ATHENS - Georgia Tech had not beaten Georgia since 2000, and it wasn't looking good when the Yellow Jackets trailed by 16 points at halftime.
An early morning fire claimed the life of a Hinesville man and woman.Friday.
GAINESVILLE -- Republican Saxby Chambliss likes to say he never expected to be at the "epicenter of the political world," but that's exactly where he finds himself as he battles for his political survival in the last big election of 2008.
As the man standing between Democrats and their long-sought 60-seat supermajority in the Senate, Chambliss heads into his Dec. 2 runoff against Democrat Jim Martin carrying the weight of the Republican establishment on his shoulders.
MILLEDGEVILLE -- Democrat Jim Martin has heard it before: he's too nice to win the big election. But the mild-mannered former state lawmaker has already surprised many by forcing his way into a runoff with Sen. Saxby Chambliss, an incumbent who once seemed invincible.
"I'm nice, but I am also tough," Martin said during a recent bus tour of middle Georgia. "I've proven that I can go toe-to-toe with Saxby."
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:
The tough national economic conditions are putting a strain on numerous Georgia households. Many consumers are weighed down by enormous amounts of debt and are struggling just to keep their heads above water. As a result, companies that promise to help you pay off your debt seem to be sprouting up left and right. These "debt adjustment" companies often make grandiose claims about how they will significantly cut consumers' credit card debt and resolve money problems. Yet many of these companies are not reputable, and consumers who trust them with money could end up in even worse financial straits. There ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.
The 3rd Infantry Division's dining facilities served Thanksgiving meals for soldiers and Army families Thursday.
It was not Webvan or Pets.com this time. It was Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG and Wachovia. Gone or sold for pennies on the dollar. It was $700 billion - taxpayer dollars - rushed through Congress to avert the "greatest crisis of our time." What actually happened, and what can we learn from it?
A 26-year-old Hinesville man was was killed late Thursday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving hit another vehicle.
George and Babs Holtzman, owners of Holtzman Insurance Agency, Inc., are proud to have William "Bill" Johnston join their team. Johnston comes to Holtzman Insurance Agency as a Georgia licensed life agent.
LCRD winter programs
LUDOWICI - It wasn't supposed to be street ball, but when the ladies of local rivals Bradwell Institute and Long County hit the basketball court Tuesday night, it was apparent the game would be physical.
Liberty County's girls basketball team evened its record at 1-1 after beating Long County 57-46 on Saturday.
Liberty County's boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 76-65 win over Long County on Saturday.
"The Expendables 3," now in theaters, continues the franchise featuring well-known action-movie icons of the 1980s and 1990s in an attempt to recapture their glory days. I thought the first movie was average, the second movie was actually better-than-average, but the third movie falls by the wayside.
The Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area recently was featured in the top 2 percent of MSAs nationwide for its workforce attributes in Area Development magazine's 100 Leading Locations for 2014.
In June 2014, the U.S. Army released the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) in response to additional cuts the Army is projecting. In June 2013, the Army announced it was cutting the active component by 70,000.
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With nine days remaining until Georgia Southern kicks off its first season in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the team feels ready - as ready as it can be.
Golf benefit planned
Michael De'Jon Owens was born at 8:01 a.m. July 31 to Tyesha Owens of Hinesville.
Chassidy Nikole Lanier was born at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 6 to Chequieta S. Sloan of Hinesville and Jonathan Chase Lanier of Hinesville.
The regional transportation sales-tax referendum failed two years ago across most of Georgia. So it's encouraging to see movement again, in the form of a joint study committee on transportation funding that met Aug. 5 for the first of seven meetings around the state before the legislative session.
Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.
Hinesville Police Department responded to reports of multiple shots fired outside Revolutions Nightclub on E.G. Miles Parkway around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. HPD Chief George Stagmeier confirmed the shootings are still under investigation. He said two men and possible a third male fled the scene. They are being sought in connection with the shootings, which left six vehicles damaged in the nightclub parking lot. No one was reported hurt, he said.
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area from noon to 7 p.m.
A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.
Editor, I would like to respond to the Long County audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, which is - needless to say - a joke.
A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.