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Concerted Services having a raffle

Concerted Services, Inc. is sponsoring an agency-wide fundraiser to support programs that serve senior citizens, including congregate and home-delivered meals, commodity distribution, energy assistance and emergency assistance.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of April 15-22

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Professional relationships grow stronger. But you might still need to ease some problems with someone in your personal life. One way could be to try to be less rigid in your views.

April 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Sound off for April 15

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

April 15, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Some performance anxiety not worrisome

Q: Our 7-year-old daughter does very well in school without our help and is a generally happy kid. Her only problem is an incapacitating case of performance anxiety. When she was younger she wouldn't participate in basketball, T-ball or soccer because, "I don't like people watching me." Thankfully, she absolutely loves and has stuck with gymnastics and swimming. At her first swim meet, however, she took one look at the crowd and refused to even do the non-competitive lap. She says she's not going to the next meet. Just recently, she started violin and her teacher is ...

April 15, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


TB not as rare as you think

Do you worry about being exposed to and getting infectious diseases like bacteremic pneumonia, meningitis, necrotizing fasciitis or tuberculosis? Most of us feel safe from those types of illnesses but several families in Liberty County could share stories about how easily they became infected with tuberculosis and spread it to family and friends.

April 15, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


CASA volunteer gives voice to children in need

Name: Esther Spencer

April 15, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | About People


East end fire trucks questioned

East Liberty County will soon have new firefighting equipment its neighbors on the west side lack, and the seeming division of wealth had Liberty County commissioners questioning why.

April 15, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


One tornado confirmed; little damage

A couple hours of alarm Monday afternoon led to numerous reports of tornadoes being spotted, but only one confirmed in our area and, thankfully, no injuries and just minor damage.

April 15, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Soldier says he saw sergeant chase, shoot comrade

An Army sergeant, his face lit by the muzzle flash of his rifle, chased a superior officer at their base in Iraq until he fell, then stood over the man and fired two shots into him, a soldier in their unit testified Tuesday.

Staff Sgt. John Dresel was the first U.S. soldier to testify that he witnessed Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich shoot a fellow soldier during Bozicevich's Article 32 hearing, which entered its second day Tuesday.

April 14, 2009 | By Russ Bynum AP military writer | News


Ninety charged for drugs, guns in Statesboro

STATESBORO - Authorities have charged more than 90 people in a sweeping gun and drug bust in this otherwise sleepy rural town.

Federal prosecutors and local authorities said Tuesday the arrests came after a 10-month undercover operation in this south Georgia city of nearly 23,000.

April 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Vidalia onions ship April 20

Pull out your list of ways to eat them. They're coming. The official "shipping date" for the 2009 Vidalia Onion Marketing Season is April 20, says Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin.

The shipping date is based on the recommendation of the Vidalia Onion Advisory Panel under the authority of the law, rules and regulations applicable to Vidalia Onions.

April 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Testimony to continue on post today

Testimony is scheduled to resume for a second day in the military hearing for a Fort Stewart sergeant charged with murdering two U.S. soldiers in his unit last year at a patrol base in Iraq.

Army Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich (BAH-seh-vich) of Minneapolis is accused of fatally shooting a superior and a fellow team leader in his unit Sept. 14 as they gave him disciplinary counseling for poor performance.

April 14, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


New band of storms crossing Southeast

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Another band of heavy storms is marching across the water-logged South.

A day after high winds were blamed for toppling trees that killed one person each in Tennessee and Georgia, more blustery conditions were reported late Monday and early Tuesday across the region.

April 14, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Five shot in Valdosta

VALDOSTA (AP) - A weekend shooting outside a business in south Valdosta left five people wounded.

Valdosta police Lt. Bobbi McGraw, a spokeswoman, said none of the victims suffered a life-threatening wound and all were treated and released.

April 14, 2009 | Staff Report | State, National


Tornado threats to run into evening

A line of thunderstorms that spawned at least one tornado moved through Liberty County late Monday afternoon. The only damage reported by evening was minor.

April 13, 2009 | Staff report | News


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Fiber artist displays work in Pembroke

The opening reception for "A Stitch in Time," an exhibit of quilts by award-winning fiber artist Wendy Analla, was Sunday at the Downtown Arts Centre, 38 W. Bacon St. in Pembroke.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Holding onto marriage for a lifetime

The Scripture says about marriage, "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

October 25, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Low Country Eye opening new RH office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deer on the move, motorists cautioned

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Hunters and rutting season have deer on the move, so state officials are cautioning motorists to be on the lookout.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fun run helps provide holiday meals

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321's annual 5K fun run/walk and 1K costume canter is set for Saturday.

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD soccer, football scores

Football scores

October 25, 2014 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Mustangs’ first half clinches win over Tigers

GUYTON - Bradwell Institute couldn't recover from South Effingham's big push in the first half and lost, 30-12, Friday in Region 3-AAAAA action.

October 25, 2014 | Patrick Donahue | Sports


The true meaning of Revelation

One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.

October 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Fury' is realistic war drama

"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.

October 24, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Dawn of a classic in-state rivalry

Saturday's game between Georgia Southern and Georgia State in the Georgia Dome will be the biggest rivalry game in the state - between two teams that have never played each other, anyway.

October 24, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Two high-speed chases start in Liberty

Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.

October 23, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Pastors hear from commission chairman

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest

Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Day-care has open house

The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County marks School Lunch Week

All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.

October 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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