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What to do on the Fourth

Looking for something to do to celebrate Independence Day? Here is a list of events taking place in the area:

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Things to do


It could feel like 110 out today

The National Weather Service has issued a new heat advisory for today, estimating the heat index could feel like it is nearly 110 in the area.

June 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Four up for Miss Teenage Liberty County

The Cosmopolitan Club will have its Miss Teenage Liberty County Pageant at 7 p.m. Friday at the Performing Arts Center

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Grilled steak sandwich perfect for dad

One bite of Lynn Socko's grilled steak sandwich and dad will know how much he's loved! From the jalapeño-cheese bread to the mushrooms, onions and cheese, there's a flavor punch in every bite. It doesn't get better than this sandwich.

June 13, 2015 | By Janet Tharpe Food columnist | Food


Jesus can turn dream into reality

The other day, I woke in the night after having a bad dream. To make a long story short, I was attacked by a couple of house cats for no apparent reason.

June 13, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Two Eagles games to be on ESPNU

STATESBORO - Kickoff times for Georgia Southern's two Thursday-night games on ESPNU have been announced, with both games set for 7:30 p.m. starts, according to gseagles.com.

June 13, 2015 | Georgia Southern AMR | Sports


Gas stations changing name

SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Air show raises $1,000 for Family Promise

Last weekend's two-day radio-controlled air show in Liberty County raised more than $1,000 to support Bryan County-based Family Promise.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hinesville police seek help identifying suspect

The Hinesville Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a black male wearing a blue hoodie who used a stolen credit card to make a purchase June 2 at Flash Foods on West Gen. Screven Way.

June 12, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Challenges of new places, experiences

By the time you read this, I will be on my way back home. I wrote it before I left.

June 12, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Health-care proposal improves with ages

You've got to give credit to U.S. Rep. Dr. Tom Price, R-Ga.: He introduced his first post-Obamacare bill as early as 2009 and has reintroduced an updated version in every Congress since then. The latest Empowering Patients First Act (House Resolution 2300), introduced this month, is the fourth iteration.

June 12, 2015 | By John Graham Guest columnist | Opinion


McCarthy-Feig streak continues in 'Spy'

"Spy" is a thoroughly satisfying comedy that answers the complaints I had about such clunkers as "Get Hard" and "Hot Pursuit." Here is a comedy that almost never runs out of gas, and for most of its running time, it's clever, highly entertaining and - most importantly - very funny.

June 12, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Lawmaker opens Savannah office

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., cut the ribbon on his new district office in Savannah on Friday.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Onions raise money for 4-H

Clifton and Linda DeLoach recently donated a truckload of Vidalia onions to the Long County 4-H Club to be sold to as a fundraiser. DeLoach, who is a Long County commissioner, said the club is always doing good deeds for the county, and he and his wife's annual donation of onions is a small way they help support the club.

June 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Eagles coach focused, Dawgs have high hopes

MACON - Conference media days are still more than a month away for most football programs, but Georgia got a head start as coaches from all of the state's collegiate programs met with members of the media June 2 at the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as part of the annual Pigskin Preview.

June 12, 2015 | By Mike Anthony Correspondent | Sports


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Caution urged on busy boating weekend

High boating traffic is expected this July Fourth holiday as thousands of boaters will be out on the water enjoying the holiday with family and friends.

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


Motorcycles disturb quiet neighborhood

Editor, On the afternoon of June 20, my quiet neighborhood of Sharon, Lesa and Elaine streets bordering the usually serene Irene B. Thomas Park was basically "occupied" by a large, loud motorcycle group. I called the Hinesville Police Department and was informed by the HPD that about four or five people called about this incident. The motorcycle group involved about 30-40 motorcycles and had two individuals on private property on Sharon Street near the park entrance videotaping their entrance. Thankfully, the Hinesville police responded in force, and the "occupying force" quieted down and left in an orderly manner.

July 02, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici PD recognizes officers

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell recently recognized several members of his department during Police Officer Appreciation Week.

July 02, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School

Students who made the honor roll at Snelson-Golden Middle School in the final nine weeks were:

July 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students earn honors at colleges

Several students from our area have earned honors at college:

July 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sound off for July 1

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.

July 01, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Three new chapters in America's story

You won't often see so many history-making events crammed into such a small period of time, but that was the case last week with three huge stories breaking in a little less than 30 hours - a bonanza for those of us who work in the news industry.

July 01, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Putting in summertime work

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill's first season with the Tigers didn't go exactly like he planned, as the Tigers went 0-10.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Now legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

July 01, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


McRae to play in NBA Summer League

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, according to sixers.com.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Two BI players finding success on Team Elite

High-school baseball gives kids opportunities to learn the game and play at a competitive level. However, a school season is limited to only a couple of months, and most teams don't have the staff to offer players the specific individualized training that makes them more marketable to college teams.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Hot weather is a good time for tasty shrimp cocktail

Howdy, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated.

July 01, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD Mite boys win District 2 title

The Liberty County Recreation Department Mite boys' All-Star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association District 2 Championship June 23 in Waycross.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


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