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Arena football tryouts set for Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes will have tryouts Saturday for the arena football team it is forming.

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wrestling camp at Armstrong Saturday

SAVANNAH - The United States Marine Corps Sports Leadership Academy will host a free wrestling clinic Saturday at Armstrong State University, 11935 Abercorn St., Savannah.

June 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Three indicted in U.S. marshal's slaying

A Long County grand jury met this week and handed down indictments against three people involved in the death of U.S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers. The incident ocurred in Long County in November.

June 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


More questions than answers in city manager's suspension

There are still more questions than answers regarding Thursday's sudden suspension of Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Traffic enforcement initiative starts Monday

State and local law enforcement officers across Georgia starting Monday will kick off a traffic campaign to take drunken and drugged drivers off the roads, as well issue citations for speeding, distracted driving, unbuckled motorists and other violations.

June 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Spend June in a state park

Below is a sample of June events at Georgia's state parks and historic sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275.

June 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Your baby shouldn’t drink juice, what about others?

Babies younger than 1 shouldn't drink fruit juice, the nation's leading group of pediatricians said last week, revising an earlier policy that said babies could have juice at 6 months.

June 02, 2017 | Desert News | Living well


New hours at shooting ranges, including RH’s

As this month, visitors to seven of Georgia's 17 public shooting ranges, including in Richmond Hill, will have new operating hours. Hours will alter based on the time of year, and day of the week:

June 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


God bless America, and how is everybody?

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

June 02, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


World’s greatest preacher retiring

In my book, the word "unique" is an absolute. There is no "kind of" unique or "somewhat" unique. Unique is unique. Unmatched. Nonpareil. One of a kind. Dr. G. Gilman Watson is unique. There is absolutely nobody like him.

June 02, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


You’ve heard ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ story; film good

Johnny Depp returns in unequivocally the most iconic role of his career as Capt. Jack Sparrow in the latest Pirates entry, "Dead Men Tell No Tales."

June 02, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards suspended

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards was suspended for two weeks without pay by a 3-1 vote of council members Thursday after Mayor Allen Brown reportedly walked out of an executive session.

June 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


DNR opens food shrimp season on Thursday

BRUNSWICK - Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Thursday.

June 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Music production group has opening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting Friday for Cooktown Productionz at the Chamber/CVB Offices in Hinesville.

June 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


The answer is right there

Have you ever had one of those moments when you don't see that the answer to your problem is sitting there right in front of you?

May 31, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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More than haircuts at the new barbershop in town

Probably the best thing to happen in my hometown during October 1998 was the arrival of Frank Bell. Most folks living in the Valley at ...

June 26, 2017 | Kevin Slimp | LIBERTY LIFE


It’s easy to be a Red Cross blood donor

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take ...

June 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


The rules of the swamp

"If you can't dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with bulls--t." That's just one of the rules of the Washington Swamp. A ...

June 26, 2017 | By Bob Franken Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Sound off for June 26

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

June 26, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Liberty gymnasts to compete at YMCA nationals

Nine gymnasts will represent the Liberty County Armed Services YMCA at the YMCA Gymnastics National Championship and Festival for the very first time in the ...

June 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Sports


Hinesville council votes to move money to Ameris Bank

Hinesville City Council voted 4-0 June 15 to switch its banking services from The Heritage Bank to Ameris Bank after what assistant city manager Kenneth ...

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


State of county is positive, officials say

The annual State of the County presentation Thursday by Liberty Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown included a brief review of the ...

June 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


The wait is almost over

Editor's note: The editor messed up. The store grand opening is June 29. That's Thursday. Our Sunday paper says the grand opening is ...

June 24, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Update: child expected to recover after shooting

A child wounded by a handgun Thursday night is expected to make a full recovery, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Friday.

June 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


DNR hoping more hunters will help control coyotes

More than 160 coyotes have been killed across the state since the Georgia Department of Natural Resource's coyote challenge started in April.

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


11 genius hacks to help you lose weight, feel healthier

Sometimes it's the little things that count. Try these simple but clever hacks to help you lose weight and feel healthier, with relatively little ...

June 23, 2017 | By Karen Banes | Living well


Academic news

Brenau University

June 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


A senior makeover with plans for a takeover

A young African-American male with well-maintained dred locks and his mother entered my office for a post secondary transition appointment. His mother asked questions about ...

June 22, 2017 | By Tamara Bogan | Education


Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


Midway student helps VSU win bowl

Midway's Molly Zechman helped Valdosta State University win first place at the 2017 Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention's inaugural Praxis Bowl.

June 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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