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Fishing the Ogeechee River

The Ogeechee River takes me back to my childhood days living near another river. I consider myself a coastal dweller, since I live near the Ogeechee. This in itself, which I find most delightful, is enough to cause a change in my lifestyle. There's one characteristic, however, with which I had to get acquainted; the river runs in two directions.

April 30, 2010 | By Francis Bond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Memories of Sterling Creek, its bounty

Bryan County, a area of fascinating historic sites, folklore and Southern culture, has its own style and customs. From as far back as anyone can remember, the ancient custom of fishing has been important to the people of Bryan County.

April 30, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Plant to start hiring

Firth Rixson, Ltd., a provider of engineered forged and specialty metal products, announced Wednesday that Firth Rixson Forgings LLC, the company's latest closed die forging operation in Midway, will begin accepting job applications Monday. For more details, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business


'Good police work' nabs escapees here

Two escapees from a Harris County jail were caught in Liberty County Monday. According to Liberty County Sheriff Chief Deputy Keith Moran, deputies were led to the duo after a series of events landed the reported escape artists in county limits, trying to cash in allegedly stolen lottery tickets. For the complete story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Long County Relay for Life tonight

The 2010 Long County Relay for Life starts tonight at 5 on Veterans Field near Smiley Elementary School in Ludowici.

April 30, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Few local races take shape

Candidates vying to represent Georgia on the national and state level, and in Liberty County, have until noon today to qualify, Liberty County Interim Supervisor of Elections Ella Golden said. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 30, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Post job expo aims at military

The CivilianJobs.com Career Expo is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, on Fort Stewart. Men and women transitioning from active duty to civilian life, retirees, veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves and spouses are encouraged to attend.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Toastmaster convention in Savannah

Savannah will host the Georgia Toastmasters convention Friday-Sunday, May 7-9, at the Hyatt Regency on River Street.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Local phone company, Qwest to merge

MONROE, La., and DENVER - CenturyLink and Qwest Communications announced recently that their boards of directors have approved an agreement under which CenturyLink will acquire Qwest in a tax-free, stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the agreement, Qwest shareholders will receive 0.1664 CenturyLink shares for each share of Qwest common stock they own at closing. Upon closing of the transaction, CenturyLink shareholders are expected to own approximately 50.5 percent and Qwest shareholders are expected to own approximately 49.5 percent of the combined company.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for April 30

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:

April 30, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Kasey Kahne to Detour on Way to Hendrick

FORT WORTH, Texas - Kasey Kahne is headed to Hendrick Motorsports, but it's kind of complicated. Kahne, 30, has already driven for three teams in the Sprint Cup Series -- without ever moving. He began with Evernham Motorsports, which became Gillett Evernham, which became Richard Petty Motorsports. All along, Kahne drove No. 9, but he started in a Dodge and this year changed to a Ford.

April 30, 2010 | Monte Dutton NASCAR this week | Sports


At the movies for April 30-May 2

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Date Night" (PG13 at 12:50 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9:50 p.m.), "The Back-Up Plan" (PG13 at 1:15 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.) "Furry Vengeance" (PG at 12:45 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:25 p.m. 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.), "Clash of the Titans" (PG13 in 3D at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.) "A ...

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do


Chili cook-off to put heat on firefighters

A team of Hinesville firefighters will judge the famous "Kentucky Chucky's Great Chili Cook Off" at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the First Baptist Church in Hinesville, 220 E. Memorial Drive.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Marne-A-Palooza brings fun to Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Hundreds of service members and civilians attended a concert featuring musicians from the 3rd Infantry Division Band on April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

April 30, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the Courier | Military


Shipping convention in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business


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Two FPCA students on Washington Youth Tour

Coastal Electric Cooperative has announced the names of six area student delegates it will send on a week-long, all-expenses paid leadership trip to Washington, D ...

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Area technology company marks 32nd anniversary

Speros, a technology company headquartered in Savannah with an office in Hinesville, is celebrating 32 years of business.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Trauma Awareness Month brings call to donate blood

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sound off

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 ...

May 04, 2016 | Anonymous callers | Sound off


LRMC Relay for Life 5K is Friday

Liberty Regional Medical Center will host its first 5K for Life run/walk Friday to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Five Tigers headed to state track meet

Several members of the Bradwell Institute track team competed at the AAAAA-Sectional meet last weekend and qualified for the upcoming state meet.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Local graduates shine a college track meets

Former Liberty County track athlete Courtney Rhodes competed in her last track meet for the University of the Cumberlands April 30.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Highlanders win region tennis title; fall in state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys tennis team won the region title, but fell in the state playoffs.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

BI softball tryouts

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


There are few reasons to celebrate this ‘Mother’s Day’

"Mother's Day" is something of a successor to "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve," both of which were directed by Garry Marshall.

May 04, 2016 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle


Seafood fest on River Street

SAVANNAH - Throw on your flip flops and grab the family for music and fresh seafood at the 2016 River Street Seafood Fest Friday and Saturday.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies recover stolen gun, make felony arrest

An arrest in Long County Monday resulted in felony charges and the recovery of a stolen handgun, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Jazz concert benefits orchestra

SAVANNAH - Tybee Island will get a little livelier on Saturday at the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus' annual fundraiser, Jazz at the Beach.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Savannah celebrates preservation of heritage

SAVANNAH - Historic Savannah Foundation, which is committed to preserving Savannah's heritage, is having its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival Thursday-Saturday. The events mark the ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Store chain turning 40 with discounts, games

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

May 04, 2016 | Patrick Donahue | Business


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