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August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Former GSU player signs with Baltimore Ravens

STATESBORO - Former Georgia Southern Football All-American Jayson Foster signed a free agent contract with the Baltimore Ravens. He took the field for the first time on Tuesday the first day of the Ravens' preseason training camp. Baltimore has Foster listed as a wide receiver.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


WILD facts: Hummers feeding up

Do you suddenly have a lot more hummingbirds at your feeders? If so, you're witnessing the start of their fall migration southward toward Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. In addition to the adults that traveled here to breed in the spring, the young that hatched out this year are heading out, too.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Wet weather isn’t scaring the fish away

Hi, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to all.

August 03, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Programs raise wildlife awareness

SOCIAL CIRCLE - A frogs exhibit at Georgia Southern University. A bird-watching program drawing young and old through Columbus State University's Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Park. Georgia Wildlife Federation's new online guide to host plants for butterflies and moths.

August 03, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Maybe Obama and I need to calibrate better

If comments made in this space have in any way angered, dismayed or caused dry heaves to anyone who has read them, it may be that I should have calibrated my words differently. I'll guarantee Barack Obama knows what I'm talking about.

August 03, 2009 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local governments should enact curfews

Editor, For lack of a better opening statement, "The National Crime Prevention Counsel and the Hinesville Police Department Crime Prevention Unit, state that gang members usually range in age from 8 to 22, with most falling into the 14 to 17 years of age group."

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Start wit h the source

Health-care reform has been a star player in the news for the past few weeks. We need to change the health-care system. We need to find a solution. It is a desperate plea for a long-awaited solution to be found and embraced.

August 03, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Columnist | Faith


Let's pray for our children

It seems as if it were only yesterday students were celebrating the end of the school term and now it is time to return to the classroom. In just a few days, schools across Georgia will begin a new term.

August 03, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Jose Jonathan Casillas

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Camren Jerel Bland

Camren Jerel Bland was born to Sara Eller and Curtis Bland at 7:35 a.m. on June 29. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, Camren weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Asiay Pasha Ford

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Lillian Grace Baxley

Lillian Grace Baxley was born to Christyn and Jason Baxley at 2:39 p.m. on June 27. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Lillian weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Jamison Andrew Allen

Jamison Andrew Allen was born to Tracy Ann Howard and Derek Graham Allen at 8:03 a.m. June 27. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Jamison weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Mykhel Wayne Fincher Jr.

Mykhel Wayne Fincher Jr. was born to Claudia and Mykhel Wayne Fincher at 12:08 a.m. on June 26. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Mykhel weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


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Remember environment when battling bugs

I love summer, but something's really been bugging me - bugs.

July 07, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Miss Elinor's special 'thank you'

It often amazes me how many words of kindness and encouragement I receive for the stories I tell. Often, a reader will write, "You don't know me, but I feel that we are friends."

July 07, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Local band up for statewide awards

Third Class Citizens, a band with members from Liberty and Long counties, is in the running for both the Georgia Music Awards' country band of the year and Georgia-country.com's group of the year.

July 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


On gardening, gophers and 'long' travels

"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.

July 06, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Land records hold a plethora of information

In many Georgia counties, the lack of - or gaps in - many public records is blamed on the Union Army's monthlong march through Georgia in the winter of 1864 when, in fact, the real reasons are a century and a half of complacency on the part of some officials entrusted to protect and preserve such records, lack of proper recordkeeping techniques, shoddy and inept recordkeeping practices, corruption, fraud, intentional alteration or destruction of records, and the lack of appropriations required to properly store and preserve such records.

July 06, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Guest columnist | Opinion


FPCA valedictorian attends reception

Sarah McPherson, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Class of 2015 valedictorian, attended a reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal to honor the state's 2015 valedictorians June 6 at the governor's mansion in Atlanta.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Birth: Mallory Christina Scott

Mallory Christina Scott was born at 9:28 p.m. June 5 to Krista Leigh Hall of Ludowici and Darrell Wayne Scott of Ludowici.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Let freedom ring by showing Jesus' love to all

This weekend, we are celebrating the liberty and freedom that we have in this great country of ours. We are truly blessed to live in America, aren't we?

July 06, 2015 | By Pastor Roland Banks Columnist | Faith


Chamber sets marketing boot camp

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will host a digital-marketing and social-media boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for July 6

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

July 06, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Soldiers' kids can get free school supplies

The link to register for free school supplies, to be given out at upcoming Back to School and Community Activities, Information and Registration Fairs at Stewart and Hunter, has been changed. To register, go to events.operationhomefront.net .

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Health law still unaffordable, unworkable

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration to allow Obamacare subsidies to flow through HealthCare.gov. This is a disappointment for the rule of law and for the states that have fought to keep some of Obamacare's flawed policies out of their states.

July 06, 2015 | By Nina Owcharenko Guest columnist | Opinion


All*Stars learn at Duke BB camp

Six Scott's All*stars' basketball players participated in a recent Duke University basketball camp.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Georgia Games cycling championships set for July 11

MARIETTA - The Georgia State Games Cycling Championships road race will take place July 11. The criterium and time trials will follow on July 12.

July 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Eight Eagles named All-Sun Belt

STATESBORO - Eight Georgia Southern football student-athletes have been named preseason All-Sun Belt by Athlon Sports, and the Eagles have been picked second in the conference by the publication.

July 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


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