ATLANTA - Courthouse gunman Brian Nichols avoided a death penalty when a Fulton County jury failed to return a unanimous sentence, but local prosecutors are encouraging their federal counterparts to bring additional charges in hopes that Nichols could still face lethal injection.
Federal prosecutors would face higher legal standards to pursue death charges against Nichols based on the fact that one of his four victims was a federal agent. And the U.S. Attorney must first begin the lengthy process of getting approval from the Justice Department.
ATLANTA - Few Georgia high schools are offering Bible classes two years after legislators made the state the first in the country to allow the topic as an elective course.
Georgia educators say students are more interested in taking SAT prep classes than Bible courses.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2008 - In his final trip to Iraq and Afghanistan as commander in chief, President George W. Bush brought season's greetings from "a proud and grateful nation" to deployed U.S. troops yesterday and early this morning and thanked them for their service.
The 3rd Infantry Division Band will salute local soldiers and Army families for their service, and thank the neighboring communities for support with a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel.
Since its creation in late November by local students and volunteers, the world's largest crayon has made "a big splash," according to Leah Poole, director of the United Way of Liberty County.
Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for the veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
Last weekend, several volunteers for Keep Liberty Beautiful decorated one of the Yellow Bluff cottages for the development's Holiday Open House. Our mission was to decorate in an earth-friendly fashion. We had so much fun coming up with ideas that we simply could not use them all in the attractive three-bedroom charmer that we were assigned. Several hundred people dropped by and seemed to enjoy the decorations and the organic cookies that we had available for decorating and eating. Here are some of the highlights of our "green" decorating project:
I am a huge fan of "Sex and the City," and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I own several seasons of the show on DVD, which I've watched so often I can quote them off the top of my head. When the movie version was released in May, I rushed out to see the film the day it was released. And while many critics slammed the movie, I loved it because I could relate to a lot of the issues – in particular, the scenes about the walk-in closet.
The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won their age bracket's Telfair Division last month at the Savannah Recreation Cup, an event hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.
ATLANTA - Michael Turner kept battering the Bucs. John Abraham ran right through them.
Sylar James Sawdy was born to Marie Sawdy at 5:35 p.m. on Dec. 8. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Sylar weighed 6 pounds, 9.9 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Former Liberty County Commissioner Don Carter died Monday afternoon.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - An explosion in underground electrical cables blew off manhole covers and started several fires in downtown Savannah Monday morning, prompting police to evacuate several stores and restaurants, many of which were without power. No injuries were immediately reported, police said.
Police received calls around 8:49 a.m. reporting that manhole covers had been blown off at the an intersection in the heart of the downtown district, said department spokesman Gene Harley. About an hour later, firefighters had put out three separate fires where the covers blew off.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets fired coach Eric Mangini on Monday, a day after a team that harbored Super Bowl hopes with five games left failed to make the playoffs.
SAVANNAH - A Savannah firefighter has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run wreck in South Carolina.
29-year-old Ryan Scott Cudlip surrendered to Bluffton, S.C., police officers Sunday morning.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern ticket office and Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced this week that football season tickets for the 2015 campaign have exceeded ...
Marleigh Rose Cruver was born at 2:44 p.m. June 27 to Tanecia Cruver of Hinesville and Marlon Cruver of Newnan.
Being complacent is dangerous. People can be so pleased with where they are in life that it can prevent them from attaining higher goals or ...
Thank you, Liberty County and surrounding areas. Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. and its executive director, Lavonia LeCounte, give all credit to God ...
Editor, We committed our infantry on two disastrous Mideast battlefields. You know, those places where Christian churches and Christians are not allowed. The result - many ...
The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man during a domestic dispute.
Faalelagi Agelu Taei Savea was born at 9:34 a.m. June 26 to Eseta M. Savea of Hinesville.
We just got back from vacation to Mexico Beach, Florida, for a week.
Like its underdog hero, "Southpaw" has so much about it that we want to root for it so much, but it's still content on ...
NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison has been named to the Manning Award watch list, announced July 23 by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Kroger's Atlanta Division will host a three-day division-wide job fair in hopes of filling more than 2,000 open positions for its 185 stores ...
Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies ...
Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.
Wondering what to make with zucchini that's not another fritter? Try baking a couple of loaves of Diane M.'s moist pineapple cranberry zucchini ...
The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team said farewell to Col. Robert P. Ashe and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell K. Reimers while welcoming the new command ...