The Hinesville City Council named former Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Cris Schneider municipal court solicitor during a regular meeting April 1. The council decided to create the city solicitor position last year, according to Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.
The Poetry Society of Georgia 2009-10 Reading Series culminates at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 with a reading by poet Kelly Whiddon. The reading will be held at the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street in Savannah. The cost is $10 for general audience and $5 for students with valid ID, minors under 18 and seniors.
Kelly Whiddon has published poems in Crab Orchard Review, Meridian, Poetry International, Spoon River Poetry Review, South Dakota Review, and Slipstream, among others. Verse Daily online poetry has featured her poems. Whiddon's interests include creative writing (poetry and fiction ...
SAVANNAH - After a year away from their families and jobs, the last big wave of citizen-soldiers from Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade returned home Wednesday from Afghanistan.
Gov. Sonny Perdue greeted the 250 National Guard troops on the tarmac, shaking hands with each one after their plane landed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.
CLAYTON - Rabun County authorities have uncovered a stash of marijuana they say has an estimated worth of $3.5 million.
Authorities estimate about 700 plants were seized from a location on North Germany Mountain Road by a team that included the Rabun County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It follows a two-month investigation.
ATLANTA (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Roy Barnes says he's raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year and has a whopping $2.8 million in the bank.
That leads the other candidates who've reported so far.
AUGUSTA - Two old rivals swatted ceremonial tee shots Thursday to begin the Masters, where all the focus was on a four-time winner trying to rebuild his life.
Tiger Woods was playing for the first time since a Thanksgiving night car wreck led to revelations of numerous extramarital affairs.
The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Flower Pot Nursery on March 24.
In a major crisis, our first impulse is to address people's immediate needs. With the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, that meant providing food and shelter to the victims. In the case of the recent economic recession, the government stepped in by extending unemployment insurance, providing COBRA subsidies and promoting mortgage refinancing guidelines, among many other programs.
An estimated 3,500 people converged on the grounds of J.F. Gregory Park on Saturday, April 3 to take part in festivities at the fourth-annual Easter Extravaganza.
Four restaurants currently located in unincorporated Bryan County could be allowed to sell liquor by the drink on Sunday if the Board of Commissioners and county voters okay it.
Since the tragedy of 9/11, our nation and its communities have experienced a heightened awareness of the sacrifice and service of military members and emergency response personnel. Americans as a whole are a charitable and thoughtful people, and always seem generous with our time and outpourings of goodwill towards those who serve.
Tax Freedom Day in Georgia falls on April 8 this year, according to the Tax Foundation. That's the 98th day of the year and the day when we Georgians will have worked enough to pay our share of federal, state and local taxes for 2010.
On Wednesday, March 31, Jeff Larson of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) held the second "stakeholders" meeting to discuss the progress, or lack thereof, of the EPD in accumulating and processing data to answer the questions about the potential for damage to the salt marsh should the wastewater treatment plant in Liberty County be allowed.
The 2010 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is almost completed, with only seven session days left. Working into the late hours of the night on Crossover Day, last Friday, the House passed many important pieces of legislation. Given that Crossover Day is the last day that a bill must pass one chamber in order to be considered by the other, the members of the House continued to debate legislation as long as time would allow. Some might say that the "People's Work" is never finished and as a member of the "People's House," all of the ...
Let me share some things with you that you may not have learned in school.
Dorchester Village in Liberty County was the last of the villages to separate from Midway Church.
Editor, I can't help it. I just have to write about the insanity that is engulfing our country today. In my 70-plus years, I ...
The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie," while her son ...
Long County C.A.R.E.S. is soliciting residents who need assistance because of cancer or other life-altering condition.
There is a fever going around. I hope you catch it.
Button Gwinnett recently announced its third nine-weeks honor roll:
The biannual Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council meeting and Spring Cemetery visit for Wednesday has been cancelled because of expected bad weather. The tour may ...
Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Tuesday. About 30 people attended the gathering, with refreshments ...
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 8 for Savvy Upscale Consignments, at 1425A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.
Where your treasure is there your heart is also. - Matthew 6:21
It had been nine days since the Rev. Sarah Hyden-Smith made her first appearance in the pulpit of Lennox Valley Methodist Church. Her schedule was ...
A free six-week program to help people manage their symptoms, medications, pain, fatigue and depression is coming to Hinesville.
The biannual Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council meeting and Spring Cemetery visit will be Wednesday.
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Liberty County High School's girls' track team won the Region 3-AAAA title during the championship meet in Waynesboro.