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CNBC ranks Georgia top in the US for business

Financial-news TV network CNBC recently named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier editor@bryancountynews.net | Business


Hinesville’s jobless rate up in May

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 8.4 percent in May, up 0.8 percent from 7.6 percent in April, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the News editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Holmes honored at expo

Tom Holmes of Midway received the Frontline Leadership Award for a small business at the Georgia Manufacturing Expo on June 13 in Duluth.

June 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Liberty County Sheriff’s blotters June 27

June 5: Verbal dispute - Two deputies were dispatched to McCumber Drive in Hinesville due to a domestic dispute. The complainant, parked outside of her mother's house, said her mother went to her grandmother's house and took her belongings. The mother told the deputy that she told her daughter to move out because she wasn't helping around the house.

June 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


All*Stars eighth-graders win league, eye national tourney

The Scott's All*Stars eighth-grade boys' basketball team won the South Georgia Basketball League Championship by defeating the Carolina Ballers, 46-43, on June 19 at Johnson High School in Savannah.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Guyton to appear on outdoors series

Former Bradwell Institute, Georgia Tech and New England Patriot football player Gary Guyton is scheduled to make a guest appearance on the New England Sports Network show "Charlie Moore Outdoors," according to NESN.com.

June 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


High-school softball seasons slated to start in August

Bradwell Institute's softball team will look to improve on its 5-15 overall record from 2013 when the new season begins Aug. 14.

June 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports


Freshman quarterback enrolls, joins Eagles

Freshman quarterback Monteo Garrett enrolled in classes at Georgia Southern on Monday and will join the Eagles on scholarship as a part of the 2014 recruiting class, an official in the athletics department confirmed Tuesday.

June 27, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Local sports


Flightless geese require patience this summer

The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.

June 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Patriotic concert is Saturday

Around every July 4, the Liberty County community holds events to honor area soldiers and veterans.

June 27, 2014 | By Katelyn Umholtz Courier intern | Lifestyle


Fatal wreck apparently caused by victim

Long County resident Jessie Parker, 35, died from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday in Long County. Fort Stewart soldier Karl Stephan was injured in the accident.

June 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


GSU lists president's honors

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University recently named 1,162 students to the 2014 spring semester president's list. To be eligible for the list, students were required to achieve a 4.0 GPA and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours for the semester. The following students made the list:

June 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Catfish are fun to catch, more fun to eat

Unlike a bass, which gulp down live bait or ambush an artificial lure, catfish like to tease a fisherman. That rascal will nibble at the bait just a little, sometimes pulling on it without clamping down.

June 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Food+Drink


State remounts 'Zero Tolerance DUI'

Drivers who drink before getting behind the wheel might want to think twice.

June 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sports legend Hokey Jackson dies

Hinesville's Hokey Jackson, who lived in Athens and who Georgia Trend magazine dubbed one of the states sports legends in 2011, has apparently died.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Lifestyle


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Be content with who you are

I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.

July 23, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


State changes rules for school fundraisers

In response to new federal school-nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the state Board of Education last week initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state-board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Horoscopes for week of July 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Family+Health


Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Lifestyle


Taxpayers on hook for botched ethics probe of governor

In 1997, then-Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term, in which I served until 2002.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Sound off for July 23

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

July 23, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Brown signs with Israeli team

Former Liberty County High School boys' basketball player Rion Brown has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel, according to tweets from his agent and the Palm Beach Post.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tigers busy as season approaches

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill took his players back to his alma mater last week for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp at Georgia Southern University.

July 23, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


McRae makes summer camp second team

Safe to say that Liberty County left its imprint on this year's NBA's Vegas Summer Camp, thanks to two of its native sons.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Horoscopes for week of July 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

July 23, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


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