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SPLOST meeting Thursday night

The first of three public meetings providing information on the one percent special purpose local option sales tax will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Midway Civic Center. The tax is intended to raise $51.5 million for local projects.

October 17, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. | News


Energy tax holiday begins

ATLANTA (AP) _ Georgia residents will soon get a tax break for buying energy-efficient products.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Spouses to get federal job preferences

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2008 - President Bush signed an executive order this week that will make it easier for spouses of servicemembers to get federal jobs.

October 16, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Community made Shrine work possible

Editor, To our sponsors and community members,

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Still bowling at 88

Eddie Eastlake may not knock down 12 strikes for a perfect game, but she enjoys bowling just the same. Every chance she gets, Eastlake is at the Fort Stewart's Marne Lanes, ready to bowl.

October 16, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


City gets tips on tourism

Serving as a reminder of Hinesville's connections to national history and a way to boost local tourism, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's two-day tourism assessment visit featured Amy Webb, a representative from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Karen Keown, an economic development director in Kentucky.

October 16, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News


SPLOST will support library improvements

Editor I am writing on behalf of the Liberty County Branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries and the members of the local board of trustees. I want to encourage the citizens of Liberty County to give serious consideration to voting "yes" on the special purpose local option sales and use tax (SPLOST) resolution included on the Nov. 4 election ballot.

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Vets, Fort Stewart mark POW/MIA Day

Area veterans, including members of Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and soldiers from various units on Fort Stewart recently marked POW/MIA Day with a remembrance ceremony at Fort Stewart. The event was outside the Fort Stewart Museum at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The sacrifices made by POW/MIA and their families were honored.

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


McCain's 'scandal'

A crucial turning point in the presidential race came when the McCain campaign ended its candidate's habitual informal interactions with the press. The area of the McCain campaign plane where a couch had been installed so the Arizonian could hold court with journalists was cut off with a dark curtain, marking the end of an era.

October 16, 2008 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Help keep unforunate dogs warm

Editor, In just a few months, the cold weather will return to our area. While we can protect ourselves, puppies and adult dogs at Liberty County Animal Control do not have that luxury. They spend their last days in unheated, outdoor kennels on freezing concrete floors. Often, the kennel floors are wet from being cleaned earlier in the day and during the colder months, the concrete doesn't dry as it does in the summer, making the dogs even more uncomfortable. Their natural body heat is drawn out by the cold concrete. Therefore, not even that protects them - no matter ...

October 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


UGA Extension program gets people moving

ATHENS - More than 3,000 Georgians exercised their way across the state this spring. The miles were logged by participants in the Walk Georgia program, which challenged Georgians to engage in physical activity and log their progress. Registration for the fall program ended Sept. 14, and the program will run until Nov. 1.

October 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Flu shots set in Long County

LUDOWICI - No one likes being sick. So how can you protect yourself? Get a flu shot.

October 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Sound off for Oct. 1

Here are some of the issues being discussed by area residents. The statements were phoned in anonymously so we do no vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the calls:

October 16, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Vaccinations don't protect you forever

Some adults believe vaccines they received as children offer lifelong protection. Most of the time this is true, but there are exceptions. Some adults were never vaccinated as children and others only received a few because not all immunizations were available at the time. While immunity will last for many years, it can begin to fade over time.

October 16, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Car bumps police cruiser, pot, liquor found

Hinesville Patrolman Michael Troutman was driving a prisoner Saturday evening to the Liberty County Regional Jail, and had stopped for the traffic light at the intersection of Frank Cochran and West Oglethorpe Highway when he was struck from behind by Akeem Walthour, 20, of Riceboro - driving an older model Buick. Walthour had a passenger, Chuckie Youmans, 17, in the vehicle with him.

October 16, 2008 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Be grateful for the beauty around us

In the very beginning of time, the Bible states in Genesis 1:1 that "God created the heavens and the Earth."

March 28, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Area men have ties to Emmy-winning film

A regional Emmy Award-winning historical documentary more than a decade in the making and shot in North Carolina has a local connection.

March 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | State, National


‘Insurgent’ only a mild improvement on ‘Divergent’

While I honestly can say I wasn't too impressed with last year's surprise hit "Divergent," its recently released sequel "Insurgent" is a slight improvement. But the series still continues to miss the boat.

March 27, 2015 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to do


Tiger track continues to place well

Bradwell Institute's track teams continue to do well in competition. On March 14, the teams were in Waycross for the Swamp relays hosted by Ware County High School. The Lady Tigers placed third overall and the Tiger boys finished fifth overall in 16 events scored.

March 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Faith Baptist pastor speaks out

The Ludowici pastor at the center of a storm after his facilities were raided Wednesday night by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Agency defended his school Thursday and acknowledged there were defects in the students' living quarters.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Former Walthourville police chief arrested

Former Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget has been arrested for theft of government funds and violation of oath of office in metro Atlanta, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


'Who am I?' Let God help you answer

Many lessons can be drawn from the account of Moses given in the book of Exodus.

March 26, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Lawmaker accuses Chamber, others of favoring predators over children

"Liberty and justice for all." These five words that conclude the Pledge of Allegiance are recited countless times every day across the United States, including every morning at your State Capitol in Atlanta.

March 26, 2015 | By State Rep. Jason Spencer | Opinion


Commission is opportunity to improve Georgia schools

I suspect my recent silence on the subject of public education in Georgia has been deafening to some of you. I will explain.

March 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Words can say so much

Last week, I wrote about the power of words. I want to pick up on that theme one more time because I think it matters so much.

March 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Fort Stewart tanks arrive in Lithuania

RUKLA, Lithuania - Cranes hoisted five U.S. Army tanks into Lithuania on March 15, marking the first time the two nations will train with tanks since 1990, when the country became an independent state.

March 26, 2015 | By Sgt. Brandon Hubbard 204th Public Affairs Detachment | Military


American dream thrives

You may be surprised to learn that people sometimes disagree with me. You may be equally surprised that sometimes I see their point in the disagreement. Sometimes I agree with that disagreement.

March 26, 2015 | By Ronda Rich | Opinion


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Obama extends troop levels in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has extended troop levels in Afghanistan several months beyond the original drawdown plan, saying it will help Afghan security forces succeed during the upcoming fighting season.

March 26, 2015 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


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