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BoE weighs pay for mechanics who drive

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday for its monthly work session and addressed several topics, including fundraisers, use of school grounds and extra pay for transportation employees.

August 25, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News


Liberty students' ACT scores lag behind state's

College-bound high school seniors aren't wasting any time gearing up for standardized admissions tests, such as the ACT and SAT. And their hard work is paying off.

August 25, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Education


Best things: What to do when it rains

Weekend storms dropped several inches of rain on Liberty County - as much as 4 inches in western areas of the county. But precipitation isn't necessarily a bad thing - just ask Hinesville resident Olivia Coleman, 31, who recently talked with the Courier about why rain makes her happy.

August 25, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | About People


Career center earns veteran award

The Hinesville Career Center with the Department of Labor recently received the 2009 Veterans Group Award. The International Association of Workplace Professionals presents the annual award to entities that provide outstanding career counseling services to veterans.

August 25, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Afghanistan claims another HAAF soldier

A soldier assigned to Hunter Army Airfield died Aug. 19 from wounds he sustained during a firefight with insurgents while deployed to Konar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


President Obama's Ground Zero dodge

President Barack Obama's ringing statement in favor of the ground zero mosque had a gaping escape clause: He didn't necessarily support the mosque.

August 25, 2010 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Area students start at GCSU

Freshmen Natalie Sharp and Sally Gilbreth entered Georgia College and State University's class of 2014 with the highest high school grade point averages and recently were recognized during the school's welcome week ceremonies.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long FBLA students dress for success

Walker Middle School's Future Business Leaders of America group had its first meeting of the new school year Aug. 12. Members discussed upcoming events and activities, including a monthly "dress for success" day.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia wins 'Race to Top' grant

ATLANTA - More than 13 million students and 1 million educators will share $3.4 billion from the second round of the federal "Race to the Top" grant competition, the U.S. Education Department said Tuesday.

August 25, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Licenses offices getting holiday

All Department of Driver Services driver's licensing and testing customer service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 7. DDS centers are closed statewide every Monday. The first business day following a closed day typically is busy, so plan accordingly.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


State defense force trains for searches

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta - A missing-person call on a police radio demands prompt action, often involving dozens of volunteers combing dense and sometimes dangerous areas. The time and stress accompanying the search is emotionally and physically draining. Many Georgia law enforcement agencies lack the time, personnel or resources to accomplish an intensive search.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


HPD officer in patrol safety course

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Richard W. Boucher of the Hinesville Police Department recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth. This course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Build a model plan at Mighty 8th

The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler will offer a free model airplane building classes Saturday, Aug. 28, for children, and free admission for them when they buy a model airplane. World War II model airplanes are on sale in the museum gift store for $12. Model airplanes from the museum's archive collection also will be on display.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for Aug. 25

Here are some of the issues 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:

August 25, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 25-Sept. 1

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Cupid is strong in the aries aspect this week, with the cherub opening romantic possibilities for single lambs, and strengthening ties 'twixt loving pairs already in a caring relationship.

August 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


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Eclipse party at Pulaski

Fort Pulaski National Monument in Savannah will host tours and events throughout Monday in honor of the solar eclipse.

August 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Eclipse from a kayak

Fort McAllister State Park and Fort King Georgia Historic Site are planning paddle trips Monday to observe the eclipse.

August 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than ...

August 19, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


GSU appointments solidify university merger

Georgia Southern University President Jaimie Hebert, Ph.D., is pleased to announce the appointments of several academic and administrative leaders for the new Georgia Southern ...

August 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Education


I-95 interchange ramp detour set for Sunday

Drivers heading east on I-16 to I-95 north overnight Sunday should expect delays, according to the state Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Lucky to be alive, and grateful

I owe you an explanation about where I have been or not been - as on these pages. To mangle a bit of Charles Dickens, these ...

August 18, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Seeing physically and spiritually

I recently had eye surgery. Actually I first had it nine years ago.

August 18, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Ludowici student inducted into honor society

VALDOSTA - Kirshana Marie Calhoun of Ludowici has been inducted into the Georgia Alpha Chapter of Alpha Chi at Valdosta State University.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Annabelle: Creation’ creeps out summer

"Annabelle: Creation" serves as a prequel of a prequel in "The Conjuring" universe.

August 18, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Native earns statewide education recognition

WARNER ROBINS – Cynthia Hammond, Ed.D, principal at Westside Elementary School in Warner Robins, was named the Georgia 2017 National Distinguished Principal by the Georgia ...

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Kidz-Etc 5K draws biggest field yet

The Annual Kidz-Etc 5K Fun Run was held Saturday in Ludowici.

August 18, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Parent-up and discipline pot-smoking liar

Q: A few months after he got his driver's license, we found a bag of marijuana in our 16-year-old son's car. He swore ...

August 18, 2017 | By John Rosemond Family psychologist | COASTAL LIVING


Lady Tide top former Lady Tide

On July 31, the Long County High School softball team faced former players in their annual alumni scrimmage.

August 18, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Former mayor on regional infrastructure panel

Former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe just ended a term as chairman of the Coastal Regional Commission and has been named to head the CRC's ...

August 18, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Business News


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