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Kasey Kahne to Detour on Way to Hendrick

FORT WORTH, Texas - Kasey Kahne is headed to Hendrick Motorsports, but it's kind of complicated. Kahne, 30, has already driven for three teams in the Sprint Cup Series -- without ever moving. He began with Evernham Motorsports, which became Gillett Evernham, which became Richard Petty Motorsports. All along, Kahne drove No. 9, but he started in a Dodge and this year changed to a Ford.

April 30, 2010 | Monte Dutton NASCAR this week | Sports


At the movies for April 30-May 2

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Date Night" (PG13 at 12:50 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9:50 p.m.), "The Back-Up Plan" (PG13 at 1:15 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:35 p.m.) "Furry Vengeance" (PG at 12:45 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 6:25 p.m. 7:40 p.m., 9:55 p.m.), "Clash of the Titans" (PG13 in 3D at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.) "A ...

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do


Chili cook-off to put heat on firefighters

A team of Hinesville firefighters will judge the famous "Kentucky Chucky's Great Chili Cook Off" at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the First Baptist Church in Hinesville, 220 E. Memorial Drive.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Marne-A-Palooza brings fun to Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - Hundreds of service members and civilians attended a concert featuring musicians from the 3rd Infantry Division Band on April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq.

April 30, 2010 | By Spc. Jessica Rohr Special to the Courier | Military


Shipping convention in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority will host the 2010 International Association of Ports and Harbors mid-term board meeting June 7-9. The previous biennial meeting was hosted by the Port of Dunkirk in France.

April 30, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Hville-Stewart home prices decrease

In Hinesville-Fort Stewart, home prices, including distressed sales, declined by 12.36 percent in February 2010 compared with February 2009, according to First American CoreLogic, a financial services company that specializes in surety and title insurance. Excluding foreclosures and other distressed transactions, the year-over-year house price index for February was down 8.01 percent, compared to January, when prices were down 6.12 percent.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New cell tower activiated on post

As part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for mobile devices and services, AT&T recently announced the activation of a new cell site on Fort Stewart that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses in and around the military base.

April 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Memorial Drive round-about may get art work

City officials plan to beautify Hinesville by commissioning street art for the Memorial Drive roundabout. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Savannah College of Art and Design students will create designs for a sculpture or memorial art piece that characterizes and celebrates Hinesville. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

April 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | LIBERTY LIFE


City government is a big spending party

Editor, After reading the headline in the April 16 issue of our beloved Coastal Courier newspaper, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to voice my humble opinion and exercise my First Amendment right to respond.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Let's think about soil, water

Editor, The Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District encourage you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during the week of April 25-May 2.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Kudos to qualifying candidates

Last week was Georgia Cities Week - a Georgia Municipal Association creation that is aimed at informing the public on the importance of cities. Nearly 100 municipalities in the state participate in the event in one form or another, including Hinesville, Midway, Flemington and others.

April 29, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


The high cost of putting people in jail

 Each day across Georgia, the state Department of Corrections prepares enough meals to feed the population of the city of Marietta. Breakfast and lunch are served to nearly 60,000 adult prisoners. Paying for 31 state prisons annually costs taxpayers $1 billion, including the cost to manage 150,000 parolees.

April 28, 2010 | By Mike Klein Guest columnist | Opinion


Think trees when you turn on faucet

When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don't think about the water we drink.

April 28, 2010 | By John Rosenow Guest columnist | Opinion


Approved budget has cuts for everyone

Day 37 (Tuesday, April 20, 2010): With only four days remaining in this year's session, we get down to business today by passing the amended FY 2010 budget that runs through June 30 of this year. The historic drop in state revenue is evident here as the FY 2010 budget has been reduced to 2004 and 2005 levels as revenues have fallen $1.6 billion since the original 2010 budget was passed last April. Totaling $17.7 billion, the average agency has been cut 18 percent while vital services such as Medicaid and Education have been cut only 9 ...

April 28, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


2010 session almost done

The 2010 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is nearing an end after months of hard work and dedication. Major milestones were completed this week and now with day 38 completed, the marathon is almost finished and the finish line is in sight. With two days left, this week legislators met some of our goals for the session. The General Assembly has now balanced the budget for the state, passed a transportation funding bill, and passed ethics reform.

April 28, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


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Losing home to fire puts life in perspective

Philip Wilheit is a man of no small influence in our state. A community leader and a successful business man - he is president and CEO ...

December 08, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Paul’s Art Studio holds grand opening in downtown Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Nov. 29 for Paul's Art Studio, located at 114 S ...

December 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville woman grazed by bullet

According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Patrolman Donald Nunnally, a Hinesville woman is lucky to be alive after being grazed by a bullet ...

December 08, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty County in December, 1864

Looking back and reading old diaries that were written by people in Liberty County during the awful Civil War makes me thankful for the times ...

December 08, 2016 | Margie Love | LIBERTY LIFE


Life in Liberty Q&A: Cadet first lieutenant Benjamin Nelson, Bradwell senior

Q. What did you learn from attending the Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony?

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


Hinesville Police blotter Dec. 7

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Woman claims man she met on dating website stole shoes, hat

A Hinesville woman reported that a first date went strangely awry when the man departed abruptly after taking three pairs of her shoes and a ...

December 07, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


Life in Liberty: Keeping the history of Pearl Harbor alive

Pearl Harbor remembrances are spanning generations in Liberty County.

December 07, 2016 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


‘Incarnate’ a mishmash of dull supernatural themes

"Incarnate" could best be described as a mishmash of "Inception" meets "The Exorcist," but don't think of that as a good thing.

December 07, 2016 | Justin Hall | LIBERTY LIFE


‘American Pickers’ looking for more treasure in Georgia

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and their team are headed back to Georgia. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the ...

December 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Sound Off Dec. 7

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 ...

December 07, 2016 | Anonymous callers | Sound off


Next level reality for some locals

Former St. James Coastal Crew Rebels and Liberty County High School basketball player Freddie McSwain Jr., is enjoying his career at Indiana University. The junior ...

December 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


One win a season does not make

Saturday was the first time all season I actually felt like I was at a Georgia Southern football game.

December 07, 2016 | By Chris Stanley cstanley@statesboroherald.com | Sports


Pearl Harbor remembered

Most people know what happened at Pearl Harbor from history books but Glover Manning Jr. was actually there.

December 07, 2016 | Tiffany King and Dan Scott Coastal Courier | Military


Best floats in 2016 Christmas parade announced

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the first and second place winners for best ...

December 07, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


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