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Congress voting on gays in military

WASHINGTON - Congress is headed toward landmark votes on whether to allow gays to serve openly in the military.

The House was expected to vote as early as Thursday on a proposal by Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Pennsylvania Democrat who served in the Iraq war, that would repeal the 1993 law known as "don't ask, don't tell."

May 27, 2010 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Military


Don't become statistic over holiday

ATLANTA - The 78-hour Memorial Day holiday travel period begins Friday evening and the Georgia State Patrol will be watching for impaired drivers and other traffic violations that could potentially cause a traffic crash.

May 27, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Be careful on water this holiday weekend

On Memorial Day weekend one thing is certain, thousands of boaters and anglers will be out enjoying the holiday on state waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Last year there were 158 boating accidents and 13 boating incident related fatalities in Georgia, and conservation rangers made 177 boating under the influence arrests.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Buckle up over the holiday

Editor, It's Click It Or Ticket time in Georgia and anyone who complains about getting a ticket for not buckling-up deserves a crash-course in road-reality, even though the numbers often seem surreal. Across the country in 2008, 13,250 lives were saved by seatbelts. What's more the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates an additional 4,152 lives would have been saved if those passengers had just buckled-up. Despite these nearly miraculous results, nearly one-in-five Americans still fail to buckle-up regularly!

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


New way to be heard

At town hall meetings, events in my district and even trips to the grocery store, it's clear that main street America is frustrated with an out of touch Washington. The people who come up to me aren't angry as much as they are worried about the future of our country.

May 26, 2010 | By U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston Special to the Courier | Opinion


Cucolo: Troops not returning early

Third Infantry Division commanding general Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo dispelled rumors and offered an update on the deployment to Iraq during a surprise appearance Tuesday at a Family Readiness Group round-up on Club Stewart.

May 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Sheriff now under hospice care at home

Liberty County Sheriff J. Don Martin was returned home Monday, but was placed under the care of hospice, according to a journal entry by his wife Polly Martin on the Memorial Health University Medical Center's Caring Bridge Web-site.

May 26, 2010 | Staff report | News


County employee killed on job site

A Liberty County employee was killed when a co-worker accidentally ran him over with a county dump truck at a construction site this morning. According to Hinesville Police Traffic Accident Investigator Lt. Max McLendon county employee Erich Leach died as a result of being run over inside the job site at Highway 84 and Fraser Drive. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday 's Coastal Courier.

May 26, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


City hall offices move into PD for construction

May 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


County sets budget hearing for Tuesday

Next week, the public will be invited to share their comments on Liberty County's proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-11 at a hearing scheduled for 5 p.m. June 1 at the courthouse annex, prior to the board of commissioners' meeting.

May 26, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Sensory processing is not an exact science

On their Web site (www.spdfoundation.net), the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation defines SPD (also known as sensory integration disorder) thus: "A condition that exists when sensory signals don't get organized into appropriate responses." They go on to liken SPD to "a neurological 'traffic jam' that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure and other impacts may ...

May 26, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Smoking rate dropping; still killing too many

Once socially accepted, smoking is now known to be the leading preventable cause of death and disability in the United States. During the first decades of the last century, lung cancer was rare, but as cigarette smoking became more popular, the incidence became more and more common.

May 26, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


4-H offering summer camps

The Liberty County Extension Service recently released this summer's 4-H camp schedule. Camps are scheduled at several locations and costs and participant requirements vary for each session.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


End of CRCT tests earns student treats

May 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


MMS gets Lowe's grant to turn hall into gallery

Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $3,800 Toolbox for Education grant to Midway Middle School to transform a corridor into the Panther Gallery, a constantly changing gallery of student artwork.

May 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Update: woman rescues infant during domestic dispute turned violent

A father allegedly held a woman and her infant at knife point in a car and then tried to use the car to run down ...

August 29, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning. Hirsch's family ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Walthourville home

Fire destroyed a Walthourville mobile home and displaced two people early Monday morning.

August 29, 2016 | Lewis Levin Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


FPCA wins over Hilton Head Christian

FPCA continued its winning ways Friday, beating Hilton Head Christian Academy 38-21.

August 29, 2016 | Courier Correspondent | Local news


Musical about Mercer benefits Learning Center

SAVANNAH - "Johnny Mercer and Me!," a musical celebrating the life of American songwriter and singer John Herndon "Johnny" Mercer will make its Savannah debut at ...

August 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


State taking 'holistic' approach to education

It's true there are no silver bullets in education - no single change that will set every student on the path toward success. What's ...

August 27, 2016 | By Richard Woods Guest columnists | Opinion


What makes a Christian?

Several years ago I moved to this area. I ended up in a community called The Bluff at Belle Island.

August 27, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Storm unlikely; rain possible

With four systems that could develop into tropical storms, officials are on alert but are downplaying concern for Coastal Georgia.

August 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Eagles announce promotions for five home games

STATESBORO - College football is near and the Georgia Southern Eagles are back in action and looking to build off their 2015 GoDaddy Bowl championship.

August 27, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR Special to the Courier | Sports


Hit and run sends bicyclist to hospital, gets him arrested

A hit and run accident Friday evening left a bicyclist injured and then arrested after it was learned he was wanted for failing to appear ...

August 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Air show in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK - The Glynn County Airport Commission and JLC AirShow Management have set the Wings Over the Golden Isles Air Show at the Brunswick Golden Isles ...

August 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Everyone has gifts that build the church when used

This column is not intended for true confessions, but I have one to make to you. I am artistically challenged. I can't draw. I ...

August 26, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


‘Ben-Hur’ doesn’t crash; doesn’t add anything either

First it was "Ghostbusters." Then it was "Pete's Dragon." Now "Ben-Hur" is the third movie this summer to get the reimagining treatment for contemporary ...

August 26, 2016 | By Justin Hall Film critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Writer: council lacks civic pride

Editor:

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


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