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Superintendent speaks to seniors

The Tattnall Shrine Club in Glennville was the meeting place for the graduating high-school seniors from surrounding counties and neighboring states April 4.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Proverbs gives practical advice for today

I teach a Sunday-school class at our church, and we are currently studying the book of Proverbs. The other week, we were studying the first half of Proverbs 6, perhaps one of the most practical sections of the entire book. And that's saying something, because Proverbs is extremely practical by nature.

May 01, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Hospital CEO retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Liberty Regional Medical Center communications officer Rene Harwell confirmed Friday that Scott Kroell had retired as the hospital's CEO after 21 years and said Donna Cochrane, the hospital's chief nursing officer, had been named interim CEO. An article that appeared in Sunday's edition incorrectly characterized her response to the Coastal Courier, making it appear - inaccurately - that she had evaded the reporter's question. The Courier regrets the error.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Cast keeps 'Age of Adaline' watchable

"The Age of Adaline" is a decently made film that features warm performances, but I wish it was more than it was capable of being. However, based on the charm and sweetness, this film is just passable enough to recommend.

May 01, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Wrongful death suit filed in I-16 wreck

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter.

May 01, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Legislature's health care record was mixed

Georgia lawmakers left town earlier this month after producing a 2016 state spending plan that invests no more money overall for health care than last year. Georgia ranks near the bottom of all states for health-care investment, and the consequences include hundreds of thousands of uninsured Georgians and hospitals that struggle to stay afloat.

April 30, 2015 | By Timothy Sweeney Guest columnist | Opinion


Is Buddy Carter beholding to big oil?

Editor, When 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter spoke before Richmond Hill High School students on the issues surrounding Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline, he stated, "I suspect many of you drive, and gas is expensive. … Having a pipeline could help that. … So sometimes, we have to make tough decisions" (coastalcourier.com, April 17, reported by Jeff Whitten).

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students named to Button Gwinnett Elementary School's honor rolls for the third quarter are:

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Gaining victory over sin, death through God

Solomon wrote, "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13).

April 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Answer man has all the answers

What time is it, boys and girls? It's time for Answer Man! Time to dip into the ol' mailbag and see what is on your mind and show you how little is on ours. While we can't guarantee total and complete accuracy in our answers, it is Answer Man's opinion that this won't matter because if you knew the answer, you probably wouldn't have asked the question in the first place.

April 30, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Liberty restarting its own alternative school

Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Liberty County School System will operate its own non-traditional education program with the opening of the Horizons Learning Center.

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Is Volvo going to Bryan County?

Volvo spokesman Jim Nichols said in an email Friday that there has been a "lot of speculation" about the company's plans for a U.S. factory, "but we look forward to an announcement soon."

April 30, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Eagles rally past Dolphins for win

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Hunter Thomas hit a solo home run in the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lift the Georgia Southern Eagles to a 5-3 win Tuesday at Sessions Stadium.

April 30, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


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Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

May 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Birth: Emma Victoria Ortiz-Hernandez

Emma Victoria Ortiz-Hernandez was born at 1 p.m. April 25 to Yesenia Hernandez of Hinesville and Pasquinel Ortiz of Hinesville.

May 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Birth: Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua

Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua was born at 6:27 p.m. April 24 to Leitita Leiataua of Hinesville.

May 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Mad Max: Fury Road' one of best films of year

It's been 30 years since Mel Gibson wandered across a post-apocalyptic wasteland and escaped at the mercy of Tina Turner in "Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome," the third film in the "Mad Max" series.

May 22, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Don't be complacent about hurricanes

Cumberland Island was struck head-on by a major hurricane 117 years ago. The Category 3 storm pounded the Georgia coast with winds of 135 mph and massive waves, causing a 16-foot storm surge in Brunswick that left much of the city underwater.

May 22, 2015 | By Jim Butterworth Guest columnist | Opinion


Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

May 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


State of garrison address at luncheon

The May Progress Through People Luncheon, featuring Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory with the State of the Garrison address, will be at noon Thursday, May 28, at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Birth: Braden Michael Clement

Braden Michael Clement was born at 8:16 p.m. April 24 to Elizabeth Clement of Glennville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What Nobel laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the United States (or what's left of it).

May 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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