View Mobile Site

Hot topic headlines

Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Prime Time Specialty Mini Grid WIDGET

Tonight in Prime Time

Enter your ZIP code below to see local listings.

News headlines

Education headlines

  • Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on. In its advisory at 11 p.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said, "Weakening is forecast and Erika could become a tropical depressionon Saturday. There is a good possibility that Erika could evendegenerate into a trough of low pressure while it is ...
  • Long County hires new fire chief Long County hires new fire chief The Long County Board of Commissioners selected McIntosh County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Deverger to be the next chief of the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Department during a called meeting Friday. Deverger will replace Richard Truman, who recently retired. Though the new department head was approved by the commissioners, the hire was not unanimous, as Commissioner Cliff DeLoach voted against ...
  • Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again Prosecutor: 84 eggs stolen in July from Sapelo Island A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs. Lewis Jackson, 60, pleaded guilty Friday before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood in Brunswick to stealing loggerhead sea turtle eggs in violation of the Lacey Act, according to a news release. Among other things, the Lacey Act makes it unlawful for any person to acquire, receive ...
  • Erika's track shifts west Erika's track shifts west Could arrive as tropical storm no earlier than Wednesday Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way north, possibly to Georgia, according to the National Hurricane Center. The track the center posted at 5 a.m. Friday shows Erika crossing over Hispaniola - the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic - and ...
  • Georgia to award new HS diploma seal Georgia to award new HS diploma seal Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy. Georgia will be one of three states, along with Wisconsin and North Carolina, to offer a global-competence/global-readiness seal or certificate to graduating high school students. The seal will serve as a signal to employers that ...
  • Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential health risk. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will check retail stores and warehouses to make sure the recalled products have been removed from sale. Here is the information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: ...
  • Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands Erika's winds affect Virgin Islands Coastal Georgia still in cone of uncertainty A National Hurricane Center track posted Thursday night includes all of coastal Georgia, as well as Florida's entire Atlantic coast, in Tropical Storm Erica's five-day cone of uncertainty. More concerning for residents of coastal Georgia and Florida, the track shows Erika reaching hurricane strength after it emerges from the Bahamas. It should be noted that five days out, the storm ...
  • Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters The city of Riceboro has been awarded a $155,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors. The loan will finance the replacement of 407 residential water meters and 38 commercial water meters with automated meter-reading water meters, including software and meter-reading equipment. The project will ensure more accurate meter reading data, reducing ...
  • Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July  Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.9 percent in July The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6.7 percent in June. The rate in July 2014 was 8.6 percent. The rate rose as the number of jobs in Metro Hinesville, which is defined as Liberty and Long counties, decreased by 300, or 1.5 percent, in July ...
  • Student interns in Washington Student interns in Washington Liberty County High School alumnus Donnie Pulliam spent the summer interning with the Heritage Foundation in Washington.The foundation is designed to "train, equip and develop tomorrow's young conservative leaders," according to heritage.org. Pulliam was selected for the paid internship by a board member.As the energy and environmental intern, he wrote blogs and conducted research on immigration and economic and foreign ...
  • Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours Wreck shuts down Walthourville road for hours E.B. Cooper Highway reopened Wednesday evening A tractor-trailer hauling logs struck a car Wednesday afternoon at Talmadge Road and E.B. Cooper Highway in Walthourville, police said. The woman driving the car did stop at a stop sign but then failed to yield to the truck, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Eric Wilkes. The woman was transported to Liberty Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Trooper ...
  • Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees Long BoE recognizes teachers, retirees Superintendent addresses how special ed students are treated The Long County Board of Education recognized its retiring employees and teachers of the year.Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters presented Teachers of the Year plaques to Brian Thomas for teaching and coaching at Long County High School, Dennis Pattison for teaching and coaching at Long County Middle School, Donna Sertich for teaching at Walker Elementary School and Barbara Pelton for teaching ...
  • Firearm stolen out of vehicle Firearm stolen out of vehicle Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Aug. 26 Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:July 27Driving while license suspended or revoked (misdemeanor), weaving over roadway, obstruction of law-enforcement officer - An officer was driving east on E.G. Miles Parkway near Arcadia Drive when he saw a gray Pontiac sedan weaving on the road. A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver was asked for his ...
  • Spartan soldiers prepare for battle Spartan soldiers prepare for battle 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team trains at Fort Polk Night operations, a trained enemy and the Louisiana heat are waiting for 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division soldiers at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, over the next month. After 18 months of training and preparation, the Spartan soldiers are about to validate their skills by participating for several weeks in some of the ...
  • More businesses on McLarry’s Curve? More businesses on McLarry’s Curve? McLarry's Curve in Flemington could see more businesses in the near future. The owners of the wooded areas across from Parker's on Oglethorpe Highway have joined together and proposed to build a commercial development. Their proposal was presented to the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, which voted for a recommendation of approval, during its recent meeting. The plan will go before ...
  • New business aims to spread solar wealth New business aims to spread solar wealth Editor's note: This is the first of two parts on the new available options for solar energy within Liberty County. Today, we look at how industry and schools can benefit from the passage of House Bill 57, the Solar Financing and Free Market Act of 2015, which took effect July 1. Part 2, on Sunday, will discuss the current options ...
  • Watch out for annual emergency response exercise at Stewart, Hunter Watch out for annual emergency response exercise at Stewart, Hunter Fort Stewart Public Affairs released the following announcement about an upcoming exercise: Sometime during the week of August 24-28, Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will conduct our annual Emergency Response Exercise, Stewart Guardian. This exercise is required by Army and DoD Regulation and will test our ability to respond to events which could happen here. You may hear announcements ...
  • New tropical storm on horizon New tropical storm on horizon Erika could not threaten Georgia for days On the heels of Hurricane Danny dissipating over the weekend, the National Hurricane Center warns that Tropical Storm Erika is following the earlier storm's path. It is not expected to cause any problems in Coastal Georgia until at least early next week and maybe not even then. The center has issued tropical storm warnings for the Leeward Islands and forecasts ...
  • Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea Goodbye, Sal; hello, tea Liberty County CVB changes logo from salamander to Mason jar with Southern beverage The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau announced a logo change this week, from Sal the salamander to a Mason jar with tea. The logo was initially unveiled in fall 2013 at a Progress Through People Luncheon hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the CVB. The logo reflects the history of tea growth in Liberty ...
  • Long County's Night Out draws crowd Long County's Night Out draws crowd Long County held its National Night Out on Aug. 14 with a large crowd on hand to enjoy the evening. The annual event, which is designed to bring citizens and law enforcement together, was sponsored by the Long County Sheriff's Office. The night began with emcee Charlie Smith welcoming all and telling the crowd about the importance of law enforcement ...

Feature Video


Please wait ...