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‘Ben-Hur’ doesn’t crash; doesn’t add anything either

First it was "Ghostbusters." Then it was "Pete's Dragon." Now "Ben-Hur" is the third movie this summer to get the reimagining treatment for contemporary audiences.

August 26, 2016 | By Justin Hall Film critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Renovated Quality Inn reopens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting Aug. 19 for Quality Inn, 1024 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Writer: council lacks civic pride

Editor:

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


A lesson for voters: Payback is at the ballot box

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Tensions flair as mayor election nears

With just three days remaining until the "Election of the Century," the stress amongst the good folks of the Valley was considerable.

August 25, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Contest for college fund contribution

ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan is giving children in Georgia an opportunity to win $1,529 for a Path2College 529 Plan account.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Accept God's invitation

Invitations to events are given most every day. Graduations, weddings, parties etc.

August 25, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges

BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and launder money.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Weather Service still tracking two systems

Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the National Weather Service. Experts still aren't sure, however, about what is being called Invest 99-L.

August 25, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Coastal Electric’s Horton promoted

Coastal Electric Cooperative announced Monday that Jake Horton has just been promoted to manager of operation.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things. That was proven during a recent hearing in Atlanta regarding an appeal by environmental groups of a permit allowing the Sea Island Company to construct a 350-foot long rock barrier - known as a groin - that would jut out from the island's shoreline.

August 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Sports briefs

Hall of Fame nominations

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sound off for Aug. 24

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

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sound off


Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend

The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning at 9 a.m. so CSX Railroad can work on the tracks.

August 24, 2016 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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No better news

It does not take a lot to amaze me, but there are some things that do.

September 30, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Cell phone turns in suspect

What's commonly referred to as a "butt dial" reportedly helped local police catch a teen who is suspected of going through unlocked cars.

September 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'Magnificent Seven' not as good as first, still enjoyable

"The Magnificent Seven" is a remake of the 1960 Western classic put in the great hands of director Antoine Fuqua. It may not live up ...

September 30, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


Amendment 1 is not the answer

Editor: In order to turn around struggling schools, Gov. Nathan Deal proposed creation of an Opportunity School District (OSD). To do this, there has to ...

September 30, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fighting Georgia's shadow economy

The United States has a massive underground economy – reportedly over $1 trillion.

September 29, 2016 | By state Rep. Jeff Jones Guest columnist | Opinion


Trust the Lord with all your heart

We are taught in God's word that faith is necessary to be pleasing to God. (Heb 11:6).

September 29, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Being a bed-wetting liberal redneck ain't easy

Oh, great. I have just been outed. It turns out that I am a bed-wetting liberal redneck. You were sure to find that out sooner ...

September 29, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Savannah Philharmonic opens season, picnic Sunday

Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra started its 2016-17 season earlier this month, but what it calls the city's largest outdoor musical event, Picnic in the Park ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Life in Liberty Q&A: Color Prowl runner

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Assistant Kelly Wiggins is proud of her roots.

September 29, 2016 | Staff report | Things to Do


Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle

A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Time for some color in your life

A bunch of people in Liberty County are getting together Saturday to paint the town yellow, green and several other colors-a Liberty County first.

September 29, 2016 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Things to Do


Lowcountry boil for Chamber members Oct. 7

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Membership Appreciation Lowcountry Boil and Oyster Roast for members on Oct. 7, at Bryant Commons ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Jordye Bacon's twin daughters turn 80

Twins June Bacon Salter and Joye Bacon Blyer will celebrate their 80th birthdays on Friday. They are daughters of the late Jordye Bacon, former superintendent ...

September 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Long County honors teacher of year

Smiley Elementary School's Kay Deloach was announced as the system's teacher of the year during the Sept. 19 Long County Board of Education ...

September 29, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Education


Stem the tide of trash going into oceans

Want to hear something scary, scarier than any horror movie I have ever seen?

September 28, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


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