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Jimmy Brandon Allen Wilkerson

Jimmy Brandon Allen Wilkerson was born at 12:50 p.m. Sept. 30 to Crystal Dawn Ann Allen and John Brian Wilkerson.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


New command sgt. maj. to lead Augusta's 878th

Command Sgt. Maj. Lynward Hall of Statesboro will lead Augusta's 878th Engineer Battalion of the Georgia Army National Guard in Augusta.

October 28, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Locals advance military careers

Navy Seaman Recruit Roderick W. Williams Jr., son of Malette Smiley of Ludowici, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

October 28, 2008 | Special to the Courier | About People


Real estate company trying 10-day sale

In a nationwide promotion, Coldwell Banker will reduce its prices up to

October 25, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


SCAD students explore LeConte

On Sept. 17, 36 Savannah College of Art and Design students and three instructors visited the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation near Riceboro to learn about the site and the projects they will be involved in this fall quarter.

October 25, 2008 | By Mary Beth Evans Columnist | Lifestyle


Benning based soldier killed in Iraq

The Department of Defense announced the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Coat drive under way in Long County

LUDOWICI - As the summer heat transitions into cooler fall weather, it's important to make sure children are bundled up for warmth. Some children in Ludowici are in need of extra help this year and a group of local citizens is holding a community coat drive. The drive, Help Keep Smiley Kids Warm, is an effort to collect new and gently used coats to be distributed to those in need.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


MACE seizes $60,000 worth of drugs

The Multi-Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force opened a total of 78 cases with 69 offenders for September. Drugs with a street value of $59,825 were confiscated as well as $6,969 in U. S. currency and one car valued at $1,000. Mace seized three weapons for the month.

October 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Doing right by the right whales

Any day now, pregnant right whales will arrive in the shallow waters off the coast of southern Georgia and northern Florida, their calving grounds. Between 20 and 35 females and juveniles make the journey south each fall.

October 25, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Some plants do help repel mosquitoes

Plants that repel mosquitoes: There is a lot of information on the Internet about plants you can put in your yard and keep on hand to rub on itchy, mosquito-bitten skin. I won't go into detail about the contents of each plant because it would take up pages, but I will list them and you can check them out yourself. Each year, I plant catnip, marigolds, wax myrtle, wild horsemint and castor bean. Others you can plant are citronella grass, rosemary, lemon thyme and ageratum. Crushing the leaves of these plants and applying them to your skin will act ...

October 25, 2008 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists


AASU president leaving

SAVANNAH - Thomas Z. Jones, who has led the transformation of Armstrong Atlantic State University from a quiet commuter campus of 5,400 students to a residential university of more than 7,000 students, has announced that he will leave his post as president of AASU effective June 30.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


VIP supports cancer awareness

Employees at VIP Office Furniture and Supply took part in Lee National Denim Day in support of breast cancer awareness. VIP employees dressed in pink and made donations to the cause.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Students' recycling efforts pay off

The corporate office for Keep America Beautiful announced a Liberty County school has ranked nationally in the 2008 Return the Warmth Program. First United Methodist Pre-K and Kindergarten placed 19th in the national plastics recycling effort, with approximately 1,000 schools competing in the nation.

October 25, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Wall Street swinging widely

NEW YORK -- Stock prices are swinging sharply on Wall Street, with investors still selling heavily but also scooping up stocks that have been decimated by more than a week of huge losses. The Dow Jones industrials are showing the market's volatility. They fell nearly 700 points soon after trading began, regained all of that deficit to show an advance - and then turned lower again.

October 25, 2008 | Associated Press | Business


Primitive weapons deer season nears

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The weeklong primitive weapons deer-hunting season begins Saturday. During the primitive weapons season, hunters may use archery equipment (including crossbows), muzzleloading shotguns (20 gauge or larger) and muzzleloading firearms (.44 caliber or larger).

October 25, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Birth: Morgan June Strickland

Morgan June Strickland was born at 6:43 p.m. July 11 to Danielle and William Strickland of Hinesville.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced a new "Movies in the Park" series for five Friday nights beginning Aug. 8 in Bryant Commons' amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trying to determine who is the real outsider in race

The U.S. Senate race this November between Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue will be one of the more unusual campaigns we have witnessed in Georgia. Neither has held public office, and both are anxious to portray themselves as the ultimate "outsider."

July 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for July 30

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.

July 30, 2014 | Anonymous callers | Sound off


Downtown director was a blessing

Editor, I would like to express my thanks and gratitude for the great job that Vicki Davis did when employed as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The seven years that she gave to our community opened many doors of opportunity to the Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir.

July 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Hinesville PD blotter for July 30

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police department included:

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


TV show to re-enact murders of York, Roark

The Investigation Discovery channel will premiere an episode of "Deadly Devotion" focusing on the deaths of Tiffany York and Michael Roark at 9 tonight, with a repeat at midnight.

July 30, 2014 | Katelyn Umholtz | News


Sales-tax holiday Friday-Saturday

Georgia annual back-to-school sales-tax holiday is this weekend.

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Area couple to celebrate big anniversary

Retired Lt. Col. Buddy and Mary Thomas will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 2.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Georgia Southern going tobacco-free

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University will become 100 percent tobacco-free on Friday, GSU President Dr. Brooks Keel recently announced.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Backpacks, school supplies available for military children

Operation Homefront will hold a Back-to-School Brigade event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville, where free backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to military kids.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Hill wants Tigers ready for ‘five quarters’

Bradwell Institute found itself last season with its second coach in as many seasons.

July 30, 2014 | John Wood | Sports


Eagles start practice Thursday

The Georgia Southern football team begins its preseason practice at 8:15 a.m. Thursday at the Eagle Creek Practice Complex in Statesboro, according to gseagles.com.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White golf tourney set for Aug. 2

July 30, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Input wanted for seatrout management

BRUNSWICK - The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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