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Birth: E'magine Zy'Kyrea Golden

E'magine Zy'Kyrea Golden was born at 12:06 p.m. Sept. 9 to Latisha Golden of Hinesville.

September 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Congress needs to get going on budget

Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed House Joint Resolution 124, a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2015 that will fund the federal government until Dec. 11.

September 25, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Public schools fight to keep teachers

Unfilled teaching jobs in Arizona are at a crisis level, AZ Central reports. There are over 527 job openings, resulting in crowded classrooms. One Phoenix-area district alone had 63 openings.

September 25, 2014 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Nine ways to get home ready for winter

Beautiful fall colors mean changing temperatures and the looming arrival of winter. Get a head start on the shifting seasons by readying your home for less sunlight and more time spent indoors.

September 25, 2014 | By Elizabeth Reid KSL | Hot Topics


Another group advocating for coast

If you haven't heard of the group 100 Miles, you're probably not alone.

September 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


America wastes money; Americans don't?

Americans think the federal government wastes 51 cents on the dollar, according to a new Gallup poll, but Americans themselves aren't guilty of wastefulness - at least according to themselves.

September 25, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Hot Topics


Nine 'tips' on ready body language

We all use body language to support what we say and feel, whether we are conscious of it or not. Much body language is used without our conscious minds even being aware of it; that is why those who handle Human Resource matters and others who conduct interviews for a living have to be able to translate what they see others doing with their bodies, as well as what they are saying with their mouths. You may find the ability to accurately read body language very useful in your personal and professional life as well, so here are 9 tips ...

September 25, 2014 | By Tim Torkildson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Never-wed adults reach record high

The portion of American adults who have never married has reached a record high, according to a Pew Research Center report that says one-fifth or about 42 million people who are 25 and older have never said "I do."

September 25, 2014 | By Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


Oyster season opens next week

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

September 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Candy Nook hosts Long County Chamber

The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently held its quarterly Business After Hours event at the Candy Nook, one of Ludowici's newest businesses.

September 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Why do kids have nicknames for parents?

Everyone in the family has a nickname.

September 24, 2014 | By Herb Scribner Deseret News | Hot Topics


Oktoberfest in Rincon

SPRINGFIELD – The fifth Effingham Oktoberfest will be held Friday and Saturday behind Rincon Chevrolet, 5480 Highway 21 S. in Rincon.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


GSU one of Newsweek's top business schools

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration recently was named one of Newsweek's 12 Top Business Schools of 2014.

September 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bottom line is lesser of two evils

I've seen people get into heated debates over a wide range of topics, running the gamut from the rules for hopscotch to whether we should abandon the electoral college concept.

September 24, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Don't be tricked into SPLOST vote

Editor, I am tired of politicians using scare tactics to get voters to buy what they are selling. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said we need SPLOST to draw businesses because new businesses don't want to locate next to a shack. My question is, why do the shacks exist anyway? How many "shacks" will he replace if SPLOST goes through?

September 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Long Commission honors retired teachers

The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty High jumps into top 100

Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Charter program discussed at forum

The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot's three referendum questions.

October 23, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Richmond Hill throws a big party

RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Lifestyle


Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Walthourville business featured

A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty FFA volunteer at run

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pastors are God's gifts to churches

This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.

October 22, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for Oct. 22

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October 22, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


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