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  • Millennials making too many credit mistakes Millennials making too many credit mistakes Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit. According to Bankrate.com, 63% of people ages 18-29 don't have a credit card at all, which can be attributed in part to the decline of credit card dependence over all, but also because recent legislation has made it more difficult for people young than ...
  • United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department. According to United Way officials, 20,000 pounds of food were served to roughly 400 families, or approximately 2,400 people. For a full story, see Sunday's Courier.
  • Boles guilty of felony murder, cruelty to children Boles guilty of felony murder, cruelty to children Sentencing to be held at later date Torres Boles was found not guilty of malice murder, guilty of felony murder, guilty of all three cruelty to children charges and guilty of one count of deprivation of a child in the death of his daughter, 3-year-old Andraia Boles. Sentencing will be done at a later date. For a full story, see Friday's Courier.
  • Budget workshop goes into day 4 Budget workshop goes into day 4 Garbage, dry-trash fee hikes proposed City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff. During day four of budget workshops Monday, leaders reviewed revenue and expenditures for public buses, outside agencies, water-sewer, solid waste and storm water for the coming year. City Manager Billy Edwards said the city is proposing increases in solid-waste ...
  • Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas. Deal and Thomas praised the 95-year-old organization for training thousands of Georgia youth on government awareness and good citizenship through its Americanism and youth programs. Both proclamations ...
  • 2nd Veterans Salute scheduled for Nov. 1 2nd Veterans Salute scheduled for Nov. 1 During its special called meeting Wednesday night at the Hinesville Police Department, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee hammered out a draft copy of a program schedule for their second annual Veterans Salute Day on Nov. 1 at Bryant Commons. The organization, led by a member of the city council with members from veterans' service organizations and the community, usually meets ...
  • Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill. Cartwright has called Midway his home for more than 20 years. Although he's been recognized for nearly 40 years in country music, he said his heart is for gospel music because it allows him to affect the ...
  • Fort Stewart remembers 9/11 Fort Stewart remembers 9/11 Fort Stewart soldiers and unit commanders, family members and leaders of the surrounding community attended a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony on Thursday at the Main Post Chapel. Retired Army Chaplain Col. Mike Hoyt served as guest speaker for the solemn event that included special music by the 3rd Infantry Division Woodwind Quintet. As guests entered the sanctuary, they were met by ...
  • Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11 Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11 East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department. Post 321 Commander Dennis Fitzgerald and Junior Vice Commander Jason Childers, Riceboro firefighters Scott and Shawn Relaford and Bryan County Fire Chief Otis Willis, as well as Midway Police Officer Matthew Ainsworth, conducted a ceremony that honored the 2,977 who ...
  • 'If you leave me, I'll total my car...' 'If you leave me, I'll total my car...' Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 17 Here are a couple reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:Aug. 25 Verbal dispute - A woman reported that her boyfriend threatened to total his car on Luke Road after the two had a major argument in their Midway home. The woman gave the tag number to the deputy but he couldn't find any evidence showing the man ...
  • Forensics paint grisly scene Forensics paint grisly scene Trial on for father accused of killing toddler Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.Tuesday was the second day of the murder trial of the child's father, Torres Boles.He is charged with two counts of murder, three counts of cruelty to children and one count of deprivation of a child, which resulted ...
  • Home invaders cut woman's face Home invaders cut woman's face Hinesville PD blotters for Sept. 15 Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:Aug. 26• Criminal damage to property - A Hinesville man called HPD and said his girlfriend deliberately damaged his Toyota Camry. The man told the officer he went to his girlfriend's home to get some personal items and took a witness from his unit with him. The man and his girlfriend reportedly had ...
  • Testimony underway Testimony underway State presents its case in toddler murder trial Six men and six women were chosen and the trial for alleged child murderer Torres Boles promptly started Monday afternoon at theLibertyCountyJusticeCenter. Boles faces two counts of murder, three counts of cruelty to children and one count of deprivation of a child allegedly causing the death of his three year old daughter Andraia Boles at his Bannon Court home between ...
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    Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury. Duncan recalled sitting on her porch when her grandson said he smelled something burning. After checking the house, Duncan resumed her phone conversation, assuming that someone was ...
  • Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections. County Commission Chair-man Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown proceeded with their full presentation Thursday evening, despite a thin turnout. Chamber CEO Leah Poole acknowledged the fact ...
  • Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville. Representatives from the Hinesville Police Department, Liberty County Sheriff's Office, Hinesville Fire Department, Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services, Liberty County Board of Education, U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club and Fort Stewart's 6/8 Cavalry Squadron all ...
  • Divorcing woman alleges child neglect Divorcing woman alleges child neglect Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 15 Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office: Aug. 23 • Simple assault - A man escorted his brother out of his Fleming Loop Road home because his brother was drunk, argumentative and threatening the man's family. After the complainant walked his sibling off his property, he called deputies to file a report. The brother allegedly ...
  • State revenue up in August over 2013 State revenue up in August over 2013 Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced. Year-to-date, net tax-revenue collections totaled $2.88 billion, an increase of $125 million, or 4.5 percent, compared to the previous fiscal year when net tax revenues totaled $2.75 ...
  • Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway. Featured speaker Sarah Visser will talk on "Pretty Places, Vibrant Spaces: The Importance of Community Appearance" and will share ideas and information on using green spaces and urban forests to enhance community appearance, strengthen environmental ...
  • Developer magazine ranks Georgia first Developer magazine ranks Georgia first Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation."Georgia's success has come from dead reckoning in areas that are crucial to business locators," Area Development staff editor Dale Buss said. "That ...

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