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.
A typical day at the Coastal Care Center in Richmond Hill was festively interrupted last week by Hinesville's Kathy Murphy.
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."
Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented information about a new state housing program to the Hinesville City Council during its Aug. 7 meeting. He said the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program would help communities create and implement plans to meet their housing and revitalization needs.
Residents of Coastal Georgia should not be surprised to see alligators in ponds, creeks or large drainage ditches, said David Mixon, regional supervisor with Georgia Department of Natural Resources' game-management operation.
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.
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.
Despite protests from area residents, Hinesville City Council on Thursday rezoned five acres on Highway. 84 West to accommodate a new grocery store.