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Jason Alexzander Gibson

Jason Alexzander Gibson was born to Norma Irene Woods and Charles Clayton Gibson II at 12:40 a.m. on Dec. 8. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Jason weighed 5 pounds, 11.4 ounces and measured 18.75 inches.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Locals finish military training

Anthony Q. Hill has graduated from the Army ROTC Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The cadet is a student at Bowie State University in Maryland.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | About People


Locals earn nominations to academies

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, recently announced that 16 students in his district received nominations to service academies. Among the group are three young men with local ties - Liberty County High School senior Cody Waterman, First Presbyterian Christian Academy senior Joshua Rodgers and U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School student Mitchell McKnight.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | About People


Student finishes BBA at Georgia State

Retired Staff Sgt. and Mrs. Michael Dameron of Hinesville announce the upcoming graduation of their son, Michael C. Dameron Jr.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Be glad we're not Illinois

Unless you were under a rock, flying on a space shuttle or in a coma, you witnessed last week the bombshell that exploded across the nation's political landscape. FBI agents arrested Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich at his home Tuesday morning, having heard him via wiretaps and listening devices allegedly engaging in a conspiracy to sell his appointment to fill President-elect Barack Obama's seat in the U.S. Senate. With the White House press corps decamped to Chicago to cover the Obama transition, they have given breathless coverage of the scandal.

December 30, 2008 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Rice: Iran scaling back operations in Iraq

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday Iran has chosen to scale back much of its most troubling interference in Iraq, and she credits the strength of U.S. pressure.

"I don't think it's goodwill," Rice told The Associated Press in a wide-ranging interview covering two wars, the fight against pirates, Mideast peace prospects and more.

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


DoD releases 2009 BAH rates

WASHINGTON -- Housing allowances for military members will go up an average of 6.9 percent in 2009, Defense Department officials announced today.

The increase comes to an average of about $95 per month across the board for the 950,000 servicemembers expected to draw basic allowance for housing, or BAH, in 2009, but some servicemembers will not see any increase at all, and others will see less than that the average increase, Susan A. Brumbaugh director of the Defense Department's BAH program, said in a Pentagon Channel interview.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Military


Arena Football cancels 2009 season

NEW YORK - The Arena Football League canceled its 2009 season Monday pending an agreement with its players union. The decision throws the future of the 22-year-old league into question just days after it said next season had not been suspended.

The AFL's owners voted against playing next year during a conference call Sunday night. It was unclear what had changed since the league issued a statement Wednesday night that said the 2009 season had not been suspended "despite rumors and reports to the contrary."

December 30, 2008 | Associated Press | Sports


Briefs for Dec. 14

Relay for Life bowling tournament

December 30, 2008 | Staff reports | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Try this recipe for game-day treat

Hello, my friends, Tight Line Jr. here. Well, it's been wet and windy, but I still have a few reports for you. Johnny Gaskin and Frank Chapman caught the limit on trout; that's 30 to all you first-timers. Johnny invited me over for some fried fish and cheese grits.

December 30, 2008 | By Allen Branch Columnist | Outdoors/Recreation


Plan a visit to Georgia's mystery swamp

The mysterious Okefenokee Swamp has long been the source of myth, lore and legend. The land of the "trembling earth," as the Indians called it, is a vast 700-square mile wilderness of grasslands, wetlands, lakes and peat bog islands anchored by towering cypress trees growing from still, dark water. The Okefenokee's diverse natural environments and teeming wildlife have dominated the infrequent efforts of humans to tame it.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Local man wins mud track titles

Hinesville resident Ferell Mobley earned high-point champion titles in two divisions at the Golden Isles Mud Track competition in September.

December 30, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Cantata celebrates season

There is a lot of excitement in the air at Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville. For the past four months, the church has been the scene of rehearsal after rehearsal. The church family, under the leadership of John Mills, was gearing up for its third Christmas Cantata Sunday evening. The musical celebration's theme was "Then Jesus Came."

December 30, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Shop locally

I cannot tell you how many times I have seen a small business open up in my community and say to myself, "Oh, that's great, I'll have to get in there," and then drive by months later and realize that I have yet to make that first stop to see what this new venture is all about.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Opinion


Plan for Jekyll will revitalize island

Editor, The state of Georgia is blessed with abundant natural beauty, and for many of us, the barrier islands of our beloved coast are truly special. Jekyll Island is no exception. This state-owned jewel provides affordable access and opportunity to experience the best our coast has to offer.

December 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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Green space as industrial recruiter

I am superficial. I know that looks matter - when it comes to our community's appearance, that is.

September 15, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Local governments spending way too much

Editor, I'm appalled - to say the least - at the extravagant salary paid to Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee.

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Back-to-Church Sunday coming

This is a heads-up: It's time to invite someone to church.

September 15, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Birth: Emily Michelle Turner

Emily Michelle Turner was born at 4:13 p.m. Aug. 24 to Katreana Thompson of Hinesville and Eric Turner of Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sound Off for Sept. 15

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 to leave a message.

September 15, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Weightlifting contest Saturday

Bend-the-Bar: Registration is under way for the Stewart/Hunter "Bend-the-Bar" Powerlifting and Bench Press Challenge Saturday at 4thIBCT Fitness Center.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Five generations of Clark family gather

Five generations in the family of Mary H. Clark of Fleming recently gathered. From left, Clark; great-grandson Robert Sauls, holding great-great-grandson Matty; granddaughter Suzann Sauls; and son Ronnie Clark.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Shrimp under the weather, but safe

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal region.

September 15, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in helping to convict an arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Outdoors/Recreation


Divorcing woman alleges child neglect

Here are some recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

September 15, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Atlanta's Dragon Con draws more in

ATLANTA - Once again, over the Labor Day weekend, thousands converged on Atlanta to take part in Dragon Con, the nation's largest multi-genre event.

September 14, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle


Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fall may be hell for allergy sufferers

Allergy sufferers in the Southeast could be in for a groggy fall, as warm and wet months ahead will promote mold spore growth and prolong ragweed season, AccuWeather reports.

September 13, 2014 | By Jillian MacMath AccuWeather.com writer | Lifestyle


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