Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems told members of the Long County Board of Health on March 7 that the governmental sequestration will affect services in the state, but she wasn't sure to what degree it would hit local offices.
The 115 cardinals participating in this week's papal conclave made history Wednesday when they elected Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to succeed Pope Benedict XV as the 266th pope.
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2013 - Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department's comptroller said here today.
One by one, speakers told state Environmental Protection Division representatives that the agency wasn't doing its job and the pollution of the Ogeechee River had to stop.
Everyone lives in a flood zone. Some are just more at risk of flooding than others. That was the message of federal and state officials last week at an informational meeting on recently redrawn flood maps impacting 1,600 parcels of land in North Bryan and Pembroke. Roughly 30 people attended the meeting, held Thursday at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center in Pembroke. Those who missed the meeting can still get help online, thanks to ...
A Staten Island, N.Y., man is being hailed as a hero after he pulled a man from a car Saturday before it burst into flames following a crash on I-95 in Richmond Hill.
Ammunition sales are robust these days - by local consumers and the U.S. government. A hunter or anyone attempting to buy any ammunition locally will find a shortage of all types of ammunition - pistol, rifle and shotgun. The Coastal Courier recently talked to representatives of three local businesses that sell ammunition. Each store reported an unprecedented ammunition shortage. "I've had people come in here and buy up $300 in ammunition," said Lorrie Oglesbee, manager ...
Officially, spring is three weeks away, but in Coastal Georgia, the sounds of spring are in the air every afternoon and evening. By sunset each day, frogs, toads, crickets and various song birds are warming up their voices and "wing bows" for a spring concert.
A Richmond Hill mother is seeking $5 million from the city and an officer with the Richmond Hill Police Department, claiming they are to blame for the 2011 suicide of her teenage daughter.
Thanks to legislation adopted in last year's General Assembly session, a confusing new motor-vehicle tax law takes effect March 1.
The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire will host the 2013 Acts of Valor Awards at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27, in the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. in Savannah.
ATLANTA – Do you have an idea that would make your community a better place to live, and would $25,000 be a game-changer? State Farm is here with the assist. Through March 6, people from the United States can submit a cause for a chance to win a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist™ grant.
The federal government has recently proposed new flood maps for Pembroke and North Bryan County, but Pembroke is contesting the changes that would spike insurance rates for some residents.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 - Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.