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School board reviews possible cuts again

At a Tuesday morning work session, Liberty County school board members spent time discussing ways to trim the budget in anticipation of reduced funding from the state and to preserve as much of the district's reserve funds as possible.

March 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Fort King George to host Scottish music

The Garrison of Fort King George State Historic Site will host an evening ceilidh celebration of Scottish music and dance from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Contentment Bluff Pavilion on the Julianton River near Shellman Bluff in northern McIntosh County.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Bamboo Garden ready for spring sale

SAVANNAH - Each year, a group of local master gardeners spends the cold days of winter and early spring growing a variety of plants in the greenhouse at Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens, preparing for the annual spring plant sale. This year's sale is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 3, and will include native perennials such as boltonia, pink muhly grass, little bluestem, purple coneflower, phlox and white-flowered Joe Pye weed.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Horoscopes for March 31-April 7

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A problem in getting a workplace project up and moving might upset the lamb, who likes things done on time. But be patient. The delay could turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Sound off for March 31

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the calllers:

March 31, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Liberty Regional offers digital mamography

Women who undergo routine mammograms now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them at Liberty Regional Medical Center. The hospital recently upgraded from conventional technology to state-of-the-art Hologic Selenia digital mammography equipment.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Toddler just testing waters... for now

Q: My almost-3-year-old has started saying things to me that border on disrespectful. Overall, he's a very obedient little boy who knows he's not in control of our home. First, when I begin to do something, he will yell, "I will do it!" When it's something he can do, fine, but if it's not, then I just say, "No, mommy will do it" and that's the end of it. He also tells me, probably 10 times a day, "No nap, Mommy! No nap!" When it's naptime, however, he goes upstairs and gets in his ...

March 31, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Georgia senator back in hospital

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta on Monday night after doctors found an irregular heartbeat during a routine appointment to check Isakson's progress in recovering from a bacterial infection.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | State, National


TB infrequent; serious threat

Although we're often suspicious of the person hacking next to us, we usually chalk the cough up to an upper respiratory infection. It likely never occurs to us that the sick person in the grocery store or at the bank might have the once-dreaded "white plague" - tuberculosis. But TB is still a concern. It continues to infect one-third of the world's population and kills 2 million people each year. It is a global problem, but it's preventable and curable.

March 31, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


BoE lobbies for aid during D.C. trip

Several members of the Liberty County Board of Education recently traveled to Washington, D.C. BoE Chairwoman Lily Baker, board member Charlie Frasier, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Mary Alexander and Assistant Superintendent of Finance Jason Rogers attended the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools Association conference. The organization is a nonprofit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from around the United States. It was created primarily to educate Congress on the importance of Impact Aid.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


EGC Bobcats Split Double Header with Macon State

The East Georgia College baseball team picked up their third win of the season on Saturday, splitting a double header with the Macon State club team. "Macon State has one of the top ranked club teams in the country, so I am happy with the split," said EGC Head Coach Chuck Lusted.

March 31, 2010 | Staff report | Sports


Students attend math, reading party

On March 18, Midway Middle School had its third nine weeks Accelerated Reader/First in Math incentive party. To be invited, students must have at least an 85 percent average and they must meet their individualized Accelerated Reader point goals.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


Georgia misses out on first round of Race to Top

Georgia was not among the states selected to receive first-round funding from the federal Race to the Top program. It does, however, allow the state to pursue funding opportunities in round two of the application process.

March 31, 2010 | Staff report | Education


BI senior juggles work, school, real world

Graduating from high school and deciding what career path to pursue are two of life's first big milestones for many young people. Eriko Smith, a senior at Bradwell Institute, is just a stone's throw away from both of these and, thanks to the Liberty County School System's Work-Based Learning Program, she's well-prepared.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


FPCA science night sparks creativity

On March 22, First Presbyterian Christian Academy had its annual science night. On science night, all FPCA high school students create and present science experiments for the elementary school students, bridging the age gap between them for a night filled with fun and learning. The experiments vary from science lab staples, such as chemical reactions, to oddities most people would not recognize, like creating plastic or glow-in-the dark bubbles.

March 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


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Reactin' takes time

It is with earnest intention that I arise each day and assemble my "to do" list. Somewhere between coffee and barn chores, the day thumbs ...

September 27, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Bus driver arrested for DUI on her way to get kids

A Long County school bus driver was arrested for DUI shortly after 6 a.m. Tuesday while on her way to pick up students, according ...

September 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Ask candidates if they believe in democracy

Twenty-one times during the presidential primaries, candidates took the stage to debate issues important to the American people. Twenty-one times, they faced questions on foreign ...

September 27, 2016 | By Marc Morial and Morris Pearl Guest columnists | Opinion


Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Donations to hospital may earn tax credits

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who donate to Liberty Regional Medical Center may be eligible for a tax credit on ...

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


World War II veteran turns 90

Melvin M. Mobley Jr. turns 90 Monday and part of the celebration will be a gathering of his large family.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Area students earn honors

Donnie Pulliam of Midway, has received a $2,000 scholarship through Scholarships for Military Children Fort Stewart.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Where is compassion?

"Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep."

September 26, 2016 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Cooper supporter motivates women voters

On Wednesday, the day before the "election of the century," Lennox Valley was captivated by the series of events that had transpired the previous night.

September 26, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Respect, obey police and they'll respect you

The number of police shootings of quote "innocent victims" has seemingly increased at an alarming rate in the past few years.

September 26, 2016 | By Roy Hubbard Guest columnist | Opinion


Zombie run on post Oct. 22

Enjoy a three-course meal and the critically acclaimed "Big Night" at Dinner and a Movie Friday at Club Stewart.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for Sept. 26

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...

September 26, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Highlanders take Generals into OT

FPCA took on the Generals from Georgia Christian in Valdosta Friday night, and forced overtime, but fell 32-26.

September 26, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports


Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies

Former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes passed away early Monday morning, according to a family announcement on Facebook.

September 26, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Six injured in two-car collision

A two-car crash Saturday night in Hinesville sent four adults and two children to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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