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Don't like your teacher? Wells, that's just too bad

Several weeks ago, in this column, I encouraged parents to not ask principals for teacher reassignments, as in "I think my child, who has a learning problem, will do better with Mrs. Whimsy because from what I hear, she's more patient." As one might imagine, I am now the certified hero of principals everywhere. On the other hand, some parents who previously enjoyed reading my column have now decided I am parenting satan.

August 26, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Go green by breastfeeding you infant

We constantly hear that the U.S. uses too much electricity and needs to be more creative in other sources of energy. We're asked to think about our carbon footprints, to conserve water, to recycle and, if we have to rely on a car, to buy one with cleaner emissions and that gets better mileage than older, bigger models.

August 26, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


DCH encourages Georgians to 'roll up sleeves'

ATLANTA - Dr. Rhonda Medows, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Health, recently announced the launch of the "Roll Up Your Sleeve" campaign. The campaign aims to educate Georgians about the seasonal flu and novel influenza A (H1N1) and encourage citizens in high-risk groups to get vaccinated.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Ludowici churches burglarized

LUDOWICI - During the past six weeks, four Ludowici churches have been broken into. The most recent crime occurred last week.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Stand Down for Homeless set for Sept. 15

A Stand Down for Homelessness will be from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Salvation Army, 3000 Bee Road, in Savannah.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Loan program helps owners keep their homes

If you're having trouble keeping up with your mortgage payments, the Home Affordable Modification Program might be able to help.

August 26, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


Obama's option play

One of the few strictly accurate things that President Barack Obama routinely says about his health-care reform is that it's much bigger than just the so-called public option. Yet when his administration signaled that the public option could be dropped, the left threw a collective tantrum.

August 26, 2009 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Many made recent produce successful

Editor, On behalf of Love-It-Productions I want to thank all volunteers and sponsors for their support during the production of "Mama Turn the Radio On II: It Ain't Easy." I cannot express what it means to me and the cast to have the honor to present a little Broadway to our local community. To have it so well received is icing on the cake.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Dogfighting is inhuman

Editor, The column by Mike Riddle in the Aug. 19 Coastal Courier was very disturbing.

August 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Sound off for Aug. 26

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 callers:

August 26, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of Aug. 26-Sept. 2

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn't come easily for lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Williams reported still delinquent on taxes

ATLANTA - Three Georgia lawmakers could face sanctions for failing to pay their state taxes under a new law that gave ethics officials power to investigate and penalize delinquent legislators.

August 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Long Co. girl wins Waycross pageant

Long County teen Shelby Mock recently won the overall queen title in the 2009 Miss Diamond USA Pageant in Waycross.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Ludowici businesses complying with liquor law

LUDOWICI -- During its August meeting, the Ludowici City Council heard a report by Ludowici Police Officer Frankie Goff on illegal alcohol sales.

August 26, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Ludowici officer finishes training

FORSYTH - Patrol Officer Frankie Goff of the Ludowici Police Department recently completed an advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

August 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | About People


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Options for zucchini in recipes

Wondering what to make with zucchini that's not another fritter? Try baking a couple of loaves of Diane M.'s moist pineapple cranberry zucchini ...

July 30, 2015 | By Janet Tharpe Columnist | Food


Fort Stewart-based 'Raiders' brigade welcomes new command team

The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team said farewell to Col. Robert P. Ashe and Command Sgt. Maj. Russell K. Reimers while welcoming the new command ...

July 30, 2015 | By Staff Sgt. Syreetta Watts Special to the Courier | Military


Download August's menus

Here's help planning your menus for the month. Download pdf documents in the media player at left of what Liberty County Schools will be ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Download school menus


Birth: Hazel Lynn Leckemby

Hazel Lynn Leckemby was born at 10:24 a.m. June 23 to Jaymie Lynn Leckemby of Hinesville.

July 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


God has given one word for all men -- his word

It has been said that with so many people in the world today, there must be many beliefs so all can follow God. That statement ...

July 30, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How to be a liberal in one angry letter

I want you to hear this from me rather than from Donald Trump. I have been outed. I am a "bed-wetting liberal." No longer can ...

July 30, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Backpacks given to honor memory of kids

On June 2, 2012, tragedy struck Long County when Smiley Elementary School students Hannah Foreman and Ta'Keith Russell died. Foreman drowned, and Russell was ...

July 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Bulldogs to turn to backs this season

MACON - The heat of fall camp for the Georgia Bulldogs football team may not be a direct byproduct of the competition for the starting quarterback ...

July 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Sports


Sales tax holiday is Friday-Saturday

Georgia's holiday on sales tax for back-to-school goods is Friday and Saturday. The exemption is on the state's 4 percent tax and not ...

July 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Every Hero has a Story at Ludowici Library

Members of the Ludowici Police Department recently took part in the Long County Library's Every Hero Has a Story reading program.

July 30, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Identity of soldier killed in crash released

Police released the identity Thursday of a Fort Stewart soldier killed in a head-on collision Wednesday afternoon in Hinesville.

July 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Long County FFA officers attend conference

Six Long County High School students attended the National FFA Organization Chapter Officer Leadership Training Conference from July 13-15 in Covington.

July 29, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Coaches, players gather for media event

WAYCROSS - High-school football coaches from around southeast Georgia were at the Historic Rail Head Depot on Saturday to meet with media and fans before teams ...

July 29, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Birth: Brielle Anne Bryant

Brielle Anne Bryant was born June 18 to Danielle Mary Bryant and Avion Martez Bryant of Hinesville.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sports briefs

All*Stars banquet Friday

July 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


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