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Governor: Programming should be core class

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements - math, science or foreign language - for receiving a high-school diploma. Deal is asking the Board of Regents of the University System to follow suit by accepting these courses for admission into institutions of higher education.

August 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Teens, this is series -- text less, live more

It is a potential killer whose numbers rival the deadly Ebola virus and it doesn't get near the attention it should. Unlike the dreaded illness currently ravaging West Africa this is one with a quick cure.

August 27, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Sound Off for Aug 27

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August 27, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Hinesville Police Department blotters

Aug. 6

August 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety

HMAC appeals for larger Bryant Commons sign ahead of Salute

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee members would like to see a much-larger sign marking the entrance to Bryant Commons.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military

School-meal prices increase in Long County

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Education

Janiva Magness gives free concert

Award-winning blues artist Janiva Magness and her band performed a free concert Friday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park. The concert served as a run-up to next month's Blues and BBQ festival in Hinesville. Magness, who said she is influenced by musicians like Etta James and Koko Taylor, has won four blues music awards, including the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award.

August 27, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney | Lifestyle

Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Liberty EMS unit now stationed in Sunbury

Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently stationed an ambulance in Sunbury in an effort to decrease emergency-call response times on the county's east end.

August 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Public Safety

Serial robbery suspect sought

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and other area law-enforcement agencies are asking for the public's help in finding the person believed to be responsible for several Sunday morning robberies in Hinesville, Claxton, Bryan County and Flemington.

August 27, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Williams named top offensive player in Effingham loss

Liberty County High School's football coaching staff named Jacquez Williams as the team's offensive player of the game for their season-opening loss against Effingham on Friday at Donell Woods Stadium.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Liberty tops Long, 8-0

After three straight losses at the Battle of the 'Boro Tournament on Saturday, the Liberty County High School softball team bounced back Monday with an 8-0 win over Long County in five innings at the Lady Panthers' field.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Lady Tigers go 2-3 at Battle of the ’Boro

The Bradwell Lady Tiger softball teams finished 2-3 in the Battle of the 'Boro tournament held this past weekend in Statesboro.

August 27, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports

Sports briefs

Annual Albert Nelson Golf Tournament set

August 27, 2014 | Staff report | Sports

Spikers want to make statement

Georgia Southern volleyball coach Dustin Wood likes the opportunity in front of the Eagles, and it's not because they're in the Sun Belt.

August 27, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports

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Safety tips for Halloween

It's usually up to parents to inspect their children's Halloween candy for safety, but the Hinesville police department encourages concerned guardians to bring any suspicious looking treats into the station to be examined. Police also will dole out their own goodies to tots in costume.

November 15, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Public Safety

Downtown businesses having holiday open house

In an effort to showcase Hinesville's holiday spirit and encourage residents to take advantage of local holiday shopping opportunities, the first of two downtown holiday open houses opens today from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

November 15, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business

Man pleads to stealing from his mother

A man on probation as a first-time offender had his probation revoked and was sentenced to 10 years confinement after he was charged with three new counts of burglary, one count of theft by receiving and several counts of theft by deception. The latter charges were called in by the suspect's mother, who reported her son stole jewelry from her house and tried to pawn it at seven different local pawn shops.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

Sample ballots

Locally, Liberty Countians have only three races, and three local tax questions to decide when we go to polls Tuesday.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Election 2008

Tales from the graveyard

The tale of Chloe, the legend about the crack in the wall and Midway's very own version of Romeo and Juliet were recounted as wide eyed listeners moved from grave to grave at last Saturday's legends and tales tour of the historic Midway Cemetery.

November 15, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Things to Do

Army begins study of soldier suicides

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2008 - The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health have begun a five-year, $50 million research program into the factors behind soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Army Secretary Pete Geren told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.

November 14, 2008 | By J.D. Leipold Special to American Forces Press Service | Military

BoE tax bills may go up

The Liberty County Board of Education announced its intention to keep a millage rate of 15.66, which is the same as last year. However, as property values slightly increase due to possible inflation, property owners may see an increase of as much as 4.22 percent in their property taxes allocated to education funds.

November 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News

Early voting drawing crowds

Following state and national trends, residents of Liberty County are lining up at the polls in record numbers to cast early votes.

November 13, 2008 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News

No compassion in BoE leave policy

Editor, This year, the Liberty County Board of Education changed its policy on leave, making teachers earn days as the year goes on. Although I agree in principle with this decision, I am left in a quandary. I am expecting a child and she has been diagnosed in-vitro with health problems, including an under-developed left side of the heart. I used the leave I had to take my wife to doctor's appointments with infant cardiologists at Sibley in Atlanta, and Memorial in Savannah. Last week, we were told doctors would induce my wife's labor a week early. I ...

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Automakers squeezing small garages

Editor, Millions of car owners in Georgia trust neighborhood repair shops to provide affordable and competitive automotive repair service. Unfortunately, car manufacturers are making it difficult for independent repair shops to obtain the technical information needed to repair today's vehicles. As technology becomes more sophisticated, the situation will become worse.

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Brewers win tree sweepstakes at state fair

It was another good year at the state fair for Brewer's Christmas Tree Farm. The locally owned and operated business earned the most blue ribbons for Christmas trees (10 of 15

November 13, 2008 | Staff report | Business

Toys for Tots kicking off

Liberty County's Toys for Tots will be taking applications from families having troubles provid-

November 13, 2008 | Staff report | Lifestyle

DHR hopes to keep Georgians healthy with heating help

ATLANTA - As the colder winter months approach, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will once again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Moms, don't let kids run your life

A journalist recently asked me to name the No. 1 problem facing today's family. I think she expected me to address education, the economy, or some other "hot" topic. To her surprise, I said, "A confusion of roles."

November 13, 2008 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Midway Middle School 1st nine weeks

Sixth grade

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls

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