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Hinesville Gators to hold tryouts

June 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Women’s handgun class scheduled

MANSFIELD - Pistol manufacturer Glock and Georgia Department of Natural Resources staff will conduct a women's handgun class as part of the Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman series June 27-28 at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Beck reflects on major-league debut

Last Thursday, former Georgia Southern pitcher Chris Beck lived out an experience that thousands can only dream about.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Time, network set for Eagles’ opener vs. WVU

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern will open its second season of Football Bowl Subdivision play under the lights of Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown as the Eagles take on West Virginia at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Wolfes, Lippett each receive postseason recognition

Georgia Southern men's golfer Scott Wolfes has been named to the Division I PING All-Southeast Region Team, earning the honor for the second time in his career, according to gseagles.com.

June 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Police: Man's car strikes Liberty County sheriff's vehicle

A Tuesday afternoon traffic accident in Hinesville landed a man in jail after his vehicle rear-ended a Liberty County Sheriff's Office vehicle. And, authorities said, the man was driving with a suspended license.

June 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Local volunteers make our community a better place

There are just a few things in life that really matter in life - family, friends, faith and time.

June 02, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Birth: Cora Elaine Jones

Cora Elaine Jones was born at 12:11 p.m. April 29, to Meredith Boggs Jones and Matthew Jones of Kennewick, Washington.

June 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Area jobless rate drops again

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 6.2 percent, down

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Stay the course with the Lord

"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory, which none of the princes of this world knew, for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." - 1 Corinthians 2:7-9

June 02, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith


Nonprofit connects older workers, job openings

FOREST PARK - For older residents of Liberty County needing help to re-enter the workforce this summer, a local nonprofit has openings in a program that offers paid training and other services as a stepping stone to employment.

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Fishing on the Altamaha River was a wonderful memory

Recently, I have been seeing and hearing some great fish tales about large amounts of fish being caught, especially in the rivers.

June 02, 2015 | By Margie Love | Opinion


Why Ga. clerks of superior court are elected

Frequently, I am asked why clerks of superior court in Georgia are elected. The simplest explanation is that having an elected clerk of superior court is for the greater good. However, understanding and appreciating why clerks of superior court are elected requires a more detailed explanation from a historical perspective.

June 02, 2015 | By F. Barry Wilkes | Opinion


Liberty County Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Horizon Behavioral Health on May

June 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


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Clerk's staff can't practice law

O.C.G.A. § 15-6-51 makes the unauthorized practice of law illegal. Specifically, it bars any person other than a duly licensed attorney at law of this state from rendering or furnishing legal services "of any kind in any actions or proceedings of any nature."

June 30, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Columnist | Opinion


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine - long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations - called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

June 30, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


No butts about it, cigarette litter is nasty

One of the most challenging elements that businesses have to grapple with in maintaining attractive venues is the cigarette litter that people dispose of in parking areas and sidewalks.

June 30, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


MaMa Irene thanks group for assistance

Editor, I'm coming to our community to say thanks for all of your help and assistance. So many of you have given in the past years to MaMa Irene's Outreach. Through all of you, I was able to help a countless number of families who were in need with clothes, furniture, appliances, Christmas toys, Easter baskets and school supplies.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


BI football players selling discount cards

The Bradwell Institute football players are selling discount cards to raise funds for the upcoming season.

June 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Magazine honors area football coaches

High-school head football coaches from southeast Georgia were celebrated recently at CrabDaddy's Restaurant on St. Simon's Island by In the Game High School Sports Magazine.

June 30, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Now, Georgia can close insurance gap

On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court again upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act against a politically driven effort to dismantle the law through the court system. The King v. Burwell ruling protects tax credits in states such as Georgia that chose to use the federal healthcare.gov marketplace rather than create their own state-based health-insurance exchange.

June 29, 2015 | By Timothy Sweeney Guest columnist | Opinion


Soccer camp planned

The Hinesville Soccer Association and Hinesville Gators are sponsoring an elite camp July 6-9 at James Brown Park for boys and girls ages 6-17.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Have faith in God for peace of mind

We are living in a very chaotic world and complex times, but the "good news" is that God is still in charge.

June 29, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


Young runner enjoying the competition

Growing up with two older sisters and a younger one, all athletic and competitive and all into soccer, can make it difficult to carve your own niche in the household.

June 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Golf tourney for Tide baseball

The Long County Diamond Club will host its third annual Long County Baseball Golf Tournament on Aug. 8 at the Cherokee Rose Country Club in Hinesville. The club is seeking sponsors. For more information, call David Stapleton at 432-6149 or Phil Swindell at 912-977-0000.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sound off for June 29

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

June 29, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


State to get $4.5M in free testing services

Local school-district officials say that content errors and disruptions during this past year's Georgia Milestones testing were minimal.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Panthers show promise during summer drills

June was a busy month for the Liberty County Panthers football team.

June 29, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


Baseball academy in Long County

The Long County Recreation Department is hosting its first Baseball Academy of Hope baseball camp.

June 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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