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Local crowned Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup

On Feb. 14, Clayton Mobley, 6, son of Beau and Tiffany Smith of Hinesville, was crowned Little Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup 2009 during the Little Miss and Mr. Rattlesnake Roundup Pageant sponsored by the Evans County Wildlife Club in Claxton.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Help improve your community, clean it up

Many opportunities currently exist to make our community a greener place to live. I hope you'll find one or more of our community improvement events meaningful enough to participate in. This year's Great American Cleanup is full of cleaning activities, beautification opportunities and educational fun. These activities are enjoyable for individuals, families, co-workers, neighbors or friends. So take a look at the activities coming up and make a date to join us.

February 23, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Gabriel Dylan Wallace

Gabriel Dylan Wallace was born to Lyndsey Wallace at 8:05 p.m. on Feb. 13. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Gabriel weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 21 inches.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Elias Cole Stewart

Elias Cole Stewart was born to Celia Coleman and Elliot Stewart at 7:54 a.m. on Feb 5. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Elias weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounces and measured 20 inches.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Club plants tree on Arbor Day

February 23, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Lifestyle


Goldenheirs get tax tips

John Stetzer, president of the Goldenheirs Club, welcomed everyone to the monthly meeting on Feb. 3, at First Baptist Church in Hinesville and introduced special guest Spier Flanders from H&R Block.

February 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Jaylen Michael Ballenger

Jaylen Michael Ballenger was born to Anita McCray at 7:57 a.m. on Feb. 6. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Jaylen weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Caleb Joseph Michael Clymer

Caleb Joseph Michael Clymer was born to Teresa Ann Ellis and Chad Michael Clymer at 12:56 p.m. on Feb. 6. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Caleb weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Local finishes basic training

Army Pvt. Terica N. Kemp has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

February 23, 2009 | Staff Report | About People


'Slumdog' rules Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Slumdog Millionaire" took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film's unlikely rise to Hollywood's summit.

The other top winners: Kate Winslet, best actress for the Holocaust-themed drama "The Reader"; Sean Penn, best actor for the title role of "Milk"; Heath Ledger, supporting actor for "The Dark Knight"; and Penelope Cruz, supporting actress for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

February 23, 2009 | By David Germain AP movie writer | Things to Do


The 'Sower' dies

Dr. Michael Guido, world-renowned evangelist whose ministry is based in Metter, passed away Saturday evening. He was 94.

February 23, 2009 | Statesboro Herald | Faith


Braves shore up outfield

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves shored up their outfield Sunday after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reaching a preliminary agreement with Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

Anderson is expected to undergo a physical on Monday or Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been finalized.

February 23, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Bill to prepay nuclear plant clears hurdle

ATLANTA - A bill that would open the way for Georgia Power to boost electric rates in 2011 cleared its first hurdle in the state House on Friday.

The House Regulatory and Utility Affairs Subcommittee approved the measure by voice vote.

February 21, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Frank Long fetes readers

Frank Long Elementary students are doing an outstanding job with Accelerated Reader and reading. Classes are challenging each other as they compete for points and prizes.

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students finish DARE

Fifth-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary recently participated in the eighteenth annual DARE culmination ceremony.

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Honor neat businesses, homes

Cultivating a vibrant, productive community is a lot like growing a garden.

September 30, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Development authority member trains

Melissa Carter Ray recently completed development authority training, provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Show pastor love, appreciation

"And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

September 30, 2014 | By Edith Anderson In the pulpit | Faith


Birth: Kalani Nevaeh Moore

Kalani Nevaeh Moore was born at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 15 to Stephanie Moore and Frederick Moore of Hinesville.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Avoid costly lessons in finance

When Miss Ondia Mae died at 75, those of us who knew her marveled that she had managed to make it to the end of her life without winding up in the poorhouse.

September 30, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fritz bucking trends at GSU

There's at least one trend being reversed at Georgia Southern by first-year head coach Willie Fritz, who came to Statesboro with 21 years of experience.

September 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Ellison Earns Second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison earned his second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 mark with a 34-14 win over Appalachian State Thursday night.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Locals say they are producing movie here

Nursing Tybalt Productions, in partnership with Wonder Worthy Productions, recently announced that their film, "Ben & Ara," is slated to start production in Liberty County in October.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Co. band needs support for trip

Editor, The Long County Blue Tide Band is in great need of help from the surrounding communities.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


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