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Polls open for runoffs

Turnout appears to be light for today's runoff elections across the state.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | News


Job fair for veterans on Stewart

FORSYTH - The Georgia Department of Corrections, in conjunction with the Georgia National Guard, will host several law-enforcement and public-safety agencies for a military personnel career fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the 1BCT, building 705, on Fort Stewart.

July 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dolphin Project celebrates 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Dolphin Project celebrates 25 years

In honor of the 25th anniversary of Bottlenose research, members of The Dolphin Project will hold a celebratory event at the J.F. Gregory Park Pavilion from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

July 16, 2014 | By Vy Nguyen Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Outdoor movie Saturday at Holbrook

The sing-along version of "Frozen" (PG) is the next outdoor movie at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area. It runs at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 767-4316.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Study: Prolonged sitting linked to cancer

Exercise before or after a sedentary work day may not reverse the damage sitting has done already, a new literature review study says.

July 03, 2014 | Celeste Tholen Rosenlof KSL | Hot Topics


Sound off for July 2

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.

July 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Sound off


Netflix adding over 60 titles in July

NETFLIXINGTON - After news that Netflix dropped more than 70 titles starting July 1, there's some good news as well. The streaming service is adding more than 60 new titles to their catalogue in July.

July 03, 2014 | John Clyde KSL | Hot Topics


Emotional photo of new dad, doctor in delivery room goes viral

Less than a year after the devastating death of an Idaho couple's first son who died during birth, the same doctor helped deliver a healthy boy, and the emotional hug between the doctor and new dad has touched thousands through Facebook.

July 03, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | Hot Topics


Journalist challenges 'ideal beauty'

Is Esther Honig beautiful? Well, that depends on who's being asked.

July 03, 2014 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | Hot Topics


Ga. has role in fighting terrorism

On Sept. 11, 2001, our way of life in the United States changed forever.

July 02, 2014 | By Buddy Carter State Senator | Opinion


Liberty Co. Sheriff’s blotters for July 2

June 10: Suicide attempt - A vehicle drove into a ditch on EB Cooper Highway. The driver was the complainant's wife, who was not on scene when the deputy arrived.

July 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Dr. Lee appointed by governor to Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission

On June 30, Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee to the State Council of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission. Lee will fill the position formerly held by retiring Houston County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James R. Hines.

July 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Help on the way for dealing with the humor-impaired

The things you learn while surfing the Internet in desperation for column material.

July 02, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


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Shooting reported at Hillery Park

A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

July 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Work hard for the Lord

Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.

July 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Hinesville students earn academic honors

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Bradwell Institute student Nathanel Johns of Hinesville has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Childhood choices affect whole lives

To this conclusion I have come: the most deadly years of our lives are the ages of 16 to 21. Those years give us a headiness that comes from new freedom - a driver's license - and the passing of the torch from strict childhood rules to more trust, different restraints and relaxed curfews.

July 22, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


It's time to close Southern borders

Editor, Mexico and Guatemala have finalized a deal that will allow Guatemalans (who normally would be arrested and deported or imprisoned in Mexico) to travel on 72-hour passes through Mexico on their way to our Southern border.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Stormwater runoff is good rain gone bad

I love a good rainstorm - I always have. My mother used to check the weather forecast for thunderstorms because I was fascinated by them and wanted to watch them outside. However, it's not really a good idea to sit outside during a thunderstorm.

July 22, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Educators leery of law to allow school employees to carry guns

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Education


Braves are in for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 22, 2014 | By Mike Anthony Guest columnist | Sports


Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Not a single person in my breakfast club has mentioned the "blood moon." And that includes me, until now. I wasn't really sure what it was even though my emails from some preacher have hammered me recently with a "better beware" kind of verbiage.

July 22, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Brown, Hornets down Pelicans

Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown scored 16 points Thursday, helping the Charlotte Hornets win their second straight Samsung NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae appears OK after injury

It appears that former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae was not badly injured last Tuesday, as he was placed back in action in the 76ers' summer-league game against the Bulls late Thursday night.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gum Branch lawman recalls notable arrests

"It was the middle of April in 1954, and Myles and I were coming from Tampa, Fla., to Gum Branch to meet his parents and family," Myles Groover's wife, Carlyne Groover, recalled. "We had been married just two weeks.

July 22, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


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