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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


Tax-assessment appeal laws have changed

Georgia legislators this year amended laws governing procedures for appealing county tax assessments on real and personal property. The changes took effect July 1.

August 03, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes | Opinion


LCDA pledges $100,000 for precision manufacturing at Savannah Tech Liberty

The Liberty County Development Authority has voted to support the expansion of workforce development training for precision manufacturing in Liberty County with a five-year, $100,000 pledge to support Savannah Technical College in building and equipping a state-of-the-art Precision Manufacturing Flex Tech laboratory at its Liberty Campus.

August 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Education


Sound off for Aug. 3

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733. You may also anonymously submit a comment online at http://coastalcourier.com/forms/soundoff.

August 03, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Fall sports taking shape on Stewart, Hunter

Taylors Creek Golf Course now offers foot golf in addition to the standard golf. As an introduction, the course is offering free rounds of foot golf from 3-7:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Find some soccer enthusiasts and come out to try it. Indoor or turf shoes permitted, but not cleats. For more information, call 767-2370.

August 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Grand jury indictments from May

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law:

August 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police should not provide hospital security

Editor, I read the article ("Police to provide hospital security," July 22, front page) with much disdain. Certainly, it's a multilayered mistake that could easily be driven by the position that Mayor James Thomas holds on the Liberty County Hospital Authority.

August 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Candidate announces run for city council

Editor, I'm a retired combat veteran and member of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, and I'm announcing my intent to run for the District 2 seat on the Hinesville City Council.

August 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


LeCounte’s Ohio State visit sparks rumors

Liberty County High School's future five-star recruit Richard LeCounte spent some time with former Panther teammate Raekwon McMillan at Ohio State's Friday Night Lights camp held July 24 in Ohio.

August 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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Ludowici Police arrest shoplifter

A Long County man was arrested by the Ludowici Police Department on Aug. 10 after he allegedly stole some items from a local store.

August 31, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Getting a dun in the mail

These are some odds and ends I jotted down 21 years ago in 1994.

August 31, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


We must learn to love and respect each other

I am excited about the possibility of and the blessings of unity (Psalm 133).

August 31, 2015 | By Pastor Hermon Scott Columnist | Faith


Soldier held without bond in death of fellow soldier

Fort Stewart soldier Hunter Jack Kelly, 20, died of a gunshot wound after a fellow soldier handled a weapon that discharged and struck him in ...

August 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery

A Midway man has grabbed a Georgia Lottery prize worth $100,000.

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sound off for Aug. 31

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 ...

August 31, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Plan now for cruise next fall

Set sail with Leisure Travel on a five-day Bahamas cruise leaving from Jacksonville next fall. Ports of calls are Nassau and Freeport.

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Area jobless rate rises in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for July was 6.9 percent, 0.2 percentage point from 6 ...

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Southerners love nicknames

For some reason, Southerners - more than people in any other region - love nicknames. It's really a show of affection when we care enough to ...

August 31, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Qualifying for municipal elections starts

Election season officially kicks off Monday.

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


GBI: Soldier is fatally shot during gathering at Long County home

A gathering Saturday night at a Long County home turned deadly when a Fort Stewart soldier was shot and killed.

August 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Native selected as Tennessee Law Scholar

Elizabeth B. Holland, originally from Hinesville, has been selected as Tennessee Law Scholar and Research Associates for the Class of 2018 with the University of ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Become a member of the teaching cycle

In 2 Timothy 2:2, I see what I would describe as a teaching cycle, where those being taught turn around and teach others what ...

August 29, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline

SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Erika dissipates near Cuba

Erika is no longer considered a tropical system, the National Hurricane Center announced Saturday morning.

August 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


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