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State further restricts groundwater pumping

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Sequestration threatens programs for elderly

While much of the talk about sequestration has focused on cuts to the military and civilian employees, federal budget cuts will also impact senior citizens.

May 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Judge says Bryan County can block landfill

Superior Court Judge David Cavendar ruled in favor of Bryan County's ordinances regarding landfills in a lawsuit filed by Atlantic Waste Services against the county.

May 20, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Round-abouts may be coming to area

Members of the North Bryan Chamber of Commerce learned a little of what is going on in the Georgia Department of Transportation when Georgia's 1st Congressional District State Transportation Board Member Ann Purcell paid the group a visit May 8.

May 16, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Stewart employees preparing for July furloughs

A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Pentagon steps closer to civilian furloughs

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

May 14, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National


District to get new representative

When the U.S. House of Representatives convenes in 2015, Coastal Georgia will have a new representative.

May 12, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


State revenue up 13% in April

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday that Georgia's net tax collections for April 2013 totaled $1.73 billion, an increase of $201 million, or 13.2 percent, compared to April 2012.

May 11, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Coastal hazards to top discussion

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.

May 09, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


King America: Tests results wrong

Recent water test results at the site of King America Finishing, a Screven County textiles plant under fire by Ogeechee River advocates concerned about pollution, were erroneous, according to an attorney representing the company.

May 09, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | State, National


Residents rail against discharge permit

SPRINGFIELD - Anger, concern for the environment and frustration were evident Tuesday night as residents attended a hearing regarding the Ogeechee River and a proposed permit allowing an industry to continue discharging wastewater into the river.

May 09, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg Statesboro Herald | State, National


Savannah doctor running for state senate

Republican physician and state Rep. Ben Watson announced Tuesday that he will run for the open Georgia Senate seat currently held by Sen. Buddy Carter. He represents District 166, which spans coastal Chatham and southeast Bryan counties and borders Liberty.

May 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Congressional candidate has Liberty backers

Though the formal announcement came in Savannah, state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. congress in Georgia's 1st District in Bradwell Park.

May 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Jesup man wins $100K in lottery

Leland Smith, 79, a great-grandfather from Jesup, won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.

May 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


EPD head concedes public distrust

The state Environmental Protection Division will hold a public hearing Tuesday on King America Finishing's draft permit to discharge into the Ogeechee River, and agency director Jud Turner said he wants to meet with area residents soon.

May 07, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Special to the Courier | State, National


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