Long County High School football player Ricky Rivera wore No. 1 on his jersey this past season and by the season's end, that number also represented his standing in the state as a receiver.
The Astros took first place and the Dodgers won second in the fall midget baseball league sponsored by the Liberty County Recreation Department. In the pee wee league, the Mets took first, while the Phillies captured second.
Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.
MACON -- Macon Mayor Robert Reichert plans to start talks with state and Bibb County officials about consolidating the city and county governments.
Reichert says he is encouraged by the election of a new county commission chairman, Sam Hart. The commission under incumbent chairman Charlie Bishop has not been willing to have consolidation talks.
Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.
The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.
On Saturday, hundreds gathered at Dorchester Academy in Midway to aid the former school in its preservation effort.
Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps Reserves national charity drive, is back in Liberty County this holiday season with EXIT Team Realty spearheading the local effort to bring Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September. Meanwhile, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.0 percent in October, the highest rate in more than 16 years. The jobless rate was up 2.5 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time ...
Meanwhile, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.0 percent in October, the highest rate in more than 16 years. The jobless rate was up 2.5 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time ...
Area leaders filed into Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel on Sunday evening, joining in prayer and renditions of "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" led by the Liberty County Mass Choir, during the annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.
Many people who don't normally have acid ingestion or reflux experience it at Thanksgiving and during the holiday season. Why? Because people want to try as many seasonal treats as possible and that loaded Thanksgiving table offers too many delicious options. So, many of us tend to overindulge.
Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for its veracity. Nor do we know what motivated the callers:
The Courier incorrectly reported Sunday that Liberty County Commissioner Connie Thrift made a motion at a meeting Thursday to approve a 3.25 millage rate for Liberty Regional Medical Center as requested by the Liberty County Hospital Authority for the upcoming property tax collection season. Her motion was actually to approve 3.125 mills. It failed, and 3.1 mills eventually passed. The story also used a quote from Reggie Sage in the incorrect context. He was talking about the costs and consequences of unwed women having children when he said the community needed moral courage to face the issue ...
Here's something you already know, but don't know you know: Children love to be ignored. Mind you, I'm not talking about neglect. I'm talking about ignored, as in being seen and not heard, out from underfoot, free to do their own thing without adults hovering neurotically over them making sure everything in their lives is all right and meaningful from moment to moment.
Tom and Joe Ainsworth will take advantage of the early morning doorbuster sales on the day after Thanksgiving, deemed the biggest shopping day of the year.
The Hineshouse Project Inc. resident services staff and the Summer Learning Camp participants boarded a chartered bus early in the morning on July 11 at Regency Apartments and headed to Atlanta for a field trip.
Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.
The silver lining of a tragic day in Long County two years ago is helping area kids get ready for school.
Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.
Hinesville firefighter and musician Marcus Barrett recently hosted a musicians' shed at New Day Community Church. A shed is designed for musicians to practice music, usually with special care to be kept from being disturbed. Musicians from throughout Liberty County gathered to share gifts and music. Drums, keyboards, guitars and a few vocals were performed well into the night. Barrett is working on the next event.
Emmett Xavier Moeller was born at 9:28 a.m. July 10 to Anna Moeller of Wyanet, Illinois, and Walter Moeller VI of Douglasville, Georgia.
College of Coastal Georgia head volleyball coach Jeff Huebner has announced Samantha Brannen, a home-school graduate of Faith Baptist Christian Academy of Ludowici, has committed to play for the Mariners this upcoming season.
Today's Scripture reading: Acts 19: 11-16 (NIV).
Danielle Shannon Royal of Hinesville has accepted membership into The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
These were the recent police reports in Hinesville:
Here are some recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:
Veralyn Clover Magallanes Flores was born at 10:37 a.m. July 9 to Lilia Magallanes Flores and Eric Magallanes Reyna of Lafayette, Indiana. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Veralyn weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.
The Fort Stewart community learned today that one of their own was killed in a tragic airplane accident in Venice, Florida on Sunday.
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.
Bistro Night returns to Thunder Run restaurant at Club Stewart Friday.