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Terrell County sheriff sentenced to jail

ALBANY - Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens will spend five days in jail and pay a fine after a judge determined he ignored an order to bring inmates to court.

Judge Dane Perkins says Bowens intentionally created a lack of personnel on a day inmates were due in court. Perkins says Bowens then claimed he didn't have enough workers to transport inmates safely. The Sheriff's office has 32 employees.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Governor to sign seabelts in pickups law

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is preparing to sign legislation requiring adults riding in pickup trucks to wear seat belts.

Perdue is scheduled to go to Dalton, Ga., to sign the measure Thursday afternoon.

June 03, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Hinesight questions NAACP rally

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Sports


Martin's wife Polly appointed sheriff

Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall on Tuesday appointed former Sheriff Don Martin's widow, Polly E. Martin, to serve as interim sheriff until November's special election.

June 02, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


FRGs answer call of duty

Sixty years ago, the Army was not as supportive of married soldiers and their dependents as it is today. The adage, "If the Army wanted you to have a wife, you'd be issued one," was often heard.

June 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


Best things: Dad's family vacations

Hinesville resident Chris Jimenez is the busy father of three teens: Dianna, 18, Tony, 16, and Lynda, 14. He and his wife, Liberty County school teacher Juanita Jimenez, take their family on vacation every summer. Here are the Jimenez family's favorite five vacation destinations:

June 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | About People


NAACP rally targets racial profiling

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP wants the city of Hinesville to disband its Crime Suppression Unit based on allegations of racial profiling. The NAACP will have a rally at 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the Liberty County Courthouse steps and will go before the city council during its regular 3 p.m. meeting at Hinesville City Hall.

June 02, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


LeConte volunteers are right on Target

More bricks were laid in place last weekend as several employees from Midway's Target Distribution Center volunteered to work on The Walk: An African-American Tribute at the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation.

June 02, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


How much will you give up for convenience?

Editor, Advances in technology have made our daily lives more convenient and supposedly more secure, but at what cost to our privacy?

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Please help my injured dog

Editor, About five months ago I was given a baby pit. I call her Beautiful. She was born with only one toe on her left hind leg. She came into the world with a deformity but my love for animals allowed me to take this 3-week-old puppy into my heart. At the same time, two other puppies wandered into my yard.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Thanks, Heritage Bank

Editor, The Heritage Bank has earned a thank you from the citizens of Hinesville for hosting a shredding day on Saturday, May 22.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Kinsgton should eradicate daylight savings time

Editor, This is a letter to U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-District 1.

June 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Health-care reform will get old for retirees

There are 78 million baby boomers and a very large number of them have retirement on their minds. If the past is a guide, more than 80 percent of them will retire before they become eligible for Medicare (at age 65). Although about one-third of U.S. workers have a promise of post-retirement health care from an employer, almost none of these promises are funded and, as is the case of the automobile companies, are likely to be broken in whole or in part.

June 02, 2010 | By Dr. John C. Goodman | Opinion


Rep. Barrow addresses BPC graduates

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College had commencement ceremonies for the class of 2010 on May 15 on the Mount Vernon campus.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Perdue signs school governance bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Senate Bill 84, landmark school board governance legislation.

June 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Sound off for Jan. 23

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January 23, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Winning week for FPCA hoops

It was a good week for First Presbyterian Christian Academy basketball as their Vvrsity teams nabbed wins against Memorial and Robert Toombs Christian Academy.

January 23, 2017 | By Maria Graham Correspondent | Sports


Law enforcement deserves penny tax

I live in a fine community where it is quite common for citizens to approach me and ask what they can do to help us.

January 23, 2017 | By Sheriff Steve Sikes Guest columnist | Opinion


Regional library hires interim director

SAVANNAH - Live Oak Public Libraries Regional Board of Trustees, with support from the Georgia Public Library Service, has appointed Stephen Whigham as interim library directory ...

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hospital moving its business office

Liberty Regional Medical Center plans to move its business office across the street to Hinesville Square Shopping Center.

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Panthers roll past tide in big way

The Liberty County Panthers basketball teams manhandled the Long County Blue Tide on Tuesday in an important Region 2-AAA meeting. All four of the teams ...

January 23, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey Correspondent | Sports


Youngsters can sharpen bird ID skills

It's time for young birders to begin honing their bird-identifying skills as they prepare for the 12th annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for ...

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fred's in Hinesville damaged

Saturday's storm reportedly damaged the roof the Fred's on Veterans Parkway in Hinesville.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Electricity in the air and a sea of red hats

Editor's note: Lewis Levine of Hinesville is a Courier correspondent who has covered four presidential inaugurations. Here are some of his impressions of what ...

January 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hitting the reset button on Russia

President Barack Obama has finally had it with Russia. It only took eight years of cold reality - topped off by the Russian interference in the ...

January 21, 2017 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


FPCA students witness history

Mackenzie Bazemore said her phone clocked her at 27,605 steps on Friday as she and 14 other First Presbyterian Christian Academy students walked around ...

January 21, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New Year's can reveal your personality

What does the New Year mean to you?

January 21, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Jury awards $15 million to survivor of I-16 crash

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which ...

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Report on LCDA

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Jan. 26 at Connection Church.

January 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Liberty's own Furniture Guy

Treasured tables, furniture and other pieces start off as rough pieces of old wood before David Betts puts his hand to it in his Midway ...

January 21, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Business News


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