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Ga. Tech knocks off Georgia

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.

December 14, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


Fire victims identified

An early morning fire claimed the life of a Hinesville man and woman.Friday.

December 14, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Chambliss battles for political survival

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.

December 14, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Martin looking to oust Chambliss

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."

December 14, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Sound off for Nov. 28

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:

December 13, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Research any debt adjustment offers

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 ...

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate climbs to 7.2%

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.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


Officers help soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving at home

The 3rd Infantry Division's dining facilities served Thanksgiving meals for soldiers and Army families Thursday.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Country buys $700 billion alarm clock

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?

December 13, 2008 | By Kelly McCutchen Columnist | Opinion


Hinesville man dies after motorcycle accident

A 26-year-old Hinesville man was was killed late Thursday afternoon when the motorcycle he was driving hit another vehicle.

December 13, 2008 | Staff report | News


Holtzman adds life insurance agent

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.

December 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Briefs for Nov. 28

LCRD winter programs

December 13, 2008 | Staff reports | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


BI girls beat Long County

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.

December 13, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Sports


Big third period carries Liberty past Long

Liberty County's girls basketball team evened its record at 1-1 after beating Long County 57-46 on Saturday.

December 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Panthers victorious over Tide in local showdown

Liberty County's boys basketball team improved to 2-0 with a 76-65 win over Long County on Saturday.

December 13, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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Retire 'Expendables' if recent episode is all they can do

"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.

August 22, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Area workforce ranked in top 20

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.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Officials ask for comments about Stewart

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.

August 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Sound off Aug. 22

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

August 22, 2014 | Anonymous callers | Sound off


Eagles preparing to be underdogs in 2014

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.

August 22, 2014 | Matt Yogus Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

Golf benefit planned

August 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Birth: Michael De'Jon Owens

Michael De'Jon Owens was born at 8:01 a.m. July 31 to Tyesha Owens of Hinesville.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Chassidy Nikole Lanier

Chassidy Nikole Lanier was born at 11:20 p.m. Aug. 6 to Chequieta S. Sloan of Hinesville and Jonathan Chase Lanier of Hinesville.

August 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


State must get transportation in order

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.

August 21, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Long County urged to not sell water

Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.

August 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Night club shooting damages cars

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.

August 21, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Heat advisory issued for today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for our area from noon to 7 p.m.

August 21, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


19-year-old victim works at Suites

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Most recent Long Co. audit is a joke

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.

August 20, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Shooting suspects in custody

A Richmond Hill man was shot Wednesday afternoon in downtown Richmond Hill and some suspects have been apprehended in South Carolina after a chase.

August 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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