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Get a move on 196 widening project

Editor, While driving to Keller's Flea Market on Saturday, July 10, my husband and I were driving the nine-mile stretch that is always under construction, also known as Liberty County's 196 widening project.

July 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Just say no to rural polycart service

Editor, On Sunday, July 18, the Courier published an article concerning the use of polycarts. It stated that the county is weighing polycart service options and the costs involved.

July 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Great job on CRCT, Walker MS students

Editor, Students at Walker Middle School in Long County have made significant gains in student achievement during the past five years. I attribute this to the hard work and dedication of the students and teachers; the academic coaches, Janet Poole and Beverly Hill; the assistant principals, Heath Crane and Shawn Peek; and the support staff.

July 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

County wellness forum focuses on asthma

County employees gathered Tuesday for a lunch-and-learn program, at which Dr. John Cortina spoke.

July 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Living well

AASU Hinesville center gets new director

Dr. Peter Mastopoulos has been named interim director of Armstrong Atlantic State University's Liberty Center in Hinesville, succeeding Dr. Joe Weaver, who returned to teaching fulltime.

July 21, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

HAAF soldier killed in Afghanistan

A Hunter Army Airfield soldier died on July 18 in Zhari, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot by insurgents while conducting combat operations.

July 21, 2010 | Staff report | Military

Socialize children at home

Q: My 3½-year-old son has been at home with me since day one. I'm worried about his social development. He loves being around other children his age, but that doesn't often happen. None of my friends have kids his age who he can play with, and we're not in a position to be able to afford a preschool. During the day, he spends his time playing with toy trucks and cars and riding his tricycle around the house (we don't watch television until he's asleep, if then). He plays very well on his own ...

July 21, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Take extra precautions with your eyes

Accidents can happen to anyone but some have repercussions that are hard to overcome. Eye injuries, for example, can cause permanent damage when simple preventive measures might have been taken. Knowing that 90 percent of all eye injuries could be prevented should make parents realize how important it is to familiarize themselves with potentially dangerous situations at home and in school. Parents must insist that children use protective eyewear when participating in sports or other hazardous activities.

July 21, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists

State hospital expects more academic staff

AUGUSTA - East Central Georgia Regional Hospital will see an infusion of academic staff in the coming months through its partnership with the Medical College of Georgia. A new forensic psychiatry fellow will join hospital staff this month under the direction of Dr. Carmen Nichita, forensic psychiatrist at MCG. Nichita will lead the forensic services at ECGRH. The hospital is also looking to fill 48 health service technician and 18 registered nurse positions as well as an academic nursing executive vacancy.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well

Slain woman's partner now faces murder charge

Maurice Newsome, 21, the boyfriend of Savannah Smith, now faces murder charges in her death. Smith's body was found last month in Gum Branch.

July 21, 2010 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Sound off for July 21

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

July 21, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Horoscopes for week of July 21-28

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't gnash those pearly whites because you might have to delay your plans. This could give the lucky lamb a better perspective of what's been done, and what still needs doing.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off

Gallery seeking artists for 2011 shows

SAVANNAH - The city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs announced that it is seeking artists to exhibit at Gallery Savannah's Place for Art, Culture and Education in 2011. Gallery S.P.A.C.E. serves the Savannah community with exhibitions and educational programming designed to strengthen awareness and stimulate dialogue through artistic expression.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

AASU names new VP for advancement

Armstrong Atlantic State University has appointed J. Scott Joyner as vice president for advancement effective July 1.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

Savannah Tech increasing online classes

SAVANNAH - As the new semester begins, students taking online classes at Savannah Technical College will notice a few changes, including a new Internet address for the online courses, easier-to-view announcements and new rules for testing.

July 21, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education

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'The Great Wall' isn't worth time or cost

To paraphrase film critic Richard Roeper, "The Great Wall" is a relentlessly cheesy "historical" epic that makes "47 Ronin" look like a documentary.

February 24, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do

FPCA breezes through round one

On Wednesday, the FPCA Highlanders took another step towards their goal of being back to back state champions. FPCA defeated Lagrange Academy in the first ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

FPCA basketball cleans up in region

The Highlanders are once again celebrating. On Friday night at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, the FPCA basketball program won big games and big ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports

Riceboro earns housing grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes ...

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary

Frank Long Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education

God's great love for all of us

In Matthew 18, Jesus tells of the shepherd who has a lost sheep and how he goes to retrieve it. Then he said, "Even so ...

February 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith

Birth: Elizabeth Rose Diamond

Elizabeth Rose Diamond was born at 7:11 a.m. Jan. 21 to Angelica M. and David A. Diamond of Hinesville.

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Dr. Melvin Pender is bona fide hero, y'all

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 23, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

County looking for more road funding

The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to ...

February 23, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Uptown in Lowcountry Tight-Line Jr. Shrimp Appetizer

Well folks, there are a few anglers catching some fish.

February 23, 2017 | By Donny Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation

Long County BoE honors janitors

The Long County School System announced Monday that all 18 members of the system's custodial staff were certified in the Buckeye Honors Program, which ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Tide take Tigers

Despite a game effort, Bradwell Tigers fell to soccer powerhouse Long County 5-1 Friday in Ludowici.

February 22, 2017 | By Mike Riddle | Sports

Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education

Birth: Asya Renea Roberts

Asya Renea Roberts was born at 12:29 p.m. Jan. 16 to Latrice Roberts of Hinesville.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Election will indicate Trump's standing

During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.

February 22, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion

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