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Ga. jobless rate hits 6.9%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to an unadjusted rate of 6.9 percent in December, up 2.9 percentage points over the year from December 2007. The jobless rate in Coastal Georgia rose eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.1 percent in November.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wreath donors recognized

Wreaths for Warriors Walk recently presented certificates of appreciation and commemorative plaques to The Heritage Bank of Hinesville and GeoVista Credit Union.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


1st Brigade conducts live fires

Paladins from 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team fire off artillery rounds into the impact training area on Fort Stewart. The live fire exercise is the first since 1st HBCT Soldier came back from Iraq last April.

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Military


Woes usually not from finanaces

From what I read in this and other newspapers around the world is that everybody's broke or are going to be soon.

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Smart steps to take if you're laid off

Georgia Society of CPAs

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Over spending is home to roost

The news out of Atlanta in recent weeks has been how the state is going to deal with a shortfall in the current budget year. Lawmakers are there trying to figure that out now. State law prohibits deficit spending, so our represenatives are trying to figure out what to do. The question is why does the state have a $2 billion deficit?"

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fort Stewart fixture honored before move to Virginia

The rainclouds didn't keep soldiers from gathering at Fort Stewart's Marne Garden on Thursday to bid farewell to one of the 3rd Infantry Division's long-time leaders.

January 30, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Sports briefs for Jan. 30, 2009

A 9-pin, no-tap bowling tourney

January 30, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for Jan. 30, 2009

Today

January 30, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Election supervisor happy to help voters

Name: Ella Golden

January 30, 2009 | By Sean Coughlin Special to the Courier | About People


Army works to combat rising suicide rate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2009 - The Army is committed to finding out why more soldiers committed suicide in 2008 than ever recorded, Army officials told reporters during a media roundtable today at the Pentagon.

January 30, 2009 | By Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Troop sucide rate at record high

WASHINGTON - Stressed by war and long overseas tours, U.S. soldiers killed themselves last year at the highest rate on record, the toll rising for a fourth straight year and even surpassing the suicide rate among comparable civilians.

Army leaders said they were doing everything they could think of to curb the deaths and appealed for more mental health professionals to join and help out.

January 30, 2009 | By Pauline Jelinek and Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writers | Military


Sound off for January 28

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives.

All you people talking about Bush, he's gone now. And you'll be glad when Clinton gets out of office also. Obama is just a name. He hired all of Clinton's staff.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


This week's horoscopes

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Easy ways to deal with tough problems

I never ceased to be amazed at how easy it is to solve potentially large behavior problems with just a little imagination. Case in point: A 3-year-old girl whose aversion to wearing clothing was threatening to hold the family hostage. Her mother wrote:

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


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Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught

A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County falls to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reports

Aug. 8

September 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park

SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville wins national innovation award

The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville woman’s face slashed

A Hinesville woman was viciously attacked Wednesday night while sitting at home, according to the Hinesville Police Department.

August 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


$500,000 grant to Ludowici for water, sewer

The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant.

August 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Birth: Carson David Acosta

Carson David Acosta was born at 2:11 p.m. Aug. 10 to Sarah Brown of Rural Hall, North Carolina, and Austin Acosta of Brush, Colorado.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Beach party for Labor Day

Tybee Island is having a Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday. The party will be around Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It will include live music featuring the Swingin' Medallions starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visittybee.com.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale.

August 29, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


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