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Lawyers fight for Cox's $1M TV show prize

ATLANTA - A bankruptcy lawyer is fighting to get control of $1 million that the state's top educator won on a game show and planned to give to schools for deaf and blind students.

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox had announced she was giving the money she received from her August appearance on Fox's "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?" to three public schools for the deaf and blind.

July 23, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National


State asking schools to furlough teachers

ATLANTA - Georgia carved more money from its thinning state budget Tuesday as Gov. Sonny Perdue for the first time called on Georgia's 128,000 teachers to take three unpaid furlough days and ordered 3 percent funding cuts for Medicaid and public schools.

The governor also ordered most state agencies to slash another 5 percent from their spending plans and called on other state employees to take three unpaid days to trim the state's spending to help fill a $900 million shortfall amid plummeting tax collections. He struck the deal with legislative leaders to avoid a special session, but ...

July 23, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Education


Free blues concert here Friday

Young blues man, Ben Robinson, brings his soulful sounds to Hinesville Friday afternoon for the next Lunchtime Concert in the Park.

July 22, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do


Sports briefs for July 22, 2009

Bradwell softball tryouts Aug. 3

July 22, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for July 22, 2009

Today

July 22, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Authority unveils new logo, marketing plan

Pad sites in Tradeport East may not be empty for long, as the Liberty County Development Authority ignites a marketing effort to bring more companies - in turn, more jobs and more money - to the area.

July 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Children's sacrifice saluted

The sons and daughters of 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who died in the line of duty were honored Saturday night on Cottrell Field during a Gold Medal of Remembrance ceremony.

July 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


The rosy apocalypse

Barack Obama spent all of 2008 running against the sputtering economy, and warned earlier this year of a crisis "we may not be able to reverse." Yet, as the unemployment rate climbs beyond the administration's projections, Vice President Joe Biden informs us that the administration "misread how bad the economy was."

July 22, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Family appreciates community after loss

Editor, To the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement officers, emergency services and personnel, Frank Long Elementary School employees, family and friends:

July 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Back to school rally was a success

Editor, Thank you Liberty County and surrounding areas.

July 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Cash for Clunkers has sliding scale

The government's Cash for Clunkers program can help get gas guzzlers off the road and shave thousands of dollars off the price of a new vehicle.

July 22, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Babies should sleep in cribs, not laps

Q: My 13-month-old has become used to napping while I hold her, which I started when she was a very small baby during a horrible bout of teething. Not surprisingly, she now will not sleep on her own during the day except in the car, but even then she wakes at the sensation of being placed in her crib and begins screaming. Once the screaming starts, I've not been able to get her to nap at all. Also, I think her nighttime sleep has started suffering because of this. At six months, she slept well through the night and ...

July 22, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Living well


Protect your eyes from the sun

We hear a lot about the damage ultraviolet rays do to our skin, but how many of us are aware that these rays can also cause severe damage to our eyes? Prolonged exposure to UV rays can cause burns to the surface of the eye and the cumulative effects of ultraviolet damage have been linked to cataracts, age-related macular degeneration and a reduced ability to see clearly at night.

July 22, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Living well


Encephalitis hits another Long Co. horse

LONG COUNTY - A horse in Long County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis. This is the third positive test for EEE in Long County horses this summer.

July 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


All Long County schools make AYP

Long County Assistant Superintendent Dr. Glenn Purcell told the Board of Education July 9 that all Long County schools attained Title I distinguishment through Adequate Yearly Progress standards for the 2008-09 school year.

July 22, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


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Shine all the time as a Christian

One of my favorite flowers is the azalea. I love to go through Bonaventure Cemetery this time of year just to see row after row of assorted colors of this beautiful flowering bush.

April 18, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


What are the certain things in life?

Did you celebrate Wednesday?

April 17, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Birth: Rahina Thea Mumuni

Rahina Thea Mumuni was born at 7:10 a.m. April 3 to Amdiya Mumuni of Accra, Ghana.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


'Longest Ride' is cliched, too sentimental

"The Longest Ride" is the latest adaption of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and when I hear his name, two words cross my mind: unintentional comedy.

April 17, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Outlet mall's opening disrupting sports universe

I was going to write a sports column this week, but I got stuck in traffic on Interstate 95 in Pooler thanks to the new Tanger Outlets Savannah.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Pipeline would be trouble for coast

There will be a public hearing Tuesday in Richmond Hill held by the Georgia Department of Transportation in reference to the proposed pipeline Kinder Morgan wants to install along the entire coast of Georgia. It is important that Coastal Georgia residents attend.

April 17, 2015 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Step forward: Lessons from 2015 session

Lawmakers passed a nearly $22 billion spending plan that includes about $900 million in new revenues, consumed for the most part by school-enrollment growth, increasing retirement benefit-plan expenses for state employees and about $288 million to reduce an austerity cut for public schools. The 2016 budget also increases the local school-district cost of insurance for bus drivers and other non-certified school workers by more than $100 million, so it remains to be seen how much of the $288 million is used for teacher raises and undoing recession-era cuts.

April 16, 2015 | By Taifa Smith Butler Guest columnist | Opinion


Salvation is possible by obeying God

No one has to be lost, for God has provided a way of salvation for all mankind.

April 16, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Elijah Dewayne Grant

Elijah Dewayne Grant was born at 4:31 a.m. April 3 to Orisha Grant of Plant City, Florida, and Gregory Grant of Farmville, North Carolina.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Good people still do good things

Sometimes we forget that there are a lot of good people on this Earth doing good things. I was reminded of that by my friend, Jack Cookston, who recently had some medical issues that required him to cart around an oxygen tank wherever he went. (Happily, his health has improved and the oxygen tank is history.)

April 16, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Eagles Blue vs. White game Saturday

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern's annual Blue vs. White spring-football game will kick off at 1 p.m. Saturday at Paulson Stadium, according to gseagles.com.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Property transfers April 13

Recent property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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