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Loan program helps owners keep their homes

If you're having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments, the Home Affordable Modification Program might be able to help.

August 26, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Obama's option play

One of the few strictly accurate things that President Barack Obama routinely says about his health-care reform is that it's much bigger than just the so-called public option. Yet when his administration signaled that the public option could be dropped, the left threw a collective tantrum.

August 26, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Many made recent produce successful

Editor, On behalf of Love-It-Productions I want to thank all volunteers and sponsors for their support during the production of "Mama Turn the Radio On II: It Ain't Easy." I cannot express what it means to me and the cast to have the honor to present a little Broadway to our local community. To have it so well received is icing on the cake.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Dogfighting is inhuman

Editor, The column by Mike Riddle in the Aug. 19 Coastal Courier was very disturbing.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Sound off for Aug. 26

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

August 26, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn't come easily for lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Williams reported still delinquent on taxes

ATLANTA - Three Georgia lawmakers could face sanctions for failing to pay their state taxes under a new law that gave ethics officials power to investigate and penalize delinquent legislators.

August 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Long Co. girl wins Waycross pageant

Long County teen Shelby Mock recently won the overall queen title in the 2009 Miss Diamond USA Pageant in Waycross.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Ludowici businesses complying with liquor law

LUDOWICI -- During its August meeting, the Ludowici City Council heard a report by Ludowici Police Officer Frankie Goff on illegal alcohol sales.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici officer finishes training

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Frankie Goff of the Ludowici Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | About People


Savannah police chief resigning

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham County police chief Michael Berkow has announced his resignation.

Berkow was hired as chief in 2006 and is leaving after less than three years on the job.

August 25, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Queston joint chiefs of staff via video

The Joint Staff, in coordination with Defense Media Activity, released a YouTube video calling for questions to be submitted via video to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen.

The chairman intends to use social media to expand the two-way conversation with service members and the public. Mullen expects this conversation to be interactive, similar to the all-hands meetings he conducts in person at bases all over the world.

August 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


SAT scores drop for third year in state

ATLANTA - Georgia high school students performed worse on the SAT college-entrance exam than their predecessors for the third year in a row, continuing to lag behind the nation.

Georgia's average score on the test was 1,460 this year, a six-point drop since last year, according to data released Tuesday by the exam's administrators, the College Board. The national average score was 1,509 this year.

August 25, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Midway City Council ignores resident safety

Editor, Take pride the next time you're in Baskin Robins and the person at the front of the line takes 45 minutes to decide between a "sugar" or a "cake" cone. You are privileged to be witnessing the exceptional decision making skills of a Midway City Council member.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Pancreatic cancer fight should be U.S. priority

Editor, Sen. Johnny Isakson has championed many causes since becoming a member of Congress, first as a representative and now as a senator. Now is a critical time that we need Sen. Isakson to support a cause essential to me and other Georgians who have been affected by pancreatic cancer.

August 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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You won't get lost following God

From time to time, it is reported in the news that someone is lost. It may be a child or even an adult.

May 05, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Georgia Milestones won't count for student, teacher evaluation this year

The State Board of Education Thursday granted a waiver of promotion, placement, and retention requirements tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End ...

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


It has been a strange election year

When friends ask if I'm ever going to retire as a working journalist, I respond, "how can I leave when I'm having so ...

May 05, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Real estate professional earns GRI designation

Margarita Fell has earned the Georgia REALTOR Institute designation, according to Leigh Smiley, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Two FPCA students on Washington Youth Tour

Coastal Electric Cooperative has announced the names of six area student delegates it will send on a week-long, all-expenses paid leadership trip to Washington, D ...

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Area technology company marks 32nd anniversary

Speros, a technology company headquartered in Savannah with an office in Hinesville, is celebrating 32 years of business.

May 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Trauma Awareness Month brings call to donate blood

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sound off

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...

May 04, 2016 | Anonymous callers | Sound off


LRMC Relay for Life 5K is Friday

Liberty Regional Medical Center will host its first 5K for Life run/walk Friday to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life of ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Five Tigers headed to state track meet

Several members of the Bradwell Institute track team competed at the AAAAA-Sectional meet last weekend and qualified for the upcoming state meet.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Local graduates shine a college track meets

Former Liberty County track athlete Courtney Rhodes competed in her last track meet for the University of the Cumberlands April 30.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Highlanders win region tennis title; fall in state

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's boys tennis team won the region title, but fell in the state playoffs.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sports briefs

BI softball tryouts

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


There are few reasons to celebrate this ‘Mother’s Day’

"Mother's Day" is something of a successor to "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve," both of which were directed by Garry Marshall.

May 04, 2016 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle


Seafood fest on River Street

SAVANNAH - Throw on your flip flops and grab the family for music and fresh seafood at the 2016 River Street Seafood Fest Friday and Saturday.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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