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Area holding own in jobs; not improving

Hinesville and all of Coastal Georgia's unemployment numbers continue to be stronger than those statewide and across the country, but still did not show any improvements in September.

October 23, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Phone company markets self as CenturyLink

CenturyTel and EMBARQ are officially launching the new CenturyLink brand this week throughout the company's 33-state service area.

October 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


At the movies for Oct. 23-25

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Paranormal Activity" (R at 12:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 5:25 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 9:55 p.m.), "Where the Wild Things Are" (PG at 1:15 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:25 p.m.), "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant" (PG-13 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.), "Saw VI" (R at 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:30 p.m.), "Stepfather" (PG-13 at 1:05 ...

October 23, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do


Sound off for Oct. 23

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:

October 23, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Rivers Alive cleanup is Saturday

Rivers Alive, the anchor event for a season's worth of beautification and outdoor cleanup efforts sponsored by Keep Liberty County Beautiful, kicks off Saturday at dozens of sites around coastal Georgia.

October 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Lifestyle


Scouts marking 100 years with local flair

Coastal Empire Council of Boy Scouts of America kicks off its celebration of the 100th anniversary scouting with an expo in Savannah this weekend.

October 23, 2009 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Help brighten patients' holidays

Editor, In Georgia there are several thousand citizens living in the state's seven regional mental health and retardation hospitals. Many of these patients have lived in these hospitals most of their lives and have little, if any, contact with or support from friends or family.

October 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Choose employee benefits carefully

Many employers will soon be offering open enrollment for next year's employee benefit coverage. Wading through all that paperwork is a sure-fire cure for insomnia, but considering how much is at stake, you may want to pour another cup of coffee and dive in.

October 23, 2009 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists


Help write Liberty's history

Do you have a story to tell about life in Liberty County years ago? Perhaps you know someone who has lived here for ages and remembers when Fort Stewart was not here. There are a few citizens in Liberty County who can recall that era, but time is running out. We must get their stories while we can.

October 23, 2009 | By Margie Love Columnist | Opinion


Pentagon says Iraq drawdown on schedule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2009 - Although much work remains to draw down the U.S. troop presence in Iraq, Pentagon officials told Congress here today the Defense Department is well on schedule to meet President Barack Obama's withdrawal timeline.

Obama announced in February plans for a responsible drawdown of forces in Iraq. His plan, in accordance with the U.S.-Iraq security agreement signed in 2008, called for U.S. forces there to cede operations within city limits by June 30 and ultimately transition into an assistance and advisory force for the Iraqis. By Aug. 31, 2010, only 50,000 ...

October 21, 2009 | By SFC Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service | Military


Potatoes help students in class

Fifth-graders at Taylors Creek Elementary have been planting grass on potatoes.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Frank Long students can publish books

Publishing student writing encourages reluctant writers, strengthens self-confidence and promotes literature.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


United Way kicks off in school

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty chapter has kicked off its annual drive for funds at Joseph Martin Elementary School. Principal Sue Tolley planned creative ways to encourage staff to give.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Muffins with Mom at Joseph Martin

Joseph Martin Elementary School recently had Muffins with Mom, allowing students the opportunity to honor their mothers.

October 21, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Parents suspect seizure may have led to drowning

Tragedy struck Long County on Monday when a 5-year-old boy, described as friendly and outgoing, drowned in a bathtub.

October 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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Program aims to retain African-American land

McIntosh Sustainable Environment and Economic Development, based in Darien, has received a grant from the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities to implement the ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty Recreation Dept. gearing up for fall sports

Registration for youth football and cheerleading at the Liberty County Recreation Department runs through Aug. 12. The programs are for 7- to 12-year-olds, as of ...

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sports briefs

'Hank' White Golf Tournament

July 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Bank donates to Armstrong program to educate veterans

SAVANNAH - Bank of America Charitable Foundation recently donated $5,000 to Armstrong State University for the second consecutive year.

July 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


‘What do you want on your tombstone?’

When he asked it, I answered. Then I laughed. The question proved that my husband, a New England-bred Yankee with many years of Los Angeles ...

July 27, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Syndicated columnist | Opinion


What is a bucket list without the Gaithers?

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did, I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ...

July 27, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff

Bobby Smith will be the next probate judge in Long County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff.

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff

Incumbent Robert Long has survived his second close race in a tightly fought Democratic primary for his District 2 seat on the Long County Board ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


As feds file suit over health insurance deals, Georgia postpones hearing

The state's Department of Insurance on Thursday postponed a hearing scheduled for this week on the Aetna-Humana merger after federal antitrust officials filed suit ...

July 26, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | State, National


BI student elected as state 4-H VP

Georgia 4-H'ers elected nine new individuals to represent them on the Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors during the recent State 4-H Council.

July 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Recycling makes more than cents

A plastic bottle can be tossed out and end up as litter, tossed in a trashcan and end up in a landfill, or tossed into ...

July 26, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Demolition of men's store sparks memories

The big yellow machine pushed on the wall and it came crashing down, creating a loud noise, as I stood inside Hinesville City Hall. I ...

July 26, 2016 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it

Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include:

July 26, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Area leadership class seeks members

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course.

July 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Cooks, vendors sought for Blues, Brew & BBQ

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue contestants for the 13th annual Blues, Brews & BBQ.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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