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Animal rescue group marks anniversary

Despite a tumultuous economy, Animal Haven of Hope Society president Jean Ann Lingle said the organization has been able to stay afloat and save more than 150 stray and feral cats from Liberty County Animal Control and area veterinarians.

May 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


Fort Morris to celebrate Memorial Day with bangs

Fort Morris State Historic Site will have its annual Memorial Day Commemoration from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 29.

May 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for May 21

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, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

May 21, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


At the movies for May 21-23

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Robin Hood" (PG13 at 12:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:40 p.m.), "Letters to Juliet" (PG at 1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:30 p.m.) "Just Wright" (PG at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:20 p.m.), "Iron Man 2" (PG13 at 11:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 10 p.m.) "A ...

May 21, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do


Texas man fakes his way to NCO post

FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas man with no military experience managed to trick the Army into letting him enter a reserve unit as a noncommissioned officer earlier this year, putting an untrained soldier in a leadership position in a time of war, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The revelation comes just months after the Army drew criticism for failing to flag the suspicious activities of the Army psychiatrist now charged with killing 13 and wounding dozens of others at Fort Hood.

May 21, 2010 | By Danny Robbins Associated Press writer | Military


Pembroke officer shows up in rap video

The Pembroke police officer that landed a brief spot in a rap video out of Savannah has no ties to any gangs, according to Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe.

The appearance of Sgt. Billy Gray in the video for the song "Savannah Anthem," which posted to YouTube on May 14, was really just an unintentional bad idea on the part of the video's director, Crowe said.

May 21, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


State plans hearing on nuclear plant costs

ATLANTA - Utility regulators are planning hearings on the cost of adding two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia.

The state's Public Service Commission will hear testimony next week on how much money Georgia Power has spent on what is expected to be a $14 billion project. The Southern Co. subsidiary says the project remains on schedule and under budget.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


DOT seeking millions for high-speed rail planning

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Transportation board has decided to seek more than $16 million from the Federal Railroad Administration to plan rail projects, including a passenger line that would loop around the eastern half of the state.

A committee of the board recommended asking for federal grant money on Wednesday, and the full board approved making the request on Thursday.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Bumper peach crop expected

FORT VALLEY (AP) - The harvesting, packaging and selling of Georgia's peaches has begun, and growers are cautiously looking for a bumper crop this year.

Robert Dickey, owner of Dickey Farms in Musella, said conditions were so favorable that growers had to thin the crop.

May 20, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Dogs found alone in RH home, owner charged

County law enforcement and animal control officials on May 11 rescued more than a dozen dogs and puppies that had been living alone in a Wellington Oaks subdivision home in Richmond Hill.

May 20, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Special to the Courier | State, National


A home where RH hearts were

"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity"

May 20, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Nice catch, release on Ossabaw

While fishing in the surf off Ossabaw Island Capt. Eric Adamski of GeorgiaSaltwaterCharters.com brought a bull redfish to the boat. In fact, Adamski caught three of these huge fish that day.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Before saying 'I do'

With wedding season right around the corner, a lot of soon-to-be brides and grooms are frantically nailing down their wedding and honeymoon plans. Before you marry and mingle your finances, be sure to carve out time for some candid conversations about your respective credit histories, your savings and spending philosophies, and your long-term financial goals as a couple.

May 20, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists


Georgia Ports grows 26 percent in April

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced today that the GPA experienced 25.6 percent container growth in April and has recorded five consecutive months of double-digit growth through its ports.

May 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Memorial Day 2010

I know everyone has seen the VFW or American Legion Auxiliary ladies selling the Memorial Day poppies at various locations.

May 20, 2010 | By B.J. Clark Guest columnist | Opinion


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State gets more clout

Georgia's clout in Congress has increased with the appointment of Rep. Tom Graves to chair the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee of the ...

January 24, 2017 | Rome (Ga.) News-Tribune | Opinion


The 300 pound man eating chicken

Kenny Fussell published a book, "Chico's Monkey Farm and Other Southern Tales," in 2002. He graciously gave me permission to share his stories.

January 23, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


'World class' entertainment?

Editor:

January 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Schools honor area students

Georgia Southwestern

January 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Weather may be rainy; coastal fishing fine

Hello folks. I sure hope everyone out there in the beautiful southeast Georgia Coast is enjoying our unseasonably warm weather.

January 23, 2017 | By Donny Branch Fishing columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Stewart

The National Weather Service confirmed the first tornado in the area from the weekend storms touched down near Fort Stewart. It was an EF-1. More ...

January 23, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Residents asked to take in former prisoners

Re-Entry Partnership Housing will be discussed at a meeting in Savannah Wednesday.

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


Sound off for Jan. 23

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 ...

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


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