Coastal Georgia's recent cold snap is taking a toll on area residents and their property. With temperatures hovering around freezing the past few weeks, ice-blanketed cars and lawns seem to be common sights in the wee morning hours.
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report citing a downward trend in the national teen pregnancy rate. However, Coastal Health District statistics show Liberty County's birth rate for teen mothers aged 15-19 was higher in recent years compared with neighboring counties. Local health officials say this is because the county's rates are impacted by the area's military population.
Swimming isn't the easiest task to master, which is why the YMCA of Coastal Georgia works with Liberty County schools to get students involved in swim lessons at an early age.
After a final 17-cent adjustment, the Midway City Council on Wednesday approved a balanced 2011 budget with a total bottom line of $1,682,496.
As a new decade begins, the Courier looks back at stories that made headlines in 2010. The dates listed are the date on which the Courier published the stories, not when the events occurred. These following stories made the front page in August, September and October 2010.
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 the stories, not when the events occurred. These following stories were splashed across the front page in April, May, June and July 2010.
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.
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.