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Imperial resumes refining sugar at plant

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.

December 04, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Freeze likely again

Call in the dogs, and cats, and cover up your plants.

December 04, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


More arrests for drugs

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.

December 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


State hopes to head off lead from trashed TVs

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.

December 04, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Court: Law protects marsh only, not adjacent land

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.

December 03, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


'Pre-filed' bills target tax assessements

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.

December 03, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Jury convicts man of killing federal agent

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.

December 03, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Freeze hits much of state

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.

December 03, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


State Senate gets new leader

ATLANTA -- The state Senate majority announced new leadership today during the Republican caucus elections today.

December 03, 2008 | Staff report | State, National


County commission's December agenda

Agenda

December 03, 2008 | Staff Report | News


MACE bust finds high-powered pot

Nov. 1

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Pets are welcome additition during deployment

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.

December 02, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Columnist | Advice/Columnists


U.S. needs auto industry

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.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Auto industry key to economy, jobs

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?

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Rah'ja DaKaari Johnson

Rah'ja DaKaari Johnson was born at 5:27 p.m. Oct. 27 to DeAnna J. Johnson.

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


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Richmond Hill throws a big party

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.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Lifestyle


Voter apathy should be illegal

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.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Walthourville business featured

A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty FFA volunteer at run

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.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pastors are God's gifts to churches

This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.

October 22, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Details of ebola deployment announced

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.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for Oct. 22

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.

October 22, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Distiller to lead bourbon dinner

"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."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News4U


'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Down syndrome awareness month

For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.

October 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Hospital CEO on state ebola team

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.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

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.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty High trying for $100,000

Liberty County High School is trying to win $100,000 and a concert from The Band Perry.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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