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Schools celebrate breakfast

On Feb. 27, Mayors Don Emmons of Midway and William Austin of Riceboro visited Midway Middle School to sign an official proclamation declaring March 3-7 National School Breakfast Week.

March 18, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Education


Red Cross provides relief after sugar refinery blast

Denise Register with the American Red Cross spoke at Tuesday's Rotary meeting about the work the Red Cross has done in the wake of the Imperial Sugar Refinery explosion. More than $27,000 has been donated, 913 bulk items such as Chapstick, sunscreen, and socks have been distributed, and more than 27,000 meals have been prepared. To learn more about the Red Cross, call the Savannah Chapter at (912) 651-5300 or visit www.savannahredcross.org

March 11, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


Adult volunteers explain how math applies to them

Taylors Creek Elementary students now know they'll need to understand math if they want to grasp the building techniques used to construct the ancient pyramids in Egypt.

March 11, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Education


Restaurants solicited for Flemington

Flemington positioned itself for another restaurant at the February city council meeting.

March 07, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | News


Singing for a million bucks

One Liberty County's own will sing about a nearby river in Atlanta Sunday, hoping to win a spot on "America's Got Talent" and a chance at $1 million.

March 07, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Things to Do


Arbor Day ceremony

Members of the Morning Glory Garden Club sponsored an Arbor Day Ceremony at Main Street Park on Friday, Feb. 15. A dogwood tree was planted in memory of fallen soldiers. Arbor Day is celebrated in Georgia on the third Friday in February. Judy Mobley, Louise Stewart and OMI workers put the finishing touches on the newly planted dogwood tree.

March 05, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Lifestyle


New tourism director wants more than visitors

Tourists spend an estimated $25 billion a year when visiting Georgia, and Liberty County is hoping to capture some of that.

March 04, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | News


Rotary names speech contest winners

At the Hinesville Rotary Club's meeting on Feb. 12, six Interact Club students from Liberty County High School, Bradwell Institute, and First Presbyterian Christian Academy participated in Rotary's high school speech contest. Stephanie Castillo (center) from BI placed first, Brandon Stafford (left) from FPCA placed second and Rebecca Woods from LCHS placed third. Castillo and Stafford will participate at a competition in Douglas on March 29. Winners of that competition will compete at Rotary's District Conference in Macon on April 19. Darius Booker from BI, Wesley Herr from LCHS, and Timothy Ashmen from FPCA also participated in ...

March 04, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Education


Ballet company coming to Savannah

Michael Donnelly, CEO and president of M&M Art Travel, spoke at the Hinesville Rotary Club's meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The travel company arranges tours of Russia. Donnelly spoke about The Hermitage Ballet from St. Petersburg, Russia, which will be coming to the Johnny Mercer Theater in Savannah on Feb. 8. "We're truly bringing the best ballet," Donnelly said. The Hermitage Ballet has been touring Europe and the Far East for decades, and will present its Gala Concert while in Savannah. Free ballet lessons will be offered to ballerinas the day of the performance to those age ...

February 09, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Things to Do


Budget honored for sales to military

Budget Car Sales has been named the MILES Program 2007 Top National Producer in the Intermediate Market category and received the recognition Jan. 22.

February 08, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Business


Flemington introduces new tourism director

Correction: Cindye Jones is tourism director for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau. This story as it originally ran and a headline in the Feb. 1 Courier implied Jones was an employee of the city of Flemington. A miscommunication on the Courier staff caused the mistake. The Courier regrets the mistake.

February 08, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | News


Locals lobby legislature

A delegation of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended two Georgia Chamber of Commerce events in Atlanta last week, as the General Assembly convened the 2008 session.

February 05, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Business


Blue Star Marker dedicated

Hinesville received a Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker on Wednesday (Jan. 16).

February 01, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Lifestyle


Brown bag lecture

February 01, 2008 | Emily Peterson | Lifestyle


HPD detective talks gangs at Rotary

February 01, 2008 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | Public Safety


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