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New tradition makes Thanksgiving special

This is going to be a special Thanksgiving. My great-grandson Cameron Yarbrough and I are going to begin a new family tradition this week by sharing a birthday celebration. He will hit the ripe old age of 1 tomorrow and two days later I will become slightly older than Kennesaw Mountain.

November 25, 2009 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Don't fall prey to homebuying scams

The extension of the government's homebuyer program has coaxed many would-be buyers out into the real-estate market. The program (an $8,000 credit to first-time homebuyers or a $6,500 credit to certain current homeowners) has convinced many that this is the time to buy.

November 25, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists

Hey, Barack, listen to your heart

"Hey, Barack. It's me, your heart. It might be all the White House pickup basketball games or the imminent prospect of nationalizing American health insurance, but I'm feeling better than ever.

November 25, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion

Students art work promotes regional book fair

In the spring, students from Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties submitted entries for the Savannah Children's Book Festival poster contest. Lewis Frasier Middle School submitted many entries, and was honored to have three students place in the competition.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education

Reading earns students a party

Midway Middle School had its first nine-weeks Accelerated Reader celebration in October.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education

Children's author speaks at school

Liberty Elementary School students celebrated National Children's Book Week from Nov. 2-5.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education

Smiley Elementary honors students

Smiley Elementary School is proud to honor students who consistently exemplify positive character traits. Each month, teachers choose students from their homerooms based on the character theme of the month. October's theme was "Drug Free/Respect for Yourself." Each student was given a certificate and an ice cream cone coupon courtesy of McDonalds.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education

Soldiers help Pre-K students with reading

November 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Education

Joseph Martin has All Star Lunch

Staff, students and parents at Joseph Martin Elementary recently participated in an All Star School Lunch, which was inspired by NBA-WNBA to help students learn the importance of eating healthy school lunches and staying active. The menus for the week included dishes such as Becky Hammon and Kobe Bryant parmesan.

November 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education

Road work to close part of Memorial

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 30, the eastbound lane of West Memorial Drive will be closed to all traffic from Gen. Stewart Way to Welborn Street for roadway construction.

November 25, 2009 | Staff report | News

Dave Sapp recovering from surgery

Liberty County Solid Waste Department Director Dave Sapp is reportedly resting well and recovering after emergency surgery Monday night.

November 25, 2009 | Staff report | About People

Controversial decision could be right one

Q: Our 15-year-old son has just announced that he is quitting school when he turns 16 in April. His plan is to wait six months (the required waiting period), enroll in a GED program, and then join some branch of the military as soon as they'll take him. He thinks he can get the Army to send him to college where he wants to learn computer programming. He's a very bright kid who made very good grades, without much effort, up through the sixth grade. Since then, he's been a consistent underachiever, but not a troublemaker by ...

November 25, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Stay healthy and enjoy the holidays

Some of us missed out on our annual flu shots this year, so we have to be especially careful with preventive health. Also, if you haven't already done so, please get a pneumonia shot. The most common complication of flu is pneumonia - a very good reason to get the pneumonia shot. A one-time deal for many people, a pneumonia booster will provide continued immunity for high-risk people for 5-7 years.

November 25, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Keep family, money safe over holidays

The excitement and hustle of the holiday season can frazzle even the most conscientious person, which makes ensuring one's personal safety even more important.

November 25, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | News

Sound off for Nov. 25

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:

November 25, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

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LCRD football results for Oct. 12

Here are the results from some games at the LCRD in late September:

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Gum Branch business joins U-Haul network

U-Haul Company of Georgia recently announced that 196 Metal Structures has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Carolina floods remind Georgians to be prepared

In light of the recent storms that have impacted the state of South Carolina, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security, or GEMA/HS, reminds ...

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Letter: Brown should be mayor

Editor, I didn't realize that I am related to Allen Brown until many years ago, when, at my mother's subtle insistence, I drove ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Sound off for Oct. 12

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 ...

October 12, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Chamber has Lowcountry boil for members

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Membership Appreciation Low Country Boil and Oyster Roast for members Friday at Bryant Commons in Hinesville ...

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Interstate Credit Union marking international day

Interstate Credit Union will join with 56,000 credit unions around the world Thursday to celebrate International Credit Union Day.

October 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Scout Troop 500 to have reunion

Boy Scout Troop 500 will hold its 54th-anniversary reunion Oct. 24 at the Boy Scout Hut, 605 E. Oglethorpe Highway behind the National Guard armory ...

October 12, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Standing on shaky ground

There is sufficient evidence to support the fact that the United States of America was established on a biblical foundation.

October 12, 2015 | By Pastor K.E. Brown Columnist | Faith

Early voting starts today

Early voting in municipal elections begins Monday in Liberty and Long counties and lasts through Oct. 30. Election Day is Nov. 3.

October 12, 2015 | Staff report | Elections 2015

Lady Panthers win 3 of 5 in busy stretch

The Liberty County softball team dominated its home doubleheader Friday against New Hampstead.

October 12, 2015 | Staff report | Sports

Courier wants your photos, videos

Do you have a camera? Do you post oodles of photos and videos on Facebook or YouTube, yet yearn for more?

October 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Hinesville church goes through active-shooter training

The fatal shooting of nine church members in a Charleston, South Carolina church in June has prompted church members in Hinesville's Mount Zion Missionary ...

October 11, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Marne group kicks off new year, sets luncheon

After two membership drives, the Marne Community and Spouses Club held its first luncheon recently at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military

Local leaders celebrate Georgia Pre-K Week

Georgia Pre-K Week, which ran from Monday through Friday, allows state leaders to experience firsthand the quality learning that takes place in classrooms across the ...

October 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Education

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