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Deputies defused dangerous situation

Editor, On Nov. 8 at 9 p.m., three youths decided to go and kill a deer by flashlight. They were busted by the game warden and that's when it hit the fan. The 16-year-old male driver decided to put Long County highways and roadways into danger.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


I break for hummingbirds

Every fall, mostly without our knowing it, ruby-throated hummingbirds migrate across the south, heading to the Florida coast and across the Gulf to over-winter. They make a wave of living jewels, pausing at the last trumpet flowers and honeysuckle.

November 29, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Letters to the Editor


First time jobless claims jump 75%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor has announced that first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October increased by 75 percent from the same month last year.

November 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority updates park's sign

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Student expelled for shooting threat

LUDOWICI - An 18-year-old Long County High School student was expelled last Friday for allegedly threatening to shoot several other students last month.

November 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Sound off for Nov. 14

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity. We also do not what motivated the callers:

November 29, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Motorcycle crash kills Midway man

According to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Trey Miller, Efrain Lozada-Gonzalez, 43, was killed in a motorcycle accident shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on U.S. 84 not far from Bill Carter Road in Midway.

November 29, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


JCB cutting jobs at Pooler plant

POOLER - JCB Inc., manufacturer of construction equipment, says it will lay off 120 employees at its Pooler plant near Savannah.

The company said Thursday the layoffs represent about a quarter of its Pooler work force and that the cuts will take place on Friday.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Teens lead officers on high-speed chase

LUDOWICI - An officer's attempt to cite someone for night hunting in Long County turned into a high-speed chase through a large portion of the county.

November 29, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Think of recycling before throwing anything away

Five things you should know:

November 29, 2008 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Another district having accreditation problems

BUCHANAN - Another Georgia school district is facing accreditation problems.

The head of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools says the organization has voted to place the Haralson County schools in west Georgia on probation.

November 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Drought tightens grip on north Georgia

ATLANTA - The epic drought gripping north Georgia is growing worse as water levels in lakes and streams across the state plumb record depths, feeding the dry conditions that spread rapidly across the northeast corner of the state.

Light rainfall and low groundwater fed the "exceptional" drought - the government's worst category - as it swelled like an angry ink blot throughout the northeast corner of the state, state climatologist David Stooksbury said Thursday.

November 29, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Game Day Nov. 14

Friday

November 29, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs Nov. 14

YMCA Dance classes

November 29, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Libert ARC gets lots of help

Editor, On behalf of the ARC of Liberty, we would like to extend our appreciation to some people in this community who have given their time, talents and generous donations to make life better for adults with developmental disabilities.

November 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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Newest Leadership Liberty class graduates

Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty class graduated and were recognized during a dinner July 10 at Spartina Landing.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Veterans Salute Day planned for Nov. 1

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will hold the second annual Veterans Salute Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at Bryant Commons.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


New region, new focus for Lady Tigers

Bradwell Institute softball head coach Sharyll Eastlake more than understands the task that lies ahead for her team as the Tigers enter a new region for the 2014 season.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Hinesville jobless rate up to 8.7%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up .3 percent from 8.4 percent in May. The rate was 9.8 percent in June a year ago.

July 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Next step in election certification

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | News


EPA rules good for business, economy

Some national business organizations have hammered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing new rules on carbon pollution from existing power plants, cutting carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 levels as a baseline. What planet are they on?

July 24, 2014 | By Richard Eidlin | Opinion


Small businesses want higher wages

If Congress actually listened to small-business owners, the minimum wage would be going up.

July 24, 2014 | By Holly Sklar Guest columnist | Opinion


Special-ed services in Long County

The Department of Exceptional Student Services of Long County Public Schools offers special-education services to eligible students. ages 3 through 21, and to children from birth through 21 who have hearing or visual impairments.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bologna conjures up fond memories

I like bologna - the mild sausage made from beef or meat scraps (beef, pork, turkey and/or chicken), not baloney, the mess you hear from TV infomercials about snake-oil pills that increase your memory, help you lose weight, fight bad breath and increase your personal wealth.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Food+Drink


Golf tourney Aug.2 is for scholarships

The 10th annual Henry "Hank" White Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 at the Cherokee Rose Golf Course in Hinesville.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Tennis tourney next month in R. Hill

The Richmond Hill Area Tennis Association will hold an adult doubles tennis tournament beginning Aug. 15 at the Richmond Hill High School and Rec Department courts.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Two firefighters injured

Two Hinesville firefighters were injured in an explosion Thursday morning, according to HFD Capt. Kris Johanson.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


BI student wins second in nation

Junwei Ren, a 2014 graduate of Bradwell Institute, claimed second place in the nation in computer applications at the recent Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn. Georgia FBLA had 56 national winners.

July 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Yet another Georgia river in peril

As far back as 2010, the Ogeechee River has been called one of the most threatened rivers in the country by environmental groups such as the Southeast Environmental Law Center.

July 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Midway officer nabs suspects minutes after crime

Midway Police Officer Russell Knox said it was solid police work and some luck that led to his apprehension of three armed-robbery suspects early Wednesday morning.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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