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Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.

But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


Perdue signs health agencies

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that shakes up the state bureaucracy that oversees health and social service programs.

The new law restructures programs now handled by two state agencies, reshuffling them among three. The revamp includes a new Department of Behavioral Health to handle mental health and addictive disease programs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


School in Georgia closes because of flu

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Perdue signs 'super speeder' bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is set to sign legislation that would slap Georgia drivers traveling well above the speed limit with stiff new fines.

The fines - expected to total about $23 million a year - are intended to help the state's cash-strapped network of trauma hospitals.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia soldier killed in Afghanistan

ATLANTA - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Mosquito numbers prompt health emergency

ALBANY - Time to break out the bug spray and citronella candles across south Georgia counties.

Georgia health officials urged citizens Monday to take precautions because the mosquito population has grown dramatically in the wake of last month's heavy rainfall and flooding.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Man killed in motorcycle wreck in Fleming

Ronald M. Harker, 72, of Hinesville was identified as the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident shortley after 4 p.m. Friday on Leroy Coffer Highway in Flemington.

May 04, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Litter prevention: Let me count the ways

During the past couple of months, more than 600 local volunteers have worked hard to pick up litter all around our county. Let me make sure we all understand this is litter they didn't throw down or let blow onto our roads and green spaces. They have worked hard to offset the carelessness of other local residents. And the cleanups are not over yet. I still have groups setting dates for area cleanups, so call and set a date for your neighborhood or group. We also have had more than 350 volunteers help with beautification projects like planting trees ...

May 04, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Brewton-Parker honors local students

MOUNT VERNON - Dan Darnell Shuman of Fleming was recognized during Brewton-Parker College's honors day ceremonies April 14 with an external programs award. He received recognition from Dr. Jeff Edgens, dean of external programs.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


Georgia's oldest worker sought

Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's oldest worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Adrienna Jenai Marie Lyons

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Zoe Torriana Are Collins

Zoe Torriana Are Collins was born to Raccorda A. Collins and Torrance L. Blackmon at 8:15 a.m. on April 14. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Zoe weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 20 inches.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Game Day for May 3, 2009

Today

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Trayven Maurice Sharp

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


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Midway homicide victim, suspect identified

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim and a suspect in death of a Midway area woman Friday night.

December 20, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Follow the light to salvation

In the Christmas story, we find the wise men who came from the east searching for the Christ child, the savior of the world.

December 20, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Keeping a melodic tradition alive

Four area men are coming together in harmony. A four-part harmony to be exact.

December 20, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Lifestyle


Shooting takes place outside Hinesville shoe store

Pandemonium broke out late Friday night when gunshots were fired as hundreds waited in line for a sneaker sale in the Liberty Square Shopping Center in Hinesville.

December 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Accident sends 6 to hospital

Six people were rushed to a Savannah hospital following two-car accident today near Liberty County High School.

December 20, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Public Safety


Fort McAllister's fall commemorated

Union soldier re-enactors breached Fort McAllister on Saturday to recreate a Civil War battle that happened 150 years ago when Confederate soldiers occupied the fort. The 1864 overtaking of the fort, four months before the war's end, famously is known for bringing Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's "March to the Sea" to end.

December 20, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Snelson-Golden removed from priority and focus schools list

On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


LCHS students wins second with arrangement

Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


The Spot Dec. 18

Festival of Lights

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Midway death called suspicious

Authorities are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman near Midway Friday night.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are looking into a Friday-morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of Fort Stewart soldier whose car landed upside-down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Pembroke has 31st annual Christmas parade

Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.

December 18, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


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