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Sports briefs Jan. 16, 2009

Calling all

January 16, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day Jan. 16, 2009

Today

January 16, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Labor leader calls jobless number 'sobering'

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that 128,625 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in December, an increase of 174 percent from December of 2007.

January 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Missing soldier works on Fort Stewart

SAVANNAH (AP) - Savannah-Chatham County police were searching Wednesday for an Army soldier who was reported missing after she failed to pick up her teenage daughter from school.

Sgt. Charlana McKenzie, 32, was last seen by her 14-year-old daughter Sunday night, police spokeswoman Judy Pal said. The daughter told police she normally goes to school after McKenzie heads to work at nearby Fort Stewart, but her mother picks her up every afternoon, which she failed to do Monday.

January 14, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Opt for peace at table

Q: Our 16-month-old son refuses to feed himself. He will not even touch his food other than to throw it to the floor. If I try to put a bit of finger-food in his hand, he acts like I'm burning him. As a result, I have to feed him every bite, and he is becoming more and more picky about what he will eat. He even refuses to use a sippy cup or hold his own bottle, so I still hold it for him. Most recently, he's started acting afraid of sitting in his high chair. Could this ...

January 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Some tips to celebrate Healthy Weight week

Have you - like millions of other American's - made New Year resolutions to lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle? If so, this is definitely the time to start ... if you haven't already. Healthy Weight Week (Jan. 18-24) is a great time to institute healthy habits that prevent eating and weight problems, help get physically fit and reduce the risks for chronic disease. The formula is simple - eat well, live actively, and feel good about yourself.

January 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Design Allenhurst's town seal, win $100

Allenhurst has announced a competition for a town seal design.

January 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | News


Speaker offers 'solution' to state transportation woes

If we are to continue Georgia's growth and prosperity, we must solve our transportation issues for the entire state. Adding a lane along a busy interstate, extending a rail line by a couple of miles or simply allowing Metro Atlanta to tax itself won't solve our problems.

January 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Trillion-dollar standard

At least the word "trillion" still has cachet as denoting a lot of money. "Billion" has been surpassed during the past few months, and "million" has long been positively quaint.

January 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Check home during winter

Now that you've been in your home for some of the cold months of winter, it's a good time to do a house check. It's easier to tell during cold weather where you might have air leaks or need more insulation.

January 14, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars & Sense | Advice/Columnists


Lack of services replaces security as Iraq's top issue

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2009 - The lack of essential services has replaced security as the major concern in Iraq, pointing to the progress the country has been making, according to a Defense Department report released yesterday.

January 14, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


State of state looks to future

ATLANTA - Governor Sonny Perdue today delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly detailing how the state continues to fulfill its core mission through challenging economic times. The Governor's Amended FY 2009 and FY 2010 budgets and policy initiatives continue his commitment to education, economic development and government transformation to deliver better value for the taxpayer's dollar.

January 14, 2009 | Providued by governor's office | State, National


Sports briefs for Jan. 14, 2009

Calling all

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


Game Day for Jan. 14, 2009

Today

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


Horoscopes for Jan. 14-21

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings are also at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships.

January 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


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GSU festival focuses on sciences

Georgia Southern University is gearing up for its second annual science, technology, engineering and mathematics festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center, 847 Plant Drive in Statesboro, according to georgiasouthern.edu.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Senator wrong on VA claims wait time

Editor, In the recent Courier article announcing Sen. Isakson's visit to Hinesville on Sept. 5, Isakson was quotes as saying, "As you may know, it takes the VA an average 478 days to make a determination on a VA claim. That's more than a year. Although there are signs of improvement, it's still taking too long."

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Birth: Guiliana Andrea Laboy

Guiliana Andrea Laboy was born at 4:41 p.m. Aug. 27 to Natisha Laboy of Hinesville and Montavious Jones of Opelika, Alabama.

September 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Boles guilty of felony murder, cruelty to children

Torres Boles was found not guilty of malice murder, guilty of felony murder, guilty of all three cruelty to children charges and guilty of one count of deprivation of a child in the death of his daughter, 3-year-old Andraia Boles. Sentencing will be done at a later date. For a full story, see Friday's Courier.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Trying to find positives can be negative

The Woman Who Shares My Name instructed me that this week's column was to be about positive things. She says she is tired of bad news and thought you felt the same way. "Surely, you can find some positive things to write about," she said, "and temporarily take people's minds off all the terrible things going on in the world. I think your readers would appreciate that."

September 17, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


'If you leave me, I'll total my car...'

Here are a couple reports filed recently with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Long County enrollment up again

Monday, the Long County Board of Education learned enrollment had increased this year by 94 this year.

September 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Sound Off for Sept. 17

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 to leave a message.

September 17, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Regrouping on a particular philosophy

I've always been one of those persons who won't hire someone to do something for me if I can do it myself, such as painting my house, building a deck, building a utility barn, caring for my own lawn, installing new flooring, etc. It was just the way I was raised. And it stuck.

September 16, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Don't swing and miss, embrace God

I am not sure why I was dreaming about my high-school physical-education days, but there I was in gym class, all 98 pounds of me, calling for the home run.

September 16, 2014 | By Pastor Doug Harn Columnist | Faith


Birth: Draven River Crighton

Draven River Crighton was born at 8:13 p.m. Aug. 27 to Morgan Crighton and Chance J. Crighton Jr. of Ludowici.

September 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


You can't put a price tag on loyalty

When I think back on the days of my youth, that time when I had the privilege of traveling on the NASCAR circuit, it would be hard to pick a lesson learned that was more important than another.

September 16, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Home invaders cut woman's face

Recent reports to the Hinesville Police Department include:

September 16, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Green space as industrial recruiter

I am superficial. I know that looks matter - when it comes to our community's appearance, that is.

September 15, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Local governments spending way too much

Editor, I'm appalled - to say the least - at the extravagant salary paid to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


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