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State trying to unbuckle tobacco belt

At the end of June, the Coastal Health District began a pilot nicotine therapy replacement program to help local residents quit smoking.

August 09, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan Courier intern | Living well


Coping with summer heat

There are many things great about living on the coast during the summer, but the heat is not one of them.

August 09, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Real estate transactions for July 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from June 30-July 11. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


LCHS student recognized for academics

Liberty County High School student Latoria Scott from Midway has been selected for membership.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Midway student on ABAC list

TIFTON -- Benjamin S. Varnum of Midway is among 265 students named to the 2008 spring dean's list at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, according by vice president and dean of academic affairs Niles Reddick.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Allenhurst student on national list

Michael Tutini, son of Timothy and Sonja Tutini of Allenhurst, has been named to the U.S. Achievement Academy's honor roll.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Local student graduates at GSU

Latasha Rivera graduated May 10 from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor's of science degree with a major in apparel design and fashion marketing with a marketing minor.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Local student earns national honor

ATLANTA –– The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Liberty County High School student Cody French on Hinesville has been selected for membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, made the announcement.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Forester replants 11 million trees in Georgia

JESUP -- Plum Creek Timber Company has announced this year's spring planting exceeded 11 million seedlings in Georgia. The effort is part of Plum Creek's plan to regenerate and grow forests for future generations.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


New role for our churches in health

Today we are in a time of increasing uncertainty. Nowhere is that more evident than in Healthcare. Healthcare costs continue to rise almost as fast as gasoline prices and many people cannot afford healthcare insurance. Hospitalization costs can drive a family into bankruptcy. I believe our churches can accept a new role to help members gain access to healthcare.

August 09, 2008 | Rev. Will Carter Special to the Courier | Faith


Serving his first pastorship

When he arrived in Liberty County for his new military assignment, little did he know he would eventually become a pastor in this county. Since January 2008, Curtis Thomas has served as the pastor of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Walthourville.

August 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Journey Church to hold services in Hinesville

Journey Church has decided to branch out from its main campus in Bloomingdale to plant new roots in Hinesville.

August 09, 2008 | By Jessica Duncan | Faith


Bible college has graduation

Graduation 2008 was another milestone in the life of those students who worked tirelessly during the past school term. The days of intense studying and hurrying to class were now behind them. It was time to march and receive their diplomas.

August 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Lifestyle


LifeWay presentation at Gum Branch Baptist

The women's ministry of Gum Branch Baptist Church is preparing for yet another big event. They are eagerly anticipating their upcoming simulcast with nationally known author and speaker Beth Moore, who partners with LifeWay to conduct the simulcasts.

August 09, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


EMTs honor state lawmaker

Rep. Ron Stephens, who represents part of Liberty County, recently was honored by the Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, a statewide association representing more than 14,000 EMS professionals in Georgia.

August 09, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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Bridal Expo Sunday open to everyone

Locals who are planning weddings - or other special, once-in-a-lifetime occasions - won't want to miss the Bridal Event and Expo on Sunday at Club Stewart. It is set for 1:30-4 p.m. and is open to the public.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Schools forum rescheduled to May 1

The Liberty County School System has rescheduled the community forum that originally was set for Thursday, April 24. The third forum now will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway, in Flemington.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Bradwell singers stand out at state

Three Bradwell Institute advanced-chorus students recently participated in the all-state chorus in Athens.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rain breaks for annual RH egg hunt

Anyone who has ever doubted the power of prayer should have been at New Beginnings Community Church's seventh annual Easter Extravaganza and Egg Hunt on Saturday at J.F. Gregory Park.

April 23, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of April 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Proposed development awash in controversy

The Sea Island Company wants to build a group of condominiums on what many people believe to be environmentally unsound ground. Why should you care?

April 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for April 23

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 23, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Long County HS curriculum night Thursday

Long County High School will hold a curriculum night from 4-7 p.m. Thursday. According to Assistant Principal Sherry Lester, the event is being held to give parents and guardians the opportunity to meet with their children's teachers to discuss academic problems and review courses for next year. Parents also can get information on dual-enrollment opportunities and the accelerated program for college credit, Lester said, adding that orientation for incoming freshmen also will be at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. For more information on curriculum night, call Malinda Meadows or Rachel Wilkes at 545-2135.

April 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Cupcake War correction

The Hinesville Area Arts Council Cupcake War and county/city Public Safety Display from 5:30-7 tonight is to be at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington, not the Shuman Recreation Center as listed earlier in the online calendar and this morning's Good Morning Liberty. The Courier regrets the error.

April 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Balancing budgets should be common sense

The economic issue of our generation is the national debt.

April 23, 2014 | By State Sen Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Shredder open to public in Ludowici

A mobile shredder will be at Altamaha Credit Union in Ludowici from 4-6 p.m. Thursday. It is open to anyone who wants to bring documents that need to be shredded, free of charge and unlimited amount of shred.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sports briefs

High school physicals Saturday

April 23, 2014 | Staff report | Local sports


Ossabaw transforms old meathouse into field lab

SAVANNAH - The Ossabaw Island Foundation recently transformed a 400-square-foot building on Ossabaw Island into a multipurpose teaching laboratory and workspace.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


NAACP awards banquet is Saturday

The Liberty County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will have its 2014 Freedom Fund Awards Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the new Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


School board hopes to improve students' writing

Following a report at Tuesday's Liberty County Board of Education work session by Dr. Jennifer Walts, the system's new coordinator for evaluation, assessment and accountability, education leaders discussed steps necessary to improve students' writing skills.

April 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Family+Health


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