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Early voting bodes little interest in primary

Voters who weren't able to take advantage of early voting in Bryan County will be heading to their precincts for Tuesday's primary election when polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

July 19, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News


Bacon family has reunion

Last month the descendants of Pembroke's first mayor, John Bacon and his wife Elizabeth Canady Bacon gathered at the J. Dixie Harn Community Center for their 10th Annual Bacon Family Reunion.

July 19, 2010 | | Lifestyle


Register for fall sports at Hendrix Park

Hendrix Park is now taking registration for all fall sports. If your child is interested in playing soccer, football or cheer leading you have until Aug. 14 to register. Afterward, applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Sports


Community announcements for July 18

Handy help

July 19, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements


Firefighter battling flesh eating disease

A Bryan County volunteer firefighter is fighting for his life at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta with a serious medical condition, necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as the flesh eating disease.

July 19, 2010 | Special to the News | Health


Trust your spouse to block your fall

If you've ever participated in the trust-building exercise where you free-fall backward, trusting that your partner will catch you, then you're familiar with that feeling of fear that comes with trust.

July 19, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists


Bethel AME members' sacrifices pay off

Through prayer, hard work, unity, love and sacrifices, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Chruch of Hinesville paid off its mortgage ahead of schedule. It only took 16 years.

July 19, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


We must follow the Holy Spirit

"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; He will speak only what He hears, and He will tell you what is yet to come." (John 16:13 NIV)

July 19, 2010 | By Rev. Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Solve pollution problems, don't be one

"Gullywashers" like the storms we've had this week are certainly welcome because we need the rain. However, heavy rains always remind me of the water pollution problems that result when we make poor choices around our homes and in areas where we live each day.

July 19, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Columnists


Voters head to polls Tuesday

Georgia voters will cast ballots in the state primary election Tuesday. Polls are open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

July 19, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | News


Elderly couple die trapped in elevator

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - When the elevator in their home got stuck between floors, Sherwood and Caroline Wadsworth found themselves trapped with no way to call for help as temperatures rose into the 90s. They finally died from heat exhaustion in the closet-sized lift.

Autopsies on the elderly couple - he was 90, she was 89 - on Thursday pointed to a tragic end to lives they shared for more than 60 years. Police estimated they had been dead at least four days before a newspaper carrier called 911 out of concern that papers had piled up by their garage.

July 16, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National News


R&R beneficial; not without risks

After a few months deployed overseas, service members are ready for a little R&R. Through the Army's Rest and Recuperation program, soldiers are allowed 15-18 days of leave, depending on their tours, to see family and friends or venture into other countries.

July 16, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Special to the News | Military


Growth partnership sets public hearings

The Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership will hold a public input meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday for Liberty County residents to discuss findings from its yearlong regional growth management study. The meeting will be in the courthouse annex board room.

July 16, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News


Two more trees dedicated on Warriors Walk

A gentle breeze rustled the leaves of row upon row of eastern red bud trees, swaying fragile wind chimes hung on delicate branches. Two more memorial trees now line Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk in honor of two soldiers who died last month while deployed to Iraq. A tree dedication was held Thursday to honor them.

July 16, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | News


Hinesville Hurricanes play at home Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes will host the East Georgia Rebels at 7 p.m. Saturday at Long Bell Stadium. Admission is $5 and children 12 and younger are free. Raffle tickets for prizes will be sold and concessions will be available. Winners must present their tickets to claim prizes.

July 16, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


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Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 18, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Lifestyle


Rabies clinic in North Bryan May 3

A rabies clinic will be held from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 3, in the Lanier Primary School parking lot.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


At the movies April 18-25

Movies show around Bryan County in the coming week include:

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Rotary Club donates to schools

Members and guests of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill on April 10 received an update on Richmond Hill schools as all five principals attended to receive donations for their Principal's Funds.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


WaterWays Township honored

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated master-planned community in south Bryan County, recently was named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

April 17, 2014 | | Business


Pimento cheese is Southern caviar

Salted sturgeon eggs ought to taste something like the mullet row I used to eat when I was a boy. But since caviar sells for about $50 an ounce, I'll never know.

April 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Lifestyle


RHHS singers shine at evaluations

The Richmond Hill High School choruses received top honors at the Large Group Performance Evaluation held March 20-21 at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

April 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


Remember true meaning of Easter

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

April 17, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Work on infrastructure now

As anyone who gets behind the wheel knows, driving around the Coastal Empire can be an exercise in frustration, but there's always a bright side. In our case, it's this: Traffic here is still a cakewalk compared to what our fellow motorists in Atlanta have to deal with on a daily basis.

April 17, 2014 | | Opinion


Independent commission's role questionable

Congress appointed an independent commission to travel the United States and hold meetings with active and retired soldiers and their spouses. The commission is designed to see what is important to our military and their families - even though there already is a proposed budget that outlines the cuts that will affect our military families.

April 17, 2014 | By Anita Hughes Special to the News | Opinion


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