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New hearing set for death row inmate

ATLANTA - The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a new hearing for death row inmate Troy Davis, giving the condemned killer a chance to present evidence his lawyers say could clear him in the murder of an off-duty police officer almost 20 years ago.

The court told a federal judge to hold a hearing to decide whether evidence "that could not have been obtained at the time of trial" could establish Davis' innocence. His case has become a rallying cry for death penalty opponents.

August 18, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Spouses to get hiring preferences

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14, 2009 - Under a personnel rule that takes effect next month, some military spouses could be quickly hired for federal jobs without going through the usual competitive process.

The new hiring authority takes effect Sept. 11. The Office of Personal Management issued the authority's final regulatory guidelines Aug. 12. The guidelines are posted in the Federal Register under the title: "Noncompetitive Appointment of Certain Military Spouses."

August 17, 2009 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Rezoning request puts historic house in jeopardy

The empty, white frame house surrounded by large oak trees on Highway 84 near Washington Avenue warrants little more than a passing glance these days, but its possible removal to make way for development has renewed efforts to preserve the 122-year-old Hinesville property, viewed by some as a valuable part of the city's history.

August 17, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | News


Historic house in danger of demolition

Editor, The historic Mills House is in danger of demolition.

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


It will take community to stop violence

Editor, I would like to address the article that appearied in Wednesday's issue of the Coastal Courier regarding a shooting at a bus stop on Pointe South Drive. As the Liberty County School System public relations facilitator, I had the opportunity to field several questions concerning the safety of our children, particularly during transportation.

August 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Sweet Tea Summit

I have just attended the Sweet Tea Summit. It was like President Obama's recent Beer Summit except we didn't have to endure Joe Biden and his motor mouth.

August 17, 2009 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Aug. 16

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

August 17, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Post urges drivers to update registration

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield officials are urging drivers to update their Department of Defense vehicle registrations.

August 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


BoE members complete training

Members of the Liberty County Board of Education were recently recognized for successfully completing board member training activities sponsored by the Georgia School Boards Association.

August 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | About People


MySpace vs. Facebook vs. Twitter

Few would dispute that Facebook, Myspace and Twitter are some of the hottest social mediums around. These online hangouts have become the place to see and be seen.

August 17, 2009 | By Charlotte Marten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Congregation, pastor settling in new home

Pastor Richard Hayes and members of the New Day Outreach Ministry have moved to a new location at 77 Kent Road in Walthourville. The congregation is excited about settling in and becoming active in the new community.

August 17, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


We are all stewards of the Earth

"This is my Father's world

August 17, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


United Way seeks volunteers

Participating volunteers will make recommendations regarding distribution of money raised during the 2009 campaign.

August 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Group writing transportation plan for county

Are there enough sidewalks in your neighborhood? Do you think a rail line the length of Liberty County would make your life easier?

August 17, 2009 | Staff report | News


70-year-old dies months after being beaten

Devon Morris, the 70-year-old Pembroke resident who was beaten while lying in his bed on June 8, died Friday.

August 17, 2009 | By Ross Blair Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Book festival starting

The Savannah Book Festival will take place this weekend, starting Thursday.

February 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Councilman’s departure marks an end of an era

"Servant, well done," describes the service that David Anderson rendered to the city of Hinesville and the greater community.

February 10, 2016 | By Edith Anderson | Local news


Hinesville Police Blotters Feb. 10

Reports recently filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

February 10, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


Sikes earns conference honor again

NORFOLK, Va. - For the second consecutive year, Savannah State first baseman Trey Sikes has been named the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference Preseason Player of the Year ...

February 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


H-ville Hurricanes win season opener

The Hinesville Hurricanes semi-professional football team won its first game of the season Saturday.

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

ASU's Pirate Road Race Saturday has pirates, love

February 10, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia needs direct care now

The Affordable Care Act passed with the promise of decreasing the high costs of health care and increasing access to care by making health-care insurance ...

February 10, 2016 | By Dr. Hal C. Scherz Docs 4 Patient Care Foundation | Opinion


Kemp’s SEC Primary could be decisive

Two years ago, Secretary of State Brian Kemp began his push to set up an "SEC Primary" for a simple reason: He wanted the world ...

February 10, 2016 | By Tom Crawford The Georgia Report | Opinion


Shooting to beat plowshares into pistols

Son of a gun. Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper, is at it again. Georgia's version of Wyatt Earp was the chief gunslinger in getting a ...

February 10, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Developing perseverance

"James a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad greeting. My brethren, count it all ...

February 09, 2016 | By Pastor Bernard Harper Sr. Columnist | Faith


The preacher and his kindness

A much-appreciated kindness was given to me a few months ago. Someone recognized my need for help and made a big effort to give it ...

February 09, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary School

Frank Long Elementary School's second nine weeks honor roll included:

February 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Arbor Day, Recycle It! Fair make February green

We are all about trees this month. Georgia Arbor Day is each third Friday of February.

February 09, 2016 | By Sara Swida | Opinion


Hinesville police investigate church break-in

Hinesville police are looking for a suspect in the recent break-in of a local church.

February 09, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long Chamber previews local movie

Cast members from the short film, "My Brother's Keeper" presented the trailer to the Long County Chamber of Commerce during it Business After Hours ...

February 09, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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