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Long County Library hosts Business After Hours

The Long County Library was the host site for the Long County Chamber of Commerce's latest Business After Hours event July 14.

August 06, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Birth: Aniya Marie Dennis

Aniya Marie Dennis was born at 2:34 p.m. June 29 to Eryn Porter of Hinesville and Matthew Dennis of Hinesville.

August 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sound off for Aug. 5

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August 05, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


By popular demand, Junior Lee analyzes races

Please don't say anything to Junior E. Lee about this, but I had several people come up to me after a recent speech to ask why they had not seen his observations in the paper recently. If he knew that, he might ask for a raise.

August 05, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Step right up and place your bets

Casino gambling is coming to Georgia. That is probably the horse to bet on.

August 05, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Area students earn honors

Area students who recently earned honors at the colleges they attend include:

August 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Reports surface on possible McRae contract

Several news reports suggest that the Philadelphia 76ers have come to a contract agreement with Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee alumnus Jordan McRae.

August 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles no longer looking to surprise

STATESBORO - After an offseason spent reigning over the Sun Belt Conference as 2014 champions, the Georgia Southern Eagles crossed over Beautiful Eagle Creek on Monday for their first fall camp practice in hopes of turning last year's surprise (for many) into the norm during their second season in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

August 05, 2015 | Mike Anthony | Sports


Meet the Eagles Fan Fest set for Aug. 15

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern athletics will host Meet the Eagles Fan Fest on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Paulson Stadium.

August 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hinesville native named Georgia’s executive director of parole

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles announced the appointment of Hinesville native Christopher L. Barnett as executive director of parole. The board's announcement came at the Tuesday public board meeting, according to a news release issued Tuesday evening.

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Become a humble servant

"Then his disciples began arguing about which of them was the greatest. But Jesus knew their thoughts, so he brought a little child to his side. Then he said to them, 'Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me also welcomes my Father who sent me. Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.'" - Luke 9:46-48 (NLT)

August 04, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith


Birth: Demetrius Octavious Hansen Jr.

Demetrius Octavious Hansen Jr. was born at 4:41 a.m. June 29 to Lisa A. Ivery of Miami and Demetrius Hansen of New Orleans.

August 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


When time melts away

It was over Sunday dinner that my sister told me what I did not know. A childhood friend - the red-headed, freckle-faced girl with laughing eyes and the brightest sense of humor possible - was sitting vigil with her husband as death crept close.

August 04, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Don't flick your butts on the rest of us

Cigarette litter is nasty - and unnecessary. So join us in the next few weeks as we remind local smokers, "Don't flick it; dispose of your cigarette litter responsibly."

August 04, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Erika's threat to coastal Georgia diminishes

Tropical Storm Erika appears to be less and less of a threat to coastal Georgia as time goes on.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Celebrate end of summer with bacon cheeseburger

Freda Gable incorporates the flavor of bacon right into her thick, juicy bacon cheeseburgers, and they'll be perfect for your Labor Day cookout. I ...

August 28, 2015 | By Janet Tharpe Columnist | Food


What about people who don't vote?

The campaigning for next year's elections is starting to draw more attention, and with it comes a focus on voters and their mood. Which ...

August 28, 2015 | By Lee Hamilton Guest columnist | Opinion


What is childhood apraxia of speech?

In recent years, there has been a marked increase in public awareness of childhood apraxia of speech. Despite this awareness, this neuromotor condition remains poorly ...

August 28, 2015 | By Shaunita Woods Guest columnist | Opinion


Praising God with our singing

I love to sing. I grew up going to church and singing with my parents.

August 28, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Uneven 'American Ultra' wastes good cast

"American Ultra" is a contradiction. On the one hand, it's being sold as a kind of action-comedy, sort of one part "Lethal Weapon," one ...

August 28, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Brunswick man pleads to stealing turtle eggs — again

A Brunswick man apparently can't keep his hands off turtle eggs.

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Erika's track shifts west

Tropical Storm Erika's track shifted to the west overnight, meaning that the storm is likely to make landfall in Florida before making its way ...

August 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


GSU lineman added to Lombardi watch list

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern senior offensive guard Darien Foreman has been included on the watch list for the 2015 Rotary Lombardi Award.

August 28, 2015 | By Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


State must ensure schools don't fail students

In 2016, Georgia voters will have the opportunity to vote on a constitutional amendment creating an Opportunity School District (OSD), which would step in and ...

August 28, 2015 | By Richard Woods Guest columnist | Opinion


Georgia to award new HS diploma seal

Starting with the 2015-16 school year, Georgia will offer an international-skills diploma seal to graduates who demonstrate a strong interest in international business and policy.

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Watch children facing spiritual dangers

Being a parent is a seemingly never-ending task. Children require attention all the time. They are worth all the trouble they put a parent though ...

August 27, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Some Jansal Valley macadamia nuts recalled

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Jansal Valley raw macadamia nuts distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

August 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Brian Robinson is more than just spokesman

Unless you are one of the intrepid public servants we keep sending back to the Gold Dome to get you out of our hair, or ...

August 27, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Eagles' secondary on patrol

STATESBORO - It's pretty hard to look back at Georgia Southern's inaugural season in the Football Bowl Subdivision and find anything that could be ...

August 27, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


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