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GSU breaks ground for biology building

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University is kicking off construction of a new $37 million building that will upgrade its biology classrooms and labs.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Education

New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Senate allows debit card swipe fee limit

WASHINGTON - Merchants triumphed over bankers in a battle for billions Wednesday as the Senate voted to let the Federal Reserve curb the fees that stores pay financial institutions when a customer swipes a debit card. It was murkier, however, whether the nation's consumers were winners or losers.

June 09, 2011 | By Alan Fram Associated Press writer | Business News

Delta hikes soldiers' baggage limit

Reacting to public outcry, Delta says it will allow members of the military to check four bags for free.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Military

Judges question health reform law

ATLANTA - Three federal appeals judges expressed unease with a requirement that virtually all Americans carry health insurance or face penalties, as they repeatedly raised questions about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

June 09, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National

Hinesville Police Department blotter

May 23: A Bradwell Institute teacher reported a laptop taken from her classroom by a student. Video surveillance allowed administrators to identify the student. Administrators told police they would be pressing charges but that the student would be allowed to complete his exams.

June 09, 2011 | Staff report | Public Safety

Murder trial sentencing to resume in late June

The sentencing portion of Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich's court-martial is expected to resume June 27, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs.

June 09, 2011 | Staff report | Military

Volunteer to help feed troops July 4

This July 4, the 3rd Infantry Division will host its annual Independence Day "Worth Fighting For" celebration. This year's event will find most of the division back home at Fort Stewart. As part of the festivities, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is again coordinating the food court, which will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. HMAC plans to provide at least 13,000 free meals to division soldiers and their families.

June 09, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Military

Plan, funding needed for music hall

There's an old adage that "possession is nine-tenths of the law." And as far as Athens-Clarke County is concerned, news that the Georgia Music Hall of Fame's collection of memorabilia (or at least that portion of the collection that won't be returned to the almost-shuttered Macon facility's donors) is coming to the University of Georgia could make possession "nine-tenths of a local attraction."

June 08, 2011 | By Athens Banner Herald | Opinion

Don't sacrifice services to protect illegals

We are being invaded. Not by a foreign country or aliens from another world, but by people who want free education, free health care and jobs - with a few potential terrorists and drug smugglers thrown in.

June 08, 2011 | By Len Calderone Columnist | Opinion

Stepparents merit equal authority

A journalist called me the other day wanting me to make some pithy, erudite comments on the subject of the so-called "stepfamily." I am eminently qualified, I propose, to remark on the subject because I was raised in one, although it was not called a stepfamily back then. We were a family: me, my mother, my stepfather and their two children.

June 08, 2011 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well

Healthy habits stave off hepatitis

Did you read that Dr. Jack Kevorkian recently died? The descendant of Armenian immigrants, Kevorkian gained fame in the early 1990s when he helped people with illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis commit suicide by injecting themselves with lethal drugs that he supplied.

June 08, 2011 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well

Red, White & Bluf on Bluff on July 2

DARIEN - The Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Independence Day celebration Saturday, July 2, in historic downtown Darien. The Second Chance Band will entertain the crowd at 7 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring food, chairs and blankets. At dark, the fireworks display over the Darien River will begin.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Horoscopes for week of June 8-14

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Family and friends rally around as you confront an unexpected challenge. Some plans will have to be changed until all the fuss and fluster settle down.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Sound off for June 8

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

June 08, 2011 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

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Sound Off March 21

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

March 21, 2018 | Anonymous callers | Sound off

Two LCRD All-Star teams win state championship

The LCRD 14 and Under Boys and 17U Boys All-Star basketball teams won Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championships earlier this month. And the ...

March 21, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Sports

First Presbyterian spring sports teams fare well in competition

The FPCA tennis team competed against Robert Toombs on Thursday. Byron Padgett won his match 8-2. Clayton Mobley won by forfeit. Ali Dye lost 8-2 ...

March 21, 2018 | Marcia Graham | Sports

Tigers win Tiger Relays

Bradwell Institute's track teams defeated Beach, Bethesda and Brunswick to sweep the 4th Annual Tiger Relays Track Meet on Saturday.

March 21, 2018 | Wyler Smith | Sports

Fort Morris to hold moon-gazing event

Fort Morris State Historic Site will hold Moon Over the Medway beginning at 9 p.m. March 31 at the historic site, 2559 Fort Morris ...

March 21, 2018 | Coastal Courier | COASTAL LIVING

Riceboro delays approval of solar farm

Riceboro City Council is delaying approval of a 32-acre passive solar farm planned near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the E.B ...

March 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news

Bradwell football documentary does the school, program proud

Suppose you could go back to a time where the iPhone hadn't been invented yet, Facebook was a collegiate novelty, and Instagram's founders ...

March 21, 2018 | John Wood Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty NAACP holding voter registration drive

An NAACP press release claims one in three young, female or minority voters who cast ballots in 2016 won't vote in the upcoming election.

March 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Transparency is vital to good government

The average Georgian has never been under the Gold Dome. Many have vague memories of a two-headed calf on display during a State Capitol school ...

March 20, 2018 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion

Spectrum Spine and Pain Care opens office here

Spectrum Spine and Pain Care, an outpatient medical clinic specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and care of chronic pain patients, has opened offices in Hinesville ...

March 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Lightning damages home

A home in the 900 block of Mandarin Drive sustained some damage from lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt ...

March 20, 2018 | Lewis Levine Contributor to the Courier | Local news

Fort Stewart Military Police end incident peacefully

Fort Stewart law enforcement officers ended a potentially dangerous incident on Courage Loop in Marne Point peacefully today, according to Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.

March 20, 2018 | Kevin Larson Fort Stewart PAO | Military

Clean up your block for Great American Cleanup

In the spring, we annually participate in the national Great American Cleanup, which is the largest community improvement effort in America. More than 20,000 ...

March 20, 2018 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4 p.m.

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for portions of Liberty, Long and McIntosh County in southeastern Georgia until 4 ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff Report | News

Liberty, Long and Bryan counties under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for several southeast Georgia counties, including Liberty, Long and Bryan. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

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