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YMCA of Coastal Empire announces new executive director
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:26:10 -0800

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia has announced that Joel Smoker will become the next president and chief executive officer of the organization. The YMCA’s board of directors, acting on the recommendation of a volunteer-led CEO search committee, voted unanimously on Jan.27 to name Smoker to step into his new role on April 2. “Joel’s knowledge of our service area and his familiarity with our local ...

Liberty County mourns passing of Harold Woods
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:20:48 -0800

Many in Liberty County are mourning the loss of long time Board of Education Member and retired Sheriff's deputy Harold Woods. 

Lanes cleared on I-95 near MM 77 after wreck, one in serious condition
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:05:04 -0800

All lanes are now clear after an accident on I-95 involving two vehicles happened around 4:15 p.m. Saturday, near mile marker 77 in Liberty County.

1 NB lane of I-95 shut down at MM 77
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:35:04 -0800

Traffic is slow moving on I-95 after an accident involving two vehicles happened near mile marker 77 causing one lane to be shut down going Northbound.

GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:43:32 -0800

A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses.

GOP presses state bills limiting gay rights before ruling
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 07:14:26 -0800

ATLANTA (AP) — A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that critics fear could allow businesses to discriminate against gay customers, the former head of the country's largest Protestant denomination recently urged lawmakers to rein in "erotic liberty." The U.S. Supreme Court will ...

Audit set for private probation company
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:20:44 -0800

DARIEN, Ga. -- A retired state probation officer will audit two years of McIntosh County and Darien probation records that were maintained by South Georgia Probation Inc., a private probation company that had its authority to supervise probationers revoked last month and whose owner is the subject of a criminal investigation. read more

DOT to hold public meeting on proposed roadway construction project
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:39:27 -0800

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information open house meeting on Thursday, to discuss a proposed roadway construction project.

Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill is an insulting waste of time
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:09:53 -0800

The controversial conservative measure could legalize discrimination and hurt the state’s reputation. by Editorial Board Every year, when faced with pressing issues that require action, the General Assembly makes the decision to debate a social issue with little bearing on the problems affecting Georgia residents. In past years it's been abortion or other divisive issues such as guns and ...

Fayette’s legislators detail their priorities for Jan. 12 session
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:10:50 -0800

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly is set to begin on Jan. 12. The Citizen asked the members of the Fayette legislative delegation two general questions: what they see as the statewide priorities for the upcoming session and what they see as the local (Fayette County) priorities for the 2015 session. read more