In 1932, the federal courts affirmed gangster Al Capone's 11-year prison sentence and heavy fine for income tax evasion. He was sent to Alcatraz and then the Atlanta pen before he was given his freedom to die of advanced syphilis.
During March, Curves of Hinesville will participate in the 11th annual Curves food drive to benefit local food banks. Collectively, during the past five years, nearly 50 million pounds of food have been distributed to communities all over the world through the Curves food drive.
It's hard to be vision impaired. People who aren't just don't have a clue how difficult it makes life in so many ways.
This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will show "Watchmen" (R at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) "Coraline" (PG at 1:05 p.m., 6:50 p.m.) "Friday the 13th" (R at 1:20 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Push" (PG-13 at 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:05 p.m.); "Taken" (PG-13 at 1:50 p.m., 4:20
These are extraordinary political and economic times, and even from a distance you can sense the animation on Capitol Hill as Congress watches President Obama distribute the stimulus package, weighs his executive-branch appointments and responds to his various initiatives.
MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.
ATLANTA - An added stress to doing taxes each year is taxpayers' dread of the prospect of facing an Internal Revenue Service audit. It can happen.
Here are some issues are 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.
ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."
The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.
Lewis Frasier Middle School students recently got a close look at life during World War II.
Liberty County 4-H Camp will have two summer sessions. During the week of June 15-19, fifth- and sixth-graders will visit Camp Wahsega in the mountains of Dahlonega. Campers will see waterfalls, climb a high ropes course, play basketball, wade in mountain streams and pan for gold.
STATESBORO - Can't make it to campus? No problem. Georgia Southern University has launched an online tour that gives prospective students and their parents a first-hand look at its campus without having to leave home. The new tour is accessible from the University's Web site at www.georgiasouthern.edu.
LOS ANGELES - Thirteen turned out to be the lucky number for Anoop Desai on "American Idol." After announcing the three remaining finalists at the end of Thursday's wild card round, Simon Cowell announced that the much-loved 22-year-old college student from Chapel Hill, N.C., won a previously unannounced 13th spot in the next round of the popular Fox singing contest. In past seasons, 12 finalists were picked to move on.
"We decided - recently - we're going to make this a top 13," Cowell revealed.
Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.
On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.
"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.
Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.
Authorities are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman near Midway Friday night.
Officials are looking into a Friday morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of a man whose car landed upside down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.
Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.
Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.
Jaiden Dimitri Nelson was born at 7:19 a.m. Dec. 4 to Kimberly Nelson of Hinesville and Tramoun Williams of Hinesville.
During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.
Maybe it's the fact that I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are always the correct size, the right color and don't require a set of instructions on how to operate them. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving.
Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.
A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.
The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.