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John Scherer is a crisis-intervention minister at First Baptist Church in Hinesville. He's also a multi-league baseball and softball umpire, a die-hard baseball fan and former MLB manager Whitey Herzog's second cousin.

May 05, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Editor | About People


Sports briefs for May 5, 2010

Coastal Crew

May 05, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for May 5, 2010

Today

May 05, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


TRICARE offers tips on keeping kids healthy

How do we prevent overweight or obese children from becoming overweight or obese adults? According to the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Regina Benjamin, obese children are more likely than children of normal weight to become overweight or obese adults. Overweight or obese adults are more at risk for several health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, several types of cancer and osteoarthritis.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


There are still 'normal' children out there

During the past 40 years or so, child advocates have given a good amount of lip service to the view that adults, especially educators, should respect children's "individual differences." In theory, this recognizes the fact that every trait is distributed in the general population in a manner represented by the bell-shaped curve. Whether the issue is general intelligence, sociability, optimism, musical aptitude, artistic ability or mechanical skill (to mention but a few), relatively few people are "gifted" and relatively few people are disadvantaged. Whatever the characteristic, most folks are statistically "normal." That is, they possess an adequate amount, enough ...

May 05, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


$17.9B budget passes as session adjourns

The 2010 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end late last Thursday night, several hours after lawmakers finalized a $17.9 billion state budget for fiscal year 2011. Having started Jan. 11, this was the longest legislative session on record since the 1880s.

May 05, 2010 | By State Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


Animals gruops, stop arguing to attract funds

Animal-rescue groups from Liberty County and surrounding areas, while working for a very noble cause, are slowly tearing down their own credibility. The infighting among these groups is hurting their reputations and, possibly, turning off potential donors.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Opinion


Thanks to schools for encouraging reading

Editor, Thanks to the generosity and love of books of the students at area schools, including Jordye Bacon, Joseph Martin, Button Gwinnett and Taylors Creek elementary schools, hundreds more children of military families will get brand-new books the next time they go to their pediatrician at Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Youth must be taught to save responsibly

Saving for a rainy day lost much of its appeal during the height of the credit revolution, when consumers could easily buy now and pay later.

May 05, 2010 | By Marty Durrence Guest columnist | Advice/Columnists


Former NFL player Nick Rogers dies in car accident

ATLANTA (AP) - Former NFL player and Georgia Tech star Nick Rogers has died in a one-car accident. He was 30.

May 05, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


Braves closer Wagner to retire after season

ATLANTA - Billy Wagner has given the Atlanta Braves early notice he plans to retire after the season to spend more time with his family.

May 05, 2010 | Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


3rd ID soldier gets Bronze Star

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Sgt. John Z. Snell, with 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor medal by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on April 27 at Contingency Operating Site Diamondback. 3rd ID Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews also attended.

May 05, 2010 | By MSgt. Duff E. McFadden | Military


Ludowici not obligated to fund E911

At the April Ludowici City Council meeting, members of the Wiregrass E-911 Board told the council the city is not obligated to fund any of the project. According to board member Mike McGowan, the project agreement was made between Long and McIntosh counties - not the cities of Ludowici and Darien. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 05, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Community theater announces upcoming shows

The Liberty Theatre Co., formed by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, recently announced the lineup for its 2010-11 season.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Savannah offers summer art camps

SAVANNAH - The city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, which runs June 7-Aug. 27 at S.P.A.C.E. studios at 9 W. Henry St. Eleven camp sessions for children will provide an introduction to painting, ceramics, metalwork, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


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Opportunity knocking for state

Opportunity is knocking as the door opens on Georgia's 2017-18 legislative session. In a state with a Republican governor since 2002 and GOP majorities ...

January 17, 2017 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Help keep water clean

About 50 years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency was born because of concern about pollution, particularly air and water pollution fears.

January 17, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Tide coach says he wants more time with athletes, family

Eric McNair told the Long County Board of Education Monday that he would be stepping down as the head coach of the Blue Tide football ...

January 17, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Bank donates $10,000 to food bank

SAVANNAH - America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia received a $10,000 check from South State Bank Friday to address food insecurity in Coastal Georgia.

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Encourage good works

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

January 16, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Take crunchy shrimp to playoffs

Hello friends and neighbors. This week I have a little spiced-up shrimp recipe I thought you may like to try while watching some of the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Donnie Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Long sweeps Brantley

The Long County basketball teams beat Brantley County both games Friday in Nahunta.

January 16, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Tigers lose to Wildcats

The Bradwell Institute Tigers lost to the Richmond Hill Wildcats 67-48 Friday.

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Sound off for Jan. 16

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 ...

January 16, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Opinion


Free throws help Lady Tigers win 6th straight

The Bradwell Institute Lady Tigers defeated the Richmond Hill Lady Wildcats Friday night 38-28, notching their sixth straight win and improving to 9-9 on the ...

January 16, 2017 | By Daniel Waugh Sports Editor | Sports


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


The meaning behind Christmas gifts

I have experienced two Christmas seasons so far in the United States. We Chinese, call holidays festivals. The only Chinese festival comparable to Christmas is ...

January 16, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wo Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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