On Jan. 1, cities and counties across the state must be in compliance with Department of Homeland Security requirements; namely, local governments must be able to verify the legal status of people they hire or contract for services.
The 2011 Georgia legislative session is expected to be one of the toughest in recent years, but Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is eager to tackle the budget deficit and other challenges.
SAVANNAH - A new ordinance that bans smoking in numerous locations is about to take effect in Savannah, and smokers and businesses are preparing to deal with the restrictions.
Midway budget writers on Monday decided to hire an additional police officer next year, compromised on the thorny issue of probation supervision and scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. today to complete the budget process.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier is taking a look back at this past year's headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred. The following is a look back at the biggest stories of February and March 2010.
By Dec. 31, Betty Londergan will have given away $36,500 of her money to charity. For every single day in 2010, Londergan, a Yellow Bluff resident, donated $100 to a cause, person or organization she felt worthy to receive charity in the form of money. As a freelance writer and advertiser, she decided to take the craft she loves the most and expand upon it in what she felt was a unique and giving way. For ...
Bomber Girls Ladies Riding Club members are hard-core - when it comes to supporting soldiers. These civic-minded bikers raise funds to send care packages to deployed soldiers year-round.
Former Ludowici Police Department Chief Frank McClelland Sr., 82, died at around 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Health University Medical Center. He had been taken to the Savannah hospital after he complained of chest pains.
Long County Clerk of Court Frank Middleton recently announced that the Long County State Court, as of Jan. 19, will convene at 9 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.
A typical day at the Coastal Care Center in Richmond Hill was festively interrupted last week by Hinesville's Kathy Murphy. Murphy, along with her daughter Amy Mason and granddaughter Abbie Mason, delivered 50 gift bags for each of the clients at the center and donated a box filled with cookies and games to replace the aging ones at the center. The center, also known as the Harmony House, is an adult ...
Former Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClelland Sr., 82, died Saturday after he was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah with chest pain. McClelland served as the Ludowici police chief from 2000 through 2007. He retired with 31 years of law enforcement experience.
During Valentine's Day weekend, the Liberty Theatre Company will host its first original dinner theater play, "Pieces of Home," which is based on real letters from soldiers stationed at the former Camp Stewart during World War II. The camp later became Fort Stewart.
Mattie Speight, 83, is raising her great-granddaughter, Ladaja, and she doesn't mind one bit.
Liberty County Communications Director Tom Wahl will tell you his job is easy; it's his crew that does "the grunt work."
Liberty County's public servants shared their professional and personal New Year's resolutions with the Courier. All say they want to better themselves and work harder to improve the community.
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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