A few weeks ago, Royce Horton of Flemington came by my office and showed me some pictures from long ago.
One of my favorite pastimes in Liberty County has always been visiting the beautiful beach at St. Catherines Island. This barrier island is truly one of the county's greatest treasures. It is not only an absolutely beautiful place, but the island played such a significant part in the early colonization and development of this area. I love to go there because it is so simple and quiet and peaceful. It is - most of the time - just you and the sun and the breeze and the waves.
Here are 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:
We live in a time when we can pretty much get whatever we want - custom-tailored to how we want it. Restaurant jingles of old taught us we could "hold the pickles, hold the lettuce ..."
After serving as a pastor in the Dublin area for many years, the Rev. Ralph Taylor is excited about returning home to pastor a church in his native Walthourville.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In directing nearly $1 million in funding for Georgia's portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, Congress affirmed a recent study by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute that the channel is essential to Coastal Georgia's economy. Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston, who helped secure the funding, said it will be used to alleviate silting, which has caused transit boaters to avoid the area.
Harry Olin Stevens III was born at 6:08 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, to Jasmine Proctor and Harry Olin Stevens Jr. Born at Liberty Regional Hospital, he weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and measured at 20 inches.
Stacy (Melton) Puzon earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana Northwestern State University in Natchitoches in December.
Brandon Edwin Rowe was born to Rene Espinosa and William Rowe at 1:05 p.m. on Feb 13. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Brandon weighed 6 pounds and measured 19 inches.
Darrell and Tammy Ballance of Ludowici announce the engagement of their daughter Lindsey Nicole Ballance to John Gary Sapp, son of John and Dorothy Sapp of Patterson.
Savannah JaGloria Ahlice was born to Micheala Cargans and Derrick Chisholm at 7:16 p.m. on Feb 13. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Savannah weighed 7 pounds and 1 ounces and measured 20 inches.
Aryana Lynn Smith was born to Thomas Smith and Patricia Futch at 4:39 p.m. on Feb. 16. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Aryana weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches.
Peyton Alana Holmes was born to Erica Sharnelle Peagler and Yushorn R. Holmes. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Peyton weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Tyena Lexine Ellis was born to Mea Wilson and Antoinen Ellis at 8:20 a.m. on Feb. 16. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Tyena weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 19 inches.
A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.
Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.
The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County.
SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.
Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.
The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.
A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.
The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.
A Hinesville woman was viciously attacked Wednesday night while sitting at home, according to the Hinesville Police Department.
The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant.
Carson David Acosta was born at 2:11 p.m. Aug. 10 to Sarah Brown of Rural Hall, North Carolina, and Austin Acosta of Brush, Colorado.
"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.
Tybee Island is having a Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday. The party will be around Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It will include live music featuring the Swingin' Medallions starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visittybee.com.
KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale.