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Appling Co. beats Tide, 35-7

The Long County Blue Tide fell to Appling County at Home Friday, night suffering a 35-7 loss to the Pirates in Ludowici.

September 14, 2009 | Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Game Day for Sept. 13, 2009

Today

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


LCHS Panthers maul Rebels

For the first time in Kirk Warner's tenure as Liberty County High School's head football coach, the Panthers have started a season 3-0. Friday night the Panthers added a notch in the win column, beating the Effingham Rebels 35-6.

September 14, 2009 | Zach Duncan Special to the Courier | Sports


Younger Panthers 1-1 so far

Working hard on the grid-iron and hoping to make the varsity squad someday, the junior varsity Liberty Panthers are looking at a 1-1 record after losing to McIntosh 6-0 last week, but defeating Effingham County Thursday 6-3 at home.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Festivals, nice weather mean fall is in the air

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here letting y'all know that Ol' Tight Line and I are sitting on the porch enjoying the lovely weather.

September 14, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Free admission during ‘Save My State Parks Day’

ATLANTA - Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites announces "Save My State Parks Day" on Sept. 26. In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has announced that no parking or admission fees will be charged at state parks and historic sites on that date.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Perdue proclaims ‘Girls Golf Day’

ATLANTA - Georgia governor Sonny Perdue has proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 19 "Girls Golf Day" in Georgia. On that day, the Georgia State Golf Association, Georgia Junior Golf Foundation and Girls Scouts of America are teaming up to provide instructional clinics at eight sites across Georgia.

September 14, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Former judge pleads to corruption

MACON - A former Superior Court judge pleaded guilty to a federal corruption charge Friday after striking a deal to avoid prison, ending a lengthy legal battle that toppled him from his post as one of rural Clinch County's most powerful politicians.

Prosecutors' agreement to drop 13 charges against Brooks E. Blitch III - and to seek probation instead of a prison sentence - stunned U.S. District Judge Hugh Lawson, who took a 20 minute break to decide if he would accept the deal.

September 12, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Robert Redford to shoot movie in Savannah

SAVANNAH - Robert Redford has chosen Savannah as the shooting location for his post-Civil War film about a woman who was hanged for aiding the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, city officials announced Friday.

Savannah's department of Tourism and Film Services said Redford plans to direct the movie "The Conspirator" this fall in Georgia's oldest city.

September 12, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Flu season arrives early

WASHINGTON - Influenza is circulating unusually early this year with cases in all 50 states - nearly all the swine flu variety, government health officials said Friday.

The highest concentration of flu cases is in the Southeast and a few other states, Dr. Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said at a briefing.

September 12, 2009 | By Randolph E. Schmid AP science writer | Living well


JS Beauty opens for business

JS Beauty recently opened in a new plaza on Airport Road. The beauty supply store's products and services include jewelry, makeup, skin care, hair accessories, wigs, extensions and hair-care products.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Whitman welcomes new pharmacist

Whitman Pharmacy welcomes its newest pharmacist. Rick Casper.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New spa offers massages, bridal packages

A new full-service salon and spa opened Aug. 24 in Hinesville. V.W. Hair Solutions Salon and Spa is at 129 S. Main St. The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently with owner Valeria West, who also owns Virtuous Women Salon in Midway.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Richmond Hill Pharmacy to host health fair

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will have its sixth annual Health Fair from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Students get a taste of Big Apple

2009 LCHS graduate Hillary Scales (music, contemporary vocal) and LCHS students Sideeq Heard (drama) and Jerrica Russaw (dance) participated in the NAACP'S national ACT-SO competition in New York City in July.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Honor roll: Snelson-Golden Middle School

Students who made the honor roll at Snelson-Golden Middle School in the final nine weeks were:

July 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Area students earn honors at colleges

Several students from our area have earned honors at college:

July 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sound off for July 1

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July 01, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Three new chapters in America's story

You won't often see so many history-making events crammed into such a small period of time, but that was the case last week with three huge stories breaking in a little less than 30 hours - a bonanza for those of us who work in the news industry.

July 01, 2015 | By Tom Crawford Columnist | Opinion


Putting in summertime work

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill's first season with the Tigers didn't go exactly like he planned, as the Tigers went 0-10.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Now legal fireworks worry health officials

Today, sales of fireworks become legal in Georgia.

July 01, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Public Safety


McRae to play in NBA Summer League

Former Liberty County High School basketball player Jordan McRae will be playing for the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2015 Las Vegas Summer League, according to sixers.com.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Two BI players finding success on Team Elite

High-school baseball gives kids opportunities to learn the game and play at a competitive level. However, a school season is limited to only a couple of months, and most teams don't have the staff to offer players the specific individualized training that makes them more marketable to college teams.

July 01, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Hot weather is a good time for tasty shrimp cocktail

Howdy, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. Hope everyone is staying cool and hydrated.

July 01, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


LCRD Mite boys win District 2 title

The Liberty County Recreation Department Mite boys' All-Star baseball team won the Georgia Recreation & Parks Association District 2 Championship June 23 in Waycross.

July 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Clerk's staff can't practice law

O.C.G.A. § 15-6-51 makes the unauthorized practice of law illegal. Specifically, it bars any person other than a duly licensed attorney at law of this state from rendering or furnishing legal services "of any kind in any actions or proceedings of any nature."

June 30, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Columnist | Opinion


Everything works out if you let it

A friend of mine - long embroiled in upsets, distractions, problems and tribulations - called one day to announce happily that she was learning to "let things roll right off my back."

June 30, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


No butts about it, cigarette litter is nasty

One of the most challenging elements that businesses have to grapple with in maintaining attractive venues is the cigarette litter that people dispose of in parking areas and sidewalks.

June 30, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


MaMa Irene thanks group for assistance

Editor, I'm coming to our community to say thanks for all of your help and assistance. So many of you have given in the past years to MaMa Irene's Outreach. Through all of you, I was able to help a countless number of families who were in need with clothes, furniture, appliances, Christmas toys, Easter baskets and school supplies.

June 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


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