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Horoscopes for March 17-24

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An unexpected problem should be handled as quickly as possible so that it doesn't cause too much of a delay. Someone who knows what you're facing could provide needed advice.

March 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Sound off for March 17

Here are some of the issues that 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:

March 17, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Model train show coming to Savannah

Savannah's model railroad club, the Coastal Rail Buffs, will have its 21st annual Savannah Model Railroad and Train Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Armstrong Atlantic State University's sports center on Abercorn Street.

March 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sports briefs for March 17, 2010

YMCA to host March Madness

March 17, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for March 17, 2010

Today

March 17, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Panthers lose region opener 4-3 against Bulldogs

The Liberty County High School baseball team was supposed to host its region opener against Washington County, but Mother Nature tossed in some rain and forced the boys to travel to Thomson on Saturday for their first region match.

March 17, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


Barracudas top tournament

On March 6, Hinesville's traveling baseball team, the 12U Barracudas, won its first tournament at the Jeff Davis County Baseball Complex in Hazlehurst. They defeated Pierce County in the final game for the championship trophy.

March 17, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


All-Stars prep for next tournament

The Scott's All-Stars basketball team played in a tournament March 5-7 at South Cobb High School in Austell.

March 17, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics bring home first-, second-place trophies

JESUP - The level four members of the Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics team won first- and second-place team trophies at recent meets in Rincon and Vidalia.

March 17, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Military ready to roll in parade

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield leaders and soldiers, along with about 200-300 3rd Infantry Division family members, will show support for troops deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan by walking in today's St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Savannah.

March 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Army revamps basic training PT

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in "ab blaster" classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades.

Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that's the kind of fitness needed to dodge across alleys, walk patrol with heavy packs and body armor or haul a buddy out of a burning vehicle.

March 17, 2010 | by Susanne M. Schafer Associated Press writer | Military


Smoltz returning as Braves broadcaster

NEW YORK (AP) - John Smoltz is embarking on a career as an analyst for Turner Broadcasting and the MLB Network, although he's not quite ready to say he's thrown his final major league pitch.

"I know the question comes up: Does that mean you retired?" the 42-year-old Smoltz said Tuesday. "Officially no. But in my life when I make a decision about something and I say something, my whole character is to live by it. At this point I'm not officially prepared to say I'm done. But that may not mean anything to the degree that ...

March 17, 2010 | By Ronald Blum AP sports writer | Sports


Teacher contract deadline delayed

ATLANTA - School districts in Georgia now have an extra month to decide how many teachers they will hire for next year.

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed into law Tuesday a bill that extends the deadline for educator contracts to May 15. The move is designed to give districts more flexibility as state lawmakers grapple with the state's sagging economy.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Trestle to Brunswick port being repaired

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Ports Authority officials say fire damage to a railroad trestle connecting to a shipping terminal in Glynn County is not as extensive as had been feared.

The trestle to the Colonels Island facility caught fire Monday. Authority spokesman Robert Morris says two rail cars carrying new Alabama-built Mercedes-Benz automobiles to the terminal burned, destroying all 16 autos.

March 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Regional land use plan gets thumbs up

The Coastal Regional Commission, made up of public officials from the 10 coastal Georgia counties, gave a unanimous thumbs up to a draft of the Regional comprehensive land use plan. The motion took place during the CRC's regular meeting Wednesday afternoon at the Richmond Hill Quality Inn.

March 16, 2010 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | News


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Remembering the many who gave their all

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect, remember, and honor those who paid the ultimate price to protect our freedom. While we recognize this day ...

May 30, 2016 | By U.S. Sen. David Perdue Guest columnist | Opinion


Ludowici woman dies in Florida hospital after accident

A Ludowici woman and candidate for Long County probate judge died Sunday in a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital after an accident, according to an obituary posted ...

May 29, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Transformational Christianity draws others to the light

After Jesus Christ's resurrection and ascension, the New Testament church was born with Spirit-filled believers who were being transformed.

May 28, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Comments sought on social studies standards

ATLANTA - The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for social studies for public comment. If approved, the standards will ...

May 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Comments sought on social studies standards

ATLANTA - The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for social studies for public comment. If approved, the standards will ...

May 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


River Street festival June 3-4 has jazz, blues and barbecue

SAVANNAH - Bring your appetite and the family to get some mouthwatering barbecue at the Blues, Jazz and BBQ Festival hosted by the Savannah Waterfront Association ...

May 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commissioner ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Memorial Day is also a call for action

Our choir sings a song that I find so powerful. It is titled, "We Will Remember."

May 27, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hinesville Gulf War veteran to march in National Memorial Day Parade

Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. Armed ...

May 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Will ‘Trump effect’ oust Ga. incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Good memories will last longer than your lifetime

God has blessed man with a great ability. It serves one most all his or her life. It is the memory.

May 26, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Bug fest Saturday at museum

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Children's Museum's annual family friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops is set for Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


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