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Educators proud of group's work abroad

Alpha Delta Kappa is an honorary organization of women educators. The Alpha Omicron Chapter of ADK, which was created in Liberty County 49 years ago, recently announced the completion of a joint project with the Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project. In five months, the groups built a five-room school in Ta Rinh, Vietnam, and dedicated it on Sept. 3.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


VA to debut ad campaign in Savannah

Savannah is one of six cities chosen by the Department of Veterans Affairs to debut the VA's new ad campaign, according to a recent VA news release. The VA invited local reporters to preview a new 30-second TV commercial Tuesday at the VA Savannah Primary Care Clinic.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


Gates reaffirms position on 'don't ask...'

As Justice Department officials consider the implications of a federal court order for the Defense Department to stop enforcing the so-called "don't ask, don't tell" law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Wednesday that whether the law is repealed is a matter for Congress to decide.

October 18, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


South Georgia may be key to governor's race

ALMA - The sun was barely up on a recent weekday morning when Nathan Deal arrived at the Blueberry Inn in this sleepy south Georgia town and began shaking hands with the Republican faithful who had gathered over coffee to meet their nominee for governor.

October 18, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Sound off for Oct. 17

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:

October 18, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Redeploying troops pouring in

Welcome home signs and balloons are on display around Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, swaying in a gentle breeze as if waving hello to 3rd Infantry Division troops returning home from a 12-month deployment to Iraq. Homecoming ceremonies are being held this week and next at all hours of the day and night. Photographs have been posted on Facebook of happy military families reuniting with their soldiers.

October 18, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


City magazine question still up in air

The Hinesville City Council must now decide whether to take another vote on approving a contract for a city magazine or drop the issue altogether, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Wednesday. A two-to-one vote taken in a regular Sept. 16 council meeting was considered to have "no impact," Thomas said.

October 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Groundskeeper been keeping schools tidy a long time

Vera Mobley is proud of her callused hands and freely admits landscaping "gets in your blood."

October 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | About People


Shooting victim remembered at vigil

An estimated 125 family members and friends of Rodtavis Platt came out Wednesday for a candlelight vigil in honor of the teen who was gunned down one week ago on Welborn Street.

October 15, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Officials say China trip builds relations

The Hinesville-Liberty County contingent of the Coastal Georgia delegation deemed their trade trip to China a success in terms of relationship building and opening the door for future business opportunities.

October 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Performance studio stages opening

Inspirations Performance Studio recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. Owner Juanita Lowery and her staff opened the new facility at 913 E.G. Miles Parkway, suite A-1. The studio offers jazz, tap, piano, voice, African dance, lyrical/praise, hip-hop and creative movement lessons for students. Adult classes include zumba, sweating in the spirit, jazzercise and yoga. Courses run from October through May. Inspirations Performance Studio also offers summer classes, workshops and summer kids' camps.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Schools tech department lauded

Staying on top of the constant deluge of innovations and advances in technology is no easy feat, but members the Liberty County School System's technology department have handled the task commendably and will be nationally recognized for their accomplishments next week.

October 15, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Thinking career change? Check out trucking

Savannah Technical College will host two information sessions at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty Campus for anyone interested in becoming a commercial truck driver. The campus is at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


AT&T names area external affairs director

AT&T Georgia announced earlier this month that Kaylyn Padgett has been appointed as regional director for Southeast Georgia's external affairs. Padgett will be responsible for governmental, business and community relations in the following counties: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Candler, Charlton, Chatham, Clinch, Coffee, Echols, Effingham, Evans, Glynn, Jeff Davis, Liberty, Long, McIntosh, Montgomery, Pierce, Tattnall, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Ware, Wayne and Wheeler.

October 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Wildlife Festival offers food, family fun

A large crowd gathered beneath a sunny sky Saturday in Long County to enjoy games, food and music during the annual Wildlife Festival.

October 15, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


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Real life death teaches writer truth about life's end

My husband, many times, had written of death and created numerous dying scenes in the make-believe world of television. Once he had won an Emmy ...

July 23, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Shooting in Walthourville

A Walthourville man was shot several times early Sunday morning when he answered his door, according to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman.

July 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council looks at changing charter

With a busy but fairly routine agenda the Hinesville City Council Thursday moved toward changing part of the way city managers are hired.

July 23, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


The war has been over 152 yeras, y'all

My son, a learned philosopher, says of an impending competition between two football teams he particularly dislikes: "May they play a zero-zero tie in the ...

July 22, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


A lasting impression of Christ

I remember very well a time in my life when there was an extreme weather event that impacted the lives of people in several states.

July 22, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Back to school rally July 29

Seven Ministries and ESG Operations will host a Back-to-School Rally on Saturday, July 29, at Rebecca's Place (corner of Rebecca Street and Shipman Avenue ...

July 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division held a ceremonial "casing of the colors" Friday at Marne Gardens as some 250 members of the 3rd ID ...

July 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


River's story told by those who live along it

Activists are capturing area history by giving locals a voice in a project that affects everyone in the region.

July 21, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


The summer of discontent

Is it hot enough for you? Yeah, I know. What a question.

July 21, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


New ‘Planet of Apes’ movie is good; idea getting old

"War for the Planet of the Apes" marks the third installment of this rebooted franchise, and it's a threequel that culminates the series in ...

July 21, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Blood drive at hospital on July 28 has raffle

Liberty Regional Medical Center is having a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the hospital.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau last week.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Young ‘thief’ needs to learn value of things others own

Q: We've just been informed that our 7-year-old son has been effectively "expelled" from the private school he attended last year because of repeated ...

July 21, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | Opinion


City distributing annual financial report

The city of Hinesville recently published the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report, a publication that is mailed to every household in the city.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State DNR sets 2017 waterfowl seasons

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters can begin making waterfowl season plans now that the 2017-2018 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were approved by the Board ...

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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