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Undoing Cumberland, you don't know, Jack

I've always been wild.

October 04, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


New power plants to burn wood

ATLANTA (AP) _ Leftover sawdust and wood chips will eventually provide electricity in Georgia under a deal state officials announced Thursday.

October 04, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Business


State subpoenas gas station records

ATLANTA -- The state has subpoenaed financial records from a handful of gas stations after hundreds of residents called to complain about price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

October 04, 2008 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | State, National


DUI targeted by prime time TV show

Editor, At the Governor's Office of Highway Safety it's our mission to remind you about one of the deadliest high-risk teen behaviors - drinking and driving. That's why I want you to know about a groundbreaking broadcast scheduled this weekend to make sure Georgians can learn the devastating consequences of impaired driving. On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., five major Georgia television markets will simultaneously broadcast the GOHS DUI-documentary "Enduring Regret: Chris Sandy's Story of Living Life After Causing Death."

October 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


What if they had privatized Social Security?

Editor, As I watch the financial crisis unfold further this week with firms like Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and AIG getting into trouble, and the market as a whole dropping, I find it interesting that the media has not focused on a major what-if: Social Security privatization.

October 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Who can keep up with changes in the language?

Sometimes the old ways are better: Since elections have been turned over to electronics and computers, I for one wish we could go back to the "good old days." You walked into a private booth, shut the curtain and no one knew how you voted. Today, the people who run the precincts walk around behind you while you're voting (illegal) and you're less than six inches from the person voting next to you. I reported this several years ago as a poll watcher and absolutely nothing was done about it. Privacy went out the window when they went ...

October 04, 2008 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Cases of US troops slaying comrades rare in Iraq

SAVANNAH -- Though they served in constant danger from enemy insurgents in Iraq, the deaths of Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson and Sgt. Wesley Durbin are tough to reconcile. Both men, the Army says, were fatally shot by a U.S. soldier in their own unit.

October 04, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Government proposes massive financial bailout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Urgently moving on multiple fronts to stem the worst financial crisis in decades, the government moved Friday to protect money market mutual funds against losses and temporarily banned short-selling of company stocks. The Treasury Department asked Congress to give it sweeping power to buy up toxic debt that has unhinged Wall Street.

October 04, 2008 | By Jeannine Aversa and Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writers | Business


Audit: DOT has big shortfall

ATLANTA (AP) _ State auditors say Georgia's Department of Transportation has a $456 million budget deficit for the fiscal year that ended July 31.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Soldiers shot during job evaluation

SAVANNAH -- A soldier was detained in Iraq after he allegedly opened fire on a superior and another unit member, killing them both, the Army said Wednesday.

October 03, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | News


Wayne prison moving to Long County

LUDOWICI -- According to information provided by the Georgia Department of Corrections, Wayne State Prison in Odum will be moved to Long County.

October 03, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Soldier accused of killing two others in Iraq

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier is being accused to killing two others in Iraq earlier this week.

October 03, 2008 | Staff report | News


Story of an American heroine

Editor's note: Anne Giddens died Tuesday, just after this article was written and submitted. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Monday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church.

October 02, 2008 | By Dorothy Klingbeil Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sorority reports successful year

Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Hinesville Alumnae Chapter reported a successful 2007-08 fiscal year.

October 02, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hospital benefits from citizen-led fundraiser

Editor, On behalf of the Hospital Authority of Liberty County, Liberty Regional Foundation, and Liberty Regional Medical Center, we wish to express our sincere appreciation to each and every person who so graciously and selflessly contributed their time, energy and resources toward the success of our recent fundraiser to benefit the Lisa Marie Carter Cardiac Rehab Unit, which raised more than $21,000.

October 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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CenturyLink offers assistance program

CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


'Out of Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


'Out of the Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Entertainment+Technology


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sound off for April 18

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

April 18, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Breakfast for cancer survivors, caregivers in Ludowici

The Long County Relay for Life planning committee held a breakfast last Saturday to honor cancer survivors and caregivers.

April 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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