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Students, remember summer spiritual lessons

School starts this week and parents in the area are busy shopping and making sure their children have everything they need for the first day of the new academic year. Teachers are returning from vacations, putting together lesson plans and setting up their classrooms. Children are excited about new schools, new uniforms and new friends. Many are bored with summer and look forward to this day. Yes, it's back-to-school time. Children are rested and ready to return with clean slates and high expectations.

August 02, 2010 | By Pastor Richard Hayes Columnist | Faith


Support students as they return to class

Summer vacation is over. It may have been a short, hot break, but it's time to hit those books once again.

August 02, 2010 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Wherever your travels take you, go green

Summer vacation time is coming to a close, but if you plan to squeeze in one last weekend trip, check out these tips for "traveling green." They were published in a recent "The Independent Traveler" article by Sarah Schlichter.

August 02, 2010 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Popular doctor left mark on Liberty County

Liberty County was fortunate in 1920 to have a young doctor come to work at Dunlevie Lumber Company in Allenhurst. Dr. Terry Winston Welborn set up his private medical practice in Hinesville. He was born in 1887 in Fountain Inn, S.C. He had two brothers and two sisters. He graduated in 1915 from the University of Alabama and in 1919 from the Charleston Medical College. He married Mary Elizabeth Sullivan from Charleston. They had six children - two boys and four girls - all born in Liberty County.

August 02, 2010 | By Margie Love Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Sound off for Aug. 1

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 02, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Goldenheirs enjoy patriotic music

The Goldenheirs enjoyed a musical program July 6 by the Jubilee Singers Senior Choir of First Baptist Church in Hinesville. Elaine Walker directed the choir in patriotic music selections. Anne and Chuck Stewart performed a skit about prayer. Betty Dunham played the piano.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Hinesville natives pen debut novel

Two Hinesville natives have co-authored their debut novel, "Best Lover in Town," published by Charles River Press. Brenda Woody and Steve Tindle graduated from Bradwell Institute in 1978 and, through a social networking site, reconnected 30 years later.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Students earn academic honors

ALBANY, N.Y. - Sonja R. Burks and Yvonne McGirt Akins recently graduated from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


Two earn military scholarship

The annual Scholarships for Military Children Program winners recently were announced. Two Fort Stewart applicants earned scholarships. More than 6,000 students applied for the scholarships at commissary locations worldwide.

August 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


Hinesville man wins $100K

ATLANTA - A Hinesville man who acted on a hunch recently when he bought a lottery ticket is certainly glad he followed his instinct. Bernard Buono, 70, won a $100,000 top prize playing the new Georgia Lottery game Instant KENO!

August 02, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Dwindling oyster catchers puzzle reseachers

The local oyster catcher population is dwindling and researchers on St. Catherines Island say they're not sure why.

July 31, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


Rodents force voter office to move

Voter registration had to leave the building on Commerce Street because of a rodent infestation, said Liberty County Assistant Administrator Bob Sprinkel.

July 31, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Fair preps military families for school year

Army spouse and mother of three Brigitte Spence took advantage of the Education & Community Information Fair on Wednesday at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

July 31, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Education


Chamber director resigns

After nearly a decade on the job, Executive Director Kenny Smiley is leaving his post with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

July 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Business News


BoE adjusts payroll dates for some staff

Certified staff at Liberty County schools who previously received pay early in November and December will now receive pay at the end of the last two months of the year. School board members approved the change at a work session Tuesday after hearing that the state's cash flow problems would likely delay disbursement of quality basic education funds to districts statewide.

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


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Laugh: Qualifications for president changing

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

May 22, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Visitors bureau uses week to promote tourism

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-14 with several events.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Graduates urged to update immunizations

Liberty County Health Department officials encourage soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which causes meningitis.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


How faith works in the real world

"And Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.'"

May 22, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper Columnist | Faith


Birth: Jordan Thomas Marquez

Jordan Thomas Marquez Bowen was born at 8:08 p.m. April 27 to La'sheldria Miangel Wallace of Hinesville and Ja'Quandre Bowen of ...

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sound off for May 22

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 ...

May 22, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Another Long Co. coach steps down

Recently another head coach from Long County High School stepped down from his position.

May 22, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Four earn GRPA state crowns

Liberty County Recreation Department results for the 2017 state track and field meet held May 5 in Augusta.

May 22, 2017 | Staff report | Sports


Mason Lodge names teacher of year

Hinesville Masonic Lodge 271 recently selected Mercedes Colon-Renta as its 2017 Teacher of the Year.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Advice to graduates

Dear class of 2017:

May 22, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Opinion


Southern woman relies on her Bible, her gun

Maxine is my kind of Southern woman. She's exceedingly feminine, gracious, charming and tough as nails under her soft skin. Everyone who knows her ...

May 21, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


FPCA graduates 25

Twenty-five teenagers took their first step into adulthood Saturday morning as First Presbyterian Christian Academy ushered out the graduating class of 2017.

May 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Speculating who will shuffle off this mortal coil is popular

Looking back on my growing up years, it seems to me the folks in my hometown had an unhealthy infatuation with death.

May 20, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Motherhood deserves more than one day of honor

The scriptures tell us, both in the 10 Commandments as well as Ephesians 6, that we are to honor our mothers. Also, this past Sunday ...

May 20, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Summit for educators on students' health

The Coastal Health District Chronic Disease Prevention Program will host a School Health Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31, at ...

May 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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