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Customary corruption

In 1932, the federal courts affirmed gangster Al Capone's 11-year prison sentence and heavy fine for income tax evasion. He was sent to Alcatraz and then the Atlanta pen before he was given his freedom to die of advanced syphilis.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Curves participating in food drive

During March, Curves of Hinesville will participate in the 11th annual Curves food drive to benefit local food banks. Collectively, during the past five years, nearly 50 million pounds of food have been distributed to communities all over the world through the Curves food drive.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


The miracle of good vision

It's hard to be vision impaired. People who aren't just don't have a clue how difficult it makes life in so many ways.

March 06, 2009 | By Raphael Semmes Columnist | Opinion


At the movies for March 6-8

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will show "Watchmen" (R at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) "Coraline" (PG at 1:05 p.m., 6:50 p.m.) "Friday the 13th" (R at 1:20 p.m., 4:25 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Push" (PG-13 at 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:05 p.m.); "Taken" (PG-13 at 1:50 p.m., 4:20

March 06, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do


Good government needs effective press

These are extraordinary political and economic times, and even from a distance you can sense the animation on Capitol Hill as Congress watches President Obama distribute the stimulus package, weighs his executive-branch appointments and responds to his various initiatives.

March 06, 2009 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger gets OKs

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ announced that the Georgia, Mississippi and Nebraska Public Service Commissions and the Minnesota and Ohio Public Utilities Commissions have each granted approval of CenturyTel's pending acquisition of EMBARQ. CenturyTel operates with 31,500 access lines in Georgia.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Cut the chances of an income tax audit

ATLANTA - An added stress to doing taxes each year is taxpayers' dread of the prospect of facing an Internal Revenue Service audit. It can happen.

March 06, 2009 | Georgia Society of CPAs Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists


Sound off for March 6

Here are some issues are 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 06, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Officials warn of solicitation scandal

ATLANTA - Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel warned corporations recently that her office received numerous complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called "Compliance Services." The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. The "Annual Minutes Requirement Statement" included in the offer is very similar to solicitations mailed during the past two years from firms named "Georgia Corporate Compliance" and "Georgia Corporate Headquarters."

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Real estste transfers for March 6

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Jan. 26-30. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

March 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Students learn about WWII era

Lewis Frasier Middle School students recently got a close look at life during World War II.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Liberty 4-Hers preparing for camps

Liberty County 4-H Camp will have two summer sessions. During the week of June 15-19, fifth- and sixth-graders will visit Camp Wahsega in the mountains of Dahlonega. Campers will see waterfalls, climb a high ropes course, play basketball, wade in mountain streams and pan for gold.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


GSU launches online tours

STATESBORO - Can't make it to campus? No problem. Georgia Southern University has launched an online tour that gives prospective students and their parents a first-hand look at its campus without having to leave home. The new tour is accessible from the University's Web site at www.georgiasouthern.edu.

March 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


'Idol' goes with baker's dozen

LOS ANGELES - Thirteen turned out to be the lucky number for Anoop Desai on "American Idol." After announcing the three remaining finalists at the end of Thursday's wild card round, Simon Cowell announced that the much-loved 22-year-old college student from Chapel Hill, N.C., won a previously unannounced 13th spot in the next round of the popular Fox singing contest. In past seasons, 12 finalists were picked to move on.

"We decided - recently - we're going to make this a top 13," Cowell revealed.

March 06, 2009 | Associated Press | Things to Do


Sports briefs for March 6, 2009

Sports correction

March 06, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


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Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Snelson-Golden removed from priority and focus schools list

On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


LCHS students wins second with arrangement

Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


The Spot Dec. 18

Festival of Lights

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Midway death called suspicious

Authorities are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman near Midway Friday night.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are looking into a Friday morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of a man whose car landed upside down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Pembroke has 31st annual Christmas parade

Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.

December 18, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Birth: Jaiden Dimitri Nelson

Jaiden Dimitri Nelson was born at 7:19 a.m. Dec. 4 to Kimberly Nelson of Hinesville and Tramoun Williams of Hinesville.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Friendships are gifts that do keep on giving

Maybe it's the fact that I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are always the correct size, the right color and don't require a set of instructions on how to operate them. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

December 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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