According to Long County Superitendent Dr. Robert Waters, all public Long County schools are closed today due to bad weather. Also the Long County Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m.
ATLANTA - A major storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains, with 3 to 6 inches in metro Atlanta, closing down schools, local government operations and even the state Supreme Court on Monday.
Following in the wake of their national counterparts in Washington, D.C., Georgia state legislators head back to the grindstone Monday. As Congress readies to tackle an enormous deficit, Georgia's elected officials must also deal with a state budget deficit between $1.5 and $2 billion, according to www.georgiawatch.com.
Residents call Beulah Road the "dam road" because whenever it rains, the road floods, often creating 1-foot deep, dangerous holes.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is fast approaching and this year's events emphasize reaching out to youth, expanding on the theme, "Back to the basics … saving a generation: education, service and integrity."
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington winner of the Mega Millions lottery jackpot planned to discuss his windfall Thursday, while officials in Idaho waited for another lucky ticket-holder to come forward and claim half of the $380 million prize.
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.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people - a juvenile female and a man - have been arrested in Long County in connection with the fatal shooting.
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