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GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Wayne Co.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is on the scene of an officer-involved shooting death at a residence on the 100 block of Briar Branch Drive in Wayne County.

July 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety


Festival set with ironclad's artifacts

The CSS Georgia Raise the Wreck! Festival July 25 is free and will highlight the ongoing recovery of the Confederate ironclad vessel, the CSS Georgia, and its history.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Meeting to discuss downtown events

The Hinesville Downtown Partners, a coalition of business owners and managers, residents, leaders and citizens interested in the the city's core, will meet from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday in the Hinesville Room on the third floor of City Hall.

July 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Concert features Wayne County natives

The Cherry Street Jam concert, featuring musicians native to Wayne County, will be at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in front of the Strand Theater on Cherry Street in downtown Jesup.

July 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Law partners open new office

Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officials gather with Katie Smith, a partner in Phillips, Kitchings and Smith during a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the law offices on Friday, June 26. The law firm's new location is at 111 W. Court St. in downtown Hinesville.

July 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Birth: Sophia Renee McIntyre

Sophia Renèe McIntyre was born at 5:45 p.m. June 8 to Renee McIntyre and Steve McIntyre of Hinesville.

July 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Miss Elinor's special 'thank you'

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell. Often, a reader will write, "You don't know me, but I feel that we are friends."

July 07, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Remember environment when battling bugs

I love summer, but something's really been bugging me - bugs.

July 07, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Local band up for statewide awards

Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


On gardening, gophers and 'long' travels

"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.

July 06, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


FPCA valedictorian attends reception

Sarah McPherson, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Class of 2015 valedictorian, attended a reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal to honor the state's 2015 valedictorians June 6 at the governor's mansion in Atlanta.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Land records hold a plethora of information

In many Georgia counties, the lack of - or gaps in - many public records is blamed on the Union Army's monthlong march through Georgia in the winter of 1864 when, in fact, the real reasons are a century and a half of complacency on the part of some officials entrusted to protect and preserve such records, lack of proper recordkeeping techniques, shoddy and inept recordkeeping practices, corruption, fraud, intentional alteration or destruction of records, and the lack of appropriations required to properly store and preserve such records.

July 06, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Mallory Christina Scott

Mallory Christina Scott was born at 9:28 p.m. June 5 to Krista Leigh Hall of Ludowici and Darrell Wayne Scott of Ludowici.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Let freedom ring by showing Jesus' love to all

This weekend, we are celebrating the liberty and freedom that we have in this great country of ours. We are truly blessed to live in America, aren't we?

July 06, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Chamber sets marketing boot camp

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will host a digital-marketing and social-media boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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6 Eagles earn preseason honors from SBC coaches

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern's Matt Breida and Darien Foreman were named to the first-team All-Sun Belt football team, while Kevin Ellison, Jay Ellison, Matt ...

July 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Sherman's sojourn in Midway was foreseen

The old Midway Church got a new minister in March 1811 - the Rev. Murdoch Murphy from the Carolinas, who preached there for about 13 years.

July 21, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


With ISIL, diplomacy is not an option

As the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known by the acronym ISIL, continues to grow and advance in the Middle East and even in our homeland ...

July 21, 2015 | By Sen. Johnny Isakson Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Aspen Kinsley Mae Wood

Aspen Kinsley Mae Wood was born at 3:15 a.m. June 14 to Danielle Nicole Wood and Robert Anthony Paul Wood of Hinesville.

July 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


The fire: 'I refuse to cry'

My sister and I stood in the charred remains of a life that once was and said not a word. What was there to say ...

July 21, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Property assessment appeal deadline is Monday

The deadline to appeal property tax assessments for 2015 is Monday.

July 21, 2015 | By Virgil Jones Special to the Courier | Local news


Rebel-flag column 'mostly wrong'

Editor, Regarding the Confederate battle flag, Tom Crawford gets it mostly wrong in his opinion piece in the Coastal Courier of July 15.

July 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Restaurant still coming to Ludowici

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. An article on the ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How you are summoned for jury duty

One of the most important statutory jobs that the clerk of superior court has is custodianship of the county's jury lists. Ultimately, the clerk ...

July 20, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Columnist | Opinion


How to safely dispose of medicines

Using medicines safely includes proper disposal of them.

July 20, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Jesus is best hope in world for Christians

What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as "a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one ...

July 20, 2015 | By Pastor Douglas Harn Columnist | Faith


Courts now accepting cases filed online

July 1 was a historic day for the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Liberty County, when it began accepting electronically filed civil cases ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sound off for July 20

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 20, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Soldier Show on Hunter, Stewart this week

Army Soldier Show

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Georgia announces recall of Aspen Foods chicken products

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Aspen Foods stuffed chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


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