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Meeting today on offshore drilling

The federal agency considering permitting the search for oil and gas deposits off the Georgia Coast and then possibly drilling for them has set a public meeting for today in Savannah.

March 24, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National


Sound Off for March 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.

March 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Birth: Tauriel Abigail Bryan

Tauriel Abigail Bryan was born at 8:03 a.m. Feb. 26 to Sherrie Caryl Singh-Bryan and Rohan Anthony Bryan of Midway.

March 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Isabella Marie Shomaker

Isabella Marie Shomaker was born 11:51 a.m. Feb. 21 to Lea Kish of El Paso, Texas, and Kyle Shomaker of Seattle.

March 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Police think they know whose remains were found

Hinesville Police think they know who the person is whose skeleton was found Sunday evening, but officers were awaiting forensic reports before making any announcement.

March 10, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Birth: Nevaen Rayanna Boyd

Nevaen Rayanna Boyd was born at 8:39 a.m. Feb. 20 to Cassie Boutwell of Hinesville and Jeremy Boyd of Hinesville.

March 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Don’t rush into your ‘day six’

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." - Genesis 1:31

March 10, 2015 | By The Rev. DeRon Harper | Faith


Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

This bill is a major overhaul of the state's approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.

March 10, 2015 | Georgia Federation of Teachers | State, National


Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a measure introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal that would allow the state to temporarily take over what it calls chronically failing schools.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National


Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

The Georgia House of Representatives has been incredibly busy these past weeks. I want to take the opportunity to explain a few of the biggest pieces of legislation that we considered.

March 09, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


FPCA falls to Monsignor Donovan

First Presbyterian Christian Academy boys' basketball team fell one game shy of their goal Friday in the state tournament semi-final game against Monsignor Donovan Catholic School. Playing in front of a packed house at Mercer University the Highlanders boys fought hard but lost 64-52.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Storm shortens Panther track meet

Liberty County High School's home track meet Thursday was washed away by a storm that barreled through, but the Panthers placed well in the events held.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Lawmakers honor 3rd ID

ATLANTA -- The Rock of the Marne met the Georgia General Assembly pm Monday as state lawmakers read a resolution on the House floor proclaiming March 9 as Third Infantry Division Day.

March 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Midway ordinances are outdated by over 26 years

Midway city clerk Lynette Cook-Osborne was quoted as saying, "Transient merchant licenses for this type of business cost $50 per day and that occupational licenses for businesses with one to five employees cost $100 per year," in the July 6, 2011, Coastal Courier.

March 09, 2015 | By Terry Doyle | Opinion


Molly Maxine Merle Norman ribbon cutting

Molly Maxine Merle Norman held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Feb. 25 at its new store at 122 S. Main St. in downtown Hinesville.

March 09, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Graduation test no longer barrier to diploma

The Georgia High School Graduation Test no longer can prevent a student from getting a diploma - if that's the only thing standing in the way and the student petitions the school district.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


UGA Class of 2019 will include some of state’s brightest students

If you are a high school senior hoping to attend the University of Georgia - the oldest state-chartered university in the nation, located in Athens, the Classic City of the South - you have probably heard by now whether you have been accepted.

April 01, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Commissioners, we don’t want another tax

Editor, Stupid is, as stupid does. Does this statement sound familiar? I think that it is the slogan of the Liberty County commissioners. They just don't get it.

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Liberty boys kick in first win

The Liberty County Panthers boys gained its first victory of the season in a 4-0 shutout of Brantley County on Senior Night. In the night cap, the Lady Panthers dominated the Lady Herons, 10-0.

April 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Sound off for April 1

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

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sound off


Download April's menus

Here's help planning your menus for the month. Download pdf documents in the media player at left of what Liberty County Schools will be serving during April.

April 01, 2015 | LCSS Nutrition Dept. | Download school menus


DOT sets hearing on pipeline in RH

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have a public hearing on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline project on April 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


BI boys, Liberty girls top Championships

The Bradwell Institute boys' team and the Liberty County High School girls' team won their divisions' titles during the Liberty County Championships on Friday at BI.

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan released by Dodgers

Ludowici native Dustin McGowan has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report Tuesday on cbssports.com.

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Annual all-sports physicals return this month for Liberty athletes

This year's theme for March for athletic trainers was "We Prepare, You Perform." As an athletic trainer, I can appreciate this.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Armstrong sets Military Family Day

Armstrong State University's College of Education will host Military Family Day, an on-campus event for K-8 children whose parents are based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The event will feature free lunch, a variety of kid-friendly activities and educational sessions for parents. This event is free and open to the public.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


McGowan released by Dodgers

Ludowici native Dustin McGowan has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report Tuesday on cbssports.com.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Birth: Lincoln Donald Oakes

Lincoln Donald Oakes was born at 4:39 a.m. March 19 to Amanda Oakes of Berlin, New Hampshire, and Jeremy Oakes of Penacook, New Hampshire.

March 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


National energy policy hits home

Georgia boasts no native sources of fossil fuel ­- coal, natural gas or oil ­- yet the energy industry fuels this state's economy just as surely as if it were the epicenter of operations.

March 31, 2015 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Christian Terrell Sibert

Christian Terrell Sibert was born at 7:31 a.m. March 18 to Evelyn Bailum of Springfield, Ohio, and Bradley Sibert of Savannah.

March 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


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