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Brown signs with Israeli team

Former Liberty County High School boys' basketball player Rion Brown has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel, according to tweets from his agent and the Palm Beach Post.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Polls open for runoffs

Turnout appears to be light for today's runoff elections across the state.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | News


Job fair for veterans on Stewart

FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard, will host several law-enforcement and public-safety agencies for a military personnel career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the 1BCT, building 705, on Fort Stewart.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dolphin Project celebrates 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Dolphin Project celebrates 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Riverkeeper meeting is Saturday

An organization committed to protecting the Ogeechee River basin will hold its annual meeting and membership drive from noon until 3 p.m Saturday at Love's Seafood Restaurant.

July 09, 2014 | By Taylor Carpenter Correspondent | Lifestyle


Thoughts on Ogeechee, riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Day is Saturday over at Loves Seafood. That's a good thing.

July 09, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Opinion


Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hosts sought for exchange students

Visiting students, ages 15-18, from around the world are seeking host families in and around Hinesville for the 2014-15 academic school year.

July 09, 2014 | Special to Connect | Family+Health


Church sets backpack drive

The third annual Foreman/Russell Backpack Drive will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at A New Beginning Church, 2047 Highway 57 in Ludowici, just past Smiley Elementary School.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Force county to cut spending or face tax increases

Editor, The special purpose local option sales tax is another example of Liberty County spending taxpayers' money before it is even collected, making the taxpayers liable for county expenditures.

July 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Polls and pests all in same business

With the July 22 runoff elections fast approaching, I called Junior E. Lee, general manager of the Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company in Greater Garfield, Georgia, to get his thoughts on the various races and to see who he thinks will make it to the finals of the November general election and who will be eliminated this round.

July 09, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for July 9

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733.

July 09, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Long Co. woman, son homeless after fire

A disabled Long County woman and her son lost everything Wednesday in a house fire on Macedonia Church Road.

July 09, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Wildlife Rescue has busy baby season

In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.

July 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Volunteers, community support made Special Olympics successful

Editor, I would like to personally thank Fort Stewart EFMP, Reaching Milestones and all the wonderful military and civilian volunteers who came out to support our annual Special Olympics Spring Games. The competition would not have been successful without such tremendous support from the Hinesville and Fort Stewart community.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Georgia Ports set tonnage record

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long County High School students medal at national conference

Four Long County High School students participated in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America's 70thannual national leadership conference July 6-10 in San Antonio, Texas, with three of them bringing home medals.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pembroke whittling down $700,000 in unpaid tickets

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got.

July 31, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Armstrong theatre troupe to perform Agatha Christie play

SAVANNAH - The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers troupe opens its 2014-15 campaign with "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie's 1943 murder-mystery play, Aug. 22-23 in Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Birth: Layla Rianne Baxley

Layla Rianne Baxley was born at 10:10 p.m. July 18 to Jessie Sudakow, New York, and Jason Baxley of St. Petersburg, Florida.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Birth: Morgan June Strickland

Morgan June Strickland was born at 6:43 p.m. July 11 to Danielle and William Strickland of Hinesville.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced a new "Movies in the Park" series for five Friday nights beginning Aug. 8 in Bryant Commons' amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


3rd ID band to give free concert

The 3rd Infantry Division Band's brass quintet, woodwind quintet and jazz combo performs its monthly Rhythm of the Marne concert. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Visitors without military ID should access Fort Stewart via Gate 1's visitor center.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Trying to determine who is the real outsider in race

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office, and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for July 30

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

July 30, 2014 | Anonymous callers | Sound off


Downtown director was a blessing

Editor, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for the great job that Vicki Davis did when employed as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The seven years that she gave to our community opened many doors of opportunity to the Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Hinesville PD blotter for July 30

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police department included:

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


TV show to re-enact murders of York, Roark

The Investigation Discovery channel will premiere an episode of "Deadly Devotion" focusing on the deaths of Tiffany York and Michael Roark at 9 tonight, with a repeat at midnight.

July 30, 2014 | Katelyn Umholtz | News


Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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