At the Long County/Ludowici Planning and Zoning Board's Dec. 16 meeting, Mellissa Deal was elected chairwoman of the entity, replacing Mike Riddle, who resigned from the board and vacated his position as chairman.
As 2011 shifts into high gear, the Courier takes its last look back at 2010's front page stories. The dates listed are when the Courier published the stories, not the dates on which the events occurred. These following stories made headlines in November and December 2010.
The left lane will be closed on I-95 southbound in Bryan and Chatham counties this week, Georgia Department of Transportation announced Thursday.
Coastal Georgia's recent cold snap is taking a toll on area residents and their property. With temperatures hovering around freezing the past few weeks, ice-blanketed cars and lawns seem to be common sights in the wee morning hours.
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report citing a downward trend in the national teen pregnancy rate. However, Coastal Health District statistics show Liberty County's birth rate for teen mothers aged 15-19 was higher in recent years compared with neighboring counties. Local health officials say this is because the county's rates are impacted by the area's military population.
Swimming isn't the easiest task to master, which is why the YMCA of Coastal Georgia works with Liberty County schools to get students involved in swim lessons at an early age.
After a final 17-cent adjustment, the Midway City Council on Wednesday approved a balanced 2011 budget with a total bottom line of $1,682,496.
As a new decade begins, the Courier looks back at stories that made headlines in 2010. The dates listed are the date on which the Courier published the stories, not when the events occurred. These following stories made the front page in August, September and October 2010.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier is taking a look back at this past year's headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published the stories, not when the events occurred. These following stories were splashed across the front page in April, May, June and July 2010.
On Jan. 1, cities and counties across the state must be in compliance with Department of Homeland Security requirements; namely, local governments must be able to verify the legal status of people they hire or contract for services.
The 2011 Georgia legislative session is expected to be one of the toughest in recent years, but Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is eager to tackle the budget deficit and other challenges.
SAVANNAH - A new ordinance that bans smoking in numerous locations is about to take effect in Savannah, and smokers and businesses are preparing to deal with the restrictions.
Midway budget writers on Monday decided to hire an additional police officer next year, compromised on the thorny issue of probation supervision and scheduled a meeting for 6 p.m. today to complete the budget process.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier is taking a look back at this past year's headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred. The following is a look back at the biggest stories of February and March 2010.
By Dec. 31, Betty Londergan will have given away $36,500 of her money to charity.
ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan, Georgia's 529 college-savings plan, recently kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner's school also will receive $10,000.
RICHMOND HILL - The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.
SPRINGFIELD - Kim Moretz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, and another five years of probation, following her conviction in concealing the death of Charlie Ray III.
The Community Health and Wellness Fair is from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Riceboro Youth Center.
Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan has been selected as the 2013 national high-school Butkus Award winner as the nation's top linebacker.
Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter founder and President Karen Talbot said Friday that the embattled center is in the process of marketing out the animals that still are at the site on Hugh Gordon Lane in Long County.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal spoke Wednesday for a full 30 minutes about job creation and growing the economy, educating the future workforce, benefits of the port-expansion project and criminal justice reform during his visit to Liberty County.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2013 - With a government shutdown possible in the absence of federal funding beyond fiscal year 2013, which ends at midnight tonight, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2013 - DOD officials today issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results.
Richmond Hill's most congested and frustrating intersection may be getting more of a makeover than originally planned.
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