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May 08, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Coaches reflect on state win

LCRD senior boys basketball coach Sylvester Cooper and assistant Tangy Johnson were thrilled when their squad won the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association State Championship, beating Wayne County a month ago.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the courier | Sports


Businesses sponsor jewelry shows

A lunchtime jewelry fashion show was staged at The Sushi House in Hinesville on April 30. During the show, which was sponsored by Liberty Jewelers, The Sushi House and other local businesses, models wore the latest jewelry, handed out fliers for Mothers' Day sales and helped diners register for a drawing at Liberty Jewelers.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Lightning sparks small fire at eatery

On Wednesday, a fire caused by lightning broke out in the kitchen at the Clubhouse at Rye Patch and moved outside to a pressurized propane tank.

May 08, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


MACE looking for three suspects

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force is looking for two men wanted for drug related charges in Liberty County.

May 07, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Piece of history with local ties being renovated

There is a unique historical restoration project going on in the Medway River near the Isle of Wight, but Liberty Countians - though welcome - are unlikely to visit the attraction.

May 07, 2009 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Lifestyle


New law targets tas scofflaws in legislature

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers who fail to pay taxes could soon face sanctions from a legislative ethics committee.

Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the ethics bill into law on Tuesday.

May 07, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Jobless claims unexpectedly plunge

WASHINGTON - New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number newly laid off workers applying for benefits dropped to 601,000 last week. That was far better than the rise to 635,000 claims that economists expected.

May 07, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP economics writer | Business


School transfers made easier for military kids

COLUMBUS - Gov. Sonny Perdue today visited Fort Benning in Columbus to sign Senate Bill 114, sponsored by Sen. Ed Harbison, to ease the transfer and transition for school-aged children of active duty members of the military and House Bill 484, sponsored by Rep. Larry O'Neal, that deems the dependent children of military personnel stationed in Georgia on active duty as residents for the purposes of receiving the HOPE scholarship.

"Our state has a long and proud and history of supporting our nation's soldiers, and we are truly grateful for the service of our military families," said Governor Perdue ...

May 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Swine flu targeting young people

ATLANTA - There were more signs Wednesday that those hardest-hit by swine flu are the young.

U.S. health officials said the median age for confirmed hospital cases in the United States is 15. And in Mexico, new figures showed that almost half of the 42 confirmed swine flu deaths were of people 29 and younger.

May 07, 2009 | By Mike Stobbe AP medical writer | Living well


Perdue signs tax assessment freeze

ATLANTA - Property assessments in Georgia cannot rise until 2011 under a bill signed into law on Wednesday by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Supporters say the new law will prevent local governments from hiking assessments during an economic downturn that has driven many property values down. But critics say it could lead counties and cities to boost millage rates instead, meaning tax bills will rise either way.

May 07, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


State job fair to be televised

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 - Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany, and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

"Job Fair 2009 will offer viewers throughout the state an excellent opportunity to better understand the employment services available through the Georgia Department of Labor to help them survive the current recession," state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond saod. "Job ...

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


14-year-old dies in Savannah shootout

SAVANNAH - Savannah-Chatham police are investigating the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy.

The unnamed teen died in a rolling shootout that involved two vehicles.

May 06, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia is growing globally

Editor, It used to be that Georgia's focus was on competing with other states for business, but today competition is global. That is why the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is working closely with our members and other business leaders around the state to increase Georgia's global reach.

May 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


The true costs of major appliances

The true price of a major appliance is what it costs to take out of the store, plus what it costs to run it once you get it home. Since appliances can account for a hefty portion of your monthly power bill, the lower price of an appliance on sale might not be much of a bargain if you end up paying higher electric bills for the next 10 years.

May 06, 2009 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Advice/Columnists


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Birth: Jackson James Heath

Jackson James Heath was born at 5:08 a.m. Feb. 17 to Rachel Heath and Josh Heath of Ludowici.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Denario Lama Carter

Denario Lamar Carter was born at 7:55 p.m. Dec. 27 to Dina Carter of Crescent.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Birth: Genesis Maria Cabili

Genesis Maria Cabili was born at 10:12 a.m. Dec. 27 to Maria Roxanne A. Cabili of Hinesville.

March 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Business play role in clean community

Our business community plays an important role in having a clean, attractive place to live, work and play. We recognize the effort that our local businesses make with our quarterly Win-dex Awards. Nominations are being accepted through March 31.

March 03, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Panthers’ first track meet successful

The Liberty County Lady Panthers finished first and the Panthers took second at their first meet of the season Thursday at LCHS.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tigers take first at SSU Invitational

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team started its season strong Saturday by finishing first at the Early Bird Invitational at Savannah State University.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Lady Panthers win region opener

The Liberty County girls' soccer team put on an offensive showcase Saturday, winning at Thomson 9-1 in its first Region 3-AAAA action of the season.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


The fascinating little details of presidents’ lives

This nation celebrated Presidents' Day on Feb. 16, as Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12 and George Washington on Feb. 22. However, the tales of presidents past could fill a day - or more.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Former Liberty deputy injured on job at port

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy who now works security at the Georgia Ports Authority, was injured when he was struck by a tractor trailer there Monday, according to GSP Trooper Jamie Wilson.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Choose Christ in all things

In my youthful 41 years on Earth, I've found that my present situations or problems always give the appearance of being larger than life.

March 03, 2015 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes | Faith


Harassing phone calls to elderly woman

Feb. 8 : DUI/Speeding/Possession of open container - A Long County man was clocked doing 90 mph in a 55 zone and was pulled over next to Ward's Auto Body Shop off Highway 84.

March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sound Off for March 2

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March 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Sound off


Dredging of the Savannah River to port will benefit the whole state

The Georgia General Assembly is interested in the success of our port because of the economic impact it has on the state.

March 02, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson & State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


Hinesville native earns Air Force honor

Hinesville native Staff Sgt. Barrita Simmons, Air Force District of Washington NCO in charge of command decorations, has been recognized as an AFDW capital airman.

March 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Birth: Kenziah Alisa Wright

Kenziah Alise Wright was born Dec. 24 to Ashley Jinks of Hinesville and Kenrodrick Wright of Hinesville.

March 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


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