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Ministry serves area individuals, families

We live in a fast-paced community here in Hinesville, Fort Stewart, Liberty and the surrounding counties. Many people suffer crises and tragedies, but they don't have caregivers to count on. Family members and friends may be scattered across the country or even the world. Neighbors and some friends rarely offer the support they once did. So when a crisis or challenge hits, many people have no one to turn to and end up facing it alone.

March 07, 2011 | By John Scherer Columnist | Opinion


Distillers asking for fewer restrictions

ATLANTA - A bipartisan group of state legislators is backing a measure that would make it easier for Georgia distillers to turn fruits and grains into liquor.

March 07, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Political bickering threatening port

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. - Hardeeville welcomed its first veterinarian a few weeks ago the same way this job-hungry town in one of South Carolina's poorest counties celebrated openings last year of a new hardware store and a Mexican restaurant - with a ribbon cutting and a speech by the mayor.

March 07, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Great American Cleanup is looming

The Great American Cleanup season officially has begun! Thousand of communities just like ours are gearing up to clean up and "green up" their neighborhoods, roads and schools as well as look for ways to beautify and enhance green spaces. Why go to all this effort? Clean and attractive communities are healthier, safer, environmentally balanced and usually economically healthy, too. Those are all goals that I have for Liberty County and I hope you do, too! Activities already are in the works for the next few months. Just one thing is missing - we need you involved. Here are a few ...

March 07, 2011 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for March 6

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 07, 2011 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Capitol notes for Feb. 28-March 4

The Georgia House passed a bill that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in the state and contains some provisions similar to a tough law enacted in Arizona last year.

March 04, 2011 | Associated Press | State, National


Ga Tech topples No. 13 Maryland 70-64

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - Alex Montgomery scored 17 points, including a key three-point play down the stretch, to help Georgia Tech rally for a 70-64 victory over No. 13 Maryland in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament quarterfinals.

March 04, 2011 | Associated Press | State, national sports


Lawmakers want to relax gun control further

ATLANTA - A year after Georgia lawmakers passed a sweeping gun-rights expansion that allowed permit-holders to carry guns into some bars and more parking lots, the Legislature is considering new changes that would allow them to carry their weapons into churches and make it easier for them to renew their licenses.

March 04, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Gingrich exploring presidential bid

ATLANTA - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced Thursday he is exploring a run for president and has launched a website to collect donations so he can gauge support.

March 04, 2011 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Vann's marks move to new spot

Vann's Bar & Grill has opened at its new location at 176 East Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Variable annuities may boost retirement fund

Here's a sobering statistic: 46 percent of workers surveyed had little or no confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years, according to the 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey, issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. So you may want to explore all possible retirement-savings vehicles - including a variable annuity.

March 04, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Midway man joins Angus Association

Samuel T. Brown of Midway is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Area chamber names NeSmith business leader of year

CLAXTON - Demere NeSmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that Martin NeSmith, president of the Nesmith Chevrolet Automotive Group, was named business leader of the year Feb. 24 by the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Devil' offers lots of twists and turns

I'd like to open by congratulating "The King's Speech" on winning four Oscars last weekend. I'll also say cheers to best actress Natalie Portman and best supporting actor Christian Bale. I told you he'd win.

March 04, 2011 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Things to Do


Sound off for March 4

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:

March 04, 2011 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


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The coming invasion of our coast

Editor: There have recently been some interesting events involving the approaching invasion of our coast by seismic testers and oil well drillers.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Opinion


It's time to prepare for spring

January marks your last chance to plant wildflower seed. Many of the seeds require cold weather to germinate, and if planted after January, they will ...

January 15, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


What are you saying to God?

Matthew 18: "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth ...

January 15, 2018 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Birth: Sa'miyah Faith Dowling

Sa'miyah Faith Dowling was born at 11:54 a.m. Dec. 12 to Narvina and Dontae Dowling.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Chamber sets banquet, Taste of Liberty for Jan. 25

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Taste of Liberty will be Thursday, Jan. 25.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


DNR puts out updated fishing guide

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Anglers can find lots of 2018 fishing information in the new Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Girls on the Run hoping to expand in 2018

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia is gearing up for 2018, which will include the program's regular spring season and summer day camps.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sound off for Jan. 15

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. You may also ...

January 15, 2018 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


MLK committee announces honors

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced award recipients for the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration, which is this weekend and Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Ports topic at Thursday lunch

Georgia Ports Authority staff will be featured at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


RH murder suspect turns self in to Hinesville PD

The Richmond Hill Police Department reports that an arrest has been made in the fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning at Plantation Apartments.

January 15, 2018 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Public Safety


Girls on the Run gears up for 2018 season

Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia is getting ready 2018, which will include the program's regular spring season and also summer day camps.

January 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Sports


Ga. Southwestern announces Dean's List

Ashley Anderson of Ludowici made the Fall 2017 Dean's List at Georgia Southwestern State University and was among 600 students recognized for scholastic achievement.

January 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Education


What does salvation mean?

In 1 Timothy 2:3, we read the following words: "This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved."

January 13, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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