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Firefighters recommend renter's insurance

Editor, The Hinesville Fire Department responds to several residential fires each year. Often, the structure involved in the fire is rented property. In several incidents that I have responded to in my 21 years with the department, residents have lost all of their belongings and did not have renter's insurance. This is a reminder from our department for renters to get renter's insurance today.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Use native plants to save on landscaping

National Planting Day, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, is a special way for us to celebrate the value and power of native species for local landscapes.

September 02, 2014 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Opinion

Three finish basic training

Three people with ties to our area recently completed basic military training, one from the Air Force and two with the Navy.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Midway group has busy summer

It was a busy summer for participants in the Mary-Janel-Maggie Foundation.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Nostalgia sells; he's not buying

Have you noticed how "nostalgia" sells? This hit me like an antique butter churn the other day as I was watching television, and so many of the commercials have incorporated "old rock" music into their marketing spiels. And we can say, "Yes I remember that one!" We might even say, "Hey, that was our song!"

September 02, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion

Too blessed to be stressed

"And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground." -Luke 22:44

September 02, 2014 | Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith

Birth: Arinola Adedunni Banjoko

Arinola Adedunni Banjoko was born at 12:06 a.m. Aug. 16 to Adejoke Banjoko and Ajibola Banjoko.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Proof of Southern identity is the food

When business called my husband, Tink, back to Los Angeles, he decided to take the opportunity to have his annual check-up. When it ended, he called home.

September 02, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

We all wake up eventually

Last week, seemingly all the national news agencies reported on the American Academy of Pediatrics' new recommendation that middle and high schools start no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help ensure older children get more sleep.

September 02, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

GBI probes Bryan probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

September 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News

Hinesville mosquito control praised

Editor, Two and a half years ago, Hinesville renovated its mosquito-control program to bring it in line with the American Mosquito Control Association's recommendations for an integrated mosquito control program.

September 02, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Lawmaker/author to speak to group

Three months after its inaugural MERGE event, the Community of Inspired Women is expanding its outreach projects and monthly gatherings.

September 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Sound Off for Sept. 2

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

September 02, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught

A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

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Shop locally

I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a small business open up in my community and say to myself, "Oh, that's great, I'll have to get in there," and then drive by months later and realize that I have yet to make that first stop to see what this new venture is all about.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Opinion

Cantata celebrates season

There is a lot of excitement in the air at Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville. For the past four months, the church has been the scene of rehearsal after rehearsal. The church family, under the leadership of John Mills, was gearing up for its third Christmas Cantata Sunday evening. The musical celebration's theme was "Then Jesus Came."

December 30, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

Local man wins mud track titles

Hinesville resident Ferell Mobley earned high-point champion titles in two divisions at the Golden Isles Mud Track competition in September.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Plan a visit to Georgia's mystery swamp

The mysterious Okefenokee Swamp has long been the source of myth, lore and legend. The land of the "trembling earth," as the Indians called it, is a vast 700-square mile wilderness of grasslands, wetlands, lakes and peat bog islands anchored by towering cypress trees growing from still, dark water. The Okefenokee's diverse natural environments and teeming wildlife have dominated the infrequent efforts of humans to tame it.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Try this recipe for game-day treat

Hello, my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, it's been wet and windy, but I still have a few reports for you. Johnny Gaskin and Frank Chapman caught the limit on trout; that's 30 to all you first-timers. Johnny invited me over for some fried fish and cheese grits.

December 30, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

City dedicates Irene Thomas Park

City of Hinesville officials and family members of Irene Baker Thomas and Edna Frasier gathered together Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, officially opening Irene B. Thomas Park, which is located of Georgia Highway 196, adjacent to The Dugout restaurant.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News

Briefs for Dec. 14

Relay for Life bowling tournament

December 30, 2008 | Staff reports | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

Arena Football cancels 2009 season

NEW YORK - The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.

The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports

DoD releases 2009 BAH rates

WASHINGTON -- Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced today.

The increase comes to an average of about $95 per month across the board for the 950,000 servicemembers expected to draw basic allowance for housing, or BAH, in 2009, but some servicemembers will not see any increase at all, and others will see less than that the average increase, Susan A. Brumbaugh director of the Defense Department's BAH program, said in a Pentagon Channel interview.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military

Rice: Iran scaling back operations in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday Iran has chosen to scale back much of its most troubling interference in Iraq, and she credits the strength of U.S. pressure.

"I don't think it's goodwill," Rice told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview covering two wars, the fight against pirates, Mideast peace prospects and more.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Military

Be glad we're not Illinois

Unless you were under a rock, flying on a space shuttle or in a coma, you witnessed last week the bombshell that exploded across the nation's political landscape. FBI agents arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at his home Tuesday morning, having heard him via wiretaps and listening devices allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sell his appointment to fill President-elect Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate. With the White House press corps decamped to Chicago to cover the Obama transition, they have given breathless coverage of the scandal.

December 30, 2008 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion

Sports taught Hall of Famers life lessons

The five men inducted into the 2008 Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame each shared a story with the audience at Thursday night's banquet at Club Stewart, and while they all had different memories to relive, they were linked by a common theme: the lessons they learned from sports.

December 30, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Long County tradition coming to end

For 20 years, Nancy and Lee Siperly have decorated their Long County home during the holidays and invited locals inside for a look. However, taking care of and putting up countless decorations has become more and more difficult for the couple.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Long BoE to change information system

The Long County Board of Education voted at its meeting Dec. 8 to change the student information software its schools use.

December 30, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Student finishes BBA at Georgia State

Retired Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Michael Dameron of Hinesville announce the upcoming graduation of their son, Michael C. Dameron Jr.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education

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