Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.
January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news
Balfour Beatty Communities manages 2,932 homes on Fort Stewart and another 334 apartments at Marne Point. Most of these homes are rented by military families, but a new policy has made some military housing available to rent by Department of Defense employees, military retirees and never-been-in-the-military civilians.
January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909. It is the nation's oldest and largest civil-rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the pre-eminent advocates for civil and human rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal-opportunity enforcement in the public and private sectors.
January 13, 2015 | By Graylan Quarterman Special to the Courier | Opinion
Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.
January 13, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news
In May, Elizabeth Lipsey reported her adult son missing. Statesboro police opened an investigation, but no clues as to Victor Sweet's location arose, until his remains were discovered in a shallow grave in Jenkins County two weeks ago.
January 13, 2015 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Correspondent | Public Safety
Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:
January 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety
"What I am saying is, we spend too much time, we waste time, the city's time that the people have us up here to do. We waste that time. We looked at it the first of October and November and December, we're still going over the same stuff. Why don't we go on and do what we're supposed to do? Get it approved and move on to the next issue that this council is supposed to be doing".
January 12, 2015 | By Terry Doyle Columnist | Opinion
ATLANTA - Savannah-area customers and associates contributed more than $40,800 in six weeks to Kroger's 2014 Can Hunger Campaign and $10,000 to a second initiative benefiting America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia.
January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle
The ladies in pink and green, who proudly proclaim their heritage as being members of the oldest African-American sorority, are gearing up for their annual Founders Day celebration.
January 12, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle
"So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with 12 yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. 'Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,' he said, 'and then I will come with you.' 'Go back,' Elijah replied. 'What have I done to you?' So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and ...
January 12, 2015 | By Pastor Alan Darsey Columnist | Faith
The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the graduates from the 2014 Region 12 multi-day training program.
January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business
Former Liberty County High School linebacker Raekwon McMillan and his current team, the Ohio State Buckeyes, will play Monday night for the College Bowl Football Series National Title. The Buckeyes beat Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to advance to the finals and will face the Oregon Ducks. Both teams are 13-1.
January 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports
The David Emanuel Academy Lady Eagles handed the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Lady Highlanders a lopsided 55-16 loss Friday night in GISA region play at St. James Sports Center in Hinesville. However, the Highlander boys returned the favor in their game by winning 90-42.
January 12, 2015 | John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports
Melbourne United's Jordan McRae was named December's player of the month for his consistent efforts to average 21.2 points per game, according to a National Basketball League news release.
January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports
The Long County High School girls' basketball team extended its winning streak to eight on Friday by beating St. Vincent's Academy, 58-51. Before that, the ladies beat region opponent Bacon County, 47-22, on Tuesday in Ludowici. The victories helped the Lady Tide improve their overall record to 13-4 and their region mark to 4-3. Although those nights were joyous occasions for the girls, the Blue Tide boys suffered a disheartening 60-40 loss to the Raiders and a 56-45 loss to Benedictine Military School, taking their record to 4-11 overall and 1-6 in the region.
January 12, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Sports
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Sign up now to visit Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery near Statesboro with Leisure Travel. The tour and tasting will be at 4 p.m. on Feb. 7.
January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle
Have you written your first check yet this year?
January 09, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith
What does Ben Affleck searching for his missing wife; Tom Cruise as he lives, dies, repeats; Brad Pitt leading troops into war; and a group of Marvel Comics misfits all have in common?
January 09, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle
A Thursday-night raid on a mobile home in Ludowici snagged three suspects wanted in connection with armed robberies in Liberty County, according to Sheriff Steve Sikes.
January 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety
Three Long County High School students recently were recognized for their accomplishments.
January 08, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education
When thinking about the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, one might ask, "What does Congress have against conservation?"
January 08, 2015 | By Traci Bruckner Guest columnist | Opinion
Richmond Hill resident Audrey Singleton, owner of the Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, recently was recognized by the Georgia Child Care Association. For her 20 years of service to childhood education, fellow child-care facility owners who felt Singleton had made a commitment to the industry throughout the year nominated her for the honor.
January 08, 2015 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Business
James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).
January 08, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith
Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: For the past 15 years, I have taken the opportunity at the beginning of the New Year to share some advice - first with your dad and his cousins and now with you, my great-grandson. I hope you don't mind and will bear with me. You probably would rather be playing with your Legos and I understand that but maybe something in this letter might make a difference in your life in years to come. I pray that will be so.
January 08, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.
January 08, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news
One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.
January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle
New Year's babies were welcomed Jan. 1 at both Liberty Regional Medical Center and Fort Stewart's Winny Army Community Hospital. Meet them in the photos at left.
January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle
The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. began assisting eligible households with their heating bills this week.
January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Wednesday was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which will play a role in ensuring that reforms passed by Congress last year are implemented to improve services and health care delivery for veterans.
January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military
Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department include:
January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety