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Conference delves into church business

The Alliance of Administrators will host its 2010 Administrators Conference on the businesses of churches on April 23-24 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


BI ag-science students selling plants

Bradwell Institute Agriculture Science students are in the middle of their annual spring plant sale. Each spring, student's sell plants they have grown throughout the semester.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Education


CASA challenge: Remember 'forgotten children'

ATLANTA - In 2009, the Georgia foster care system served 16,300 abused and neglected children.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Literary festival at school here Saturday

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Chi Pi Zeta Chapter will host its first Ladies of the Dove Literary Festival from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday Lewis Frasier Middle School in Hinesville.

April 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Pastor to be installed at Trinity Saturday

Trinity Missionary Baptist Temple will have an installation service for Dr. Lucile W. Smiley as pastor at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Faith


Sound off for April 16

Here are some of the issues that 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:

April 16, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


At the movies for April 16-18

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Date Night" (PG13 at 12:50 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9:50 p.m.), "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (PG at 1:15 p.m., 4:20 p.m.) "The Last Song" (PG at 1:05 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:10 p.m. 9:45 p.m.), "Clash of the Titans" (PG13 in 3D at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. in 2D at 12:45 p.m., 3:50 ...

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do


Midway cleanup set for Saturday

Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington announced at this week's council meeting that there will be a city cleanup Saturday.

April 16, 2010 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Long stalled bus plan starting to move

After being stalled for two years, it appears Hinesville's city bus program may be back on track. The Hinesville City Council approved the purchase of eight 30-foot, 25 passenger diesel buses on April 1. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Friday's Coastal Courier.

April 16, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Strategies to pay less investment tax

Like millions of your fellow citizens, you may be filing your taxes this week. If you think that things might have turned out differently had you paid less in investment-related taxes, you might want to take steps soon to help ensure a different outcome in 2011.

April 15, 2010 | By Laura Evans Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists


Big tax refunds can be costly

This is the season for income taxes – and income tax refunds. According to the IRS, nearly 78 million people received federal tax refunds in 2009 averaging $2,705. If you're one of those folks, it may be tempting to think of your refund as a gift; but in fact, you've essentially been giving the government an interest-free loan for the past year.

April 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists


Carpet maker agrees to $18M settlement

ATLANTA - One of the world's largest carpet makers has agreed to an $18 million settlement with employees who claimed the company hired illegal immigrants in an effort to reduce wages.

April 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Perdue appoints special AG for health care fight

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Monday that he is appointing Frank C. Jones as the pro bono Special Attorney General to direct Georgia's participation in challenging the federal health care legislation recently passed by Congress. Georgia is joining the lawsuit filed by 18 other states in federal court in Florida at no cost to the state.

April 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Lawmakers get a little quality time

The Georgia General Assembly was out of session this week and enjoyed some much needed quality time with our families and in our places of full-time employment. It is always especially difficult being away from our families during session, as many of us live further away from the State Capitol and are not able to commute. All of the members were very grateful to be able to go home and spend Easter weekend and the week with our families. The week before, the days of session were shorter, and the House debated only a few pieces of legislation for the ...

April 15, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Sports


State gets a bit of good financial news

The Easter bunny was good to Georgia last week as he brought us the news that March revenue collections were up from a year ago, marking the first monthly increase in revenues since November of 2008.

April 15, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


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River Street festival June 3-4 has jazz, blues and barbecue

SAVANNAH - Bring your appetite and the family to get some mouthwatering barbecue at the Blues, Jazz and BBQ Festival hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association ...

May 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commissioner ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Memorial Day is also a call for action

Our choir sings a song that I find so powerful. It is titled, "We Will Remember."

May 27, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hinesville Gulf War veteran to march in National Memorial Day Parade

Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. Armed ...

May 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Will ‘Trump effect’ oust Ga. incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Good memories will last longer than your lifetime

God has blessed man with a great ability. It serves one most all his or her life. It is the memory.

May 26, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Bug fest Saturday at museum

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Children's Museum's annual family friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops is set for Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Lady Panther continues to excel

Former Liberty County High School Lady Panther track athlete Courtney Bennett notched another record for the Jacksonville (Alabama) State University Gamecocks during the 2016 Ohio ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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