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Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 28

Aug. 21, Burglary/forced entry, West Oglethorpe Hwy.

October 14, 2008 | Staff report | Public Safety


Traffic stop leads to kidnapping arrest

LUDOWICI - A traffic stop in Ludowici led to the arrest of a man charged in a kidnapping case in Texas.

October 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Plan now to make a difference

One of the things in my life that I am most grateful for is that I am the daughter of a quintessential Southern woman. My mother had the best heart of anyone I have ever known. Throughout most of my childhood our family wasn't financially well off, but I know that our family life was priceless. I used to say that we grew up poor until I grew up and started working with families who really were poor. They had dirt floors and no plumbing and may not have eaten all day. Don't think for a moment that ...

October 14, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Trash fire puts on show

Shoppers at Wal-Mart got more than they bargained for Saturday afternoon as smoke filled the sky behind the store and flames shot nearly 100 feet in the air.

October 14, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Public Safety


Legion trying to help hurricane victims

INDIANAPOLIS - The American Legion sped up its process to assist Legionnaires and Sons of the American Legion members who have been victimized by Hurricanes Ike or Gustav. Financial grants are available through the organization's National Emergency Fund.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sound off for Sept. 28

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The comments were phoned in anonymously, so we do not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the caller:

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Glennville area of Long getting 911 addresses

LUDOWICI - The Long County commissioners recently discussed the following information at their September meeting:

October 14, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


How the money crisis came to Georgia

When Congress gets around to investigating the genesis of the current financial crisis, former Gov. Roy Barnes and Gov. Sonny Perdue may be among the first witnesses called to Washington to testify.

October 14, 2008 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Liberty's CFO doesn't spend tax money, doing good job

Editor, We are writing in response to Mr. Howard's letter titled "Government, quit wasting my money" in Wednesday's Coastal Courier. We agree the county governing authority is spending money they don't have while our country is experiencing troubling economic conditions.

October 14, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


GSU Lady Eagles voleyball team loses to Chattanooga

STATESBORO, Ga. --- The Georgia Southern volleyball team was unable to overcome a slow start and fell 3-1 (30-28, 26-24, 23-25, 25-23) to Chattanooga Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

October 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


2009 GSU SOFTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED

STATESBORO, Ga. --- Georgia Southern head softball coach Maggie Johnson has announced the release of the 2009 schedule.

October 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Pig Pickin' Festival in Pembroke

This Saturday, October 11, the City of Pembroke's Theater and Arts Board will host their first ever Pembroke Pig Pickin' Festival in the historic downtown.

October 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Work starts on Ford Plantation

RICHMOND HILL - The Ford Plantation luxury community and private sporting club recently began renovations to automobile magnate Henry Ford's historic winter mansion.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Energy, water conservation sales get tax holiday

ATLANTA - In an effort to help Georgians conserve energy and water, save money and protect the environment, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Georgia's fourth annual Energy Star sales-tax holiday has been expanded for the first time to include WaterSense labeled products. Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy efficient or water efficient products that cost $1,500 or less per item. The sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, and runs through midnight Sunday, Oct. 5.

October 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Recession could hit homes here, experts say

President Bush warned Wednesday that the country could experience a recession if the federal government does not take action on the proposed $700 billion bailout, and area experts say the financial crisis can come as close as anyone's front door step.

October 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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College Credit day is Nov. 15

The Liberty County School System will host a College Credit Now Day from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at the Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell St. in Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Kayden Michael Litwinkowich

Kayden Michael Litwinkowich was born at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 13 to Christine Helen Litwinkowich of Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide honor 28 seniors

Long County High School had senior night Oct. 24, recognizing football players, cheerleaders and band members who are graduating this school year.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide at Bryan County Friday

Long County is back on the road this weekend, going to Pembroke on Friday to take on Bryan County.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween

Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of.

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Bad drivers must pay for choices

Tens of thousands of Georgians live with lifelong disabilities due to brain and spinal cord injury.

October 29, 2014 | By Paige Havens Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Weston Corey Rabon

Weston Corey Rabon was born at 2:23 p.m. Oct. 10 to Victoria Rabon and Brian Rabon of Hinesville.

October 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Will 10,000 landowner or 65,000 visitors pay for projects?

I read with interest a recent column submitted to the newspaper concerning SPLOST and ad valorem taxes. While I fully support one's right to free speech and voting, I am troubled by incompleteness and/or inaccuracies in material discussed. While the kinder and gentler side of me attributes this to "just a small misunderstanding of the true facts," I feel it's necessary to accurately inform readers on these matters.

October 29, 2014 | By Joey Brown Guest columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Oct. 29

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.

October 29, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Dawgs fine without Gurley

Georgia has found a formula to win without star running back Todd Gurley.

October 29, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


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