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Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News

Work hard for the Lord

Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.

July 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith

County tabs Taylor as next administrator

Bryan County Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to hire Ben Taylor as the county's next administrator. He will start Aug. 1 and be paid $95,000 annually.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news

Childhood choices affect whole lives

To this conclusion I have come: the most deadly years of our lives are the ages of 16 to 21. Those years give us a headiness that comes from new freedom - a driver's license - and the passing of the torch from strict childhood rules to more trust, different restraints and relaxed curfews.

July 22, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Deadline near for FSA committee nominations

U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1 is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Business

Be flexible with child' milestones

My 2-year-old is a chatterbox. I have no idea where she gets it from. (I'm being sarcastic, of course; it's obviously a trait passed down directly from me.)

July 22, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Columnist | Opinion

Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Not a single person in my breakfast club has mentioned the "blood moon." And that includes me, until now. I wasn't really sure what it was even though my emails from some preacher have hammered me recently with a "better beware" kind of verbiage.

July 22, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion

West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news

BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Military

Obedience to God is a must for blessings

Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.

July 21, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Midway students graduates Ohio Wesleyan

DELAWARE, Ohio - Nola Johnson of Midway graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University on May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Community announcements for July 21

The city of Pembroke's recreation department is having a summer art camp in July. Classes, designed for ages 12-adult, are from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Community Announcements

The three scariest words in English

What are the three scariest words of the English language? On a serious note, it could be, "You have…(fill in the blank)." The "blank" could most likely be the scariest word of all. For my sister it was "cancer." I was in her doctor's office on the day we were told that she had a very slim chance of survival. She died a couple months later on my father's birthday.

July 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion

Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

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Let's think about soil, water

Editor, The Coastal Soil and Water Conservation District encourage you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during the week of April 25-May 2.

April 29, 2010 | | Letters

Kudos to qualifying candidates

Last week was Georgia Cities Week - a Georgia Municipal Association creation that is aimed at informing the public on the importance of cities. Nearly 100 municipalities in the state participate in the event in one form or another, including Hinesville, Midway, Flemington and others.

April 29, 2010 | | Opinion

The high cost of putting people in jail

 Each day across Georgia, the state Department of Corrections prepares enough meals to feed the population of the city of Marietta. Breakfast and lunch are served to nearly 60,000 adult prisoners. Paying for 31 state prisons annually costs taxpayers $1 billion, including the cost to manage 150,000 parolees.

April 28, 2010 | By Mike Klein Guest columnist | Opinion

First poll results arein on governor's race

Now that the legislative session is (drum roll, please) history, it is time to turn our sights to the governor's race.

April 28, 2010 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Think trees when you turn on faucet

When we think of forests, majestic trees, precious wildlife and clean, fresh air might come to mind. We probably don't think about the water we drink.

April 28, 2010 | By John Rosenow | Opinion

Approved budget has cuts for everyone

Day 37 (Tuesday, April 20, 2010): With only four days remaining in this year's session, we get down to business today by passing the amended FY 2010 budget that runs through June 30 of this year. The historic drop in state revenue is evident here as the FY 2010 budget has been reduced to 2004 and 2005 levels as revenues have fallen $1.6 billion since the original 2010 budget was passed last April. Totaling $17.7 billion, the average agency has been cut 18 percent while vital services such as Medicaid and Education have been cut only 9 ...

April 28, 2010 | By State Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the News | Opinion

2010 session almost done

The 2010 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly is nearing an end after months of hard work and dedication. Major milestones were completed this week and now with day 38 completed, the marathon is almost finished and the finish line is in sight. With two days left, this week legislators met some of our goals for the session. The General Assembly has now balanced the budget for the state, passed a transportation funding bill, and passed ethics reform.

April 28, 2010 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the News | Opinion

Community announcements for April 28

Parents, is your child the cutest kid we've ever seen? Upload their photo by May 8 and enter our contest. It's free to enter and they could win prizes. Readers will begin voting for their favorites by age group on May 9.

April 28, 2010 | Staff report | Community Announcements

LCDA to seek federal money for plant

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved a decision to apply for federal grant money that would fund the construction of a wastewater treatment plant in eastern Liberty County For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.

April 28, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | News

Candidate qualifying off to slow start

Qualifying for the 2010 elections has gotten off to a slow start in Bryan County, but the fourth district on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners already has two candidates vying for the Republican nomination. A total of seven seats are up available, three on the Bryan County Board of Commissioners and four on the Bryan County Board of Education. For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Midweek Bryan County News.

April 28, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | News

Career academy gets land from LCDA

Liberty County is closer to having a career academy thanks in part to a land donation approved by the Liberty County Development Authority board on Monday. Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Judy Scherer presented the request to the board at its regular meeting Monday. "I think this would be a tremendous contribution to the community," she said. For more on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

April 28, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

Horoscopes for week of April 28-May5

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A seemingly stalled romantic situation could benefit from your reassurance that you want this relationship to work. And if you do, use a tad more of that irresistible aries charm.

April 28, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do

Dads, don't high-five your kids

Sometimes, seemingly little things are of great import. I was reminded of this axiom recently during a stint as a guest on Dennis Prager's syndicated radio program. Talk show hosts know they have a minute or so to "hook" the listener, so they generally begin any interview with something controversial, something "hot."

April 28, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists

Protect your skin from sun's rays

While running errands last week I spotted a young boy, somewhere around the age of 8 or 9. Fair-skinned and red-haired, he was wearing a skimpy, sleeveless top and must have been very uncomfortable given his severe sunburn. Actually, it looked like he had a sunburn on top of a sunburn - large areas of skin across his back, shoulders and arms were peeling and revealing angry, bright red splotches. I looked for an accompanying adult but couldn't find one. I'm not sure what I would have said, but I felt I needed to say something to that neglectful ...

April 28, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists

Ribbon walk ties families to deployed soldiers

A crowd of Army spouses, children and dogs, most clad in bright yellow T-shirts, gathered under gray, drizzly skies Saturday for the Yellow Ribbon Walk on Fort Stewart. The walk marked the halfway point for the 3rd Infantry Divisions Run/Walk To and From Iraq/Afghanistan, an exercise and morale boosting initiative begun in January.

April 28, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Lifestyle

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