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Savannah Tech hires, promotes employees

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College promoted two members of its administrative staff and welcomed two new employees in February.

March 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Tire Rack hosts YALL members

March 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


QDR changing two-war strategy

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2010 - The model used to determine the appropriate size of the United States military is being replaced following the Quadrennial Defense Review process, a senior defense official said here today.

March 11, 2010 | By Jordan Reimer American Forces Press Service | Military


DoD restarts spouse employment program

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2010 - The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program, commonly known as MyCAA, will resume March 13 for the more than 136,000 spouses who already have established an account, the defense official who heads up the program announced today.

Officials announced a temporary halt in the program Feb. 18, pending a top-to-bottom review, after a six-fold spike in enrollments in January, a surge that overwhelmed the system and caused the program to nearly reach its budget threshold.

March 11, 2010 | By Elaine Wilson American Forces Press Service | Military


Gates discusses Iraq, Afghanistan with deployed troops

A U.S. MILITARY BASE IN SOUTHWEST ASIA, March 11, 2010 - Servicemembers quizzed Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates about Afghanistan, the elections in Iraq and the Iran situation during a question-and-answer period here today.

Gates spoke to members of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing. The wing has been deployed here since January 2002 in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The unit has a refueling mission, a reconnaissance mission and also provides air command and control for the U.S. Central Command area of operations.

March 11, 2010 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Long term thinking on state funding

The news is not good for Georgia on the economic front. It seems sales tax revenue is down approximately 10 percent from February 2009, and last year revenue was down ... well, let's say they were way down and leave it at that for now.

March 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Deadline for homestead exemption is near

April 1, 2010 is the deadline for accepting applications for homestead exemption for tax year 2010. Applications can be accepted year round but those received after April 1st will be applied to 2011 taxes. You can file at either of the two offices of the Tax Commissioner: (1) 11 North College Street in Pembroke or (2) 185 Richard Davis Drive in Richmond Hill.

March 11, 2010 | By Debra Newman Guest columnist | Opinion


Battle to save 4-H is farm from over

Editor, I wish to thank everyone who proactively supported Extension and 4-H last week after hearing the devastating news of the University of Georgia President's proposal to abolish 4-H in an effort to make needed budget cuts. Your emails, calls and letters to many elected officials overwhelmingly impacted our efforts to say alive.

March 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Concerts at Hinesville church Sunday

The 56-member Liberty University Wind Ensemble from Liberty University will perform at First Baptist Church in Hinesville twice on Sunday.

March 11, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Bigger class size bill advances

ATLANTA - A bill giving Georgia school districts more flexibility amid the state's fiscal crisis has passed a key committee.

The legislation allows districts to increase class size by one student in kindergarten through fifth-grade and by two students in sixth-grade through high school through 2013. It also lifts state controls on how schools spend their funding - such as how much is spent on libraries or transportation.

March 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Courier names new managing editor

The Coastal Courier is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Hollie Moore Barnidge as its new managing editor. Barnidge, who has been with the Courier for nearly two years as the assistant managing editor, officially assumed the post Monday.

March 11, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Bus hits pickup, injuries minor

Contrary to a rumor rapidly spreading across town, a Pinewood Christian Academy bus and a pickup were not involved in a serious crash at 4:30 p.m. Monday on Highway 196. Georgia State Patrol troopers reported the almost-routine traffic accident resulted in a few minor injuries.

March 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety


Tell me what you'd like to read

As a child who wanted nothing more than to grow up and become a journalist, I used to write stories for and draw out my own homemade "newspapers" to distribute to my family on Sunday mornings at breakfast. I tried to design my publications based on what I thought each of my family members might want to read. Dad's "newspaper" was about sports and my younger sister's often featured reports on Strawberry Shortcake and her social circle.

March 11, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Editor | Opinion


Earn extra cash at flea markets

If you want to make some extra cash, investigate spring and summer flea markets. Whether it's a one-time thing (perhaps to de-clutter) or as a potential source of ongoing income, flea markets have one thing that yard sales don't: You're likely to have many more people wandering through.

March 11, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


There is no easy way to balance budget

For the past two weeks, the Georgia state legislature has taken a working recess to address our budget crisis. At issue are both the FY 2010 amended and the FY 2011 general budgets.

March 11, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


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NAACP teach-in focuses on justice

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a Justice Education Teach-in from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the ...

July 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Finish well, no matter what the race

Well, another birthday has come and gone. I remember talking to my mother on my 40th birthday. She asked me, "What does it feel like ...

July 29, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


New ‘Star Trek’ goes ‘Beyond’

"Star Trek Beyond" marks the third installment in this rebooted franchise and the latest entry has finally given this lackluster month the breath of fresh ...

July 29, 2016 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Lifestyle


August art exhibit features food colors

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit titled "Coastal Wanderings," featuring artwork by Judi Mills during August.

July 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Fear lone-wolf attacks the most

Editor,

July 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Free class registration at Armstrong

Armstrong State University will host a one-day event for new students to complete applications, be admitted and register for fall classes. All application fees will ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


What is right is eternal

The Old Testament holds many lessons for man today. The law of Christ is what man should be following today, but lessons can be learned ...

July 28, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Gov. Deal announces Georgia school tax-free holiday weekend

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31.

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


More than 200 marijuana plants seized from Lake George home

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Monday seized a large amount of homegrown marijuana near Midway.

July 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Brig. Gen. McAteer to join U.S. Africa Command

The chief of staff of the Army announced Thursday afternoon future assignments for Fort Stewart leadership.

July 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Military


Georgia Power warns off Pokémon Go players

ATLANTA - As thousands of Georgians seek to #CatchEmAll while playing the mobile Pokémon Go game, Georgia Power reminds players to keep safety in mind ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Port wins clean air award

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program ...

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for July 27

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 ...

July 28, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Republican Party’s end approaches

Editor,

July 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


Hospice Savannah keeps accreditation

SAVANNAH - By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health-care quality and safety, Hospice Savannah has again earned the group's Gold ...

July 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


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