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Union official: AFL on brink of folding

The Arena Football League is on the brink of folding and declaring bankruptcy, an inglorious end for the 22-year-old indoor league that has suffered through a year of turmoil.

August 04, 2009 | Dan Gelston AP Sports writer | Sports


Sports briefs for Aug. 2, 2009

Bradwell softball tryouts Aug. 3

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game day for Aug. 2, 2009

Today

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Former GSU player signs with Baltimore Ravens

STATESBORO - Former Georgia Southern Football All-American Jayson Foster signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He took the field for the first time on Tuesday the first day of the Ravens' preseason training camp. Baltimore has Foster listed as a wide receiver.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


WILD facts: Hummers feeding up

Do you suddenly have a lot more hummingbirds at your feeders? If so, you're witnessing the start of their fall migration southward toward Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In addition to the adults that traveled here to breed in the spring, the young that hatched out this year are heading out, too.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Wet weather isn’t scaring the fish away

Hi, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to all.

August 03, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Programs raise wildlife awareness

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frogs exhibit at Georgia Southern University. A bird-watching program drawing young and old through Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park. Georgia Wildlife Federation's new online guide to host plants for butterflies and moths.

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Maybe Obama and I need to calibrate better

If comments made in this space have in any way angered, dismayed or caused dry heaves to anyone who has read them, it may be that I should have calibrated my words differently. I'll guarantee Barack Obama knows what I'm talking about.

August 03, 2009 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local governments should enact curfews

Editor, For lack of a better opening statement, "The National Crime Prevention Counsel and the Hinesville Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, state that gang members usually range in age from 8 to 22, with most falling into the 14 to 17 years of age group."

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Start wit h the source

Health-care reform has been a star player in the news for the past few weeks. We need to change the health-care system. We need to find a solution. It is a desperate plea for a long-awaited solution to be found and embraced.

August 03, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


Let's pray for our children

It seems as if it were only yesterday students were celebrating the end of the school term and now it is time to return to the classroom. In just a few days, schools across Georgia will begin a new term.

August 03, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Jose Jonathan Casillas

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Camren Jerel Bland

Camren Jerel Bland was born to Sara Eller and Curtis Bland at 7:35 a.m. on June 29. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, Camren weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Asiay Pasha Ford

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Lillian Grace Baxley

Lillian Grace Baxley was born to Christyn and Jason Baxley at 2:39 p.m. on June 27. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Lillian weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


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Adopt, beautify a spot near you

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of the homes we live in with our families, we need to take care of our community. Keep Liberty Beautiful sincerely appreciates the nearly 4,000 volunteers each year who help to make our county cleaner and more attractive through neighborhood projects and area litter cleanups, but those who are interested in going to the next level should consider "adopting" Liberty.

January 28, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Man cherished by many belongs to all

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel.

January 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Juvenile-justice system going to dogs, thankfully

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Fort Stewart Experiences Unique Birth

Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.

January 28, 2015 | Fort Stewart PAO | Military


Sound off for Jan. 28

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.

January 28, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


FBCA alum Frazier earns SEC honor

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player and current Georgia guard J.J. Frazier was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to a news release on UGA's athletic website

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty splits with Burke

Saturday was a different night than Friday, but it was the same script for the Liberty County basketball teams.

January 28, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Budgeting must be open, fair

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, and a member of the House's Ways and Means Committee, last week was a busy one for me. We gathered for four days of hearings at Gov. Nathan Deal's office, where the budget was presented. We also listened as state agencies offered input about budget needs and then asked questions regarding which programs worked well or were under- or over-funded.

January 28, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Area wrestling fans enjoy Saturday-night event at BI

Some people say that one can never go home again. But for those who attended Saturday's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling event at Bradwell Institute, it certainly felt like home as fans were treated to some old-school professional wrestling.

January 28, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Cousins qualify for state meet for FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander swimmers and cousins Xavier and Mackenzie McCartney qualified for the state swim meet in new swim categories last weekend during the Last Chance Meet in Madison.

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Corn-hole tourney, chili cook-off set

Corn-hole tourney, chili cook-off set

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Controlled burn could bring smoke

Three burns in training areas of Fort Stewart are set for today and could bring smoke into the Hinesville area.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Three-war veteran celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Military


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