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Hinesville hires former ADA as city solicitor

The Hinesville City Council named former Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney Cris Schneider municipal court solicitor during a regular meeting April 1. The council decided to create the city solicitor position last year, according to Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards.

April 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Poetry reading at Armstrong Tuesday

The Poetry Society of Georgia 2009-10 Reading Series culminates at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 20 with a reading by poet Kelly Whiddon. The reading will be held at the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, 121 Barnard Street in Savannah. The cost is $10 for general audience and $5 for students with valid ID, minors under 18 and seniors.

Kelly Whiddon has published poems in Crab Orchard Review, Meridian, Poetry International, Spoon River Poetry Review, South Dakota Review, and Slipstream, among others. Verse Daily online poetry has featured her poems. Whiddon's interests include creative writing (poetry and fiction ...

April 08, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Last wave of 48th Brigade redploys

SAVANNAH - After a year away from their families and jobs, the last big wave of citizen-soldiers from Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade returned home Wednesday from Afghanistan.

Gov. Sonny Perdue greeted the 250 National Guard troops on the tarmac, shaking hands with each one after their plane landed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah.

April 08, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Authorities bust $3.5M stash

CLAYTON - Rabun County authorities have uncovered a stash of marijuana they say has an estimated worth of $3.5 million.

Authorities estimate about 700 plants were seized from a location on North Germany Mountain Road by a team that included the Rabun County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It follows a two-month investigation.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Barnes leads cash race for governor

ATLANTA (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Roy Barnes says he's raised more than $900,000 in the first three months of the year and has a whopping $2.8 million in the bank.

That leads the other candidates who've reported so far.

April 08, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Masters tees off

AUGUSTA - Two old rivals swatted ceremonial tee shots Thursday to begin the Masters, where all the focus was on a four-time winner trying to rebuild his life.

Tiger Woods was playing for the first time since a Thanksgiving night car wreck led to revelations of numerous extramarital affairs.

April 08, 2010 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Flower Pot Nursery cuts ribbon

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Flower Pot Nursery on March 24.

April 07, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


High schoolers take challenge

In a major crisis, our first impulse is to address people's immediate needs. With the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, that meant providing food and shelter to the victims. In the case of the recent economic recession, the government stepped in by extending unemployment insurance, providing COBRA subsidies and promoting mortgage refinancing guidelines, among many other programs.

April 07, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists


Easter celebrated in Pembroke, Richmond Hill

An estimated 3,500 people converged on the grounds of J.F. Gregory Park on Saturday, April 3 to take part in festivities at the fourth-annual Easter Extravaganza.

April 07, 2010 | By Katie McGurl and Mindy Boyette | Lifestyle


Bryan County weighs liquor by drink

Four restaurants currently located in unincorporated Bryan County could be allowed to sell liquor by the drink on Sunday if the Board of Commissioners and county voters okay it.

April 07, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


Remember the sacrifices they make

Since the tragedy of 9/11, our nation and its communities have experienced a heightened awareness of the sacrifice and service of military members and emergency response personnel. Americans as a whole are a charitable and thoughtful people, and always seem generous with our time and outpourings of goodwill towards those who serve.

April 07, 2010 | By Maj. Jeff Allen Guest columnist | Opinion


Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom Day in Georgia falls on April 8 this year, according to the Tax Foundation. That's the 98th day of the year and the day when we Georgians will have worked enough to pay our share of federal, state and local taxes for 2010.

April 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Is EPD study on Laurel View flawed?

On Wednesday, March 31, Jeff Larson of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) held the second "stakeholders" meeting to discuss the progress, or lack thereof, of the EPD in accumulating and processing data to answer the questions about the potential for damage to the salt marsh should the wastewater treatment plant in Liberty County be allowed.

April 07, 2010 | By Roy Hubbard Columnist | Opinion


General Assembly nearing end of session

The 2010 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is almost completed, with only seven session days left. Working into the late hours of the night on Crossover Day, last Friday, the House passed many important pieces of legislation. Given that Crossover Day is the last day that a bill must pass one chamber in order to be considered by the other, the members of the House continued to debate legislation as long as time would allow. Some might say that the "People's Work" is never finished and as a member of the "People's House," all of the ...

April 07, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Thoughts on the Constitution

Let me share some things with you that you may not have learned in school.

April 07, 2010 | By David Freeman Guest columnist | Opinion


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Dorchester Village did not survive Civil War

Dorchester Village in Liberty County was the last of the villages to separate from Midway Church.

May 03, 2016 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Stop the liberal insanity

Editor, I can't help it. I just have to write about the insanity that is engulfing our country today. In my 70-plus years, I ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Zell Miller's mama: Strong mountain woman

The honorable Zell Miller of Young Harris was raised by a remarkable mountain woman. Folks around those parts called her "Miss Birdie," while her son ...

May 03, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Long County charity looking for people to help

Long County C.A.R.E.S. is soliciting residents who need assistance because of cancer or other life-altering condition.

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Recycle It! Fair Saturday can relieve recycling fever

There is a fever going around. I hope you catch it.

May 03, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Button Gwinnett recently announced its third nine-weeks honor roll:

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Fort Stewart cancels cemetery tour

The biannual Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council meeting and Spring Cemetery visit for Wednesday has been cancelled because of expected bad weather. The tour may ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff Report | Military


Business After Hours at funeral home

Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici hosted the Long County Chamber of Commerce's Business After Hours Tuesday. About 30 people attended the gathering, with refreshments ...

May 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber marks opening of consignment shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 8 for Savvy Upscale Consignments, at 1425A W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Are you sold out for Jesus?

Where your treasure is there your heart is also. - Matthew 6:21

May 02, 2016 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Advice for Sarah Hyden-Smith, new pastor

It had been nine days since the Rev. Sarah Hyden-Smith made her first appearance in the pulpit of Lennox Valley Methodist Church. Her schedule was ...

May 02, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Classes focus on senior citizens' health issues

A free six-week program to help people manage their symptoms, medications, pain, fatigue and depression is coming to Hinesville.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Post cemetery tour is Wednesday

The biannual Fort Stewart Historic Communities Council meeting and Spring Cemetery visit will be Wednesday.

May 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for May 2

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers do not identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You may also ...

May 02, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Lady Panthers win Region 3-AAAA championship title

Liberty County High School's girls' track team won the Region 3-AAAA title during the championship meet in Waynesboro.

May 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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