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Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Military moms sacrifice much

Some moms will spend this Mother's Day being pampered in a spa. Some will go out for a nice brunch or dinner. Flowers, cards and candy will mark this day for many. But there are some out there who will be spending their Sunday in a much less typical way.

May 11, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Time of Carter 'al het' a little suspicious

I don't give a flip whether Jason Carter is elected to the Georgia state senate or not. He won't represent me because I don't live in Georgia's 42nd district. What I do care about is that his grandfather, Jimmy Carter, is at it again.

May 11, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Youth health initiative gets going

The local We Can! communitywide health and fitness campaign was launched Friday with a proclamation signing and meeting between leaders of three community partners, Liberty County, the city of Hinesville and Fort Stewart. The tri-group effort is the first of its kind in the nation, and will focus on implementing curriculum and data from the National Institutes of Health into available programs offered by several Liberty County agencies.

May 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


3rd ID soldiers compete in Warrior Games

"I like winning," said Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff, one of three soldier-athletes who will represent Fort Stewart at the inaugural Warrior Games competition May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Sports


Pembroke sailor helps capture pirates

On April 10, the United States Navy landing dock ship USS Ashland was on patrol in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti when it came under attack from a group of Somali pirates.

May 11, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Military


Green groups sue to derail coal plants

ATLANTA - Environmental groups filed new challenges Monday in hopes of blocking an ambitious $2 billion plan to build the state's first new coal-fired plant in more than two decades in southwest Georgia and a separate, smaller project designed for the central part of the state.

The coalition of environmental advocates said they filed the five challenges in a bid to stop what they see as an unprecedented wave of new permits for coal-fired power plants at a time when environmental regulators in other states are supporting alternative energy proposals.

May 11, 2010 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Remember the importance of family

I remember being in church a number of years ago when my pastor was making closing announcements. The week had been designated "Home and Family Week," and family had been the sermon topic for the day.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


Christians grow just as all things in nature

This time of year the grass has been growing, the trees have budded and the shrubs and bushes have flowered. This is all a natural process, and if for some reason it doesn't occur we know that there is a problem.

May 10, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Living well


Walk the journey with Jesus, not alone

Some today are making life's journey without Jesus. They have never realized how much He is needed in each and every person's life. Others believe that if one member of their family is religious then that is enough for the whole family. This simply is not true, for each person is accountable for themselves.

May 10, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Become 'Picasso for the night'

Richmond Hill Community Education is holding painting classes for adults where people can be "Picasso for a night."

May 10, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


The governor's greatest gift

Recent decisions by the Liberty County Industrial Authority indicate that they are considering not continuing a request for the sewage treatment plant permit. The decision has little to do with the environment. It has to do with financial issues within Liberty County.

May 10, 2010 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


A soldier's support

This weekend our nation will celebrate Mother's Day. It is a special day and I look forward to reinforcing with my mother how special and important she is in my life.

May 10, 2010 | By Lt. Col. Michael Clark Guest columnist | Opinion


A distaste for government

Dear editor: Why does the Obama government hate me? I was born and raised in a poor family. I was an average student in school. I dropped out of school and joined the Air Force and honorably served my country for 4 years. Afterward I got my GED and I went to college for 4 years at night while holding down a fulltime job. After graduation, I was employed in a career field I liked and worked my tail off to make a successful career.

May 10, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Troupe donates to civic center

The Liberty Theatre Company, formed by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, made a $500 donation to the Dorchester Civic Center, Inc. on May 3 as a way to thank the center and its board for allowing the company to stage its recent production, "Vanities," at the restored school.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Free class registration at Armstrong

Armstrong State University will host a one-day event for new students to complete applications, be admitted and register for fall classes. All application fees will ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


What is right is eternal

The Old Testament holds many lessons for man today. The law of Christ is what man should be following today, but lessons can be learned ...

July 28, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Gov. Deal announces Georgia school tax-free holiday weekend

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31.

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


More than 200 marijuana plants seized from Lake George home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.

July 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Brig. Gen. McAteer to join U.S. Africa Command

The chief of staff of the Army announced Thursday afternoon future assignments for Fort Stewart leadership.

July 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Military


Georgia Power warns off Pokémon Go players

ATLANTA - As thousands of Georgians seek to #CatchEmAll while playing the mobile Pokémon Go game, Georgia Power reminds players to keep safety in mind ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Port wins clean air award

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for July 27

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 ...

July 28, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Republican Party’s end approaches

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July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Hospice Savannah keeps accreditation

SAVANNAH - By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health-care quality and safety, Hospice Savannah has again earned the group's Gold ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Metro Hinesville unemployment jumps to 6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from May ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Program aims to retain African-American land

McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development, based in Darien, has received a grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to implement the ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty Recreation Dept. gearing up for fall sports

Registration for youth football and cheerleading at the Liberty County Recreation Department runs through Aug. 12. The programs are for 7- to 12-year-olds, as of ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Bank donates to Armstrong program to educate veterans

SAVANNAH - Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Armstrong State University for the second consecutive year.

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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