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Do what you need to to make holiday special

It's interesting to hear the different answers you get when you ask folks what the best things about Christmas are.The large majority of answers revolve around family and friends and sharing the holidays with them. This was certainly true in a recent worldwide Internet poll. Family was the No. 1 answer for almost half of all participants, with enjoyment of the time off for the holidays the next favorite, following closely behind were the joy of giving and opportunity for the expression of faith. While some would rearrange those priorities, most would agree that these are high on ...

December 24, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe For the Coastal Courier | Living well


Sports briefs Dec. 24, 2008

Panthers ranked

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Hearing aid funds ready for children

The Coastal Health District's Universal Newborn Hearing and Screening Initiative has funds available for the purchase of hearing aid devices for infants and children who meet certain qualifications. The Coastal Health District is comprised of Bryan, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties.

December 24, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Game Day Dec. 24, 2008

Today

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


MACE Drug Task Force report

November 2008 report

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Game Day

Prep football title games this weekend

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Troy Davis seeks another day in court

ATLANTA - The risk that Georgia could execute an innocent man should compel the state to hear his claims of innocence, Troy Davis' lawyers told a federal panel on Tuesday.

Attorneys in the case argued for about an hour before a three-judge panel at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, wrangling over whether Davis' lawyers had used the proper protocol in exhausting his options for a new hearing and whether evidence uncovered after his conviction warranted a fresh look at the case.

December 24, 2008 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | State, National


Cancer expected to be world's top killer by 2010

ATLANTA - Cancer will overtake heart disease as the world's top killer by 2010, part of a trend that should more than double global cancer cases and deaths by 2030, international health experts said in a report released Tuesday.

Rising tobacco use in developing countries is believed to be a huge reason for the shift, particularly in China and India, where 40 percent of the world's smokers now live.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Strobbe AP medical writer | Living well


Auto bailout talks intensify

WASHINGTON -- Tense talks are continuing on a bill to provide financial aid to the auto industry as the White House pushes tougher consequences than congressional Democrats embrace for failure by the carmakers to bring costs under control.

The Bush administration would allow a "car czar" envisioned in the legislation to force the companies into bankruptcy if they weren't doing enough to cut labor costs, restructure their debt and downsize to stay afloat.

December 24, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Ken Thomas Associated Press writers | Business


U.S. kids improving in math, science

WASHINGTON - American schoolchildren do better than people think in math and science, but Asian students still dominate in math and have gained ground in science, an international study found.

Kids in the U.S. made significant gains in math since 1995 and score above average on international fourth- and eighth-grade tests in the subject, according to a study released Tuesday.

December 24, 2008 | By Libby Quaid AP education writer | Education


Local soccer team wins bracket in Savannah tourney

The Hinesville Gators, a U12 girls soccer team, won the Silver Bracket division this past weekend at the Savannah Recreation Cup hosted by the Georgia Coastal Soccer Association.

December 24, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Hearing starts in immigrant attacks

TIFTON -- A sentencing hearing for one of the people charged in the 2005 killings of six Mexican immigrants in brutal attacks in and around Tifton began Monday and is expected to last at least a week.

Jamie Underwood pleaded guilty in September to all four indictments against him. Tift County Superior Court Judge Gary McCorvey sentenced him at the time to 120 years in prison on three of the four indictments. The sentencing on the fourth indictment, which includes murder charges, is being held separately because the prosecution is seeking the death penalty.

December 24, 2008 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | State, National


Greg Maddux retires

LAS VEGAS - Greg Maddux grew up with the same weekend ritual as so many other American kids.

Tagging along with his big brother, he would run down to the park to play ball against the older guys from the neighborhood in regular Sunday scrimmages.

December 24, 2008 | By Mike Fitzpatrick AP baseball writer | Sports


Cocoa products that may contain melamine recalled

ATLANTA - Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is warning residents that three G&J cocoa products packaged for Christmas sale are being recalled because they may contain the industrial chemical melamine.

December 23, 2008 | The Associated Press | News


Unemployment up in metro Hinesville

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area was a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.8 percent in November, up 2.3 percentage points over the year from November of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville declined three-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 7.1 percent in October.

December 23, 2008 | Staff report | News


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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


Birth: Ja'Caleb Ramel Tippins

Ja'Caleb Ramel Tippins was born at 8:03 a.m. Aug. 14 to Natasha Staton and Jamel Staton of Glennville.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Demographics shifting in schools nationwide

For the first time in American history, schools are in for a massive demographic shift. This fall the overall number of Latino, African-American, Native and Asian students will outnumber non-Hispanic white students.

August 28, 2014 | Desert News Service | Education


PBS's 'Time Team America' highlights GSU work

STATESBORO - In 2012, the PBS show Time Team America tracked the adventures of a Georgia Southern University archaeologist and students at Camp Lawton, a Civil War POW camp in Millen, as they uncovered buried secrets using the latest technology and decades of expertise.

August 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


EPD marsh ruling creates a 'fine mess'

For many environmental organizations in Georgia, Earth Day will never be the same.

August 28, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Guest columnist | Opinion


Wounded Warriors don't help older vets

Editor, My hat goes off to the Tri County RC Flyers for their recent airshow and the thousands of dollars they raised for wounded veterans. Unfortunately, the Courier's story contained a description of the Wounded Warrior Project organization that was misleading and is inaccurate. It read "… which helps veterans wounded in conflict…"

August 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Long BoE increases meal prices

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 28, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


A little help from one mother to another

Editor, My wife went grocery shopping the morning of Aug. 21 with our 2-year-old son. While shopping, she bumped into another shopper along the way several times and made small talk. My son started to get bored and upset, so my wife cut her trip short and headed to the checkout.

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Contest promotes family-friendly schools

The Georgia Department of Education, along with its partners - The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia, the Georgia Association of Educators and the Georgia Foundation for Public Education - now is accepting applications for the 2015 Georgia Family-Friendly Partnership School Awards.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Horoscopes for week of Aug 27-Sept. 2

Here's what the stars hold for you this week:

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Birth: Donald Bernard Greene III

Donald Bernard Greene III was born at 9:40 a.m. Aug. 10 to Lequitta Walthour of Hinesville.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Teens, this is series -- text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound Off for Aug 27

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

August 27, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Hinesville Police Department blotters

Aug. 6

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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