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84 bypass in works?

A long-discussed plan to create a Highway 84 bypass around Hinesville will be the topic of a public presentation here Wednesday evening.

November 16, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | News


Do you recognize the breed of this fish

We have a debate swirling through our neighborhood. No it's not whether the recent health-care reform bill will bankrupt America or improve our lives. And it's not whether Iran really has an underground nuclear facility designed to develop weapons.

October 09, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Opinion


Who benefits from politics as usual?

Sen. Eric Johnson, the Republican lawmaker who has represented most of Liberty County in the Georgia Senate for the past decade, has gotten quite a bit of praise for his decision to give up his seat to concentrate on his campaign for governor.

September 28, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff Writer | Opinion


Jones collection coming home to Liberty

Pete Clark came into the office the other day with great news: A collection of heirlooms and papers from the Jones family is being returned to Liberty County.

May 29, 2009 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Opinion


Basic information goal at Bradwell open house

"Just the normal freshman stuff and the teachers' expectations," Joy Nelson said when asked why she brought her son, Anfernee, to open house at Bradwell Institute Tuesday afternoon.

August 21, 2008 | By Pat Watkins | Education


Two injured as storm blows through

Two people were injured, homes were damaged and lots of trees were downed when heavy weather blew through the area Saturday evening.

June 11, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Editor | News


High-powered attorney acknowledges others' roles

W. Ray Persons remembers how his next-door, Azalea Street neighbor Charlie Richardson and Sunday school teacher, Carolyn Smith Carter, pushed him to get into then Armstrong State College in Savannah in the early 1970s.

March 27, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Editor | News


Local bank growing

A bank founded in Hinesville 53 years ago, The Coastal Bank, and its parent Coastal Bankshares, Inc. recently signed an agreement that in effect merges parts of Greensboro-based BankSouth into Coastal.

February 05, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Editor | Business


LRMC aims to enhance service

Liberty Regional Medical Center staff is taking a look at how they operate and how the institution is viewed by the community.

November 27, 2007 | By Pat Watkins Web editor | Living well


LCRD starts rec' football

The Liberty County Recreation Department started its football season Saturday and Monday with more than 650 kids participating on teams and cheerleading squads.

October 11, 2007 | By Pat Watkins Web Editor | Sports


Batter up!

October 11, 2007 | Pat Watkins | Sports


Blog: Trip to the big city

I've spent the past week in New York City, watching a nephew's Brooklyn apartment and dog, touring and learning more about City College of New York where R2 will be attending classes starting in August, and hunting for an apartment for him and a couple friends. It's been an education.

July 03, 2007 | By Pat Watkins | Opinion


$4.5 million judgement

A Hinesville woman has won an apparent record judgment on a malpractice suit in State Court.

February 22, 2007 | By Pat Watkins Managing editor | News


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