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Report: McRae soon to debut in NBA D-League

Former Liberty County High School and University of Tennessee basketball star Jordan McRae is bringing his game back to the United States, according to a report in an Australian newspaper.

February 25, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


McGowan signs with Dodgers

Ludowici native and Major League Baseball pitcher Dustin McGowan has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to CBSLA.com.

February 23, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Smiley to host PTO, Parent University

Smiley Elementary School will host a Parent Teacher Organization meeting and Parent University session starting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the school's cafeteria.

February 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Cardboard boat regatta on horizon

Sign-up for the Cardboard Boat Regatta at the Tominac Fitness Center Pool on Hunter at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 28.

February 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Follow the One who has all the answers

Man, it seems, has been looking for answers since the beginning of time.

February 12, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Eagles add 22 recruits on Signing Day

As Georgia Southern football coach Willie Fritz stepped to the podium for the Eagles' Signing Day news conference Feb. 4, the sometimes-overblown hyperbole of the day wasn't lost on him.

February 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


Bomb threats cleared in city

The bomb threat at the Hinesville Walmart has been cleared as of noon today, according to Hinesville Police Detective Lt. Loyd Slater.

February 12, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Eventually we'll sign over wages to government

Editor, On Dec. 16, 1773, demonstrators destroyed an entire shipment of tea in the Boston Harbor in protest of taxation without representation. Today, we have ultra-taxation with representation. At the rate that we are going, we will just sign over our employment checks and accept the spending money that our government gives us.

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Update: Suspect arrested in drive-by shooting

A man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with the drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at Waldo Pafford Elementary School.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary School

Students at Liberty Elementary School who were listed on the most recent honor roll include:

February 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


School apparent target of drive-by shooting

Waldo Pafford Elementary School was the apparent target of a drive-by shooting about 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Hinesville Police Maj. Thomas Cribbs.

February 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Shady antics on the field, halls of power

If you watched the Super Bowl a couple of weeks ago - and reports say that 114 million of us did - perhaps you saw a portion of the reprehensible behavior of Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin who, after scoring a touchdown, proceeded to mime pulling down his pants and squatting as if on a commode, before dropping the ball to the ground as if using the restroom. The NFL fined Baldwin $11,000, which has to be chump change to this boor. Astonishingly, the incident has gotten very little mention in the media. You can bet this kind of obscene showboating ...

February 11, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for Feb. 11

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February 11, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Lawmakers hear State of Courts Address

The Georgia Senate had a busy week. We held numerous committee meetings to review legislation and listen to testimony either opposing or supporting bills being considered. The committee process is where the bills are vetted before being considered by the Senate, and it is a crucial part of the legislative process.

February 11, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


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Honor Roll

Frank Long Elementary

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Education


Birth: E'layna Amiyah Nelson

E'layna Amiyah Nelson was born at 1:50 a.m. Feb. 11 to Shakyriana Gilkey of Hinesville and Elric Nelson of Hinesville.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Trevor Tye Merritt

Trevor Tye Merritt was born Jan. 6 to Amanda Merritt and Branden Merritt Sr. of Hinesville.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Kalimarie Rose Wesley

Kalimarie Rose Wesley was born at 4:33 p.m. Dec. 30 to Miranda McDowell of Hinesville and Rahsad Wesley of Brunswick.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sound of March 4

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March 04, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Possession of cocaine, driving on suspended license

Feb. 11- Speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude, driving without a valid license, possession of marijuana, failing to obey stop sign - An 18-year-old Midway man was stopped on Limerick Road after failing to stop at stop sign. He did not stop when the deputy turned on his lights and siren and was driving 55 mph in a 25 mph speed zone. The man lost control of his vehicle and nearly wrecked twice while trying to flee. When his Toyota Corolla skidded to a stop near Woods Drive, the deputy stopped in front of his vehicle so he couldn ...

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sikes Named MEAC Player of the Week

NORFOLK, Va. - Savannah State University first baseman Charles Sikes has been named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week, according to a press release on SSU's athletic web-site.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hinesville honored for being a ‘Tree City’

Hinesville was among Georgia cities recognized Feb. 18 for their commitment to caring for and managing trees.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Get involved in effort to protect Fort Stewart/Hunter

With current talks about sequestration, base realignment and closure (BRAC), troop reductions, and such, we are often approached with four questions - What is going on? Why does it matter? What are our elected officials doing? What can I do?

March 04, 2015 | By Paul Andreshak | Local news


Is the world a better place because you and I are in it?

Will this be a better world because you and I spent some time here? Can we really make a difference?

March 04, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


3rd ID to be honored by legislature

Georgia legislators will celebrate 3rd Infantry Division Day at the Capitol on Monday.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Liberty School Board allowing our schools to be ruined

Editor, If you have a child, grandchild, nephew or niece enrolled in the Liberty County School System, or if you simply live and pay taxes in Liberty County, you are a stakeholder in the system.

March 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Earth Day activities being planned

Keep Liberty Beautiful will host the ninth annual Earth Day Celebration from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the YMCA Soccer Fields.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Safety officers give Stewart soldiers a break

Soldiers in Fort Stewart's Wounded Warriors Battalion spent a recent Saturday out hunting hogs and pheasants.

March 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Military


Birth: Jackson James Heath

Jackson James Heath was born at 5:08 a.m. Feb. 17 to Rachel Heath and Josh Heath of Ludowici.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


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