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Life after retirement

After spending almost 40 years on the job, Apostle Walter Ross was ready to retire. However, retirement for this pastor was just the beginning of bigger and better things.

March 16, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Sound off for March 15

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

March 16, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Dr. T doles out water-saving tips

This week, a very special visitor paid some Liberty County schools a visit. "Dr. T" came to town and brought his unique and hilarious education techniques. Dr. T (aka Jack Golden, a national environmental educator) can make people laugh and learn at the same time. His educational show, "Water, Water Everywhere" is a whirlwind mix of vaudeville, slapstick, juggling, music and fun that focuses on scientific facts and sends environment messages about keeping our planet and water healthy.

March 16, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Elephants are evolving

Did I hear somebody say "change?" The word is too mild. Try "train wreck," if you are a Republican. "A new beginning" may fit your feelings better, if you voted Democratic in the last presidential election.

March 16, 2009 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Perdue's health care proposal defies logic

Editor, Less than a month ago, Georgia's cash-strapped health care providers breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning that the new federal stimulus package would infuse $1.7 billion into Georgia's ailing Medicaid system.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Essayist wins NAACP scholarship

The Liberty County NAACP had a Black History program Feb. 27 at Brewton-Parker College and sponsored an essay contest.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Soldiers get overseas assignments

Army Reserve Sgt. Jeffrey D. Chandler has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | About People


Libert DFCS building in state budget

A narrow majority of members of the House of Representatives unfortunately took another step backward when it comes to education in Georgia on Thursday by eliminating the year-long, rigorous program of National Board Certification for public school teachers and the 10 percent salary increase incentive that goes along with it.

March 16, 2009 | By Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion


Student tapped for National Honor Society

Nicole M. Puckett, a Bradwell Institute 10th grader, recently was selected for the National Society of High School Scholars.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


Bank opening in Midway

Interstate Paper is supporting another credit union set to open in Midway by the first week in April.

March 16, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Hinesville gearing up for Small World

Given its proximity to Fort Stewart and many seaports, Vicki Davis said cultural diversity is one of the strongest building blocks holding Hinesville together.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Hess, Freeman to wed in 2010

James and Regina Hess of Richmond Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Theresa Marie Hess, to Cpt. Matthew Charles Hays Freeman, son of Lisa and Gary Freeman of Richmond Hill, and Mark and Paula Hays of Evanston, Ill.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Sports briefs for March 15, 2009

USSF referee

March 16, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for March 15, 2009

Today

March 16, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


WILD facts: Peepers pipe

After a cool rain, listen for the high-pitched mating calls of the spring peeper. A distant chorus of these tiny frogs sounds like bells jingling. In the South, this amphibian "peeps" from November through late winter. However, in northern states the calling and breeding starts when the first warm rain arrives, signaling that spring is near.

March 16, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Army's 'Idol' starts Thursday

Operation Rising Star

October 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Winn working toward baby-friendly designation

Fort Stewart's Winn Army Community Hospital is on its way to achieving a coveted baby-friendly designation. The Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative, a global program launched in 1991, encourages hospitals to offer the best care for new families and encourage breast-feeding. To achieve the program's baby-friendly designation, hospitals must successfully implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding and comply with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

October 19, 2014 | By Dr. Maj. Amber McCusker Special to the Courier | Living well


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


New CEO at primary care center

J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, a nonprofit organization that aims to provide affordable health-care services to the Savannah community, recently promoted Dr. Michael Adams to chief medical officer.

October 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Friends are good medicine

At Canyon Ranch Institute, a short quote on the wall of the offices serves as a call to action. One of the CRI team members heard it at a reunion many years ago, and it stuck with us: "Friends are medicine."

October 19, 2014 | By Jennifer Cabe Special to the Courier | Living well


Fatal wreck may stem from RH hotel incident

A Florida woman was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.

October 18, 2014 | Staff report | News


Hospice's silent auction aids services

The Miniature Masterpieces art show will hang in the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery as part of the annual fall show and silent auction.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Verdict on 'The Judge' only decent

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, "The Judge" is a fine example of a movie that features a likable cast and it's solidly made throughout, but it ultimately falls short of its loftier ambitions.

October 17, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Red Cross hopes donating becomes habit

The American Red Cross likes to remind eligible donors that it's never too late - or too early - to make blood donation a lifelong habit.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Defense could sink Falcons vs Ravens

Standing in the path of an Atlanta team intent on establishing the run to spare its own sinking 31st-ranked defense is Baltimore's 3-4 scheme capable of winning - if not dominating - every matchup up front. Atlanta's edge is on the perimeter with wide receivers Julio Jones and Roddy White, who had 12 catches in his last game against the Ravens. Quarterback Matt Ryan makes too many throws eye-to-eye with pass rushers and more horizontal patterns and dump-offs to running backs Antone Smith and Steven Jackson spreads Baltimore's attacking linebackers.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Reynolds Reuters News Service | Sports


Jaguars facing resurgent Browns

The Cleveland Browns are seeking their best six-game start since 2001 when they enter a soft portion of the schedule Sunday at the winless Jacksonville Jaguars.

October 17, 2014 | Reuters News Service | Sports


GSU declares "Whiteout" for Georgia State game

STATESBORO & ATLANTA – A "Whiteout" is in effect for Georgia Southern's game vs. Georgia State at the Georgia Dome on Saturday, October 25th as Eagle Nation is encouraged to wear white to the game. The University Store will have white "SOUTHERN not State" T-shirts available both in the campus store and online for this special event.

October 17, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Police graduates honor late detective

Graduates of the Savannah Technical College Peace Officer Academy honored the memory of one of Richmond Hill's finest Friday morning at Stegman Auditorium on Savannah Tech's campus.

October 17, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Parents picnic at Smiley

Smiley Elementary School recently held its annual Curriculum Day/Picnic for Parents celebration.

October 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Bus drivers, safety being recognized

Georgia will celebrate National School Bus Safety Week from Oct. 20-24 and School Bus Driver Appreciation Day on Monday, Oct. 20.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


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