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BI team performs well at literary meets

Bradwell Institute placed second in the March 13 Region Literary Meet at Savannah Arts Academy.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


JBE students, parents clean up campus

Jordye Bacon Elementary School had its campus clean-up day March 6. More than 130 community residents pitched in to help with spring cleaning. JBE staff, students and volunteers worked to clean playground equipment, pick up pinecones, clean sidewalks and tidy up other areas of the school. The volunteers also created two vegetable gardens that students will use.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


New transportation funding will set off scramble

The Georgia Legislature has finally approved a funding mechanism for transportation. Next comes the jockeying for placement on project lists among advocates, agencies and authorities for the various modes. Just because there's finally an opportunity for transportation funding, however, doesn't mean throwing good money after bad. Taxpayers must be vigilant and demand sound solutions and bang for their buck – or their 1 percent sales tax, to be precise.

May 05, 2010 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Great RH bank robbery of 1972

Forty years ago Richmond Hill had no traffic lights, two police officers and little crime. Out of town scam artists, escaped convicts and vagrants rarely found their way to Richmond Hill. It wasn't uncommon for the people to leave their homes unlocked or leave the keys in their car.

May 05, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Students fly eco-friendly kites

Waldo Pafford first-grade students celebrated Earth Day by reusing plastic shopping bags to make kites. Students took to the school's field recently to fly their kites.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


State races competitive; not local

Several incumbent candidates who had no opposition when they qualified to run for re-election early last week do now. A number of challengers qualified late last week before qualifying ended April 30.

May 05, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | State, National


LCHS puts art center stage

Just like in any big city high-brow art gallery patrons milled around various art displays, commenting on various pieces while servers in starched black and white uniforms served refreshments and young virtuosos performed.

May 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Long Relay raises more than $30,000

The annual Long County Relay for Life Friday in Ludowici at Veteran's Stadium raised more than $30,000, according to organizer Brandi Smiley.

May 04, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Rain still expected

Officials say rain is still coming to Coastal Georgia, though the chance of thunderstorms is now being downplayed.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | News


Gas company seeking rate hike

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission is reviewing an Atlanta Gas Light Company request to increase base rates.

May 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Another 3rd ID solider dies in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced Monday the death of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

May 04, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


Hinesight, debut

May 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Friday wreck kills Fleming man

A Fleming man was killed in a vehicle accident that occurred at about 5 p.m. Friday on Highway 17 at mile marker 14, according to a report filed by the Georgia State Patrol. The report said Walter "Herman Phillips Jr., 53, died. There will be more about the accident in Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 03, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


The Lord has a plan, purpose for all stages of life

There can be no denying this one fact: I'm getting older. If the mirror doesn't remind me, there are always those feeble attempts at running. I feel like Fred Flinstone's car. In my mind things are moving, but I'm getting nowhere. There was the time when I could run all day long, barely breathing hard. But that day is long gone.

May 03, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Prembroke | Faith


God has answers to life's questions

Man, it seems, has always had questions about something since the beginning of time. Some have sailed the oceans to search for new lands just to answer the question, "What is out there?" Others have searched the world over to find the answer to the questions of life.

May 03, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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Ask candidates if they believe in democracy

Twenty-one times during the presidential primaries, candidates took the stage to debate issues important to the American people. Twenty-one times, they faced questions on foreign ...

September 27, 2016 | By Marc Morial and Morris Pearl Guest columnists | Opinion


Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Donations to hospital may earn tax credits

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who donate to Liberty Regional Medical Center may be eligible for a tax credit on ...

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


World War II veteran turns 90

Melvin M. Mobley Jr. turns 90 Monday and part of the celebration will be a gathering of his large family.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Area students earn honors

Donnie Pulliam of Midway, has received a $2,000 scholarship through Scholarships for Military Children Fort Stewart.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Where is compassion?

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

September 26, 2016 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Cooper supporter motivates women voters

On Wednesday, the day before the "election of the century," Lennox Valley was captivated by the series of events that had transpired the previous night.

September 26, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Respect, obey police and they'll respect you

The number of police shootings of quote "innocent victims" has seemingly increased at an alarming rate in the past few years.

September 26, 2016 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Zombie run on post Oct. 22

Enjoy a three-course meal and the critically acclaimed "Big Night" at Dinner and a Movie Friday at Club Stewart.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for Sept. 26

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

September 26, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Highlanders take Generals into OT

FPCA took on the Generals from Georgia Christian in Valdosta Friday night, and forced overtime, but fell 32-26.

September 26, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports


Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies

Former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes passed away early Monday morning, according to a family announcement on Facebook.

September 26, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Six injured in two-car collision

A two-car crash Saturday night in Hinesville sent four adults and two children to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Arrest made in Long County fire

An arrest has been made in the aftermath of a Sunday fire that destroyed a mobile home on Harry Porters Heirs Road in Long County ...

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire at downtown Hinesville shop

The New and Not Shop on South Main in downtown Hinesville was damaged in a fire Sunday night.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


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