According to Hinesville Fire Department Cpt. Kris Johanson, a home on Bacon Road was damaged Saturday when a fire broke out at about 12:30 p.m.
The public hearing to discuss permitting a sewage treatment plant in the Tradeport East Business Park is set for Tuesday.
Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for the veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
Rezoning schools is one of those jobs that can be referred to as a necessary evil. As a school system, we must continually re-evaluate the number of students at each school and ensure that we have enough staff members, space, etc., to meet state and federal requirements and guidelines. Any time there is a need to change students from one school to another and change the zoning boundaries, we try to make the fewest moves possible and move students who live closest to their new school. This is not always an easy task.
Lewis Frasier Middle School's students of the month for December won lunch at Wendy's on Dec. 16.
A representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission will be at Bradwell Institute to discuss financial aid Feb. 3.
Math is fun. Ask the students in Teressa Scott's third-grade class about working cooperatively to solve Sudoku puzzles.
Liberty Elementary School student Duane Fairfax won the 2008 DARE essay writing contest. Fairfax received a first-place certificate from LCSO Deputy Vernecia Mills. Mills and Deputy Cpl. James Caines, who taught Fairfax's DARE class.
Last Tuesday was truly a historic day as the first African-American president took the oath of office. Record crowds attended the inauguration. Unfortunately, the litter left behind was also historic. According to an article in the Washington Post by Petula Dvorak, Washington garbage trucks hauled away more than 130 tons of garbage after the inauguration of President Obama. National Park Service workers picked up almost 100 tons on the National Mall and near the White House.
Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church has been around for a long time - it's approximately 118 years old.
We heard it, we've seen it, we've called for it, voted for it, and some have accepted it. The "It" I'm talking about is change. This week started with some historic and powerful events. On Tuesday, we heard our new president say, "Change has come to America." This is an exciting and powerful statement.
Editor, I have observed with interest the issue and debate about the wastewater treatment plant proposed for the east end of the county. I have read the letters, which have been published concerning this and I have listened to some comments on the street. All of these offer insight and raise more questions.
Editor, As the vice chairman for the Keep Liberty Beautiful Advisory Council I felt it important, on behalf of our advisory board, to clarify the article that appeared in the Jan. 11 editon of the Coastal Courier entitled "Commission split on anti-litter challenge."
If you believe President Obama inherited a truckload of problems from George W. Bush, consider what the next Georgia governor faces.
A head-on collision in Douglas last Sunday claimed the life of 13-year-old Savannah Highsmith of Midway, according to the Georgia State Patrol.
Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.
Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, and other area elected officials will contribute periodic columns during the upcoming legislative sessions. This is a report about orientation that he went through last week.
STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29, with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."
Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.
I was on St. Simons Island last week, scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill, when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed up Junior when I told him.
Editor, Why did SPLOST fail? Just take a look at the article in Sunday's Coastal Courier: "City council looks at property-tax increase."
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.
Fort Morris will host its annual "Come and Take It!" on Saturday.
Griffin notched nearly 300 passing yards and more than 250 rushing yards in last Friday's 46-12 win over Liberty County in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs in Griffin.
DALLAS, TEXAS -- The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, which includes Georgia Southern sophomore Matt Breida. The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are: Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska; Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State; Javorius Allen (Jr.), USC; Cameron Artis-Payne (Sr.), Auburn; Matt Breida (So.), Georgia Southern; Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana; James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh; Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin; Devon Johnson (Jr.), Marshall and Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami.
The Bradwell Institute track team will host its first Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a mixed-breed puppy found in a dumpster in Hinesville.
Long County Middle and Walker Elementary schools hosted a Veterans Day celebration for veteran family members and their students Nov. 11. With more than 150 adults present, the celebration included patriotic music performed by the Long County Middle School Band, the Pledge of Allegiance led by student-council students and a breakfast from the cafeteria staff.
Fort Stewart's Murray Elementary School was dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 14.