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Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military

Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the News | Sports

The next 7 days

Oct. 24: Fall Harvest Celebration - New Beginnings Community Church invites the community to an evening of fun with hayrides, hotdog roasting, face painting and games - all free to the public. The event will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, email nbccoffice@nbcchurch.com.

October 23, 2014 | | Life on the Hill

State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot's three referendum questions.

October 23, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

October 22, 2014 | | Opinion

Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Military

Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Long Co. school bonds would attract state money for new school

Editor, Those of you familiar with the Long County School System are aware of the student growth and financial struggles faced by our system for many years. We are a low-wealth system, ranked 171st out of 180 school systems. Our students and teachers presently occupy many classrooms built in 1951 or earlier. The hardships we have faced have been many, but with the dedication of previous and present boards, superintendents, administrators, teachers and staff, we have survived.

October 22, 2014 | | Opinion

Mayor hopes to boost Bryan support for base

RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 22, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | News

Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Water, sewer could get more costly in Richmond Hill

More than 4,800 water and sewer customers in Richmond Hill will see their bills go up again in January if the city follows through on measures aimed at helping pay for a new $24 million wastewater treatment plant.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Bryan County High School band director resigns

School officials say Bryan County High School band director Wade Eggleston has resigned.

October 21, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

News of deaths is good Southern gossip

Yes, I know that I am, occasionally, prone to embellishment. But trust me when I say this is the law and the gospel: I have a longtime friend who only calls me when someone dies. Most times, I know the person, but sometimes I don't have a clue the person ever existed.

October 21, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Open House for new garden center

Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Business

Richmond Hill city council meeting tonight

Richmond Hill City Council will hold a workshop on operating budgets at 6 p.m. at City Hall. That will be followed by a public hearing on a water and sewer study.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news

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Midway council meets tonight

The Midway City Council will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 12. The mayor, Dr. Clemontine F. Washington, will preside. The public is welcome.

April 12, 2010 | Staff report | News

Safety class required of teen drivers now online

The Georgia Department of Driver Services recently created a new Internet option for the state-mandated teenage Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program. eADAP will provide an additional solution for teens who are unable to obtain the traditional classroom ADAP course.

April 12, 2010 | Special to the News | Public Safety

Soldiers honor, remember Dog Face hero

Victory Base Complex, Iraq - More than 75 3rd Infantry Division "Dog Face" soldiers and several additional U.S. units serving throughout Iraq gathered on April 4 in a small lot at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad to pay tribute to a fallen hero, Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith.

April 12, 2010 | By Sgt. Johnathan Jobson Task Force Marne journalist | Military

Church marks Week of Young Child

Apostle Wilhelmenia E. Brown and the Faithful Temple Church are hosting a Week of the Young Child event today through April 17. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebration, Hinesville is honoring children and those who make a difference in the lives of youth. All children need and deserve quality learning experiences that will prepare them for life, and communities must work together to provide those experiences.

April 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

County announces energy grants from state

Liberty County is the recipient of nearly $200,000 in grant money from Georgia that will allow it to retrofit government buildings with more energy-efficient materials, according to county administrator Joey Brown, who announced the grant at last week's regular county commission meeting.

April 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

EPD study: Discharge wouldn't hurt river

A proposed wastewater treatment plant in eastern Liberty County is unlikely to significantly affect the health of the Laurel View River, a recent study suggests, but longtime opponents of the project remain skeptical.

April 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

Two 3rd ID soldiers killed

ATLANTA - The U.S. Department of Defense has announced that a 24-year-old soldier from Fayette County was killed in Iraq.

The department said Saturday that 1st Lt. Robert W. Collins, of Tyrone, died in Mosul, Iraq, when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

April 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Military

Concerts at Valdosta theme park

VALDOSTA - Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park welcomes boy band sensation, Backstreet Boys, to the park for a blowout concert, Saturday, June 5.

Tickets are on sale. Reserved seats will be available for purchase online, by phone or at the park for $10 and do not include park admission.

April 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Army plays safely with fire

Fire, if controlled, can be a source of natural renewal rather than a destructive force. Fort Stewart foresters value this concept and use prescribed burns on the installation's vast and densely wooded range to prep soldiers' training grounds and reduce the risk of wildfire.

April 09, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Cashier runs busy shop, sight unseen

At first glance, the snack shop sandwiched between the sterile walls of Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital appears normal.

April 09, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News

Club hears of plight of Ethiopian children

Although Tuesday's Hinesville Rotary meeting drew a small audience, keynote speaker Clay Johnson delivered a powerful message on the plight of children in Ethiopia and what folks - some from Liberty County - are doing to meet the needs of many in the developing country.

April 09, 2010 | By Patty Leon Special to the News | Lifestyle

Time running out for homebuyer tax break

Members of the military can benefit from the homebuyer tax credit extension legislation, which has been extended to include sales until April 30.

April 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Business

Senators seek funds for harbor expansion

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., recently announced they are seeking $105 million in federal funds to continue the deepening of the Savannah Harbor to ensure the country's fastest-growing container port can accommodate large cargo carriers.

April 09, 2010 | Special to the News | Business

Woman guilty in child's scalding death

if she was guilty, in the span of 10 minutes, Brennan would have gone from being completely calm, to growing enraged and burning Harris, to calling her friend on the phone out of concern. Word also told jurors that if they were "wavering, unsettled or unsatisfied" about Brennan's guilt, it was their duty to acquit the defendant.

April 09, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | State, National News

Area gas dealer facing fraud charges found dead

ST. MARYS - A coastal Georgia businessman facing federal fraud charges has been found dead a month before he was scheduled to stand trial.

Capt. Greg Jackson of the Camden County Sheriff's Office said authorities found Fairley Cisco, 67, dead at his St. Marys home Thursday morning after family members called 911.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National News

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