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Winery tour for military families

Sign up now to visit Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery near Statesboro with Leisure Travel. The tour and tasting will be at 4 p.m. on Feb. 7.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


MLK observance in Long County Saturday

The Long County Martin Luther King Jr. Observance will start at 10 a.m. Saturday with a parade. Line-up will be between Walker Elementary and Long County Middle School.

January 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Stewart players to present Hitchcock take-off

Auditions will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday 10 for the Fort Stewart Community Theater's first production of "Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play."

January 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Community celebrates emancipation

The crisp and sunny New Year's weather matched the celebratory mood inside First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, which served as the site of Thursday's observance of the 152nd anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

January 03, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


Midway woman apparently strangled, beaten

Dana Ziegler of Midway had been strangled and beaten before she was found dead on Dec. 19.

January 03, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Military health care changes being pondered

Change could be on the horizon for the military health care system.

January 02, 2015 | By Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Hot Topics


Five changes to improve your family's health

In sports when a player isn't working, the coach takes him out. We need to do the same thing in our lives.

January 02, 2015 | By Megan Wallgren FamilyShare | Hot Topics


How to squirrel away money for fun things

Collette Zeller and her husband are saving for a trip to Italy for their fifth anniversary. The trip is two years out, but their new year's budget includes a monthly savings plan.

January 02, 2015 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Hot Topics


Bill addresses justice for problem kids

Teens who screw up but haven't committed a crime often end up locked up anyway, accused of "status offenses" that include delinquency, underage drinking or even running away from home.

January 02, 2015 | By Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Hot Topics


Tips for devoting time to things that last

Our lives go too fast. We make decisions on how to spend our time without even thinking - online, wireless and in 4G. But no one wants to look down from heaven and hear a loved one eulogize that: She had hundreds of Facebook friends. Or he checked his phone all the time. But what if you could have deathbed perspective without the near-death part? Launch yourself into an out-of-this world mindset where you rid your life of the non-essentials and dig-in on the four things that last.

January 02, 2015 | By Heather Merrill FamilyShare | Hot Topics


S Bank in Hinesville robbed

The S Bank at 119 W. Gen. Screven Way was robbed Friday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Detective Joshua Heath. The suspect, a white male with bandage on his nose and chin wearing a light-blue, zip-up hooded jacket and jeans, entered the bank shortly after it opened at 9 a.m. and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

January 02, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Long County teacher receives grant from Georgia Power

Long County High School teacher Amanda Robinson recently was selected by Georgia Power as a recipient of its New Teacher Assistant Grant.

January 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Education


‘The Equalizer’ is violent but thrilling

EDITOR'S NOTE: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available this week.

January 01, 2015 | By Sam Struckhoff Kings Features Syndicate | Lifestyle


Liberty Veterinary Medical Center achieves top industry accreditation

Liberty Veterinary Medical Center recently achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association.

January 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle


Florida murder suspect arrested in Hinesville

Members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Hinesville Police Department officers on Wednesday arrested a man wanted in connection with a Tampa, Florida, homicide last week.

December 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


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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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