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City continues sign ordinance moritorium

After hearing from a sign ordinance review committee last week, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the City Council extended a sign ordinance moratorium until Oct. 2, instead of allowing it to expire Sept. 11, as originally planned.

September 27, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


Eagles Continue Home Stand Against Northeastern

STATESBORO, Ga. - Georgia Southern Football continues its four-game homestand, playing host to Northeastern this Saturday (Sept. 13). Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Paulson Stadium.

September 27, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Gates: Iraq war in 'endgame' phase

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2008 - The war in Iraq has entered the "endgame" phase and it is important to get it right, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during testimony on Capitol Hill today.

"Our decisions today and in the months ahead will be critical to regional stability and our national security interests for years to come," the secretary said. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the House Armed Services Committee.

September 25, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Long County swears in new registrar

LUDOWICI - Long County Probate Judge Marie Middleton swore in Casey Brady as the newest registrar for the Long County Board of Registrars.

September 25, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Students to stage 9/11 Freedom Walk

Although many of the students at Lyman Hall Elementary are too young to remember the tragedy that rocked the nation Sept. 11, 2001, Principal Claire Blanchard says The Freedom Walk is an opportunity for students to join the community in commemorating the day as a lesson in history and social studies.

September 25, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Armstrong coming out of retirement for Tour

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ Look out France, Lance Armstrong is making a comeback.

September 25, 2008 | By Jim Vertuno AP sports writer | Sports


John Smoltz wants to pitch for Braves in 2009

ATLANTA (AP) _ John Smoltz thinks a checkup Wednesday will show that his surgically repaired right shoulder is progressing ahead of schedule.

September 25, 2008 | By George Henry AP sports writer | Sports


Sports briefs Sept. 10

Twilight Special

September 25, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Teen charged in clerk's slaying

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah-Chatham authorities say a high school dropout is behind bars accused in the weekend slaying of a convenience store clerk.

September 24, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Judge upholds voting machine use

ATLANTA -- A judge has rejected a lawsuit that alleged electronic voting machines in Georgia are susceptible to fraud and should be scrapped.

September 24, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


DOT romance results in marriage

ATLANTA (AP) _ State Transportation Commissioner Gena Abraham and former board chairman Mike Evans are married.

September 24, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Bush orders slight troop reduction in Iraq

WASHINGTON -- President Bush on Tuesday plans to order 8,000 more combat and support troops out of Iraq by February, a measured drawdown that will leave nearly the same level of U.S. forces in the war zone for the rest of the year.

September 24, 2008 | By Ben Feller Associated Press writer | Military


Ga. school chief wins $1 million on show

ATLANTA (AP) -- Special needs students at three public schools in Georgia will share $1 million, courtesy of state schools Superintendent Kathy Cox.

September 24, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Biker ride for charity, image

It was more than an entertaining ride when various brands of motorcycles rumbled out Stafford Park Saturday morning.

September 23, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Storms, near misses dot area history

The Weather Channel has just about been worn out lately trying to keep up with the latest hurricanes and tropical storms. We in Liberty County have been blessed to escape the fury so far, except for a small amount of wind damage. We cannot complain when we think of the devastating effect they had on our neighboring states.

September 23, 2008 | By Margie Love | Advice/Columnists


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Pembroke whittling down $700,000 in unpaid tickets

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got.

July 31, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Armstrong theatre troupe to perform Agatha Christie play

SAVANNAH - The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers troupe opens its 2014-15 campaign with "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie's 1943 murder-mystery play, Aug. 22-23 in Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Birth: Layla Rianne Baxley

Layla Rianne Baxley was born at 10:10 p.m. July 18 to Jessie Sudakow, New York, and Jason Baxley of St. Petersburg, Florida.

July 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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


3rd ID band to give free concert

The 3rd Infantry Division Band's brass quintet, woodwind quintet and jazz combo performs its monthly Rhythm of the Marne concert. The concert is free and open to the public. It will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Fort Stewart's Marne Garden. Visitors without military ID should access Fort Stewart via Gate 1's visitor center.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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

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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


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