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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


Hunter solider killed in Afghanistan

The Department of Defense announced today the death of 3rd ID soldier deployed out of Hunter Army Airfield to Afghanistan.

April 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Pentagon cuts furlough days to 14

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2013 - The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today.

March 29, 2013 | By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service | State, National


Sheriff unsure if mauling will draw charges

A North Bryan County toddler died Wednesday after being mauled outside her home by a pack family dogs while family members were inside.

March 28, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | State, National


Family dogs kill toddler near Pembroke

Area media are reporting that some family dogs mauled a toddler to death in North Bryan County Wednesday evening.

March 28, 2013 | Staff report | State, National


Pentagon seeing sequestration flexibility

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 - Now that Congress has passed a continuing resolution that will fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year, Defense Department officials are trying to find the best way to make $46 billion in spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today.

March 26, 2013 | By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service | State, National


Pentagon delays furlough notices

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 - Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they've had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department.

March 21, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National


Judge won't close plant because of discharge

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn said she is "disappointed" in a Georgia judge's denial of a petition seeking a halt on a Screven County textiles industry from discharging wastewater into the Ogeechee River.

March 20, 2013 | By Hollie Deal Bragg and Jason Wermers Statesboro Herald | State, National


Movie studio setting up in Effingham County

Evoking one of cinema's most renowned closing lines of a movie, Manu Kumaran ushered in a partnership between his company and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

March 20, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Effingham Herald | State, National


Cuts cancel Soldier Show stop here

The effects of sequestration are starting to be felt at Fort Stewart with the cancellation of an event planned by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. According to special events coordinator Chris Dent, the U.S. Army Soldier Show's stop at Fort Stewart has been canceled.

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


Could sequester help private businesses?

The federal sequester's effects on Liberty County's economy remain to be seen, but a business panel on Thursday sent messages that are at odds with previous statements on the matter.

March 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Cuts impact on health services unknown

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.

March 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National


Area reacts to Pope Francis

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.

March 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | State, National


Comptroller: DoD furloughs can begin April 26

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.

March 12, 2013 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | State, National


Public speaks out against King America, EPD

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.

March 11, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue Special to the Courier | State, National


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DOT sets hearing on pipeline in RH

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have a public hearing on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline project on April 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


How one entrepreneur started a $3 million business from prison

As a young man, Frederick Hutson was very enterprising. In his early 20s, he figured out a clever way for his friends to transport marijuana across borders using shipping containers and vacuum-sealed units.

March 29, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Area men have ties to Emmy-winning film

A regional Emmy Award-winning historical documentary more than a decade in the making and shot in North Carolina has a local connection.

March 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | State, National


Offshore drilling meeting draws interest

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's "scoping" meeting on offshore drilling held March 24 in Savannah incorrectly characterized the 50-mile buffer. That buffer is only for exploration off the Atlantic coast, not other coasts such as the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. Also, the term "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" was incorrectly stated in the article.

March 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


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