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New RH industry recruiting in Savannah

Caesarstone Technology is having a job fair for management positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center at 5520 White Bluff Road.

October 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Congressional debate streamed online tonight

A debate between the candidates for Georgia's Congressional District 12 will be online this evening.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Storm watch in effect until midnight

A severe thunderstorm watch issued for the area is to be in effect until midnight.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Long Wildlife Festival is Saturday

The 33rd annual Long County Wildlife Festival is from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at the festival site adjacent to Darwell Long Road. The event will feature arts and crafts, a petting zoo, a kid's playland, an archery range, a turkey shoot, karaoke, a catfish pond, a shotgun raffle, a pig chase and other exhibits and demonstrations. Food also will be available. Becky Fowler said the Long County Wildlife Festival committee supports local schools, businesses and other ventures, including Relay for Life and the Smiley Elementary Trunk-or-Treat. For information, call Fowler at 545-2167 or 610-5784, or Beverly ...

October 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Pacing for Polio race Saturday

Pacing for Polio, a fundraising 5K race and evening of events, will start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the pavilion in Richmond Hill's J.F. Gregory Park.

October 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Toddler's heart transplant celebrated

When local toddler Brynslet Sellers got a new heart last week, her family members weren't the only ones celebrating a milestone.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Workshop focuses on parents in schools

The Liberty County School System hosted the second annual Title I Parent Engagement Workshop on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center.

October 01, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


Liberty resident on school advisory board

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge on Friday named 36 parents from across Georgia to serve on his 2014-15 Parent Advisory Council.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Lift offshore-drilling moratorium

President Barack Obama's recent move to allow seismic exploration of oil and gas reserves off the shores of Georgia and the Atlantic Coast has left many hopeful that the offshore drilling moratorium currently in place may soon be lifted. A new study by University of Wyoming energy economist Dr. Tim Considine indicates the degree to which such a move would benefit Georgians and our Mid-Atlantic counterparts.

October 01, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Special to the Courier | Opinion


Birth: Alayah Christy Lavern Roberts

Alayah Christy Lavern Roberts was born at 2:51 p.m. Sept. 17 to Shenta Brickhouse of Hinesville and Henry B. Roberts of Hinesville.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Engaged: Godley, Darby to wed Oct. 25

Clay and Charlene Godley of Fleming announce the engagement of their son, Charles Grayson Godley of Watkinsville, to Margaret Alison Darby of Lawrenceville.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Last Saturday, while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers th

Last Saturday, while the Bulldog nation sweated out a 35-32 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers that should not have been as hard as our scholar-athletes made it, former head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley's first team at UGA was recognized on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. As nice as that was, more - much more - needs to be done to honor the legendary Hall of Fame coach.

October 01, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound Off for Oct. 1

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 to leave a message.

October 01, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Manufacturers seek apprentices

For 2014 Bradwell Institute graduate Sharlisa Swift, some days at work look "like something you only see in movies."

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long County Relay leaders selected

James Wasdin and Brenda Howard have been selected as the 2015 Long County Relay for Life co-chairs, American Cancer Society senior community manager Kelley Spaeder recently announced.

October 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


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Club Stewart is answer to stress-free party planning

It's summer time, and the livin' is easy," as the song goes. But those fall and winter holidays - and the parties that go with them - will be here in a flash.

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News4U


Engaged: Fischer, Kupinski to wed Oct. 25

Daniel and Betsy Fischer of Hinesville announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Fischer Jr. of Bremerton, Washington, to Constance Kupinski, daughter of Jimmy Kupinski of Puyallup, Wash., and Sheri Kupinski of Olympia, Wash.

September 09, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


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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