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Marching to celebrate MLK’s dream of equality

The annual Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade took place Monday, celebrated with the theme, "I'm a movement for unity, justice and equality."

January 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney and Tiffany King ckenney@coastalcourier.com and tking@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Costs of litter higher than you think

In Liberty County, we are currently wrestling with the litter aftermath of the holidays. Our community, as well as the rest of the country, is inundated with litter during the holiday season.

January 19, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Some old things are new again

In my childhood home, I did not grow up surrounded by literature or commercial novels. What I did grow up with were two items read daily by my parents with strong interest and complete devotion: The Bible and the daily newspaper.

January 19, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Unit prepares for missions in Africa

Brigade and battalion staffs of 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Stewart last week.

January 19, 2016 | By Sgt. Joshua Laidacker 2nd IBCT, 3rd ID Public Affairs | Military


Final meeting on comprehensive plan

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community-planning meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive, in the council chambers.

January 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


'Government schools' not ideal for kids

Editor, One of the main topics of conversation in Liberty County appears to be the Liberty County school district. There have been complaints about the supervisor, the school board and the loss of good teachers.

January 19, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Two on Shorter U. dean's list

ROME, Ga. - Shorter University has announced students named to the dean's list during the fall semester of 2015.

January 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News


History-making event replaces flamethrower

Todd Cecil, host of Revival Flames Ministries of Joplin, Missouri, was just about the biggest celebrity to make an appearance in Lennox Valley during my childhood and early teen years. He was a fixture on Sunday morning television since the 1970s, and my dad and I watched the famed evangelist as we waited for the rest of the family to get dressed for church each week.

January 18, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


He is preparing me

"Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him." -

January 18, 2016 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Sound off for Jan. 18

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 also anonymously submit a comment online at http://coastalcourier.com/forms/soundoff.

January 18, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Watch Super Bowl on 16-foot HD screen

Join the fun 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Tominac Fitness Center for a Dance Fitness Party and Mini-Health Fair featuring group fitness classes, zumba and bounce. Health assessments, nutritional information and screenings offered at no charge. For more information, call 912-315-5078.

January 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Thanks to EMTs for helping senior in need

Editor, On 18 Dec., 2015, I found myself in a position to call 911.

January 18, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Beach advisories being changed

BRUNSWICK - Effective Jan. 1, the Beach Monitoring and Notification Program began using a new bacterial level threshold - recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency - in order to determine when swimming advisories should be issued.

January 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in December by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

January 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Smash-and-grab burglary at phone store

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

January 18, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


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Care act explained at Statesboro meeting

The Statesboro Area Society for Human Resource Management will present a public seminar, "Affordable Care Act - Current Regulations and Upcoming Changes for 2016," at 11 ...

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Who do you blame for mistakes

Well, I messed that one up. Last week came and went, and I did not write an article for the paper. I've heard from ...

February 12, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Bureau says tourists spent $105M in the county in 2014

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has said tourism created 566 jobs and generated $105 million spent in the county in 2014.

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ — and that’s enough said?

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" automatically wins the award for Most Straightforward Movie Title of the Year. When you pay your money to see this ...

February 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Lifestyle


Department of Labor helping Savannah plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor is helping Bramli USA Inc., a producer of housewares and industrial containers, recruit 20 workers for its Savannah plant.

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Academic Honors

Saulat recognized

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Restaurant sanitation scores Jan. 6-21

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in December by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

February 12, 2016 | By Staff Report | Public Safety


Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary School

Taylors Creek Elementary School's second nine weeks honor roll included:

February 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Traffic scheduled to shift Monday on Veterans Parkway

The contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a northbound traffic shift around 9 a.m. Monday on Veterans Parkway between E.G ...

February 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Seek to please God in all you do

As Jesus was concluding what has become known as the "Sermon on the Mount," he said, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and ...

February 11, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Black Heritage fete

SAVANNAH - Celebrate Grand Festival Day, Saturday, with family-oriented activities and a evening concert at the Savannah Civic Center.

February 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Bradwell Institute's second nine weeks honor roll included:

February 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sound Off for Feb. 10

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources or motives. Call 876-3733. You ...

February 11, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


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


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