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Win orders can now be shipped direct

ATLANTA - Effective July 1, Georgia residents can order wine from wineries located either in the state or outside the state and have the wine shipped directly to a Georgia address.

August 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Gator season set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgia remains a popular destination for alligator hunters given the available healthy population of more than 200,000 gators. For the past six years, thousands of applicants have competed for a chance to participate in a quota hunt, and the number of applicants continues to grow each year. The deadline for this year's applications is July 31. For those selected, the season runs Sept. 6-Oct. 5.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Volunteers made cleanup a success

During the 2008 spring Great American Cleanup, I am happy to report that we had 948 dedicated volunteers, who shared 3,131 hours of their time to improve our community. These volunteers cleaned up almost eight tons of litter and debris from our roads and waterways, planted 412 plants and trees, collected more than five tons of electronics and other household items to recycle, and collected 6.2 tons of plastics to recycle as part of the Return the Warmth project.

August 05, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Student on honors list at Emmanuel

Christopher A. Oldham was named to the dean's list at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs for the spring semester.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | About People


Midway councilman earns training recognition

SAVANNAH - Midway City Council member Levern Clancy Jr. received a certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on June 24 at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Convention in Savannah.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | About People


Tramaine DaShaun Anderson

Tramaine DaShaun Anderson was born at 5:24 p.m. July 7 to Lashonda Anderson and Stewart Nixon of Hinesville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Amos Cornelius Walthour Jr.

Amos Cornelius Walthour Jr. was born at 6:04 a.m. July 3 to Jessica Jearldine Short and Amos Cornelius Walthour of Fort Stwerat.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Madeline Grace Smiley

Madeline Grace Smiley was born at 7:35 a.m. June 17 to Catherine and John E. Smiley Jr. of Flemington.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Benjamin Jacob Caban

Benjamin Jacob Caban was born at 1:32 p.m. July 3 to Liana M. and Benjamin Caban of Hinesville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Local earns master's degree

Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a master's of arts degree in professional counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.

August 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | About People


Alyssa Ann Petry

Alyssa Ann Petry was born at 8:44 p.m. July 14, to Tamara A. Mierzejewski and Austin B. Petry of Hinesville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Cpl. Mike Binion named ranger of the year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Locals win state baseball championship

Stephen Alvarez (Richmond Hill), Jacob Dill (Hinesville), Billy Kilmer (Richmond Hill) and Nathan Ward (Midway) spent their entire summer break playing baseball for the Savannah Chain Baseball 14U major class baseball travel team. This summer, Chain won the Grand Slam 14U Georgia State Championship, won the Charleston Chucktown 15U tournament, won the East Georgia Memorial Day tournament and finished 3rd in the Fletcher World Series. The team played all of their games on the road against other competitive 14U, 15U and 16U teams from all over the country. Most recently, Chain went 6-2-1 in the Fletcher World Series with their ...

August 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


2008-09 hunting regulations now available online

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cottage groundbreaking at Gordonia-Altamaha

A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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'Out of Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


'Out of the Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Entertainment+Technology


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sound off for April 18

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.

April 18, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Breakfast for cancer survivors, caregivers in Ludowici

The Long County Relay for Life planning committee held a breakfast last Saturday to honor cancer survivors and caregivers.

April 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


At the movies April 18-25

Movies show in and around Liberty County in the coming week include:

April 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


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