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L-W Plantation relies on volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month. The LeConte-Woodmanston Foundation, like most nonprofit organizations, is able to exist because of good people who give of their time and talents for something they believe in and want to be a part of.

March 27, 2009 | By Mary Beth Evans Columnist | Opinion


Jordye Bacon Elementary third nine weeks

Jordye Bacon

March 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


At the movies for March 27-29

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will show "Race to Witch Mountain" (PG at 1:10 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) "The Last House on the Left" (R at 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:05 p.m.) "12 Rounds" (PG13 at 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.) "Duplicity" (PG13 at 4 p.m., 9:50 p.m.) "I Love You, Man" (R at 1:20 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9 ...

March 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Driver escapes burning taxi

A Yellow Cab on its way to pick up a fare became engulfed in flames at the corner of Welborn Street and West Court on Thursday morning. The driver escaped uninjured.

March 27, 2009 | By Patty Leon and Frenchi Jones Staff writers | Public Safety


Local certified in corporate etiquette

McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Growth partnership hires director

The Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has hired Jeff Ricketson as director.

March 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Help our animals

Editor, Recently, I adopted a lovely miniature schnauzer, Barron, from the Liberty Humane Animal Shelter. How a fine animal like that ended up as a stray with long, matted hair is beyond all understanding. He is loving, obedient and has captured my heart.

March 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Sound off for March 27

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:

March 27, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Midway OKs 'Christian' massage parlor

Midway's new adult business license ordinance got its first use when the city council approved a "Christian" massage parlor to locate in Midway Mall.

March 27, 2009 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Engineer seeks alternate funding for Riceboro pavilion

The Liberty County Commission last week gave county engineer Trent Long the go ahead to look for ways to fund rebuilding a picnic pavilion in Riceboro.

March 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Senate expected to nix transportation plan

ATLANTA - A compromise plan on transportation funding in Georgia is expected to receive a thumbs down from the state Senate.

Jeff Mullis, chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, said his chamber would vote to disagree with the new House-sponsored plan when it comes up on Thursday.

March 26, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Bad wiring endangers troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The military is racing to inspect more than 90,000 U.S.-run facilities across Iraq to reduce a deadly threat troops face far off the battlefield: electrocution or shock while showering or using appliances.

About one-third of the inspections so far have turned up major electrical problems, according to interviews and an internal military document obtained by The Associated Press. Half of the problems they found have since been fixed but about 65,000 facilities still need to be inspected, which could take the rest of this year. Senior Pentagon officials were on Capitol Hill this week for ...

March 26, 2009 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Corporations, not homeowners would get tax breaks

ATLANTA - House Democrats have again helped defeat a plan to double a tax break for homeowners. But Georgia-based businesses were big winners Wednesday in the state Senate, which voted to begin gradually wiping out the corporate income tax for companies with headquarters in the state.

The Republican-backed plan, which passed 43-7 in the Senate, would also give a tax break to businesses that hire jobless workers who are either collecting unemployment benefits or who have been out of work for 60 days or more.

March 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


87 counties post double digit unemployment

ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.

Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Budget proposal raises property tax on homeowners

A majority of the House of Representatives voted Thursday to adopt an $18.6 billion annual state budget for fiscal year 2010, which begins July 1. In the House plan, a $3 billion shortfall in state tax revenues is offset by $1.6 billion in spending cuts from the governor's original proposal and $1.4 billion in additional funding from the federal stimulus package.

March 25, 2009 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Birth: Grayson Wynn-loftin Phillips

Grayson Wynn-loftin Phillips was born at 10:03 p.m. Oct. 13 to Jessica N. Phillips of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Colby W. Phillips of Collinsville, Okla.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Concert for charities

Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Trick-or-treating hours

City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


College Credit day is Nov. 15

The Liberty County School System will host a College Credit Now Day from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at the Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell St. in Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Kayden Michael Litwinkowich

Kayden Michael Litwinkowich was born at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 13 to Christine Helen Litwinkowich of Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide honor 28 seniors

Long County High School had senior night Oct. 24, recognizing football players, cheerleaders and band members who are graduating this school year.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide at Bryan County Friday

Long County is back on the road this weekend, going to Pembroke on Friday to take on Bryan County.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween

Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of.

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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