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Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commissioner primary might go to a recount next week.

May 27, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Memorial Day is also a call for action

Our choir sings a song that I find so powerful. It is titled, "We Will Remember."

May 27, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Hinesville Gulf War veteran to march in National Memorial Day Parade

Twenty-five years ago, more than 600,000 service members took part in Operation Desert Storm, at the time the largest deployment of U.S. Armed Forces since Vietnam.

May 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Military


Will ‘Trump effect’ oust Ga. incumbents?

Whether you like or dislike Donald Trump, there's no question he has pulled off an impressive political feat.

May 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Good memories will last longer than your lifetime

God has blessed man with a great ability. It serves one most all his or her life. It is the memory.

May 26, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from March. The rate in April 2015 was 6 percent.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Bug fest Saturday at museum

SAVANNAH - The Savannah Children's Museum's annual family friendly celebration abuzz with bug crafts, activities and workshops is set for Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

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


Rabies clinics in Long County Saturday

Long County will host two rabies clinics Saturday.

May 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been lowered to the new rating of 05/5X from 6/9.

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


Former Lady Panther continues to excel

Former Liberty County High School Lady Panther track athlete Courtney Bennett notched another record for the Jacksonville (Alabama) State University Gamecocks during the 2016 Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at Tennessee State May 14-15.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


LeCounte nominated to play in Army bowl

Liberty County football player Richard LeCounte has been nominated to the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Oyster season closing for summer on June 1

BRUNSWICK - Oyster harvest, both commercial and recreational in state waters, will close at 6 a.m. June 1, DNR Commissioner Mark Williams announced.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR refurbishes offshore fishing reef

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed 50 fish aggregating devices, FADs, at the Joe's Cut inshore artificial reef site as part of ongoing efforts to increase fish habitat and angling opportunities in coastal Georgia.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sports briefs

4-H selling Braves tickets

May 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


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‘Central Intelligence’ close enough for government work

From "Lethal Weapon" to "Bad Boys" to "Rush Hour," the buddy action-comedy has been one of the most overplayed, tried-and-true, clichéd genres out there.

June 24, 2016 | Justin Hall Movie critic | Lifestyle


Waycross woman arrested after Amtrak train hits roadblock in Wayne County

An Amtrak train was damaged in by what appeared to be an intentional roadblock on the tracks in Wayne County earlier this week, authorities said.

June 24, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Honor Roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary School

Button Gwinnett Elementary School

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 24, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate declines to 5.1 percent in May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 5.1 percent, down 0.2 percentage point ...

June 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.comr | Business


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership SE Georgia graduates 28

Leadership Southeast Georgia recently graduated the Class of 2016.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Who is most important in your life?

Love for family is taught in God's word, and must be practiced. However, love for God must come first.

June 23, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Colleges honor, graduate students

ATLANTA - Rachel Trawick, who has ties to this area, recently received the Georgia State University Department of Respiratory Therapy Student Service Award.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pedal to Paddle tour Saturday in Darien

Take a bike and paddle tour in Darien Saturday.

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Fireworks near the ocean

BRUNSWICK - Bring the kids, tell your friends, sharpen up your old-timey game skills. It's time to celebrate Independence Day with an evening of fun ...

June 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Brexit: Will they stay or will they go?

Today, U.K. citizens will make their most important national decision since the Second World War, much more important than even a general election. The ...

June 23, 2016 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | Lifestyle


Liberty County fire displaces man

A man was displaced after his home on the 200 block of Rye Patch Road in western Liberty County filled quickly with smoke Wednesday night.

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Police: Driver avoids checkpoint, crashes into pole in Long County after high-speed chase

Troopers manning a checkpoint in Walthourville were led on a high-speed chase into Long County when the driver tried to avoid the stop, according to ...

June 22, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Care baskets for homeless, poor

Operation Jump Start, a drive to provide essentials to homeless people, especially veterans, is set for Saturday.

June 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


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