Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
The Hinesville City Council will reconsider raising the mayor and city council members' salaries at its April 1 meeting. If approved, the salary increases would become effective in 2012, after the next municipal elections. The city's charter bans the mayor and council from raising their own salaries during their current terms.
ATLANTA - Georgia's tax code needs a facelift.
The leadership of the House and Senate on Thursday pushed for the creation of two panels that would offer suggestions for revamping Georgia's tax laws, which they say are outdated and must be fixed before the economy rebounds if the state is to remain competitive and attractive.
ATLANTA - The Senate proposal to ban texting while driving has received unanimous support.
The bill, approved 46-0, would prohibit the practice for all drivers and come with a fine and driver's license penalties.
FOLKSTON - Charlton Memorial Hospital is offering patients with overdue bills a chance to pay them off at a discount.
The south Georgia hospital says patients whose bills are past due at least 90 days as of Feb. 28 will be given a 50 percent discount if they pay by March 31.
WASHINGTON, March 17, 2010 - Soldiers should find themselves spending twice as much time at home station as they do deployed by 2011, the Army's vice chief of staff said on Capitol Hill yesterday.
"2011 is definitely a transition year for the U.S. Army -- that is a year we see ourselves getting back into balance," Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli said. "We define balance as 12 months deployed, 24 months or greater at home. That's the interim goal for us in 2011."
Are ducks taking over the Piercefield Forest subdivision?
Editor, The Georgia concealed weapons bill, HB 615, is in sub-committee. I have major concerns about the bill. First, the talking points used to push the bill along draw focus away from the greatest risk of violence we face. Second, the bill seems to set up a challenge between gun rights advocates and property owners. Third, the bill doesn't seem to allow consideration of legitimate threat assessments needed for hospitals and other government entities with valid concerns about the safety of staff and clients.
Editor, There is currently a bill being pushed thru the Georgia Legislature that can and will have a very direct adverse effect on the ability of the people to challenge the activities of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). I can only assume that this bill is only the beginning of the influence on policy by the new Director of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), F. Allen Barnes.
SAVANNAH - Irish and Irish at heart gathered in Savannah Wednesday as the city marked its 186th annual St. Patrick's Day celebration.
The city's St. Patrick's Day festivities attract hundreds of thousands of people, the biggest tourist event of the year in the city of about 150,000.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.5 percent in February.
The rate is up one-tenth of a percentage point from the 10.4 percent reported in January. The February jobless rate was up 1.8 percentage points from 8.7 percent at this same time last year.
Nine Bradwell Institute and 14 Liberty County High School FFA chapter members recently attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference on March 5-6 at the FFA/FFCLA Center.
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Sixteen FBLA members from Bradwell Institute participated in region competitions recently at Wayne County High School in Jesup. The business ethics team advanced to the state competition, which will be in Atlanta on March 26-27. Rickie Works and Xanthus Lee will compete.
God has blessed man with a great ability. It serves one most all his or her life. It is the memory.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point ...
SAVANNAH - The Savannah Children's Museum's annual family friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops is set for Saturday.
ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...
Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.
The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been ...
Former Liberty County High School Lady Panther track athlete Courtney Bennett notched another record for the Jacksonville (Alabama) State University Gamecocks during the 2016 Ohio ...
Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.
BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...
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"The Angry Birds Movie" is based on this shaky idea that an app game might translate into a successful movie. I wish that were true ...
These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...
The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...
Long County High School seniors may have started a tradition Monday.