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Storm shuts down parts of Georgia

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.

January 10, 2011 | Associated Press | News


General assembly reconvenes 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.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Residents ask county to help with road

Residents call Beulah Road the "dam road" because whenever it rains, the road floods, often creating 1-foot deep, dangerous holes.

January 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News


MLK Jr. Day events here focus on youth

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."

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


One lottery winner claims prize

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.

January 06, 2011 | By Curt Woodward Associated Press writer | News


Long Co. P&Z Board has new chairwoman

At the Long County/Ludowici Planning and Zoning Board's Dec. 16 meeting, Mellissa Deal was elected chairwoman of the entity, replacing Mike Riddle, who resigned from the board and vacated his position as chairman.

January 05, 2011 | Special to the Courier | News


Top stories of 2010: November-December

As 2011 shifts into high gear, the Courier takes its last look back at 2010's front page stories. The dates listed are when the Courier published the stories, not the dates on which the events occurred. These following stories made headlines in November and December 2010.

January 05, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Lane closure on I-95 this week

The left lane will be closed on I-95 southbound in Bryan and Chatham counties this week, Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday.

January 03, 2011 | Staff report | News


Protect property from the cold

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.

January 03, 2011 | Seraine Page Staff report | News


U.S. teen pregnancies down, Liberty’s up

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.

January 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


YMCA swim program aims to save lives

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.

January 03, 2011 | Seraine Page Staff writer | News


Midway approves budget

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.

January 03, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Top stories of 2010: August-October

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.

January 03, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Top stories of 2010: April-July

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.

December 31, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Cities, counties must verify workers' legal status

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.

December 31, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


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Rotary, MEDDAC entertain seniors

The Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command partnered for a special family day celebration Saturday at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


City hopes to develop civic center

Hinesville is the only metropolitan statistical area that doesn't have a conference center, and although Hinesville has the second highest expenditures for family recreation in the Southeast, it doesn't have a family entertainment center.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Council approves rezoning

Despite protests from area residents, Hinesville City Council on Thursday rezoned five acres on Highway. 84 West to accommodate a new grocery store.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


City voters to decide water's fluoride content

In addition to hearing that Liberty and Bryan counties should reduce their withdrawal from the Floridan aquifer, Hinesville city leaders discussed other water-related issues last week during their annual planning workshop on St. Simons Island.

August 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Mayor wants to revamp alcohol permits

Hinesville city leaders agreed to take a closer look at the city's ordinance for alcoholic-beverage licenses during their annual planning workshop last week.

August 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


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