Twenty-three years ago Tri-County Protective Agency Executive Director Paula Foerstel manned a domestic abuse crisis line. Part of her job was to temporarily house victims of domestic violence in area motel rooms, Foerstel recalled. Then, two local families each donated a house for use as a permanent shelter, she said. The 92nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart donated labor by connecting the two buildings, she said.
Tri County Protective Agency staffers say the community is currently experiencing a "honeymoon phase" with the recent Christmas holidays and the return of most 3rd Infantry Division troops to Fort Stewart. But they don't expect the quiet to last.
The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday not to renew the Colleseum Sports Palace and Grill's alcohol license unless the club shows it has taken concrete steps to reduce noise and address security issues within 30 days. The Colleseum's owners had agreed to comply with a list of requirements following a show cause hearing on Sept. 2, 2010.
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.
A top issue quickly arose at a Hinesville planning workshop on St. Simons Island: cutting the amount of water withdrawn from the Floridan aquifer.
Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee are selling raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing Nov. 1 during the second annual Veterans Salute Day at Bryant Commons.
When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got.
SAVANNAH - The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers troupe opens its 2014-15 campaign with "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie's 1943 murder-mystery play, Aug. 22-23 in Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.
Hinesville leaders are having their annual planning workshop through Friday at St. Simons Island's Sea Palms Resort.
The Investigation Discovery channel will premiere an episode of "Deadly Devotion" focusing on the deaths of Tiffany York and Michael Roark at 9 tonight, with a repeat at midnight.
Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.
Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.