the area around North Main Street and Gen. Stewart Way, where a tree reportedly fell and downed power lines.

December 17, 2012 | Staff Report | News


Presidential race tight as election night count goes down to wire

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his Republican conservative base Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

November 06, 2012 | By David Espo The Associated Press | News


We asked local voters: How do you think the election will go?

"I was really nervous about how it would go due to New York and New Jersey being hit by that hurricane, but President Obama has shown to be a strong leader through it." - Kibwana Burks, Independent

November 06, 2012 | Randy Murray | News


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Backpacks, school supplies available for military children

Operation Homefront will hold a Back-to-School Brigade event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville, where free backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to military kids.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | News


Girl hit by plane dies

Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | News


Fort Stewart soldier killed in airplane accident

The Fort Stewart community learned today that one of their own was killed in a tragic airplane accident in Venice, Florida on Sunday.

July 28, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney | News


County to apply for housing grant

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's governing board met Wednesday to discuss health-insurance plans and hear a presentation from Hinesville Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard on the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.

July 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Residents leery of growth in rural area

An estimated 25 residents of the McIntosh/Holmestown community have told planners they don't want much development in their area.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | News


Youth hear what it's like to work

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board on Wednesday hosted a Summer Youth Work Experience closeout celebration and symposium at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

July 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Katelyn Umholtz Courier staff writers | News


Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Next step in election certification

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | News


City delays vote on new store

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday tabled a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


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