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Gymnasts shine at Sand Dollar Invitational

JESUP - Members of the Leaps and Bounds Gymnastics team traveled to Orlando on Jan. 23-24, to compete in the Sand Dollar Invitational international competition and came home winners.

February 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Reading the tea leaves

Anyone who thought Democrats and Republicans in Washington would join hands and skip into the sunset together on the Yellow Brick Road must have been dreaming.

February 02, 2009 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Witnessing history with stars

This first person account of Barack Obama's presidential inauguration was delayed when I got caught up in the crowd of an estimated 2 million people trying to leave Washington, D.C., at the same time. Thanks to the overtaxed metro system, it took me nearly six hours to make the 18-minute trip back to Arlington, Va., where I was staying.

February 02, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Opinion


Georgia Coast champions ask delay in plant

Editor, This letter was sent to Environmental Protection Divisions Director Dr. carol Couch, PhD.

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Detained by Liberty County 'dump' patrol

Editor, I took my small trailer loaded with old insulation and air conditioner ducts to the Liberty County dump site in Midway at Isle of Wight Road and Highway 84. I backed up and started to unload, when up pulled one of the old county cars. It was "The Liberty County Dump Patrol."

February 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Two homes searched for drugs

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations Chatham County Narcotics division executed search warrants earlier this week at two Liberty County homes.

February 02, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Steelers pull off last second rally

TAMPA, Fla. - Ben Roethlisberger looked one way, then another. Finally, he somehow spotted Santonio Holmes in the right corner of the end zone, obscured by three defenders.

Big Ben threw it up. Holmes stretched his hands as high as he could get them, but mindful of keeping both feet on the ground.

February 02, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


At the movies

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "Gran Torino" (R at 4:30, 7:15, 9:55) "The Unborn" (PG-13 at 5:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10 p.m.) "Bedtime Stories" (PG at 4:20 p.m.); "Inkheart" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.); "Notorious" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m., 10 p.m.); "Bride Wars" (PG at 6:55 p.m.); "My Bloody Valentine" (R at 7:25 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (PG at 3:55 p.m., 7:05 ...

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Sound off for Jan. 30

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

Why doesn't the town of Hinesville do something about the light down here by Cici's Pizza and the old Taco Bell? It stays red for ever when you're trying to leave Cici's.

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Ga. jobless rate hits 6.9%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to an unadjusted rate of 6.9 percent in December, up 2.9 percentage points over the year from December 2007. The jobless rate in Coastal Georgia rose eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.1 percent in November.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wreath donors recognized

Wreaths for Warriors Walk recently presented certificates of appreciation and commemorative plaques to The Heritage Bank of Hinesville and GeoVista Credit Union.

January 30, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


1st Brigade conducts live fires

Paladins from 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team fire off artillery rounds into the impact training area on Fort Stewart. The live fire exercise is the first since 1st HBCT Soldier came back from Iraq last April.

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Military


Woes usually not from finanaces

From what I read in this and other newspapers around the world is that everybody's broke or are going to be soon.

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Smart steps to take if you're laid off

Georgia Society of CPAs

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Over spending is home to roost

The news out of Atlanta in recent weeks has been how the state is going to deal with a shortfall in the current budget year. Lawmakers are there trying to figure that out now. State law prohibits deficit spending, so our represenatives are trying to figure out what to do. The question is why does the state have a $2 billion deficit?"

January 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Children named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Button Gwinnett Elementary are:

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student inducted into Golden Key society

Aliyah McMillan officially was inducted into The Golden Key International Honour Society at Georgia Southern Nov. 16.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Thanksgiving brings cornucopia of memories

The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.

November 25, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Looking for businesses with holiday shine

I love this time of year. All the lights and decorations really can make our community look pretty. It would be wonderful if we all made that kind of effort all year long.

November 25, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


Coach Fritz Radio Show Moved to Wild Wing Cafe

STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Holiday is for catching up

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Liberty NAACP founder dies

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | News


County workees raise $13K for United Way

The Liberty County Commission recently announced that in October, county employees raised $13,641 for the United Way. The total exceeds last year's donations by 13 percent and sets a new record of giving by county-government employees. Workers from 18 departments contributed to the campaign.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Flooding advisory issued for area

The National Weather Service is warning that there could be minor flooding in Bryan, Liberty and Long counties today.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Voters showed annoyance with spending

Editor, In my humble opinion, the failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was not a criticism of the tax, but rather of the excessive - and perhaps arrogant - spending of our tax dollars by our elected officials. The threat of the new Transportation SPLOST, another tax, was maybe another factor.

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Bikes stolen from yard during day

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Memorial walk gets $5,000 donation

Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association National President James McCartney presented a check for $5,000 at the Veterans Salute on Nov. 1 in Bryant Commons to George Holtzman of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee and Hinesville Mayor James Thomas.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend

A Midway woman was arrested Sunday night and charged with aggravated assault, according to Law enforcement officials.

November 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Sound off for Nov. 24

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

November 24, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


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