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Dreaming big to save the redbay

Every time I go to the woods, I expect amazement; a crashing black bear, a glimpse of a panther; and last week's kayak trip on Cathead Creek was no exception.

November 15, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Long Co. voters to decide four local races

With the general election just days away, voters are aware of the McCain-Obama presidential contest, but Long County voters also will need to decide four local races.

November 15, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Election 2008


Liberty, Long polling places

Here are the polling places for Tuesday's voting. As usual polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Election 2008


Fundamentals of constitutional amendments

ATLANTA - Georgia voters are presented this election with three proposed amendments to the state constitution; each changing various tax programs. These amendments were placed on the ballot due to a constitutional majority, two-thirds vote by the state Senate and the House. Following is a breakdown of each proposed amendment.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Election 2008


Classic music concert Sunday downtown

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will have a Classical Music Concert in Main Street Park Sunday. The free afternoon concert begins at 3 and will feature the Savannah Sinfonietta. The flute and string trio will perform in the gazebo.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Printing error in Friday's paper

Because of a printer error Friday's Coastal Courier has pages 4A and 5A reproduced twice, once in both the A and B sections.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | News


Petreaus takes helm of Central Command

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2008 - Army Gen. David H. Petraeus assumed leadership of the U.S. military command charged with helping to build peace in a tough and war-torn part of the world today.

November 15, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Hinesville's oldest church having homecoming

The First United Methodist Church Of Hinesville will celebrate homecoming Sunday, Nov. 2. A special worship service, which begins at 11 a.m., will combine the homecoming festivities with All Saints Sunday and Holy Communion.

November 15, 2008 | By Judy Shippey Correspondent | Lifestyle


MACE blotter from October

According to Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force Commander Al Cato, tips received by individuals in the community are routinely checked out by agents. Cato said he encourages members of the community to call if they suspect drug or other illegal activities are taking place in their neighborhoods. Four of the incidents in this report came from vigilant community members.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Election results on GPB's TV, radio, web

Georgia Public Broadcasting is continuing its reputation of providing in-depth, quality news and public affairs programming for Georgians by offering national and statewide local Election Night coverage across multiple content platforms - GPB Radio, www.gpb.org, GPB Television, and its new digital television channel GPB Knowledge.

November 15, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Election 2008


'Supporter' hurting McCain, campaign process

When simple minded people cannot think of a valid criticism, they often resort of name-calling.

November 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Opinion


Clocks back Saturday p.m.-Sunday a.m.

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this weekend.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Army begins study of soldier suicides

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2008 - The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health have begun a five-year, $50 million research program into the factors behind soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Army Secretary Pete Geren told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.

November 14, 2008 | By J.D. Leipold Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Sound off for Oct. 29

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not assure that they are true. And we do not know what motivated the callers.

November 13, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Long County Sheriff's Department gets funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressional funding for improvements to the Long County Sheriff's Department has been approved by the House in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The funding of $330,886, secured by Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will be used to acquire equipment, hire personnel and fund a community education program.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Eggs & Issues Breakfast set from Aug. 13

The next Eggs & Issues Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Hinesville Room at city hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Birth: Analynn Nicole Halliday

Analynn Nicole Halliday was born at 8:20 a.m. July 8 to Ashley Halliday of Hinesville.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Birth: Jakayden Ky’aire Joseph

Jakayden Ky'aire Joseph was born at 10:02 p.m. July 12 to Lahiesha Joseph of Hinesville.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Black and white stories can be powerful

One Sunday, while sitting around the dinner table, my sister Louise and I began to tell "Daddy stories" - the ones that stretched back to the early days of his preaching life. Since I was born 12 years after he was "made a preacher," as our folks said back then, I could only contribute what he had told to me about those days, not what I had seen.

July 29, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Local AKA chapter attends convention

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Rho Omega Chapter recently attended the 66th international convention of the organization. Over 11,500 members of the international organization participated in the weeklong event July 12-18 at the Charlotte Convention Center. During the event, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was installed as the 2014-18 international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. The 2014-18 International Program will focus on the theme, "Launching New Dimensions of Service," through which the sorority's 265,000 members will address community needs via service programs.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hineshouse campers take field to Atlanta

The Hineshouse Project Inc. resident services staff and the Summer Learning Camp participants boarded a chartered bus early in the morning on July 11 at Regency Apartments and headed to Atlanta for a field trip.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | News


Church remembers young victims with school supplies

The silver lining of a tragic day in Long County two years ago is helping area kids get ready for school.

July 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Girl hit by plane dies

Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | News


Musicians’ shed held in area

Hinesville firefighter and musician Marcus Barrett recently hosted a musicians' shed at New Day Community Church. A shed is designed for musicians to practice music, usually with special care to be kept from being disturbed. Musicians from throughout Liberty County gathered to share gifts and music. Drums, keyboards, guitars and a few vocals were performed well into the night. Barrett is working on the next event.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Birth: Emmett Xavier Moeller

Emmett Xavier Moeller was born at 9:28 a.m. July 10 to Anna Moeller of Wyanet, Illinois, and Walter Moeller VI of Douglasville, Georgia.

July 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Home-school Faith Baptist grad to play volleyball with CCGA

College of Coastal Georgia head volleyball coach Jeff Huebner has announced Samantha Brannen, a home-school graduate of Faith Baptist Christian Academy of Ludowici, has committed to play for the Mariners this upcoming season.

July 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier sports@coastalcourier.com | Sports


Pastor's Corner: Embrace the power of purity

Today's Scripture reading: Acts 19: 11-16 (NIV).

July 28, 2014 | The Rev. Katrina E. Deason | Opinion


Royal accepted into NSCS

Danielle Shannon Royal of Hinesville has accepted membership into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).

July 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Hinesville Police Blotter: July 6-11

These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:

July 28, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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