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Kahliek Marshawn Saunders Smalls

Kahliek Marshawn Saunders Smalls was born to Katrina Saunders Smalls and Quinton Smalls at 4:43 p.m. Nov. 24.

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Births

Sound off for Jan. 3

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:

January 04, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

New manufacturer to move here

The Liberty County Development Authority has said the company putting in a new plant in Tradeport East will formally announce its plans Monday afternoon.

January 04, 2010 | Staff report | Business

Educator remembered for work for others

Mattie Pearl Mathis Hicks, a longtime teacher and member of the Liberty County Board of Education, died Dec. 30 at age 87. Hicks is fondly remembered as a woman with conviction and passion for her work, always keeping children top of mind when working to ensure they had a quality education.

January 04, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

Take precautions when hearing homes

With nighttime low temperatures expected to dip into the 20s and 30s during January, many folks will likely turn to alternative sources of fuel such as space heaters and fireplaces to warm their homes. Alternative sources of fuel can be beneficial, but firefighters warn they can also pose fire hazards if safety guidelines are ignored.

January 04, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Public Safety

Reflecting on 2009: September-October

As 2009 comes to a close, the Courier put together a year-in review through

January 04, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Correspondent | News

Milestone celebrated at First Zion

Spirit-filled and joyful worshippers gathered Friday at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro to celebrate the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, in which President Abraham Lincoln pierced the vitriol of the Civil War with a declaration that slaves in rebel states were to be made free.

January 04, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Lifestyle

LCHS earns 83-69 win over BI

Although the determined Bradwell Tigers tied the Liberty County Panthers twice and at one point took a narrow lead during Wednesday's game at the Gentlemen's Classic Tournament in Statesboro, the squad eventually fell to the Panthers, 83-69.

January 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Guyton unfazed by busy schedule

New England Patriot Gary Guyton is no slouch. Even in the thick of the holiday season, the Hinesville native and former Bradwell Tiger has had little time for relaxation.

January 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

FPCA 43-game winning streak ends in OT

For the First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlanders, the magic number was 43. Game 44 ended the team's winning streak with a 2-point loss in overtime to Lancaster High School on day three of the Sweet 16 Tournament in Orangeburg, S.C.

January 04, 2010 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

McGowan hopes to be ready opening day

Last year was a difficult one for Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan. The Long County native spent the season sidelined with injuries but is now optimistic about the upcoming year.

January 04, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports

Game day for Jan. 3


January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

Briefs for Jan. 3

YMCA fitness challenge set

January 04, 2010 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

Deployment takes toll on soldiers' children

AUGUSTA - Marcus Carr is the first to admit it can be a bit depressing.

Both of his parents are deployed overseas in the military - his mom in Iraq, his dad in Korea. Marcus' parents are divorced, and while his mom is away he has been living with his stepfather in Augusta, helping out with extra chores such as washing dishes, caring for the dog and helping his half-brother with his studies.

December 31, 2009 | By Preston Sparks The Augusta Chronicle | Military

Huge trees found in Long swamps

Altamaha Riverkeeper James Holland swore he was looking at something prehistoric the first time he ventured into a 7,180-acre tract of land that straddles Long and McIntosh counties. Though it was under floodwaters at the time, Holland found a giant cypress tree specimen measuring more than 43 feet in circumference.

December 31, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News

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Rural health care is very important

Editor, Nov. 19 was National Rural Health Day, an opportunity to celebrate the "can do" spirit of our rural communities. On this day, we honored ...

November 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Ludowici student inducted into honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. - Melissa Long of Ludowici was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest collegiate honor society ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Dorchester Academy receives $5,000 from Kinder Morgan

Dorchester Academy, one of the first schools for African-Americans in Georgia and a National Historic Landmark, announced that it received a $5,000 gift from ...

November 26, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Optim Health hires new chief executive

SAVANNAH - Optim has hired David Castleberry as the new Optim System CEO. He will have responsibility for the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Student graduate from Upper Iowa U.

FAYETTE, Iowa - Upper Iowa University announced that Peter Ackon of Fort Stewart graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in August.

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Academician got it right about Woman Who Shares My Name

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of ...

November 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Movies to be thankful for, revisit

With Thanksgiving here and Christmas just around the corner, it's a time for everyone to throw away their cares and worries and remember how ...

November 26, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to do

Ribbon cut on medical training school

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Nov. 13 for Allied Medical Training Centers at 445 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite 104 ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Armstrong listed as STEM Jobs college

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has been designated a 2016 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media and will be featured in the Winter 2016 issue ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Carter: Force of Future aims to attract country's best

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people ...

November 26, 2015 | By Jim Garamone Defense Media Activity | Military

Property transfers for Nov. 26

Property transfers filed in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office Sept. 15-25 include:

November 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business

A mother's moments of terror

It was a chilly day in March 1969, and I was hanging clothes to dry.

November 26, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | Living well

Honor roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School

Lewis Frasier Middle School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor rolls:

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier Sp | Education

Honor roll: Waldo Pafford Elementary School

Waldo Pafford Elementary School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor rolls:

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

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