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Birth: Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua

Birth: Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua

Leitutua Uati Sisigafria Leiataua was born at 6:27 p.m. April 24 to Leitita Leiataua of Hinesville.

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Remember the One who gave us life

Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.  

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' one of best films of year

'Mad Max: Fury Road' one of best films of year

It’s been 30 years since Mel Gibson wandered across a post-apocalyptic wasteland and escaped at the mercy of Tina Turner in “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome,” the third film in the “Mad Max” series.

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President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.
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Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.
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Technology for religion: good or bad?

Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"
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Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

Skipping meals could lead to belly fat, study says

If you think skipping lunch will get your body beach ready for summertime, think again.
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Is 'Tomorrowland' worth the price of admission?

Is 'Tomorrowland' worth the price of admission?

There’s no way for me to really discuss “Tomorrowland” without first disclosing my absolute geek-love for Brad Bird.
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'Pitch Perfect 2' is a letdown

'Pitch Perfect 2' is a letdown

'Pitch Perfect 2' (PG-13) — 2 stars
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Goodbye, 'American Idol'

Goodbye, 'American Idol'

It’s the end of an era. “American Idol” announced recently that next year, season 15, will be its last.
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Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

Five for Families: ‘Cinderella’ adds depth to classic tale

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.
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A black and white, and sometimes Technicolor, Memorial Day: Classic movies to remember the sacrifice

A black and white, and sometimes Technicolor, Memorial Day: Classic movies to remember the sacrifice

Five stories, focusing on each of the four major branches of the armed forces as well as the folks who persevered along the home front, are told in these classic films from the 1940s and 1950s. Made during and after World War II, these movies are entertaining and give viewers a glimpse into life during this historic time.
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Is Hollywood pushing too many superhero stories?

Is Hollywood pushing too many superhero stories?

Superhero fans are currently suffering an embarrassment of riches on the big and small screens.
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Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ now on Blu-ray and DVD

Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ now on Blu-ray and DVD

The Oscar-nominated biographical film “American Sniper” is on Blu-ray and DVD this week.
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Birth: Braden Michael Clement

Birth: Braden Michael Clement

Braden Michael Clement was born at 8:16 p.m. April 24 to Elizabeth Clement of Glennville.

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Learn from past, let God lead you

Learn from past, let God lead you

As I’ve written before, Paul wrote, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

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Car show helps former deputy's family

Car show helps former deputy's family

The Roadway to Recovery Car and Bike Show, benefiting the family of Georgia Ports Authority Cpl. William Solomon, was held at Bryant Commons Park this past Saturday.

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Familiar movies are getting the TV treatment this fall

REMAKINGTON — Remakes and reboots are not anything new these days. Seems every week we see a movie release that’s an old movie or TV show. For example, this week we are getting a part four of a series in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and a sequel in “Pitch Perfect 2.” This week also saw the release of the premier trailer for the big-screen remake of the '80s cartoon TV series “Jem and the Holograms.”
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Long official earns finance certificate

Long official earns finance certificate

Brandi R. Sollosi earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government’s financial-management training program.

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Birth: Adrian Bryant Martinez

Birth: Adrian Bryant Martinez

Adrian Bryant Martinez was born at 4:53 p.m. April 23 to Ariel Martinez and Fernando Martinez of Fort Stewart.

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Sound off for May 20

Sound off for May 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.

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Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

Stressed when you use Google to diagnose illness? Government says it has the cure

In the Internet age, health information is only a click (or Google search) away. This ease of access to research studies, medical websites and health articles has both negative and positive consequences, bringing answers as well as anxiety.
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The one Netflix hack that is bringing families together

The one Netflix hack that is bringing families together

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Americans love streaming their entertainment.
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Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words

Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.
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Birth: Aniyah Jo'Neelle Miller

Aniyah Jo’Nelle Miller was born at 1:03 p.m. April 22 to Roslyn Miller of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and Derrick McBride of Kosciusko.

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Let grace of God be your destination

Let grace of God be your destination

“The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us.” Billy Graham said this best.

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Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.
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'Pitch Perfect 2': 3 points for parents

'Pitch Perfect 2': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Pitch Perfect 2":
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'Far from the Madding Crowd': 3 points for parents

'Far from the Madding Crowd': 3 points for parents

Information for parents about the film "Far from the Madding Crowd":
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Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls

Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.
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