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Sound off for Sept. 22

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:

September 22, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Sept. 22-29

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A workplace change doesn't seem to have turned out quite as you'd hoped. Never mind: Just treat yourself to a healthy dollop of that aries self-confidence, and you'll soon view things differently.

September 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Inflating a kid's ego is asking for trouble

The notion that adults should do all they possibly can to advance the self-esteem of children is dying a slow but hopefully unavoidable death. Research done by a number of objective folks, most notably Roy Baumeister at Florida State University, has clearly shown that high self-esteem is closely associated with anti-social inclinations. Unfortunately, it's taken more than a decade for the research in question to bridge the gap between academia and popular culture. For this research, two generations of parents were persuaded to devote themselves to creating child-rearing environments that were rich in praise and reward but lacking in ...

September 22, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Use caution, education to prevent STDs

Out of frustration, some police departments are seeking new ways to lower the incidence of unlawful sexual behavior by raising the consequences. Men caught in prostitution stings in Daytona Beach, Fla., will have letters mailed to their homes stating that they were picked up and why. Included with the letter is information on sexually transmitted diseases and symptoms to watch for. Imagine the impact that piece of mail could have.

September 22, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


'Don't ask don't tell' move blocked

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked an effort by Democrats and the White House to lift the ban on gays from serving openly in the military, voting unanimously against advancing a major defense policy bill that included the provision.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Study: Teacher bonuses don't raise test scores

ATLANTA - Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students' test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration's push for merit pay to improve education.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Execution delayed after suicide attempt

ATLANTA - The Georgia Supreme Court delayed the execution Tuesday of a man convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was to be put to death.

September 22, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Floyd wins council seat

Jason Floyd won Tuesday's special election for the District 2 Hinesville City Council seat with 250 votes or 72.89 percent of ballots cast. Floyd's opponent, Charlene Parlett, received 93 votes or 27.11 percent of the total vote. These results are as yet considered unofficia For the complete story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

September 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


County may change recycling system

Republic Waste would like Bryan County residents to stop sorting their recyclable waste and hauling it to the county landfill.

September 21, 2010 | By Hallie D. Martin Correspondent | News


Get outside for hunting, fishing day

In celebration of the passion for the outdoors that shared between 64 million Americans, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division encourages residents to get out and participate in one of the many free celebrations that will be held in honor of the 2010 National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 25.

September 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


RH volleyball places in tournament

Twelve Richmond Hill High School Varsity girls participated in the Glynn Academy - Volleyball at the Beach Tournament Sept. 10-11. They played two games Friday and five games on Saturday.

September 21, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


Evidence of a changed life

The other day my wife came running to me from outside the house and wanted me to hear some birds in the trees talking to one another – that is, in bird talk.

September 21, 2010 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Plead guilty, ask for mercy; it's only option

What an embarrassing moment it was. I took my test to the professor and said, "Dr. B, I'm sorry, but I can't read the note you wrote me. What does it say?"

September 21, 2010 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


It is possible to make a difference in world

Our influence is something that cannot be overestimated. Christians are to go into the world and teach individuals about the Lord.

September 21, 2010 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Target helps sheriff's office fund programs

Senior executive group leader Brandon Sullivan and assets protection group leader Nick Ferris, both from the Target Distribution Center in Midway, dropped into the Liberty County Sheriff's Office on Thursday morning to present a $1,000 check to Chief Deputy Keith Moran and Capt. David Edwards.

September 21, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News


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September paddle trip to highlight upper Ogeechee

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is gearing up for its September paddle trip, which gets underway at 9 a.m. Saturday near Wadley and will end in Midville.

September 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Men suspected of having sex in park bathroom

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

September 19, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Crime reporter's alter ego is superhero fanboy

Hi, my name is Lewis and I'm a workaholic.

September 18, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Columnist | Opinion


It's fall, time to experience Liberty

Celebrate the changing of the seasons and that the hotter months are behind us. This time of year isn't just about Halloween or preparing ...

September 18, 2017 | Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau | COASTAL LIVING


Hinesville council focuses on bids, ordinances

The Hinesville City Council calmly discussed several proposed ordinance amendments during a regular meeting Sept. 7, ahead of last weekend's mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.

September 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Individuals in Liberty County now eligible for storm damage aid

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained by Hurricane Irma.

September 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Birth: Chance Adam Jorgensen

Chance Adam Jorgensen was born at 9:56 a.m. July 8, 2017, to Jordan and Taylor Jorgensen of Hinesville.

September 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sound off for Sept. 17

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. You may also ...

September 18, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Assure your well water is safe after flooding

As Hurricane Irma's fury crossed Liberty County flash flooding occurred in multiple areas. Many Liberty County citizens depend on well water for their drinking ...

September 18, 2017 | By Ashlyn Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Long BoE to hold second hearing tonight on proposed millage rate increase

The second of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be held 6 p.m ...

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


DawgNation: Walthour commits to UGA

Liberty County High School defensive lineman Tramel Walthour has committed to UGA, according to the website Dawgnation. Walthour announced his decision before 1 a.m ...

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Sports


Another hurricane on horizon

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency reports this morning that it is watching Hurricane Maria.

September 18, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Volunteer for the community and yourself

Our chamber of commerce develops and promotes many programs that benefit our businesses, as well as our whole community. One of my favorites is the ...

September 18, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | COASTAL LIVING


Driving through a mandatory evacuation

It has always been Chong and I who make our road trip plans, but this one was dictated by the mayor and council's mandatory ...

September 18, 2017 | By Joe Gillam Columnist | COASTAL LIVING


Storm focuses 'what ifs' of disability

My family and I transplanted to the Richmond Hill area almost a full year ago, having moved here four days before Hurricane Matthew hit.

September 17, 2017 | By Bridget Gardiner Guest columnist | Opinion


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