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$2.5M lottery ticket sold in Hville

ATLANTA - A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket with a multi-million dollar top prize recently was sold in Liberty County. Hinesville Station, at 1046 W. Oglethorpe Highway, sold the Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket worth $2.5 million.

April 26, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Star system named after UGA

ATHENS - The nation's first state-chartered university recently became the world's first to have a star system named after it.

April 25, 2013 | By Alan Flurry UGA | State, National


Shell reefs being put in off Bryan

A group of volunteers is doing its part to help revive and maintain marine life in the off the coast of south Bryan County.

April 23, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


New I-95 interchange work is five years off

Members of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill were some of the first to hear the news in the latest developments with the potential interchange at Belfast Siding Road and Interstate 95 on Thursday when State Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, spoke to the group.

April 22, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Governor signs bill at picnic

Gov. Nathan Deal changed the normal schedule of events at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout near Glennville on Thursday evening by signing legislation recently passed by the General Assembly.

April 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Fire ants are more than a nuisance

Disturbing their mound prompts an attack by hundreds of vicious drones, whose bites leave festering blisters that burn.

April 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


State's arson dog dies

Atlanta – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced today that Smokey, the state's fifth arson canine, passed away this morning after a brief illness.

April 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Charges filed in dog mauling of child

Charges have been filed in the death of a North Bryan toddler killed by a pack of family dogs in Ellabell late last month.

April 16, 2013 | Staff report | State, National


Group works for access to South Newport

Preliminary efforts to restore the South Newport River to its natural condition are underway and going well, according to a recent report from the Friends of the South Newport River.

April 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | State, National


Pentagon calls for new round of BRAC

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 – President Barack Obama's fiscal year 2014 budget request for the Defense Department balances competing operational and strategic needs while ensuring the maximization of taxpayer dollars and addressing internal imbalances, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.

April 11, 2013 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | State, National


Charges expected for toddler mauled by dogs

Charges may be filed this week in the death of a 21-month-old North Bryan toddler mauled late last month by a pack of the family's dogs.

April 10, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


High-speed chase with child in car

A burglary call turned into a high-speed chase across county lines of a vehicle with an unsecured child in the backseat. The chase ended in Pembroke only after officers forced the driver off the road.

April 08, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


$4M in state budget for AASU campus here

After years of planning and weeks of legislative defense for the project, Hinesville will welcome construction of its own four-year university later this year.

April 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Senator: Universal background checks ineffective

A crowd of Glennville Rotarians attended the club's Wednesday meeting to enjoy lunch, catch up on club information and hear U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., speak.

April 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Bryan County planning 2 new schools

The Bryan County Board of Education is moving forward with plans for new elementary schools in the north and south ends of the county.

April 02, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


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Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

This bill is a major overhaul of the state's approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.

March 10, 2015 | Georgia Federation of Teachers | State, National


Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us and once again the world is considering the pros and cons of the time policy.

March 10, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National


Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a measure introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal that would allow the state to temporarily take over what it calls chronically failing schools.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National


Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

The Georgia House of Representatives has been incredibly busy these past weeks. I want to take the opportunity to explain a few of the biggest pieces of legislation that we considered.

March 09, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


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