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HS graduations approaching

The deadline for expedited entry onto Fort Stewart for Saturday's First Presbyterian Christian Academy graduation ceremony is Monday.

May 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Fishing tourney helps patients

The fourth annual Fishin' for a Cure Tournament, a panfish-tourney fundraiser for area children with health issues, will start at daybreak Saturday on the Altamaha River.

May 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Special Olympics Friday

The annual Liberty/Long County/Fort Stewart Special Olympic Spring Games will be held Friday at Long Bell Stadium/Track at Liberty Independent Troop Park, 607 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

May 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Golf tourney in Hinesville May 16

The Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Chapter 46 golf-tournament fundraiser for disabled veterans will begin at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Cherokee Rose Golf Course.

May 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Mothers Day on Fort Stewart

Make the day special for mom by taking her to the Mother's Day Brunch from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Club Stewart.

May 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Shrimp black gill to be discussed

In recent years, Georgia shrimpers have been very concerned about black gill, a mysterious condition affecting the coastal-shrimp population, and one many shrimpers believe might be largely responsible for reduced shrimp harvests.

May 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Proverbs gives practical advice for today

I teach a Sunday-school class at our church, and we are currently studying the book of Proverbs. The other week, we were studying the first half of Proverbs 6, perhaps one of the most practical sections of the entire book. And that's saying something, because Proverbs is extremely practical by nature.

May 01, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Hospital CEO retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Liberty Regional Medical Center communications officer Rene Harwell confirmed Friday that Scott Kroell had retired as the hospital's CEO after 21 years and said Donna Cochrane, the hospital's chief nursing officer, had been named interim CEO. An article that appeared in Sunday's edition incorrectly characterized her response to the Coastal Courier, making it appear - inaccurately - that she had evaded the reporter's question. The Courier regrets the error.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Cast keeps 'Age of Adaline' watchable

"The Age of Adaline" is a decently made film that features warm performances, but I wish it was more than it was capable of being. However, based on the charm and sweetness, this film is just passable enough to recommend.

May 01, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Wrongful death suit filed in I-16 wreck

The mother of one of the five Georgia Southern University students killed last week in a crash on Interstate 16 in Bryan County has filed a lawsuit against a trucking company regarding the death of her daughter.

May 01, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety


Eight percent sales tax at Wal-Mart?

Two customers complained Friday that Wal-Mart Supercenter on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville was charging them 8 percent sales tax. One even brought in two receipts stating that the tax rate charged was 8 percent.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Legislature's health care record was mixed

Georgia lawmakers left town earlier this month after producing a 2016 state spending plan that invests no more money overall for health care than last year. Georgia ranks near the bottom of all states for health-care investment, and the consequences include hundreds of thousands of uninsured Georgians and hospitals that struggle to stay afloat.

April 30, 2015 | By Timothy Sweeney Guest columnist | Opinion


Is Buddy Carter beholding to big oil?

Editor, When 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter spoke before Richmond Hill High School students on the issues surrounding Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline, he stated, "I suspect many of you drive, and gas is expensive. … Having a pipeline could help that. … So sometimes, we have to make tough decisions" (coastalcourier.com, April 17, reported by Jeff Whitten).

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Students named to Button Gwinnett Elementary School's honor rolls for the third quarter are:

April 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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Get the facts on migraine headaches

Too many people suffer migraine headaches and are not getting proper treatment, according to a local neurologist.

March 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News4U


Women do benefit from weightlifting

Many women steer clear of the free-weight areas inside their gyms, opting instead for treadmills and other cardio machines. Some women may not know how to use weights correctly, while others simply don't want to add any bulk to their frames.

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News4U


How to get noticed in crowded job market

Finding a new job is never an easy task. That task grew even more difficult over the last half decade, when a struggling economy forced many companies to lay off workers and institute hiring freezes. As a result, unemployment numbers rose, and many out-of-work men and women found themselves searching for ways to stand out among a crowded pool of applicants.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Weigh your options for changing careers

The days when men and women would work for the same company for decades are largely in the past. Though some professionals still remain loyal to a single firm for the duration of their careers, such instances are now the aberration as opposed to the norm.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


How to standout from the crowd

Finding a new job is never an easy task. That task grew even more difficult over the last half decade, when a struggling economy forced many companies to lay off workers and institute hiring freezes. As a result, unemployment numbers rose, and many out-of-work men and women found themselves searching for ways to stand out among a crowded pool of applicants.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Give your resume a face lift

The process of finding a new job has changed dramatically over the last decade-plus. Whereas professionals once printed their resumes and mailed them to hiring managers in response to job postings, nowadays resumes and cover letters are largely uploaded via the Internet or emailed directly to a company's human resources department.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Jobs change with times: What's hot now

It has been a stressful couple of years for college students. An unstable economy has led many students to second-guess their investments in higher education, and fear regarding employment prospects after graduation are common among today's students.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


How to ask for a raise

As the economy has struggled over the last several years, many employees have felt happy to have a job, no matter what it pays. However, for those who feel they have been doing an exemplary job at work, they shouldn't let the economy prevent them from asking for a raise they deserve.

November 20, 2013 | Staff Report | Job articles


More school not always the answer for jobless

A struggling economy has left many people wondering when the job market will rebound. With an unpredictable job market, some out-of-work professionals and current students are wondering if obtaining an advanced degree is their best chance to stand out in a crowded job market.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Over 50? Here are tips for job hunting

Though the job market has improved in recent years, many men and women are still out of work. Perhaps most troubling, many of those people are age 55 and older who are fearful of an uncertain future and a job market where they are seemingly overlooked. According to a 2012 study from the Government Accountability Office, the number of long-term unemployed people age 55 and older has more than doubled since the onset of the recession.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Writing an effective cover letter

A strong cover letter may not guarantee you land a good job, but a poor cover letter may guarantee you won't. On its own, an effective cover letter can catch the eye of hiring managers tasked with finding worthy candidates among stacks of applications, while a poor cover letter may ensure hiring managers never even glance at an applicant's resume.

November 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Considering changing careers?

When men and women find themselves out of work or dissatisfied with their employment, changing careers represents greener pastures and a new beginning. Many people who have successfully changed careers admit the change did them good. But individuals considering a career change should consider a variety of factors before making such a significant decision.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Job tips for recent graduates

Though many college students dream of the day they will walk across the stage and receive their bachelor's degree, the reality that awaits many after the last note of "Pomp and Circumstance" has been played may not be what is expected because job availability remains bleak.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


Building a business wardrobe

The transition from college student or stay-at-home mom to full-time professional requires a number of changes. Those changes include updating your wardrobe to give it a more professional feel. Clothing that's acceptable for a jaunt to the store or a night out may not be appropriate for the office.

October 29, 2013 | Staff report | Job articles


Career pointers for women starting careers

While the job market appears to be on the mend, recent college graduates know they need to go the extra mile in order to get a foot in the door of their desired profession. And according to a Legal Momentum analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, young women with college degrees may face an even more difficult battle than their male counterparts.

October 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Job articles


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