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Fort Morris to celebrate Memorial Day with bangs

Fort Morris State Historic Site will have its annual Memorial Day Commemoration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 29.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Sound off for May 21

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:

May 21, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

At the movies for May 21-23

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Robin Hood" (PG13 at 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:40 p.m.), "Letters to Juliet" (PG at 1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) "Just Wright" (PG at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.), "Iron Man 2" (PG13 at 11:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10 p.m.) "A ...

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do

Texas man fakes his way to NCO post

FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.

May 21, 2010 | By Danny Robbins Associated Press writer | Military

Pembroke officer shows up in rap video

The Pembroke police officer that landed a brief spot in a rap video out of Savannah has no ties to any gangs, according to Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe.

The appearance of Sgt. Billy Gray in the video for the song "Savannah Anthem," which posted to YouTube on May 14, was really just an unintentional bad idea on the part of the video's director, Crowe said.

May 21, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National

State plans hearing on nuclear plant costs

ATLANTA - Utility regulators are planning hearings on the cost of adding two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.

The state's Public Service Commission will hear testimony next week on how much money Georgia Power has spent on what is expected to be a $14 billion project. The Southern Co. subsidiary says the project remains on schedule and under budget.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News

DOT seeking millions for high-speed rail planning

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation board has decided to seek more than $16 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to plan rail projects, including a passenger line that would loop around the eastern half of the state.

A committee of the board recommended asking for federal grant money on Wednesday, and the full board approved making the request on Thursday.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National

Bumper peach crop expected

FORT VALLEY (AP) - The harvesting, packaging and selling of Georgia's peaches has begun, and growers are cautiously looking for a bumper crop this year.

Robert Dickey, owner of Dickey Farms in Musella, said conditions were so favorable that growers had to thin the crop.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News

Dogs found alone in RH home, owner charged

County law enforcement and animal control officials on May 11 rescued more than a dozen dogs and puppies that had been living alone in a Wellington Oaks subdivision home in Richmond Hill.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National

A home where RH hearts were

"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity"

May 20, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Nice catch, release on Ossabaw

While fishing in the surf off Ossabaw Island Capt. Eric Adamski of brought a bull redfish to the boat. In fact, Adamski caught three of these huge fish that day.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Before saying 'I do'

With wedding season right around the corner, a lot of soon-to-be brides and grooms are frantically nailing down their wedding and honeymoon plans. Before you marry and mingle your finances, be sure to carve out time for some candid conversations about your respective credit histories, your savings and spending philosophies, and your long-term financial goals as a couple.

May 20, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists

Georgia Ports grows 26 percent in April

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Memorial Day 2010

I know everyone has seen the VFW or American Legion Auxiliary ladies selling the Memorial Day poppies at various locations.

May 20, 2010 | By B.J. Clark Guest columnist | Opinion

Project Lifesaver program

In light of the recent tragedy with local Alzheimer's patient Elvin Mosley, the Bryan County Project Lifesaver Program is now in the forefront. The program is a rapid response public safety program that helps protect and locate persons who are prone to wander. Designed to track and rescue those with cognitive conditions who tend to wander, this service answers a critical need for protecting people at risk of wandering, including those with Alzheimer's, autism, Down syndrome, dementia and other disorders.

May 20, 2010 | By Wendy Sims Guest columnist | Opinion

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Panthers host Herons in Senior Night showdown

In just over a week, the Liberty County Panthers could be traveling to Blackshear for a game against the Pierce County Bears that could decide ...

October 26, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Advisory lifted on Jekyll beaches

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted advisories for Jekyll Island's South Beach at 4H camp (from South Water Tower to Macy Lane) and ...

October 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Eagles play Mountaineers Thursday in ‘boro

The Georgia Southern football squad finally returns to Paulson Stadium after a 40-day hiatus to take on rival Appalachian State on Thursday in a contest ...

October 26, 2016 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports

Update on debris removal

The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:

October 25, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Family grateful for love and support

Editor: The Pattman-Jones family would like to take this opportunity to graciously and humbly thank all of you for your generosity during the passing of ...

October 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion

Protect your identity at Shred It! Day

Another Community Shred It! Day is coming. It will be Nov. 19 at the Liberty County Health Department.

October 25, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

County OKs food-to-fertilizer plant

The Liberty County Commission Thursday approved a conditional use permit for a waste handling facility near Midway which will produce fertilizer from the waste products ...

October 25, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Business News

Designer shows in New York, plans local debut

Hinesville designer LaQuoshia Boyce presented her first fashion collection at New York Small Boutique Fashion Week Season 10 on Sept. 11.

October 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Corporations dodging $718 billion in taxes

European regulators' recent finding that Apple avoided billions of dollars in taxes by stashing its profits in Ireland, a known tax haven, put the tech ...

October 25, 2016 | By Matthew Gardner Guest columnist | Opinion

School marks Pre-K Week

Long County High School Pre-K had 11 community/school leaders read books to the center's 4-year-olds as part of the sixth annual Georgia Pre-K ...

October 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education

Library board still without chairman

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees is without a chairman and efforts to name one are stymied by persistent questions about the board's ...

October 25, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news

Hurricane aftermath makes for mosquitoes, lots and lots of them

Hurricane Matthew didn't just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct ...

October 25, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Sunbury Missionary Baptist celebrates 150 years

The historic Sunbury Missionary Baptist Church, 512 Trade Hill Road, Midway celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Faith

Look where he brought us from

"And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: Knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ...

October 24, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith

One arrested on drug charges during raid

Long County officers arrested one person and confiscated drugs during an Oct. 17 raid on a Ludowici Apartment.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

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