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  • Area eye surgeon raises money for Humane Society Area eye surgeon raises money for Humane Society Dr. Elizabeth "Doll" Miller of Georgia Eye Institute helps more than human patients. Each year at Humane Society of Greater Savannah's Doggie Carnival, Miller offers a discount of 50 percent off Lasik surgery and donates the discounted fee to the Humane Society. Since the beginning of this program in 2010, Miller and her patients have donated approximately $18,000. Miller's involvement ...
  • Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County An Amtrak train was damaged in by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said. According to an incident report filed by Wayne County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jerry Sloan, an Amtrak train with passengers was damaged June 19, near the Wayne/Brantley county line. Sloan wrote that the passenger train was ...
  • Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School Button Gwinnett Elementary School Fourth nine weeks All A's Grade 1 Prince EvansAiden Alexander FosterLogan GulliverRobert StreeperLogan StricklandZechariah WalkerJordan WoodsJason Yarber Grade 2 Kaheem BeckfordJocelyn Canonico-MayLisette CrawfordJerome DelaneyMahogany DunbarBrandon HudsonAlexx JohnsonAliyah JonesKeith KirkwoodRobert McCloudZoe MenjivarJavion Ruiz-FosterMarlon TorresAleia Williams Grade 3Amber BellJoseph Persons Grade 4 Melvin BosticStephon DoyleGenee Sullivan Grade 5 Shyanne McCoyPhilip PalpitaTrinity Shaw A's and B's Grade 1 Alvin ...
  • Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 5.1 percent in May Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 5.1 percent in May ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point from April. The rate in May 2015 was 6.4 percent. The rate declined as the number of employed residents rose by 136 and the labor force in Metro Hinesville, which the U.S. Census Bureau defines as Liberty ...
  • Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen reports, other marine wildlife including alligators, turtles and birds, were found dead along a 70-mile stretch of river from Screven County to Chatham County. The kill began downstream from the King America Finishing discharge pipe ...
  • Leadership SE Georgia graduates 28 Leadership SE Georgia graduates 28 Leadership Southeast Georgia recently graduated the Class of 2016. The 28 community leaders spent five months learning about the regional economy. The graduates include James Irvin, Phyllis Taylor and Margaret Van Houten from Liberty County. All of the participants live or work within Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties, which together are known as Georgia's Coastal Region.
  • Colleges honor, graduate students Colleges honor, graduate students ATLANTA - Rachel Trawick, who has ties to this area, recently received the Georgia State University Department of Respiratory Therapy Student Service Award. The award is presented to a graduating student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits a strong willingness to provide service to the department's outreach efforts. Valdosta dean's list VALDOSTA - Valdosta State University recently included ...
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    HFD touts cost savings of fire insurance rating The Hinesville Fire Department has an Insurance Service Office rating of 3, which is saving homeowners money, Deputy Fire Chief Kristian Johanson said. Insurance Service Office is a third-party company that evaluates a community's ability to provide fire protection. Some insurance companies use ISO ratings to determine a homeowner's home-insurance premium. Ratings range from Class 10, the worst, to Class ...
  • Liberty County fire displaces man Liberty County fire displaces man A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night. Flames were not visible from the outside, but heavy black smoke could be seen pouring out of the single-story home. Firefighters from Liberty County Station 15 and Walthourville responded. The fire was ...
  • Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to the Georgia State Patrol. GSP Trooper Glen Walters said he and Trooper Lyle Thurmond were conducting roadside checks at the intersection of Griffin Road and Arnall Drive in Walthourville when Richard Whittle, who was driving ...
