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DNR takes over Morgan Lake tract

Fishing, boating access and camping opportunities are now available at the Morgan Lake tract, adjacent to and managed as part of the Griffin Ridge Wildlife Management Area, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.

January 05, 2015 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Community celebrates emancipation

The crisp and sunny New Year's weather matched the celebratory mood inside First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, which served as the site of Thursday's observance of the 152nd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

January 03, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway woman apparently strangled, beaten

Dana Ziegler of Midway had been strangled and beaten before she was found dead on Dec. 19.

January 03, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Military health care changes being pondered

Change could be on the horizon for the military health care system.

January 02, 2015 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Five changes to improve your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 02, 2015 | By Megan Wallgren FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to squirrel away money for fun things

Collette Zeller and her husband are saving for a trip to Italy for their fifth anniversary. The trip is two years out, but their new year's budget includes a monthly savings plan.

January 02, 2015 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill addresses justice for problem kids

Teens who screw up but haven't committed a crime often end up locked up anyway, accused of "status offenses" that include delinquency, underage drinking or even running away from home.

January 02, 2015 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tips for devoting time to things that last

Our lives go too fast. We make decisions on how to spend our time without even thinking - online, wireless and in 4G. But no one wants to look down from heaven and hear a loved one eulogize that: She had hundreds of Facebook friends. Or he checked his phone all the time. But what if you could have deathbed perspective without the near-death part? Launch yourself into an out-of-this world mindset where you rid your life of the non-essentials and dig-in on the four things that last.

January 02, 2015 | By Heather Merrill FamilyShare | Hot Topics


S Bank in Hinesville robbed

The S Bank at 119 W. Gen. Screven Way was robbed Friday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Joshua Heath. The suspect, a white male with bandage on his nose and chin wearing a light-blue, zip-up hooded jacket and jeans, entered the bank shortly after it opened at 9 a.m. and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

January 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Long County teacher receives grant from Georgia Power

Long County High School teacher Amanda Robinson recently was selected by Georgia Power as a recipient of its New Teacher Assistant Grant.

January 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Education


‘The Equalizer’ is violent but thrilling

EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available this week.

January 01, 2015 | By Sam Struckhoff Kings Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Liberty Veterinary Medical Center achieves top industry accreditation

Liberty Veterinary Medical Center recently achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association.

January 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Florida murder suspect arrested in Hinesville

Members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Hinesville Police Department officers on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in connection with a Tampa, Florida, homicide last week.

December 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Recycle Christmas trees until Jan. 10

Keep Liberty Beautiful, Georgia Power and the Georgia Forestry Commission invite area residents to "chip in" and turn in live, undecorated Christmas trees for recycling after the holidays.

December 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


McGinn recognized for honor

Long County commissioners recently recognized Charlotte McGinn, the secretary for the Long County extension office, for being honored by the University of Georgia. Chairman Robert Long said that McGinn was selected as the Secretary of the Year for the Southeastern district of the Georgia Cooperative Extension. Long said that McGinn winning the award was quite an accomplishment, considering that there are 39 counties in the district. On behalf of the other commissioners and the citizens of Long County, the chairman congratulated McGinn and told her that she was a valuable asset to the community. Pictured from left: Commissioner Clifton DeLoach ...

December 31, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


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FBCA alum Frazier earns SEC honor

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player and current Georgia guard J.J. Frazier was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to a news release on UGA's athletic website

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty splits with Burke

Saturday was a different night than Friday, but it was the same script for the Liberty County basketball teams.

January 28, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Budgeting must be open, fair

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, and a member of the House's Ways and Means Committee, last week was a busy one for me. We gathered for four days of hearings at Gov. Nathan Deal's office, where the budget was presented. We also listened as state agencies offered input about budget needs and then asked questions regarding which programs worked well or were under- or over-funded.

January 28, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Area wrestling fans enjoy Saturday-night event at BI

Some people say that one can never go home again. But for those who attended Saturday's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling event at Bradwell Institute, it certainly felt like home as fans were treated to some old-school professional wrestling.

January 28, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Cousins qualify for state meet for FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander swimmers and cousins Xavier and Mackenzie McCartney qualified for the state swim meet in new swim categories last weekend during the Last Chance Meet in Madison.

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Corn-hole tourney, chili cook-off set

Corn-hole tourney, chili cook-off set

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Controlled burn could bring smoke

Three burns in training areas of Fort Stewart are set for today and could bring smoke into the Hinesville area.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Three-war veteran celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Military


Bealls, Good's owner donates $3M to communities

National department store retailer Stage Stores Inc., which includes Bealls, Goody's, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage, recently announced a donation of more than $3 million to over 850 community organizations as part of its Community Counts Program in 2014. The program at Stage has donated over $5.9 million to more than 2,000 organizations in the past five years.

January 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Thoughts, behavior can be conquered

Have you ever asked yourself, "Who would I like to become?" What people or events in life have hindered your reaching that goal? To achieve something, you have to remove all distractions that are blocking you from making progress. Fear stops most people from getting what they want - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, of the unknown, of disappointment. Then, of course, the "what if" fears always fuel these hindrances.

January 27, 2015 | By Pastor Kendall Paige Columnist | Faith


Sound off for Jan. 27

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January 27, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Property transfers Jan. 14-22

Deeds filed in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office between Jan. 14 and 22 include:

January 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Toddler lost in woods saved to serve

One Friday evening in May 1976, an incident caused a lot of commotion on Flowers Road, which is off George Swindell Road and Highway 196, in Long County. The ordeal was something that no family ever wants to go through.

January 27, 2015 | By Margie Love | Lifestyle


Ludowici hires new attorney, limits mayoral terms

On Jan. 13, at the Ludowici City Council's first meeting of the year, members voted unanimously to contract out Bob Pirkle as the city's attorney. The council set Pirkle's base annual salary at $9,600. His hiring follows the death of attorney Joe Kitchings, who died Dec. 31, after serving as the city's attorney since March 2010.

January 27, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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