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Bogeymen hiding in the closet of school choice debate

Two bills in the Georgia Legislature would allow thousands of Georgia parents the opportunity to choose better educational options for their children.

March 19, 2015 | By Benjamin Scafidi | Opinion


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Elderly woman displaced by fire

A fire early Thursday on Highway 84 in Midway left an elderly woman displaced as her home was destroyed.

March 19, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Students earn deans honors

Brandon Standard, of Allenhurst, a senior, was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts for the fall 2014 semester. Inclusion on this list requires students to meet grade-point-average standards specific to the college or school within the university.

March 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


New version of ‘Cinderella’ looks great, well-acted

"Cinderella" is the latest live-action Disney reimagining on the big screen after "Alice in Wonderland," "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and "Maleficient." This movie is, at once, a slight reimagining while also staying true to the spirit of the original source material.

March 18, 2015 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to do


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sound Off for March 18

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.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Sound off


Driver hid on tank trail; caught

A driver, who sped away from a traffic stop in Richmond Hill and tried to lose officers on Fort Stewart, has been captured.

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Midway cuts police

Editor, How low can they go? You probably know that I have no love for the Midway City Council. This is one reason why: At the March 9 city council meeting, they didn't fail to disappoint me and let down the residents of Midway.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ministers keep answering call

I spent last week helping assess a group of people for a job I couldn't do if my life depended on it.

March 18, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


All*Stars earn rings in prep hoops

Three Scott's All*Stars players will receive championship rings for winning the GHSA state championship, according to coach and founder Marcus Scott IV.

March 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Driver leads chase onto post, now caught

A driver, who initially elluded officers after leading them onto Fort Steawrt from Richmond Hill, has been caught. We'll have more on that as it is released

March 18, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Special ed student has 'Boy Scout' knife confiscated

Reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department recently include:

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Police charge adult after youth starts fire

A Ludowici man faces charges after police said he allowed a juvenile to set a brush fire near Pecan Park.

March 18, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Firefighters say brush fire under control

The Hinesville Fire Department and the Liberty County office of the Georgia Forestry Commission are at the scene of a brush fire behind the Hinesville Cemetery on South Main Street. The incident was reported around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

March 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Students who earned slots on the Taylors Creek Elementary honor roll during the third quarter were:

April 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Remember that God gives us the rain

During spring, it's not uncommon to receive a lot of rain. And it's not uncommon for us to complain about it.

April 25, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Ludowici PD recognizes 911 dispatchers

The Ludowici Police Department recognized its seven full- and part-time 911 dispatchers April 15 to commemorate National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Honor roll: Lyman Hall Ementary

Students who were listed on the Lyman Hall Elementary honor roll for the third nine weeks were:

April 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Know the goodness of the Lord

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 78 years young.

April 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Unfriended' is a decent thriller

"Unfriended" easily could've fallen under the category of most of today's teen horror flicks: All style and no substance. Or it could've easily have been a cheap remake or reboot.

April 24, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


1,900-acre manufacturing facility sought for I-16 ‘megasite’

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten For the Coastal Courier | News


Haleigh's Hope is now Georgia's hope

Fifteen months ago, a local reporter asked me if there was any interest within the General Assembly in taking on the medical marijuana issue for the 2014 legislative session, and I told him, emphatically, that there was none and that I did not foresee that issue coming up anytime soon in Georgia. Then, a week later, I met a little 4-year-old girl named Haleigh and her courageous mom and dad, and was I proved ever so wrong.

April 24, 2015 | By State Rep. Allen Peake Special to the Courier | Opinion


Fathers, don't seek custody in Liberty County

Editor, If you are a father seeking custody of your children in Hinesville, please read this carefully.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students who earned spots on the Bradwell Institute honor roll durin the third quarter were:

April 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gulf oil spill: Drawn-out tempest in teacup

The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was called catastrophic by many. President Barack Obama declared, "This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced." The National Resource Defense Council said two years later, "A people wronged and a region scarred remains."

April 23, 2015 | By Harold Brown Guest columnist | Opinion


What do you need in life? God's word

In this life, there are many things that a person needs: a place to live, clothes, food and such things.

April 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Strong candidate not running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with a heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.

April 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Fatal crash victims all GSU nursing students

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed in a crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 16 in North Bryan County.

April 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Long HS students get does of reality

The Long County Sheriff's Office held its annual Prom Promise/Student Safety Awareness Day on Friday.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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