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Missing man's death ruled homicide

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County man's death has been ruled a homicide months after his skeletal remains turned up in a field.

Effingham sheriff's spokesman David Ehsanipoor says Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy results show Robert Mack died from unspecified trauma.

July 27, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


State cuts hit coastal parks, historic areas

BRUNSWICK - Summer is the season of swimming pools and picnics in parks, but this season is also one of economic troubles, as state parks along Georgia's coast continue to cope with shorter hours and smaller staffs while trying to attract visitors.

Fort Morris Historic Site, in Liberty County, is now only open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays. The site offers a self-guided tour of the Revolutionary War battleground, but often does guided tours for large events and school groups.

July 27, 2010 | Joanna Carver The Brunswick News | Outdoors/Recreation


Seems like old times: Braves lead division

ATLANTA - Brian McCann grew up cheering for Glavine and McGriff, Maddux and Justice, guys who expected to make the playoffs year after year after year.

The Braves catcher is starting to get that feeling himself.

July 27, 2010 | By Paul Newberry AP sports writer | Sports


Officer fired after molestation charges

RINCON - A 34-year-old Chatham County corrections officer has been fired after he was charged with child molestation Monday.

Rincon police arrested James Jackson Brown at a local home. Rincon police Chief Mike Bohannon says the arrest followed an ongoing investigation.

July 27, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Family, friends accent short, turbulent life

More than 100 relatives, friends and even police officers, who worked around the clock several days to bring Savannah Smith home, celebrated her life Saturday morning at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Hinesville.

July 26, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


City considers day laborer meeting point

Finding a central location where day laborers can meet was one of several topics taken up by the Hinesville City Council during a planning workshop earlier this month.

July 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Election results needed sooner

Tuesday, July 20, was election day and according to Liberty County Supervisor of Elections Ella Golden, everything went smoothly. Liberty County voters were able move efficiently through the voting process and choose the candidates of their choice. However, when it came to actually reporting the results from each precinct, "smooth" isn't the first word that comes to mind.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Vouchers bring out strong feelings

What, you may ask, am I going to say this week about the primary elections? The answer: nothing.

July 26, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Thanks for help at back-to-school rally

Editor, Project Reach G.A.N.G.'s Back-to-School rally was once again a huge success for Liberty County and the surrounding areas. Project Reach G.A.N.G. Inc. gives all the credit to God and would like to specially thank its many sponsors and booth participants. The attendance was outstanding at more than 1,500 people. The entertainment also was great with recording artist Naomi Ruth McFadden, USA Weightlifting Team Hinesville, Ayoluwa African Dance Theater, Polynesians Dancers, and guest speaker Larry "Gator" Rivers of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Death threats ignored by media

Editor, Liberal media outlets are ignoring the death threats made by the New Black Panthers organization. King Samir Shabazz, a leader in that organization, was caught on video declaring that they (all black men) need to kill some crackers and they [sic] babies.

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Best sleep aid still sleeping in Iraq

It's 3 in the morning. You have half of your bed piled high with pillows and laundry to help fill the emptiness of a too-large queen size bed. And you're wide awake.

July 26, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Early bird gets the fish

Hello, friends, neighbors and fellow anglers. Tight Line Jr. here. I hope everyone is doing well. I was talking to my good buddy Roy Rogers, and he gave me some information about fishing on Fort Stewart I would like to share with y'all.

July 26, 2010 | By Donny Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Night in state park promotes bats

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The ninth annual Bat Blitz, hosted by the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, is set for July 25-29, at Fort Mountain State Park near Chatsworth. The blitz provides an opportunity for researchers, management biologists and students from federal and state agencies, universities and industries to exchange information and develop strategies for studying bat communities.

July 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Hinesight discusses AYP at local schools

July 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


CASA volunteer sworn in

Last week, Fran Lewis-Timmons was sworn in at the Liberty County Courthouse by Judge Linny Darden as a volunteer with Court Appointed Special Advocate for children.

July 26, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


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BoE votes to fire Reese

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Thursday to accept the recommendation of a tribunal panel and is firing former Liberty County Chief Financial Officer ...

April 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | News


Ludowici dance teams named champs

Four teams from the Southeast Cheer dance studio, which is based in Ludowici, recently competed in the Diamond Cheer and Dance Championships in Tallahassee, Fla.

April 27, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Sports


Remember your fellow man

Caring for others should not be unusual for the child of God.

April 27, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


When the political process stinks

There is a saying that the two things you don't want to see made are law and sausage. Sometimes, they are hard to tell ...

April 27, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Long County names new recreation director

Recently the Long County Board of Commissioners named Brandon McManus as the new recreation department director.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


200 3rd ID soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2017 deployment of approximately 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, stationed ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Long County deputies honored

For the past 13 years, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has partnered with the MADD Georgia chapter to celebrate successes in the ongoing ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class tours post

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class toured Fort Stewart on April 11, as part of their leadership development class.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Sheriff’s Office needs public's help in locating missing man

According to Long County Sheriff's Detective, Tom Sollosi, Larry Anthony "Tony" Thompson has been reported missing, by his family. Mr. Thompson is 46 years ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Eleventh annual Keep Liberty Beautiful Earth Day celebration

Spring break cut into participation at this year's Liberty County Earth Day, but the organizer said she thought everybody was having a good time.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


Howard is masons’ top 2017 civil servant

During his 27-year career, Hinesville Police Department Lt. Tracey Howard has been a beat cop, a detective and is now head of HPD's traffic ...

April 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Pre-K Center registration this Saturday

Liberty County Pre-K Center registration will be held Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pre-K Center, 206 Bradwell St.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Verbal dispute over game cards leads to punches

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sound off for April 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 ...

April 26, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


New Midway city hall hits snag over cost

It hasn't even been built yet, but Midway's plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the ...

April 26, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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