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It's a good time to buy a home

Editor, On behalf of the Hinesville Area Board of Realtors, I am writing to inform the public of a looming deadline regarding the $8,000 federal housing tax credit for first-time homebuyers. As most people know, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 introduced a landmark benefit for first-time homebuyers. This benefit has helped spur activity within the residential real estate sector, which is considered by many to be an important part of the foundation of our economy. The legislation has also helped nearly 1.8 million Americans take the first step toward building financial security by purchasing their ...

September 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Discipline does not hurt children

Editor, John Rosemond's article in Wednesday's Courier was right on the money. Today's parents "unleash" unruly kids on innocent bystanders, showing their complete disrespect for others.

September 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


DAV gets termporary office from county

The local chapter of Disabled American Veterans will be moving into a new temporary office, courtesy of Liberty County.

September 18, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Accident causes power outage

After a vehicle hit a power line on Highway 84 around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning that rerouted and clogged up traffic for the majority of the morning and early afternoon, about 250 people were left without power for just over 10 minutes.

September 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Firefighters, Chili's team up to give back

Many people who dined at Chili's restaurant in Hinesville yesterday helped city firefighters raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Chili's donated 10 percent of its sales Tuesday to the firefighters' MDA fundraising campaign.

September 16, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Sports briefs for Sept. 16, 2009

Hurricanes fall to Flying Raiders

September 16, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for Sept. 16, 2009

Today

September 16, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Long Commission to update hiring policies

Long County Commissioner Clifton DeLoach expressed concern about the county's hiring process during a meeting earlier this month.

September 16, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Staff writer | News


HPD blotter for Sept. 16

Indecent exposure, Aug. 21, Intersection of Kelly and Debbie drives

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 16

Aug. 20, Driving while license suspended or revoked, obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Thunder finish second

Liberty County's traveling baseball team, The Thunder, finished second at the Fall Brawl Tournament in Statesboro. Coach Patrick Sammons thanked the team's sponsors and supporters for their help during the season.

September 16, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Sound off for Sept. 16

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so don't accept them as true unless you verify the information:

September 16, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Sept. 16-23

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Travel plans could be interrupted by the re-emergence of a workplace problem that was never quite fully resolved. Deal with it at once, and then take off on that well-deserved trip.

September 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


What would Bush do?

If he wants to prevail in Afghanistan, Barack Obama needs a George W. Bush moment. He'll have to ignore the polls, brush aside doubters in his own party and reinforce a failing war effort.

September 16, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Midway police not milking traffic for funds

Editor, I have read the 15-second snippets of "character assignations" of the Midway Police Department in the Sound Off column and I needed to get the facts straight.

September 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

May 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Birth: Emma Victoria Ortiz-Hernandez

Emma Victoria Ortiz-Hernandez was born at 1 p.m. April 25 to Yesenia Hernandez of Hinesville and Pasquinel Ortiz of Hinesville.

May 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Birth: Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua

Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua was born at 6:27 p.m. April 24 to Leitita Leiataua of Hinesville.

May 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Mad Max: Fury Road' one of best films of year

It's been 30 years since Mel Gibson wandered across a post-apocalyptic wasteland and escaped at the mercy of Tina Turner in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome," the third film in the "Mad Max" series.

May 22, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Don't be complacent about hurricanes

Cumberland Island was struck head-on by a major hurricane 117 years ago. The Category 3 storm pounded the Georgia coast with winds of 135 mph and massive waves, causing a 16-foot storm surge in Brunswick that left much of the city underwater.

May 22, 2015 | By Jim Butterworth Guest columnist | Opinion


Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

May 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


State of garrison address at luncheon

The May Progress Through People Luncheon, featuring Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory with the State of the Garrison address, will be at noon Thursday, May 28, at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Birth: Braden Michael Clement

Braden Michael Clement was born at 8:16 p.m. April 24 to Elizabeth Clement of Glennville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What Nobel laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the United States (or what's left of it).

May 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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