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EPA just making a power grab

According to the Federal Register, on Dec. 7, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency "found" that current and projected concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere threaten the public health and welfare of current and future generations. Unfortunately, this finding and the EPA's subsequent action threaten the health and welfare of current and future generations of Georgians far more than greenhouse gases do.

August 07, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


System is fine, officials are the problem

Just when you thought Washington couldn't get any messier, our elected officials in the nation's capital prove it can.

August 06, 2014 | Albany Herald | Opinion


Birth: Cameron Michael Humbert

Cameron Michael Humbert was born at 6:54 a.m. July 26 to KaSandra Watson-Humbert and Michael Humbert of Hinesville.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Here's why teaching is a noble career

Dear Georgia public-school teachers, It is new school year but, alas, the same old impediments: an out-of-touch federal bureaucracy, ideological state legislators who choose not to send their kids to public schools but intend to tell you how and what to teach, and a society that values reality television more than quality education. Sometimes, I wonder how you manage.

August 06, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Gators removed from Bryant Commons

Trapper Jack removed four gators Wednesday morning from ponds in Hinesville's Bryant Commons Park. The city contracted Trapper Jack and his assistant, Valerie Jones, to remove the nuisance gators for fear they would attack children who fish in the ponds during special events. Bryant Commons, which is leased by the city, holds music festivals and events that draw large crowds. Jones said the gators will not be euthanized andwill be relocated 20-25 miles from Hinesville.

August 06, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Sound off for Aug. 6

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August 06, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Local artist's second exhibit to depict interests, passion

Almost a year ago, Hinesville resident and artist Emily Scott-Graham showed her work for the first time to the Hinesville area at the Hinesville Area Art Council.

August 06, 2014 | by Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Download August menus

Here's help planning your menus for the month. Download pdf documents in the media player at left of what Liberty County Schools will be serving during August.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Former bus driver pleads to child molestation

A former school-bus driver pleaded guilty to child-molestation charges Friday at the Long County Courthouse.

August 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Jesup fire hurts firefighters, kills pets

A massive fire in historic downtown Jesup destroyed parts of a shopping center Monday night.

August 06, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Here's to start of new school year

This week, school bells will ring and the 2014-15 academic year will begin. Some children welcome it, others don't. Parents also likely have mixed feelings about the start of another term.

August 06, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


John opens at third string on Colts’ chart

Former Bradwell Institute and Georgia State football player Ulrick John listed as third string at left tackle in the recently released first draft of the Indianapolis Colts' depth chart, according to a news release on the team's website.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McMillan makes the Champions’ Club, reps with veterans

Reports posted on toledoblade.com and cleveland.com say freshman Ohio State Buckeye and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the team's Champions' Club, which is reserved for Buckeyes who have their on-field and off-field lives in order.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Schedules posted for local prep teams

In addition to football and softball, the local high schools start their volleyball seasons next week.

August 06, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Orlando experience considered priceless for Scott’s All*Stars

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team spent 10 days in Orlando, competing against teams from across the United States.

August 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught

A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County falls to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reports

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September 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park

SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville wins national innovation award

The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville woman’s face slashed

A Hinesville woman was viciously attacked Wednesday night while sitting at home, according to the Hinesville Police Department.

August 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


$500,000 grant to Ludowici for water, sewer

The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant.

August 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Birth: Carson David Acosta

Carson David Acosta was born at 2:11 p.m. Aug. 10 to Sarah Brown of Rural Hall, North Carolina, and Austin Acosta of Brush, Colorado.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Beach party for Labor Day

Tybee Island is having a Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday. The party will be around Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It will include live music featuring the Swingin' Medallions starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visittybee.com.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale.

August 29, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


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