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Cap on Gulf oil well seems to be holding

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP was encouraged early Friday by results from an experimental cap shutting in oil from its busted Gulf of Mexico well, saying everything was holding steady 17 hours into the effort.

BP vice president Kent Wells said on a conference call that there was no evidence of a leak in the pipe under the sea floor, one of the main concerns. Wells spoke 17 hours after valves were shut to trap oil inside the cap, a test that could last up to 48 hours.

July 16, 2010 | By Harry R. Weber Associated Press writer | State, National


Poll gives Barnes, Oxendine leads

ATLANTA (AP) - Former governor Roy Barnes holds a big lead in the race for the Democratic nomination for governor of Georgia, while the Republican race is likely headed to a runoff, according to a poll reported Thursday.

July 16, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Democrats in gubernatorial primary

Here are short biographies of the seven Democrats seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Democratic voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:

Name: Thurbert Baker

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | News


Republicans in gubernatorial primary

Here are short biographies of the seven Republicans seeking their party's nomination to run for Georgia governor. Republican voters will decide among them in Tuesday primary election:

Name: Jeff Chapman (Did not respond to request for information)

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | News


Gov. candidate profile Roy Barnes

ATLANTA - Maybe it's a bid for redemption. Or an act of atonement. Or, as former Gov. Roy Barnes says, maybe he is again seeking his old office out of a sense that if he didn't take on Georgia's most pressing problems, no one else would.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Bill Bolton

SAVANNAH - By now, Bill Bolton suspects he won't be the next governor.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Carl Camon

SAVANNAH - Despite a skimpy budget, Democrat Carl Camon has made his bid for governor a statewide effort.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Jeff Chapman

SAVANNAH - Little has changed for Jeff Chapman since last September, when he entered the race for this year's Republican nomination for governor.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Nathan Deal

ATLANTA - Nathan Deal's campaign for governor is not about glamour.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Thurbert Baker

ATLANTA - Thurbert Baker's gubernatorial campaign had just moved into its new rental home last week and was soaking in the atmosphere of worn carpet, bare walls and rooms empty except for desks and laptop computers.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Karen Handel

ATLANTA - Karen Handel is a planner, the kind of person who wants to know that before she takes the first step, the second and third are already mapped out.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Eric Johnson

SAVANNAH - Eric Johnson's political career was supposed to be winding down five years ago.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile Randal Mangham

SAVANNAH - Democrat Randal Mangham is the stealth candidate for governor.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile John Oxendine

ATLANTA - Insurance Commissioner John W. Oxendine has the credentials to be one of Georgia's most influential Republican insiders.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Gov. candidate profile DuBose Porter

MACON - Dublin naive DuBose Porter is running his gubernatorial campaign in the same way he ran as the underdog candidate for the state House of Representatives in 1982: at the grass roots level.

July 15, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


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FPCA breezes through round one

On Wednesday, the FPCA Highlanders took another step towards their goal of being back to back state champions. FPCA defeated Lagrange Academy in the first ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


FPCA basketball cleans up in region

The Highlanders are once again celebrating. On Friday night at Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, the FPCA basketball program won big games and big ...

February 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Riceboro earns housing grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes ...

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary

Frank Long Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


God's great love for all of us

In Matthew 18, Jesus tells of the shepherd who has a lost sheep and how he goes to retrieve it. Then he said, "Even so ...

February 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Elizabeth Rose Diamond

Elizabeth Rose Diamond was born at 7:11 a.m. Jan. 21 to Angelica M. and David A. Diamond of Hinesville.

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Dr. Melvin Pender is bona fide hero, y'all

Dr. Melvin Pender Jr. is a bona fide American hero: An Olympic gold medalist (4x100 relay in the 1968 Mexico City Games at 31 years ...

February 23, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


County looking for more road funding

The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to ...

February 23, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Uptown in Lowcountry Tight-Line Jr. Shrimp Appetizer

Well folks, there are a few anglers catching some fish.

February 23, 2017 | By Donny Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Long County BoE honors janitors

The Long County School System announced Monday that all 18 members of the system's custodial staff were certified in the Buckeye Honors Program, which ...

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Tide take Tigers

Despite a game effort, Bradwell Tigers fell to soccer powerhouse Long County 5-1 Friday in Ludowici.

February 22, 2017 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Honor roll: Taylors Creek Elementary

Taylors Creek Elementary School recently announced its second nine-weeks honor rolls:

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Birth: Asya Renea Roberts

Asya Renea Roberts was born at 12:29 p.m. Jan. 16 to Latrice Roberts of Hinesville.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Election will indicate Trump's standing

During the first weeks of the Trump administration, a recurring theme has been the president's sinking popularity in the polls.

February 22, 2017 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Blue Tide still looking for win

The early 2017 season has been tough for the Long County High School baseball team, losing the first three games on the diamond, whether home ...

February 22, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


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