PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar's coastal Georgia plant is operating again for the first time since a February explosion killed 14 people and injured dozens more.
Company CEO John Sheptor said Wednesday the refinery in Port Wentworth resumed producing liquid sugar earlier this month and on Thursday will receive its first shipment of raw sugar since the explosion nearly 10 months ago.
Call in the dogs, and cats, and cover up your plants.
Nov.8 Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, patrolling the area around Dunlevie Road, stopped Cordere Wilcox because his car was allegedly weaving. MACE agents were called to assist when the deputies said Wilcox was found in possession of 17 Xanaflex pills. Deputies said Wilcox stepped out of the car and gave the impression he was about to flee, but reconsidered and began to cooperate.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health is partnering with the Georgia Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, the Georgia Recycling Coalition and others to promote reusing and recycling analog televisions which will be replaced due to the digital TV transition in February.
SAVANNAH - The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that a state law protecting coastal marshes doesn't extend to residential developments on dry land, handing a setback to environmentalists hoping for tougher construction standards along the state's 100-mile coast.
The court ruled 5-2 in favor of the developers of Cumberland Harbour, a 1,014-acre gated subdivision being built on a peninsula near the Georgia-Florida border. It was the first time the court has considered whether upland development is covered by the state Coastal Marshlands Protection Act.
ATLANTA (AP) _ Property taxes look like they will again be a hot topic for Georgia lawmakers when they return to the state Capitol.
Among the handful of early bills "pre-filed" Monday in the Georgia House were two looking to slow the rise of home assessments.
BRUNSWICK - It took a Glynn County Superior Court jury less than three hours to convict Harold Kinlaw of kidnapping his former wife and murdering her friend, a U.S. Customs and Enforcement agent.
The seven-day trial ended Monday night with the jury convicting Kinlaw of murder with malice, kidnapping, aggravated stalking, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.
ATLANTA - Freezing temperatures swept across much of Georgia Monday night-Tuesday morning as a blast of cold air from Canada made its way into the state and it will probably be colder tonight.
The National Weather Service says temperatures Tuesday night and early Wednesday are expected to range from the upper teens in far north Georgia to the upper 20s and mid 30s near the coast.
ATLANTA -- The state Senate majority announced new leadership today during the Republican caucus elections today.
This weekend, my fiance and I welcomed a new addition to our household. She has beautiful brown hair and weighs eight pounds. We named her Dora, after the cartoon character Dora the Explorer, because of her curious nature. We took Dora for her first visit to the doctor. She was given a clean bill of health, and we were told to keep an eye out for hairballs.
Editor, It amazes me that we can be sitting here having a discussion on whether or not to bail out the U.S. auto industry. There are actually people in this country who are prepared to see them fail, and some who say it may even be good for our country.
Editor, Now that the presidential election is over, one of the surest ways to set off a heated discussion at your neighborhood coffee shop or diner is to pose this question: Should Washington bail out Detroit?
Rah'ja DaKaari Johnson was born at 5:27 p.m. Oct. 27 to DeAnna J. Johnson.
RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.
Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.
A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.
The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.
This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.
Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.
Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.
Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."
These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.
"Bourbon," master distiller Phil Prichard said, "by its very nature, is a traditional American spirit. And, of course, I always like to talk about bourbon."
Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:
For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.
Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.
Liberty County High School is trying to win $100,000 and a concert from The Band Perry.