  • Honor Roll: Bradwell Institute Honor Roll: Bradwell Institute Bradwell Institute Fourth nine weeks Grade 9 Jonathan AdamsIsaiah AdoreTonia BaggsJaiden BarneyKyra BarneyDelano BlueAndrew BoganLeah BraggAmber BrinkleyCourtland BrookingsAmelia BrooksCarmen CanonicoJada ConyersMadison CooperNicholas CorwinTorres, CruzKieli CruzLascelles CuffKevin D'AngeloCaroleAnn Dancer-TorranceCorey DavisDeandre DavisKristin DelacruzDezayveon DickersonSha'Queze DraytonAllysia DunkinsJazmyn EldridgeRivera, EspadaJaelyn EvansNicholas FinleyJermaine FordDarrell FraiserAlaya GentryMichael HagertyVictoria HannesSara HauseElizabeth HedrickDanielle HennesseeDesiree HernandezLogan HowardJoshua HuntAriana HuttonDavid JacksonLeah JonesCormac LanmanTaylor LaramoreSimone LawsonAutumn LeeEverett LewisRinnea LopesDavid LozadaBreanna LyteCynthia ...
  • Armstrong, Army collaborate on cybersecurity education Armstrong, Army collaborate on cybersecurity education SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon in Augusta on June 2 to share resources and help develop a cyber-trained workforce through education, innovation research and outreach. The memorandum establishes a framework for fostering a relationship between the U.S. Army Cyber Center and Armstrong, with ...
  • Driver hurt in Lake George wreck Driver hurt in Lake George wreck 1,165 customers briefly lost power A single-vehicle wreck left the driver injured and knocked out power in the Lake George area. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Robert Balkcom said a 19-year-old man driving a 2000 Honda Accord struck a utility pole after losing control of the car around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Balkcom said the driver was traveling westbound on Limerick Road when he began to feel ...
  • Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home. Segar, Southeast Georgia Radio, reported on its Facebook page that the community came through and raised enough money to purchase an Amtrak ticket for Goodloe to get back to Arizona. The Econo Lodge and its restaurant, ...
  • Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici. The daylong event featured games and other activities for children and adults. The 912 Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Committee, which organized the Juneteenth Jubilee along with a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Ludowici for the last two years, hopes the Juneteenth celebration will become ...
  • Walking to — and for — Dorchester Walking to — and for — Dorchester Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk. The earliest group, the one that took the full 9-mile Walk to Dorchester, met at Briar Bay Park in Riceboro. They joined hands in prayer just before 6 a.m., then set off at 6 sharp for Dorchester Academy. The next ...
  • Students graduate, earn honors Students graduate, earn honors Chelsea Marie Turner graduated from Valdosta State University with a master's degree in clinical psychology after the fall semester.She is the daughter of James and Pamela Turner. Her maternal grandparents are Rachel Hand Hill and the late Troy Mason Hill. Paternal grandparents are James C. and Dorthey Turner. She lives in Valdosta and is working in her field of study. ...
  • Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary Frank Long Elementary School recently announces its 4th nine weeks honor rolls: All A's Grade 5Aubrey AcevezAmya Adams Grade 4Katen BaileyParker CollinsJoshlyn Miller Grade 3Grace MonroeRyder RacinelliAiden Rosado Imani CovingtonSkye Davis Joy LachowskyChloe MakinwaSaphire MastersonSanaa OwensAkina RichardsonOlivia Spurlock Grade 2Kaiden CooleyAlaina JewellCamille BivinsAdriana BrownDestiny DeighAeriela JemisonCorbin LewisLaila LyonsKayleigh-Anna PetitBreyanna AyalaLaila GordonMicaiah GrayKristen HolstonShalayla Ovitt Grade 1Alexus JemisonMalia AgderAlison KellyEmoni LeeCarmaria LloydVincent ...
  • Day-care center cuts ribbon Day-care center cuts ribbon The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting June 9 for Dream Builders Learning Center. It is at 9784 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Suite C in Midway. Owner Tracy Willis welcomed friends, clients and Chamber members to celebrate with her at the business' new location. Dream Builders offers before- and after-school child care, as well as various summer camps. ...
  • Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County Jacksonville man dies in I-95 wreck in Liberty County A Jacksonville, Florida, man was killed when the pickup he was driving ran off Interstate 95 and rolled over. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Robert Balkcom identified the victim as Byron Marshall, 52. A passenger who was injured has been identified as Terry Thomas, 42, also of Jacksonville. Thomas is the father of two boys, ages 5 and 7, who were ...

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