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House panel puts native in charge of DOT

ATLANTA - House lawmakers have approved Georgia's first transportation planning director.

The House Transportation Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to make Todd Long the Department of Transportation's first director of planning.

August 20, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


DOT reports balanced budget

ATLANTA - A Georgia Department of Transportation official says the DOT's budget is balanced for now, but faces an uncertain future.

DOT Treasurer Kate Pfirman told board members at their monthly meeting Wednesday that the state's budget from gas taxes balanced out exactly for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

August 20, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Local sailing the world for a living

Getting paid to travel the world and visit places like Singapore, Dubai, Thailand, Hong Kong and Hawaii may sound like the grand prize on a game show or a millionaire's sabbatical, but for one Liberty County native, it's just life.

August 19, 2009 | By Zach Duncan Correspondent | About People


Sports briefs for Aug. 19, 2009

Team Hinesville needs sponsors

August 19, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for Aug. 19, 2009

Today

August 19, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


The not-so-solent majority

Like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama wants to govern on the strength of a silent majority, although with a twist. Obama wants the majority that opposes or questions his policies to stay silent.

August 19, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Geek the libraries, please

Editor, I geek schooners. I geek beekeeping. I geek worms. You may have seen those great posters and billboards, and, like me, wondered what they're about.

August 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Volunteer to build job credentials

Job hunting when unemployed involves more than just sitting in front of a computer, sending off resumes and waiting for the phone to ring - or at least it should. Sitting at home day after day isn't good for you - or your job hunt.

August 19, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Vaccines important for ever age group

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and this year's goals are to increase awareness of immunizations for everyone, from infants to the elderly. This is an especially important reminder, not only for parents of infants and children but for adolescents, adults and seniors.

August 19, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Kids need to clean up mouths at home, in public

Q: My 16-year-old son has started using curse words in our home. What's the best way to deal with this?

August 19, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Fundraiser draws crowd to old Dorchester School

The smell of fried fish and fresh cole slaw drew hundreds of Liberty County residents to the aged steps of Midway's newly renovated Dorchester Civic Center on Saturday for the center's fish fry and car show.

August 19, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | Lifestyle


One arrested for after-school shooting

Eric Michael Turner, 21, of Hinesville was arrested by the Hinesville Police Department Crime Suppression Unit in front of his home at 910 Brett Drive the afternoon of Aug. 13. Police served a search warrant on Turner's residence on Wednesday, but he was not in the area.

August 19, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Sound off for Aug. 19

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor what motivated the callers:

August 19, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 19-26

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Be careful not to allow the backers of a new financial "deal" to pull the wool over the lamb's eyes. It could hold fewer plusses and more negatives than you were first led to believe.

August 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Offshore fishing tourney free for soldiers

Offshore Outlaw, a blue water fishing club out of Fort McAllister Marina in Richmond Hill, is offering soldiers an opportunity to participate in an offshore charter fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 19. Registration is under way now and will continue until all slots are filled.

August 19, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


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Eight Eagles named All-Sun Belt

STATESBORO - Eight Georgia Southern football student-athletes have been named preseason All-Sun Belt by Athlon Sports, and the Eagles have been picked second in the conference by the publication.

July 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


'Spider-Man' robs Wing Stop

An armed robber, wearing a Spider-Man mask, hit a Hinesville restaurant Saturday afternoon.

July 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


How to meet people's needs

There is a story in Matthew 14 about Jesus feeding the 5,000.

July 04, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Same-sex marriage seems only tolerated here

More than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right guaranteed for same-sex couples, not just a man and a woman, reaction in Liberty County appears to be muted.

July 04, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle


'Road Kill Cafe' revived in Pembroke

Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith recently served up a suggestion to one of his best friends, retired Bryan County Probate Court Judge Hermon Butler.

July 04, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Lifestyle


Seven Ministries thankful for support

Editor, The board of directors of Seven Ministries Inc. would like to thank the community for its support of our annual fundraiser, The Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-A-Thon. We had a record turnout and raised enough funds to award scholarships as well as help support our other programs.

July 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Students listed on Taylors Creek Elementary School's fourth nine-weeks honor roll were:

July 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


The best news in the best country

In two days, we will celebrate the 239th birthday of the United States. Many of us are convinced that ours is the greatest nation on Earth.

July 03, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Ted 2' is a step down from first film

"Ted 2" might be considered something of a disappointment for people who really enjoyed the first one. This sequel doesn't nearly reach the hilarious heights of the original and instead is satiated with a by-the-numbers script.

July 03, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Paddle Georgia brings hundreds to Ogeechee

"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

July 03, 2015 | By Brittani Howell For the Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


RH boy to promote movie on '700 Club'

Bobby Batson of Richmond Hill will be on the TV show "700 Club" on Tuesday to promote his upcoming movie, "90 Minutes in Heaven".

July 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Keeping God in your life, part 2

Last week, we began looking at how man is to keep God in the proper place in life.

July 02, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Former UGA prexy heads back to Malibu, all is well

Dr. Michael Adams, former president of the University of Georgia, has announced he is returning to Pepperdine University, located in the wilds of Malibu, California, to become chancellor effective Aug. 1. He had once been that institution's vice president of university affairs.

July 02, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local in Savannah Songwriter Series

Liberty County native and musician Dakota Woods will play at 6 p.m. Sunday at Johnny Harris Restaurant on Victory Drive in Savannah as part of the Savannah Songwriter Series.

July 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fourth of July up and down Georgia Coast

Brunswick: Brunswick Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration is held each year at Mary Ross Waterfront Park in the heart of historic downtown Brunswick. The festivities start at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 4, and feature organized and supervised classic games like sack races, tug-of-wars, horseshoes, various ball games, hula-hoop contests and more. Players compete for whole south Georgia watermelons. Can't win or just don't want to play but you still have a taste for watermelon? Free slices are handed out all evening, compliments of the city of Brunswick. The fireworks over the waters of the East River and ...

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Things to do


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