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Sound off for January 28

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All you people talking about Bush, he's gone now. And you'll be glad when Clinton gets out of office also. Obama is just a name. He hired all of Clinton's staff.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


This week's horoscopes

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking some time out of your usually busy social life could be just what you need to help you focus on putting those finishing touches on your plans for a possible career change.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Easy ways to deal with tough problems

I never ceased to be amazed at how easy it is to solve potentially large behavior problems with just a little imagination. Case in point: A 3-year-old girl whose aversion to wearing clothing was threatening to hold the family hostage. Her mother wrote:

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Use the right car restraint for child's size

Last January, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revised the consumer ratings system for child safety seats in an effort to clear up confusion about the variety of seats available and the installation methods required.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Overhaul for Department of Human Resources in Atlanta

On Jan. 12, the 150th legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled open as members of the House of Representatives and members of the Senate were sworn in for our legislative duties. This process repeats itself every two years following the elections, and the winners of the 180 districts in the House and 56 districts in the Senate are seated to serve their district and state.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Project should use fools gold

Editor,

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Do we really want another New Deal?

Barack Obama's lefty admirers are agitating for a new New Deal. We'll know that we've achieved that blessed state when the government destroys 6 million baby pigs –– turning many of them into grease and fertilizer (anything but food) –– to prop up the price of pork. Or when it plows under a quarter of the South's cotton and slaughters pregnant cows.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Credit card changes will help consumer

Credit-card changes dictated by federal regulators were supposed to take effect by the end of the year. They didn't. The feds have now given credit-card companies (that weren't too pleased with the changes anyway) a year and a half to get ready.

January 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Insurance commisioner offers free assistance

Area residents with insurance problems or questions can receive assistance directly from the state commissioner's office by contacting his insurance investigator working in the area.

January 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


SE District Conference at Mt. Zion

The Georgia Southeast District Conference 2009,Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship, will have services at 7 nightly Feb. 4-6, at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1370 Shaw Road, Hinesville.

January 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Faith


Sports briefs for Jan. 28, 2009

A 9-pin, no-tap bowling tourney

January 28, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Gates calls withdrawal agreement 'watershed'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2009 - The status-of-forces agreement between the United States and Iraq is a "watershed" in the Middle East, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told the House Armed Services Committee today.

January 28, 2009 | By Jim Garamon American Forces Press Service | Military


Game Day for Jan. 28, 2009

Today

January 28, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Senators say KBR culpable for electrocutions

WASHINGTON - Two senators said Tuesday the Army hasn't acted fast enough to fix electrical problems in Iraq that led to the electrocutions of U.S. troops.

Democratic Sens. Bob Casey from Pennsylvania and Byron Dorgan from North Dakota also said that Houston-based contractor KBR Inc. should be punished in some manner for allowing improper grounding of electrical wires in facilities it was maintaining.

January 27, 2009 | By Kimberly Hefling Associated Press writer | Military


Biden: Expect more casualties in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2009 - As U.S. forces become more engaged with the enemy in Afghanistan, there may well be a rise in American casualties, Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday.

In an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation," Biden described the security conditions in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq -- a trio of countries he recently visited -- and President Barack Obama's decision to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

January 26, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


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Sorority members gear up for May Week

The sisters of the Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. are gearing up for a big celebration.

May 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Experienced diver describes rescue

Bill Eberlein, of Megateeth, is best known for the prehistoric shark teeth he discovers in Georgia's coastal waters. A former college instructor turned full-time fossil finder, Eberlein lives out his dream job searching the waters and embracing all the ocean has to offer.

May 03, 2015 | By Evelyn Fallon Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Don't delay saying yes to Jesus

Walking is not necessarily one of my favorite things to do, but I realize it is good for me.

May 02, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Shrimp black gill to be discussed

In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal-shrimp population, and one many shrimpers believe might be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Lawmaker appointed to whip committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Four months into his first term, Congressman Earl L. "Buddy" Carter, R-Ga., has earned an appointment to the House Republican Whip Team.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Superintendent speaks to seniors

The Tattnall Shrine Club in Glennville was the meeting place for the graduating high-school seniors from surrounding counties and neighboring states April 4.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Proverbs gives practical advice for today

I teach a Sunday-school class at our church, and we are currently studying the book of Proverbs. The other week, we were studying the first half of Proverbs 6, perhaps one of the most practical sections of the entire book. And that's saying something, because Proverbs is extremely practical by nature.

May 01, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Hospital CEO retires

Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center for the last 20 years, has retired.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Cast keeps 'Age of Adaline' watchable

"The Age of Adaline" is a decently made film that features warm performances, but I wish it was more than it was capable of being. However, based on the charm and sweetness, this film is just passable enough to recommend.

May 01, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Wrongful death suit filed in I-16 wreck

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter.

May 01, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Legislature's health care record was mixed

Georgia lawmakers left town earlier this month after producing a 2016 state spending plan that invests no more money overall for health care than last year. Georgia ranks near the bottom of all states for health-care investment, and the consequences include hundreds of thousands of uninsured Georgians and hospitals that struggle to stay afloat.

April 30, 2015 | By Timothy Sweeney Guest columnist | Opinion


Is Buddy Carter beholding to big oil?

Editor, When 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter spoke before Richmond Hill High School students on the issues surrounding Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline, he stated, "I suspect many of you drive, and gas is expensive. … Having a pipeline could help that. … So sometimes, we have to make tough decisions" (coastalcourier.com, April 17, reported by Jeff Whitten).

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students named to Button Gwinnett Elementary School's honor rolls for the third quarter are:

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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