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Record drums revealed

BRUNSWICK - Staff of the Georgia Saltwater Gamefish Records Program Wednesday announced that both the men's and women's records for heaviest black drum landed in Georgia have been broken.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Threatened turtles tell climate story

Seven loggerhead sea turtles are back in the surf thanks to the Georgia Aquarium and its Dolphin Conservation Field Station, along with the Georgia Sea Turtle Center.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Solve pollution problems, don't be on

"Gullywashers" like the storms we've had this week are certainly welcome because we need the rain. However, heavy rains always remind me of the water pollution problems that result when we make poor choices around our homes and in areas where we live each day.

July 19, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Proud to say I worked for city of Hinesville

As a teenager living in a log cabin in Long County, which was built in 1820, I never dreamed I'd work 25 years for the city of Hinesville and be responsible for spending millions of dollars. At that time, all I knew of Hinesville was the Hinesville Bottling Company's logo I had seen embossed on the bottom of Coca-Cola bottles.

July 19, 2010 | By Margie Love Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Three graduate from military basics

Demetrius D. Stinson has entered basic cadet training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter his first academic year at the academy. The six-week, two-phase orientation program must be successfully completed by the cadets before their freshman year.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | About People


Altamaha Tech honors area students

JESUP - Several Altamaha Technical College students from Liberty, Long and Wayne counties earned academic honors during the 2010 winter quarter.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


Locals graduate from Wesleyan, Darton

MACON - Selina Christine Snider recently graduated from Wesleyan College with a bachelor's of arts degree, having majored in human services and double-minored in communication and education.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long Co. student in honor society

Long County High School student Haley Christine Riddle recently was named to the National Society of High School Scholars.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sound off for July 18

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:

July 19, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Ludowici city employee retiring

Nancy Fuller retired from the city of Ludowici last week. She worked 32 years for the city.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Hinesville soldier meets vice president

July 19, 2010 | Staff Report | About People


Law enforcement in family

John Thomas Durden Jr., son of Atlanta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden, recently completed his degree in criminal justice with an emphasis in computer technology at Middle Tennessee State University. The younger Durden is now a police officer with the city of Glennville.

July 19, 2010 | Staff Report | About People


Hinesville soldier killed in Afghanistan

A soldier from Hinesville died July 13 in Kandahar City, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit with rifle, rocket propelled grenade and small arms fire.

July 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Military


Body of Savannah Smith identified

According to autopsy results, a body found June 18 near Juanita Road in Liberty County is that of Hinesville woman Savannah Smith, 22, who previously had not been seen since June 8. Hinesville Police Department Detective Thomas Cribbs confirmed Smith's identity at 4 p.m. Friday.

July 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Elderly couple die trapped in elevator

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - When the elevator in their home got stuck between floors, Sherwood and Caroline Wadsworth found themselves trapped with no way to call for help as temperatures rose into the 90s. They finally died from heat exhaustion in the closet-sized lift.

Autopsies on the elderly couple - he was 90, she was 89 - on Thursday pointed to a tragic end to lives they shared for more than 60 years. Police estimated they had been dead at least four days before a newspaper carrier called 911 out of concern that papers had piled up by their garage.

July 16, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


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Long County High performs first musical

Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the ...

May 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


White House internship program open

The Fall 2017 White House Internship Program application is now open.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Woman hides shoplifted items in two purses and large trash can

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation

As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


God bless America, and how is everybody?

OKLAHOMA CITY- God bless America, and how's everybody?

May 25, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Power restored in Hinesville

Power has been restored in parts of downtown Hinesville after an outage that lasted about 40 minutes Wednesday night.

May 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine | News


Birth: Kenahdi Dior Williams

Kenahdi Dior Williams was born at 7:48 a.m. April 24 to Candice Jordan of Laurel, MS, and Donteau Williams of Key West, FL.

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sergeant re-enlists at Hobby Lobby

Sergeant Adjovi Menan-Kirkland is a civil affairs medic with Fort Stewart's 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion. She's also an avid knitter, and that love ...

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist ...

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sound off for May 24

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 ...

May 24, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Area back under tornado watch

From Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Victim ID’d

The soldier killed in a motorcycle crash on Gen. Screven Way has been identified as Pierre Ross, 25, according to Liberty County Coroner Reggie Pierce ...

May 24, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


LCSO captures suspect

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office captured a Midway man Tuesday wanted for an aggravated assault last week.

May 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County names administrator

Long County has named Frank Etheridge as its first county administrator after a 3-0 vote Tuesday during a called meeting.

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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