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August 19, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


The not-so-solent majority

Like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama wants to govern on the strength of a silent majority, although with a twist. Obama wants the majority that opposes or questions his policies to stay silent.

August 19, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Geek the libraries, please

Editor, I geek schooners. I geek beekeeping. I geek worms. You may have seen those great posters and billboards, and, like me, wondered what they're about.

August 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Volunteer to build job credentials

Job hunting when unemployed involves more than just sitting in front of a computer, sending off resumes and waiting for the phone to ring - or at least it should. Sitting at home day after day isn't good for you - or your job hunt.

August 19, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Vaccines important for ever age group

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and this year's goals are to increase awareness of immunizations for everyone, from infants to the elderly. This is an especially important reminder, not only for parents of infants and children but for adolescents, adults and seniors.

August 19, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Kids need to clean up mouths at home, in public

Q: My 16-year-old son has started using curse words in our home. What's the best way to deal with this?

August 19, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Fundraiser draws crowd to old Dorchester School

The smell of fried fish and fresh cole slaw drew hundreds of Liberty County residents to the aged steps of Midway's newly renovated Dorchester Civic Center on Saturday for the center's fish fry and car show.

August 19, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


One arrested for after-school shooting

Eric Michael Turner, 21, of Hinesville was arrested by the Hinesville Police Department Crime Suppression Unit in front of his home at 910 Brett Drive the afternoon of Aug. 13. Police served a search warrant on Turner's residence on Wednesday, but he was not in the area.

August 19, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Sound off for Aug. 19

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor what motivated the callers:

August 19, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 19-26

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial "deal" to pull the wool over the lamb's eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe.

August 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Offshore fishing tourney free for soldiers

Offshore Outlaw, a blue water fishing club out of Fort McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill, is offering soldiers an opportunity to participate in an offshore charter fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. Registration is under way now and will continue until all slots are filled.

August 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Alleged robbery victim won't press charges

A Taylor Road man who was allegedly robbed at gunpoint Aug. 10 decided not to press charges against three robbery suspects, said Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Lairamore.

August 19, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Hinesville Police blotters for Aug. 19

Aug. 3, Indecent exposure

August 19, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Georgia students improve ACT scores

ATLANTA - The percentage of U.S. high school graduates meeting all four of ACT's College Readiness Benchmarks increased slightly in 2009 as the pool of students taking the preparatory test continued to expand.

The not-for-profit ACT's newly released annual grad class report on college readiness found the percentage of graduates ready to earn at least a "C'' or higher in first-year college courses in all four subject areas tested on the ACT - English, math, reading and science - increased from 22 percent in 2008 to 23 percent in 2009.

August 19, 2009 | Associated Press | Education


Protection sought for massive coral reef

FIFTY MILES OFF CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Deep beneath the crystalline blue surface of the Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern U.S. lies a virtual rain forest of coral reefs so expansive the network is believed to be the world's largest.

A 23,000-square-mile area stretching from North Carolina to Florida is just part of that entire reef tract now being proposed for protection from potential damage by deep-sea commercial fishing and energy exploration.

August 18, 2009 | By Brian Skoloff Associated Press writer | Outdoors/Recreation


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911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


UGA Athletics honors Hinesville native

ATHENS - Hinesville native Mark Delafchell last week was named the University of Georgia Athletic Association's Employee of the Year.

April 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Legislator gives view of 2015 session

The activity surrounding each legislative session is always a combination of fast action with periods of slow-moving, tedious meetings as legislation is researched, deliberated and reconciled before the actual vote. This session was no different, and each day was used to the fullest as we set our sights on tackling some tough issues for the betterment of our state. The following is a summary of some of the major accomplishments and most-significant legislation passed this session.

April 20, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


Birth: Hunter Gaige Warren Parker

Hunter Gaige Warren Parker was born at 2:48 a.m. April 4 to Ashley Parker of Newport, Tennessee, and Zackary Parker of White Pine, Tennessee.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Go to the rock of Jesus to get salvation

"Truly, my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly, he is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will never be shaken." - Psalm 62:1-2

April 20, 2015 | By Pastor Robert Norwood Columnist | Faith


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Engaged: Carter, James to wed May 2

Bobby and Dorothy Carter of Hinesville announcement the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Carter of Stone Mountain, to Vince James, also of Stone Mountain.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Celebration is education disguised as fun

On Wednesday, Liberty County residents will join millions of people around the world in celebrating the Earth on Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Band's recent gigs lead up to Earth Day

Liberty County-based band Exit 76 was in good company at its recent gigs.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for April 20

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.

April 20, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Post-wide yard sale is Saturday

The Great FMWR Post-Wide Housing Garage Sale will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fort Stewart and Hunter.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Downtown merchants want more shoppers

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is looking at ways to attract more shoppers downtown.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Business


Park’s playground named for longtime LCRD board member

A ceremony March 28 named the playground at Liberty Independent Troop Park the "Mike Carreker Playground."

April 20, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Students see results of bad choices

Prom-goers from Liberty County High School got a chance to know what driving under the influence feels like and see its consequences on Thursday at the annual Prom Promise event.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Education


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