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Reader states case against gun-free zones

Editor,

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion

Where to celebrate the 4th

The public is invited to join Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield in celebrations of Independence Day.

June 30, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Lifestyle

Long BoE budgets 3% more pay

The Long County Board of Education unanimously adopted a budget for fiscal-year 2016-17 Monday.

June 30, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Education

Honor Roll: Snelson Golden

Snelson-Golden Middle

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education

2 Ga. senators give politics a good name

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones.

June 30, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Anytime Fitness celebrates first anniversary

Anytime Fitness celebrated its first anniversary Saturday.

June 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | News4U

How to make sure your spouse NEVER repels you

Magnets may not always connect, but they can help you become more attracted to your spouse.

June 30, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Trending

Is gluten making you sick?

Staring into a high-powered microscope during a laboratory job shadow rotation, high school senior Lindsey Pickett watched her own blood cells come into focus on ...

June 30, 2016 | Erica Hansen MS, RD, CD KSL.com | Living well

Are minority students more likely to prosper when taught by minority teachers?

Before we address the racial achievement gap, a number of education experts now argue, we need to address the racial gap in teachers and administrators ...

June 30, 2016 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Trending

Minority babies are now the majority in America

The number of babies born to minority parents has reached an all-time high, making them the majority, though not by much, a Pew Research Center ...

June 30, 2016 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Trending

The Clean Cut: USA Olympians strive to 'serve Christ' and give glory to God

David Boudia and Steele Johnson qualified for the Rio Olympics after the 10-meter platform finals of the diving trials on Thursday.

June 30, 2016 | Kelsey Schwab Deseret News | Faith

Why do good people have to suffer?

Have you ever known a great person or a wonderful and kind family who has been grief-stricken with unbearable tragedy? Or perhaps you are a ...

June 30, 2016 | Chakell Wardleigh FamilyShare | Faith

Faith leaders respond to Supreme Court's abortion ruling

The Supreme Court sparked a flurry of responses from faith leaders on Monday after justices voted 5-3 to strike down parts of a controversial Texas ...

June 30, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

16 WEIRD gifts under $25 that every man SECRETLY wishes his wife would buy him

As a guy, I've recently come to understand one universal truth: the majority of women HATE shopping for men.

June 30, 2016 | Alex Phippen FamilyShare | Trending

Why people love or loathe the Tesla/SolarCity deal

Tesla Motors Inc. announced recently on its website its plan to acquire residential solar energy installer SolarCity as part of an effort to make the ...

June 30, 2016 | Sarah Anderson Deseret News | Trending

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Regents approve tuition hikes up to 16%

ATLANTA - Georgia college students will pay up to $1,000 more in tuition in the coming school year under hikes passed by the state Board of Regents on Tuesday, a move that comes amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

The tuition increases for the state's 35 public colleges and universities hit hardest at research universities: Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia and Georgia State University. Many students will pay $3,535 per semester, a 16 percent increase over last fall.

May 12, 2010 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education

Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | Associated Press | Public Safety

Carter grandson wins state Senate seat

ATLANTA - The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night.

Jason Carter became the first in his family to win elected office since his grandfather took the White House more than three decades ago.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

North Georgia race goes into runoff

ATLANTA - The special election for a north Georgia congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal proved to be an early test of tea party strength in the state, although no candidate emerged with a majority and a runoff was set for June 8.

The race between former state Rep. Tom Graves and former state Sen. Lee Hawkins could provide a glimpse of what kind of candidate Georgia Republicans want this Midterm election year.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National

DoD starts pay, perks study

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 - Defense Department officials today announced the start of the congressionally mandated 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

The review's focus, officials said, will be on combat pay, compensation for reserve-component servicemembers, caregivers and survivors and pay incentives for critical career fields.

May 12, 2010 | By Lisa Daniels American Forces Press Service | Military

$800,000 to help prepare for new foundry

The Liberty County Development Authority has received $823,000 in federal grant money from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help construct water and sewer lines, roadways and reclaimed water facilities to support Firth Rixson's new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at Tradeport East. The announcement was made Friday by the LCDA. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 12, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business

Parents are first line of defense against teen pregnancy

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and it's just one of 11 other months during which parents, schools and youth advisers need to take every opportunity to encourage teens to delay becoming sexually active. Abstinence is the only 100 percent effective method for avoiding unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

May 12, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Don't push children to perform on stage

Q: Our normally very obedient 5-year-old son flat out refuses to get up on stage and sing at his pre-school's spring musical. At last year's musical, he made a huge scene by clenching his little fingers on the door jamb and refusing to let go. The teacher sat him on her lap while she directed the other kids. This year, he's told us that he'd rather be punished than get up on stage. My husband is all about making him do it. By the way, our older kids love getting up and performing. Your thoughts?

May 12, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists

BI, LCHS graduations on May 21, 22

The Liberty County School System issued its guidelines for graduation on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22.

May 12, 2010 | Staff report | Education

Small World Festival Saturday

Many of the world's cultures can be found in all corners of Liberty County, but on Saturday they'll be front and center, showcasing talent and tradition for the Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville.

May 11, 2010 | Staff report | Things to Do

First area farmers market a hit

Shoppers sniffed and squeezed vegetables, selected plants to perk up porches and ordered grass-fed beef Thursday at Hinesville's first downtown farmers market. Others sat on shady benches in Bradwell Park to listen to Daffani Leigh and Friends perform.

May 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Need help? Don't be afraid to reach out

Some people find it hard to admit they need help, while others are screaming inside and scared, hoping to find an objective person to just listen and try to resolve their problem. The problems - there are many to choose from - stem from everyday issues, underlying circumstances, issues gathered over the course of a lifetime and immediate crises.

May 11, 2010 | By John Scherer Guest columnist | Advice/Columnists

Benning ranger killed in Afghanistan

FORT BENNING - The Army says a member of a Fort Benning Ranger unit was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

The military says in a release that 27-year-old Capt. Kyle A. Comfort of Jacksonville, Ala., died Saturday in Helmand province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Military

Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education

Military moms sacrifice much

Some moms will spend this Mother's Day being pampered in a spa. Some will go out for a nice brunch or dinner. Flowers, cards and candy will mark this day for many. But there are some out there who will be spending their Sunday in a much less typical way.

May 11, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Advice/Columnists

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