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Richmond Hill High names new AD

Richmond Hill High School Principal Charles Spann has appointed coach and special education teacher Michael Pollard as the school's new athletic director. The position has been vacant since June, when longtime AD Jimmy Hires retired from the position.

April 01, 2010 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Sports


'Messiah' to be sung for Easter

The Community Chorus of the Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir will sing a special "Messiah: For Easter on Saturday evening.

April 01, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


No cause reported on day care fire

A Hinesville woman lost the business she built over the course of 20 years when the Kiddie Kare, Learning and Pre-K Center burned to the ground Sunday evening.

April 01, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


State using federal money to spur jobs

ATLANTA - State human services officials will use more than $200 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as an incentive for private- and public-sector employers to hire 20,000 Georgians this summer.

The department is offering huge incentives to employers under two programs, TeenWork, which seeks to hire 15,000 teens this summer, and Jobs for Georgia, which will provide incentives for employers to hire 5,000 adult workers.

April 01, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


ATV law run over in rural areas

Despite a 2007 ruling from Georgia's attorney general that addresses the use of all-terrain vehicles on public roads, residents of rural eastern Liberty County say sheriff's deputies won't cite ATV users who are violating state law.

March 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Public Safety


'Bottoms Up' encourages cancer tests

Liberty County's Bottoms Up Coalition is encouraging people to get colo-rectal screenings to check for cancer.

March 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Living well


School board reviews possible cuts again

At a Tuesday morning work session, Liberty County school board members spent time discussing ways to trim the budget in anticipation of reduced funding from the state and to preserve as much of the district's reserve funds as possible.

March 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Fort King George to host Scottish music

The Garrison of Fort King George State Historic Site will host an evening ceilidh celebration of Scottish music and dance from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Contentment Bluff Pavilion on the Julianton River near Shellman Bluff in northern McIntosh County.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Bamboo Garden ready for spring sale

SAVANNAH - Each year, a group of local master gardeners spends the cold days of winter and early spring growing a variety of plants in the greenhouse at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, preparing for the annual spring plant sale. This year's sale is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, and will include native perennials such as boltonia, pink muhly grass, little bluestem, purple coneflower, phlox and white-flowered Joe Pye weed.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Horoscopes for March 31-April 7

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A problem in getting a workplace project up and moving might upset the lamb, who likes things done on time. But be patient. The delay could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Sound off for March 31

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 calllers:

March 31, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Liberty Regional offers digital mamography

Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them at Liberty Regional Medical Center. The hospital recently upgraded from conventional technology to state-of-the-art Hologic Selenia digital mammography equipment.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Toddler just testing waters... for now

Q: My almost-3-year-old has started saying things to me that border on disrespectful. Overall, he's a very obedient little boy who knows he's not in control of our home. First, when I begin to do something, he will yell, "I will do it!" When it's something he can do, fine, but if it's not, then I just say, "No, mommy will do it" and that's the end of it. He also tells me, probably 10 times a day, "No nap, Mommy! No nap!" When it's naptime, however, he goes upstairs and gets in his ...

March 31, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Georgia senator back in hospital

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Monday night after doctors found an irregular heartbeat during a routine appointment to check Isakson's progress in recovering from a bacterial infection.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


TB infrequent; serious threat

Although we're often suspicious of the person hacking next to us, we usually chalk the cough up to an upper respiratory infection. It likely never occurs to us that the sick person in the grocery store or at the bank might have the once-dreaded "white plague" - tuberculosis. But TB is still a concern. It continues to infect one-third of the world's population and kills 2 million people each year. It is a global problem, but it's preventable and curable.

March 31, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


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Georgia Power opens Social Media Center

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has opened a new, state-of-the-art Social Media Center to meet the increasing demand for social media engagement and enhance customer service and ...

June 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area eye surgeon raises money for Humane Society

Dr. Elizabeth "Doll" Miller of Georgia Eye Institute helps more than human patients.

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Even forgiven sins can have consequences

Well, it had to happen sooner or later.

June 24, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


‘Central Intelligence’ close enough for government work

From "Lethal Weapon" to "Bad Boys" to "Rush Hour," the buddy action-comedy has been one of the most overplayed, tried-and-true, clichéd genres out there.

June 24, 2016 | Justin Hall Movie critic | Lifestyle


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged in by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School

Button Gwinnett Elementary School

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 5.1 percent in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Business


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership SE Georgia graduates 28

Leadership Southeast Georgia recently graduated the Class of 2016.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Who is most important in your life?

Love for family is taught in God's word, and must be practiced. However, love for God must come first.

June 23, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Colleges honor, graduate students

ATLANTA - Rachel Trawick, who has ties to this area, recently received the Georgia State University Department of Respiratory Therapy Student Service Award.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pedal to Paddle tour Saturday in Darien

Take a bike and paddle tour in Darien Saturday.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Fireworks near the ocean

BRUNSWICK - Bring the kids, tell your friends, sharpen up your old-timey game skills. It's time to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of fun ...

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Brexit: Will they stay or will they go?

Today, U.K. citizens will make their most important national decision since the Second World War, much more important than even a general election. The ...

June 23, 2016 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


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