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Governor touts new jobs in Bryan

Gov. Nathan Deal and Yos Shiran, Chief Executive Officer of Caesarstone Sdot Yam, Ltd., announced today that Caesarstone, a manufacturer of high-quality engineered quartz surfaces, has selected Richmond Hill in Bryan County as the location for its new U.S.-based manufacturing plant. This new facility will create 180 jobs in Bryan County and represents a $70-100 million investment.

November 06, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


DOT suspends closures for holiday

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Monday that to help travelers during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, construction-related lane closures on all interstate and major state-system highways would be suspended from noon Friday, May 24, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 28.

May 23, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


State further restricts groundwater pumping

Effective immediately, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division will prohibit new groundwater withdrawals in the Coastal Georgia counties of Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and the portion of Effingham County south of Highway 119.

May 22, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Stewart employees preparing for July furloughs

A May 14 Department of Defense news release announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's directive that furloughs will begin for DoD civilians after July 8. Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson confirmed that civilian personnel managers at Stewart are preparing for the furloughs but noted that details had to be worked out locally.

May 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | State, National News


Pentagon steps closer to civilian furloughs

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2013 - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today that he has signed a memorandum directing defense managers to prepare to furlough most Defense Department civilian employees for up to 11 days between July 8 and the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.

May 14, 2013 | American Forces Press Service | State, National News


Jesup man wins $100K in lottery

Leland Smith, a 79-year-old great-grandfather from Jesup, recently won a $100,000 playing the Monopoly Millionaire instant game.

May 13, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


AASU officially announce Liberty campus plan

Armstrong Atlantic State University on Wednesday announced a major initiative for the Armstrong-Liberty Center. In partnership with the city of Hinesville, the university will build an expanded, new facility in downtown Hinesville to accommodate more students, programs, classroom and laboratory space.

May 10, 2013 | Staff report | State, National News


Coastal hazards to top discussion

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Clark Alexander will present a program on threats to the Georgia Coast in an "Evening @ Skidaway" reception and lecture Tuesday, May 21, on the campus of Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle in Savannah.

May 09, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Carter sets sights for DC; Watson looks to Ga. Senate

State Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter announced Monday his intention to run for U.S. Congress in Georgia's 1st District. The announcement was made throughout the day during stops in Savannah, Hinesville and Brunswick.

May 08, 2013 | Danielle Hipps Special to the News | State, National News


Kingston announces Senate run

SAVANNAH - He's represented Coastal Georgia residents at the federal level for 20 years, and now Rep. Jack Kingston is vying for the U.S. Senate in 2014.

May 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps Correspondent | State, National News


Governor signs bill to amp up water safety

Gov. Nathan Deal last week signed Senate Bill 136, which lowers the blood-alcohol content limit for boaters from .10 to.08 and increases penalties for those caught boating while intoxicated.

May 01, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Star system named after UGA

ATHENS - The nation's first state-chartered university recently became the world's first to have a star system named after it.

April 26, 2013 | By Alan Flurry UGA | State, National News


$2.5M lottery ticket sold in Hville

ATLANTA - A winning Georgia Lottery instant ticket with a multi-million dollar top prize recently was sold in Liberty County. Hinesville Station, at 1046 W. Oglethorpe Highway, sold the Millionaire Jumbo Bucks ticket worth $2.5 million.

April 26, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


Governor signs bill at picnic

Gov. Nathan Deal changed the normal schedule of events at the 26th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Cookout near Glennville on Thursday evening by signing legislation recently passed by the General Assembly.

April 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | State, National News


State arson dog dies

Atlanta – Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced today that Smokey, the state's fifth arson canine, passed away this morning after a brief illness.

April 16, 2013 | Special to the News | State, National News


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