Nearly two dozen elected officials from Coastal Georgia met for the first time Wednesday to start brainstorming the region's transportation needs, and the Bryan County Commission Chairman was chosen to lead the group.
"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.
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
RICHMOND HILL - The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.
The Community Health and Wellness Fair is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Riceboro Youth Center.
Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been selected as the 2013 national high-school Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.
Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter founder and President Karen Talbot said Friday that the embattled center is in the process of marketing out the animals that still are at the site on Hugh Gordon Lane in Long County.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the port-expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.
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.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 - DOD officials today issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results.
Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.
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