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Kingston receives ACU award

Area U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, made the grade Wednesday when the American Conservative Union named him to its "Honor Roll" of members in the 110th Congress for receiving an above-average score on its 2007 ratings.

July 09, 2008 | By Andrea Washington | News


Kingston receives Chamber endorsement

Local U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) got some good news this week when the world's largest business federation declared its support for his re-election bid.

July 05, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Child welfare summit coming to Hinesville

Area juvenile court judges, child welfare workers, school leaders, police officers and others concerned with neglected and abused children will gather in Hinesville on Friday to discuss ways to improve the handling of such cases in southeast Georgia.

July 04, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Liberty Co. NAACP branch to host political forum

With the July primary less than a month away, the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is giving residents a chance to hear local candidates in their own words.

July 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Mayor supports VFW fundraiser

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas joined members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6602 Tuesday to celebrate the group's upcoming Buddy Poppies fundraiser.

July 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Dedication ceremony honors three 3rd ID soldiers killed in Iraq

The gentle breeze blowing on Fort Stewart could not dry the tears rolling down the faces of family and friends Thursday morning as three more eastern red bud trees and engraved granite markers were added to Warriors Walk.

June 28, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Hinesville reaches milestone

Hinesville has undergone an explosion in commercial and residential construction in recent years, but the need to make space for new developments did not hinder the city from reaching a major milestone in its effort to remain green.

June 28, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Bush's order requires federal employee verification

After nearly a year of pushing legislation to make all federal contractors verify their employees' work eligibility, area U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, finally had his wish granted by President Bush this week.

June 26, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Williams answers questions about ethics probe, taxes

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said he plans to come to an agreement with the State Ethics Commission by the end of the month, but contends he still has not received a full explanation of the charges being levied against him by the watchdog agency.

June 26, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Back to School Rally planning under way

Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual Back to School Rally is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.

June 25, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


Organizers promote 'Back to School Rally'

Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc.'s annual "Back to School Rally" is more than a month away, but organizers are spreading the word early, hoping to bring in an even larger crowd than normal.

June 20, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | Education


Williams denies knowledge of probe, officials disagree

State Rep. Al Williams (D-Midway), in the midst of a 30-day deadline to settle sanctions for alleged campaign finance violations, said he had no idea he was under investigation in a recent interview with the Florida Times-Union.

June 19, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Realtors donate F-O-O-D to HMAC

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is gearing up for its two-day soldier and family appreciation event on Fort Stewart and looking to the local community for help providing food for thousands of service members and their loved ones.

June 17, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Walthourville mayor upset over 'lack of participation'

"If you don't have time to be committed to the position you hold, then you need to resign."

June 17, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


House OKs bill giving Fort Stewart $430M

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved the National Defense Authorization Act, a bill that includes more than $430 million in federal funding to help Fort Stewart prepare for the new infantry brigade combat team headed its way.

June 14, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


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