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Attorney: Killings were in self defense

The Article 32 hearing for a 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two of his fellow platoon leaders on Sept. 14 came to an end Wednesday with the defense arguing the killings were in self-defense.

April 17, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Magistrate denies bond in Gum Branch killings

Two days after arriving back in Liberty County, murder suspect Jason Howard appeared before Magistrate Judge David L. Aspinwall III and was denied bond in a brief hearing at the Liberty County Regional Jail Wednesday morning.

April 17, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Building starting in business park

With a building permit on the way, construction in the Hinesville Professional Center, across Highway 196 from Liberty Regional Medical Center is starting.

April 17, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Cagle drops from governor's race

ATLANTA - Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle fought back tears Wednesday as he reluctantly dropped out of the race for governor, saying he has a degenerative spine condition that will require surgery.

The surprise announcement immediately scrambled the crowded contest to replace Gov. Sonny Perdue when his second term expires in 2010. Cagle was considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination with the primary still more than one year away. The 43-year-old Republican from Gainesville said he will seek re-election as lieutenant governor.

April 15, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Sports briefs for April 15, 2009

Energy Oasis to host Energy 5K

April 15, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for April 15, 2009

Today

April 15, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Was blue ribbon panel a waste?

Editor, Well the blue ribbon panel that was appointed by our county commission to look into the train wreck known as Liberty Regional Medical Center has come and gone.

April 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Springtime

I don't believe I have ever beheld a lovelier sight than Hinesville

April 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Follow the money

Recently, Newsweek looked at Federal Election Commission records and discovered the political action committees of five major recipients of federal bank bailout money, it found, made some $85,000 in campaign contributions in January and February, mostly to members of Congress sitting on the committees that oversee their industry.

April 15, 2009 | By Lee Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


The Moscow delusion

One would think Barack Obama would have learned something about the limits of his personal charm at the G-20 summit in London. Even with the hated George W. Bush back in Texas, the anarchists still rage in the streets, the French and Germans still hate "Anglo-Saxon-style" capitalism, and the nations of the world still won't take dictation - on the need for a coordinated, global stimulus - from Washington.

April 15, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Grow your own vegetables

All across the country, families are planting vegetable gardens.

April 15, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Move over when officers, EMTs are near road

ATLANTA - According to FBI reports, traffic enforcement units face some of the greatest risks on the road. In 2008, for the 12th year in a row, crashes and traffic-related incidents either equaled or exceeded officers under fire as the leading cause of police deaths in this country.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


MACE report for March

Total cases opened in March: 65

April 15, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Organization seeks volunteer weather watchers

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, better known as CoCoRaHS, is looking for volunteers to help collect rainfall data across Georgia.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Series of seminars on environmental issues

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center hosted the 'DoDo' It Now Practicum, the second in a series of six practicums in Brunswick and Savannah in mid-March. Ray Bodrey, a non-point pollution specialist with the University of Georgia-Marine Extension Service in Brunswick, Saroyi Chandler Morris, the environmental health district director for the Coastal Health District and Jeannie Lewis Rhodes (Butler), Georgia coastal non-point coordinator environmental protection division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, were the experts at the 'DoDo' It Now septic tank management practicum.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | News


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Hinesville native earns Air Force honor

Hinesville native Staff Sgt. Barrita Simmons, Air Force District of Washington NCO in charge of command decorations, has been recognized as an AFDW capital airman.

March 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Birth: Kenziah Alisa Wright

Kenziah Alise Wright was born Dec. 24 to Ashley Jinks of Hinesville and Kenrodrick Wright of Hinesville.

March 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Nalla Alecia Michelle Turner

Nalla Alecia Michelle Turner was born at 1:35 p.m. Dec. 23 to Jasmine Michelle Turner and Ralph Curtis Turner of Hinesville.

March 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Transportation funding

There are few things more important to a community than transportation, and the same goes for a business. No matter what size or location, communities need safe, efficient connectivity for residents and businesses.

March 02, 2015 | By Chris Clark Guest columnist | Opinion


Midway officials aquit themselves well, especially chief of police

Editor, Allow me to use this means to call attention to an incident I recently witnessed in Midway while having breakfast at Angie's Diner, across from Midway Museum.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Crash victim identified

The woman who died early Monday in a five-vehicle accident on I-95 has been identified as Vicki Persons, 62, of McIntosh County, according to GSP Trooper Quincy Melvin

March 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Health fair in Riceboro

The fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair took place on Saturday at the Riceboro Youth Center. Hosted by Project Reach GANG, a non-profit community youth outreach program, the fair provided resource information, health screenings, products and exercise activities for attendees to enjoy.

March 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Living well


Road ends for Panthers

CARROLLTON - Foul trouble and Jonesboro's second-half offensive excellence proved too tough a combination for No. 7 Liberty County in its 71-43 loss in the Class AAAA Final Four on Saturday at the University of West Georgia Coliseum.

March 02, 2015 | By John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports


Golf tournament set for April 18

The MJM Foundation Inc. and Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. will host the Inaugural "Two Person Captains Choice" Golf Tournament at 1:30 p.m. April 18 at Cherokee Rose Country Club.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Hurricanes hit season’s halfway point

Liberty County's semi-professional football team, the Hinesville Hurricanes, took a 2-2 record into this weekend's action.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former Tiger breaks school record

Former Bradwell Institute track athlete KeAndrea Ladson, a sophomore at the University of South Carolina Upstate, broke her own school record in the 55-meter hurdles Feb. 20 at the App State Indoor Open in Boone, North Carolina.

March 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA advances in state tournament

First Presbyterian Christian Academy advanced to the final four of the Georgia Independent School Association Class AA tournament, beating Furtah Prep Saturday, 66-64. The game, which was played at David Emanuel Academy in Stillmore, was decided by a last-minute three-pointer by the Highlanders.

February 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Jonesboro bumps Liberty from state tourney

The Liberty County Panthers lost their final-four game in Carrollton Saturday evening. The score against Jonesboro was 71-43.

February 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Watch your T’s in order to live better with God

"Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." - Matthew 26:41 (KJV)

February 28, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Ogeechee River: Crown Jewel of Coastal Georgia

Life in Southeast Georgia is full of community events and interesting people, but those who just need to get away from life's hustle and bustle and enjoy some quiet time in nature are in luck. The Ogeechee River is just the place for peace and relaxation, and local organization Ogeechee Riverkeeper is keeping watch to make sure it remains so.

February 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


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