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Test scores up here, across state

Falling in line with state results, Liberty County schools posted significant increases in criterion-referenced competency test scores this year, exciting educators across the area.

June 10, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Sound off for June 10

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:

June 10, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of June 10-17

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try using that Aries charm to warm up the usual set of workplace naysayers, and then back it up with solid facts and figures to sell your idea to your colleagues.

June 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Sound off


Higher property tax bills are likely

Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to share with the citizens and taxpayers of Liberty County some very important information which is a result of recently signed legislation. These two very important issues have the potential to greatly affect the amount of the 2009 property taxes for many. I would prefer to tell you that these issues will affect these property owners by lowering property taxes, but I have to admit that each has the potential to increase property taxes.

June 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


A bad day for impartiality

It was a historic day when President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. No president had ever nominated a Hispanic woman. Nor had a recent president - or his nominee - expressed less genuine interest in the traditional craft of judging.

June 10, 2009 | By Rich Lowry | Opinion


New rules affect your credit score

If it's been a while since you checked your credit and FICO scores, you might have some surprises in store. Fair Isaac, also known as FICO, recently changed its method of calculating credit scores. Its new plan, FICO 08, is said to offer a better way to determine which consumers will be unable to meet their repayment obligations.

June 10, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Valedictorians meet governor

The Valedictorians from Bradwell and Liberty traveled to the Georgia's Governor's Mansion for a day of honor.

June 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Why do men die younger than women?

Why do men die younger than women and why are their fatality rates higher for the leading causes of death? Women are especially interested in the answer as they are the ones who find themselves alone in their later years.

June 10, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Mail call

Items that recently arrived at the blast-proof mailroom at Rosemond World Headquarters:

June 10, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Aspiring doctor taking ride across US for others

Six months ago Rebecca Carter knew she would be taking a new turn in her life.

June 10, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | About People


City OK's campus, library

The Hinesville City Council Thursday committed to pay a fourth of the cost to build and maintain a 42,000 square foot Armstrong Atlantic State University Liberty Center.

June 08, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Sound off for June 7

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously so the Courier does not know if they are true. Nor do we know what motivated the callers:

June 08, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Gatherine unites faithful

People enjoy coming together for a good time and fellowship, especially good preaching, teaching and singing.

June 08, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


More than one way to look at something

I am excited about an upcoming revival. Some time ago, my wife and I were in a local department store when she insisted on buying a tree that looked dead. Even though the tree was being sold at a tremendous discount, I was irritated that she wanted to buy the tree. We were looking at the same tree but we saw something totally different.

June 08, 2009 | By Rev. Hermon Scott Special to the Courier | Faith


Man pleads guilty to molestation charges

A Hinesville man pled guilty to charges of child molestation and was sentenced to prison on Monday, June 1, in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Jay Stewart.

June 08, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


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Hinesville police investigate stabbing of man

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the stabbing of a man during a domestic dispute.

July 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Birth: Faalelagi Agelu Taei Savea

Faalelagi Agelu Taei Savea was born at 9:34 a.m. June 26 to Eseta M. Savea of Hinesville.

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Have faith to let go, let God lead

We just got back from vacation to Mexico Beach, Florida, for a week.

July 31, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


Gyllenhaal knocks out cliches in 'Southpaw'

Like its underdog hero, "Southpaw" has so much about it that we want to root for it so much, but it's still content on ...

July 31, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


GSU QB named to Manning Award watch list

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern quarterback Kevin Ellison has been named to the Manning Award watch list, announced July 23 by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

July 31, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Hinesville Kroger to host job fair this weekend

Kroger's Atlanta Division will host a three-day division-wide job fair in hopes of filling more than 2,000 open positions for its 185 stores ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New traffic signal installed on W. Oglethorpe Highway

Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.

July 31, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Options for zucchini in recipes

Wondering what to make with zucchini that's not another fritter? Try baking a couple of loaves of Diane M.'s moist pineapple cranberry zucchini ...

July 30, 2015 | By Janet Tharpe Columnist | Food


Fort Stewart-based 'Raiders' brigade welcomes new command team

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team said farewell to Col. Robert P. Ashe and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell K. Reimers while welcoming the new command ...

July 30, 2015 | By Staff Sgt. Syreetta Watts Special to the Courier | Military


Download August's menus

Here's help planning your menus for the month. Download pdf documents in the media player at left of what Liberty County Schools will be ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Download school menus


Birth: Hazel Lynn Leckemby

Hazel Lynn Leckemby was born at 10:24 a.m. June 23 to Jaymie Lynn Leckemby of Hinesville.

July 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


God has given one word for all men -- his word

It has been said that with so many people in the world today, there must be many beliefs so all can follow God. That statement ...

July 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How to be a liberal in one angry letter

I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal." No longer can ...

July 30, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Backpacks given to honor memory of kids

On June 2, 2012, tragedy struck Long County when Smiley Elementary School students Hannah Foreman and Ta'Keith Russell died. Foreman drowned, and Russell was ...

July 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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