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Graffiti is vandalism, not art

Recently, we were trying to paint over an act of vandalism on a busy local street. We are fairly lucky compared to many communities in that graffiti is not a constant issue here. It is still a significant problem that hurts our communities.

May 18, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Businesses challenged to held Dorchester

After months of work and fundraising, including the Dorchester Academy Kick-off Rally, the possibility of refurbishing the former boys dormitory is moving closer to reality. However, the hard work is not finished and the Dorchester Improvement Association still needs financial contributions.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Keyara Ann Alderman

Keyara Ann Alderman was born to Misty Drake at 5:24 pm on April 22. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Keyara weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Amari Cornellius Knighten

Amari Cornellius Knighten was born to Kelly Denise Thomas and Wentily Dontae Knighten at 3:57 pm on April 22. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Amari weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Elijah Zya’Keem Maliek Middleton

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


A’Teeyah Ra’chelle Canales

A'Teeyah Ra'chelle Canales was born to Sherrie De'Shawn Peden and Raul Ezequiel Canales at 6:15 pm on April 21. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby A'Teeyah weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Destiny Zerenity Martin

Destiny Zerenity Martin was born to Tiffany Nicole Judson and Billy Markel Martin at 1:17 pm on April 23.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Aaron Joshua Theodore Brown

Aaron Joshua Theodore Brown was born to Brandi and Paul Brown at 1:39 pm on April 24. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Aaron weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


A Night of Colors

Arrayed in their outfits, especially their beautiful hats, the ladies of the Tattnall Missionary Baptist Association gathered for their Annual Night of Colors.

May 18, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Trust God through these difficult times

In Ecclesiastes 3:1 the Bible says, "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven."

May 18, 2009 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Special to the Courier | Faith


Sound off for May 17

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 do we know what motivated callers:

May 18, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


The elephants' tent

Ninth District Rep. Nathan Deal has spent 16 years as Georgia's mountain district congressman. During that time, we've barely heard a peep from him. Deal's low profile may account for the ease with which he has slipped back into office every two years.

May 18, 2009 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


What it is like to be a lawmaker

Compared to what it looked like a couple of decades ago, Congress today is a far more representative body. It's true that, as Congressional Quarterly recently pointed out, the House and Senate are still "populated mainly by wealthy white men with advanced degrees and backgrounds in law and business." Yet Capitol Hill undeniably looks more like the American people than in the past.

May 18, 2009 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Search proves value of emergency crews

Editor, On the evening of April 24, 2009, the true dedication of our local emergency workers was unselfishly demonstrated.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Sports briefs for May 17, 2009

St. James camp

May 18, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


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Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Area men have ties to Emmy-winning film

A regional Emmy Award-winning historical documentary more than a decade in the making and shot in North Carolina has a local connection.

March 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | State, National


‘Insurgent’ only a mild improvement on ‘Divergent’

While I honestly can say I wasn't too impressed with last year's surprise hit "Divergent," its recently released sequel "Insurgent" is a slight improvement. But the series still continues to miss the boat.

March 27, 2015 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to do


Tiger track continues to place well

Bradwell Institute's track teams continue to do well in competition. On March 14, the teams were in Waycross for the Swamp relays hosted by Ware County High School. The Lady Tigers placed third overall and the Tiger boys finished fifth overall in 16 events scored.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Faith Baptist pastor speaks out

The Ludowici pastor at the center of a storm after his facilities were raided Wednesday night by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Agency defended his school Thursday and acknowledged there were defects in the students' living quarters.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Former Walthourville police chief arrested

Former Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget has been arrested for theft of government funds and violation of oath of office in metro Atlanta, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Lawmaker accuses Chamber, others of favoring predators over children

"Liberty and justice for all." These five words that conclude the Pledge of Allegiance are recited countless times every day across the United States, including every morning at your State Capitol in Atlanta.

March 26, 2015 | By State Rep. Jason Spencer | Opinion


Commission is opportunity to improve Georgia schools

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain.

March 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fort Stewart tanks arrive in Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania - Cranes hoisted five U.S. Army tanks into Lithuania on March 15, marking the first time the two nations will train with tanks since 1990, when the country became an independent state.

March 26, 2015 | By Sgt. Brandon Hubbard 204th Public Affairs Detachment | Military


American dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with that disagreement.

March 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Opinion


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


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