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WILD facts: Gifts for the birds

While shopping for the holidays, don't forget about the feathered friends in your backyard. Help songbirds survive the winter by adding birdfeeders, nest boxes and birdbaths. Black-oiled sunflower seed is a favorite for many seed-eating birds, and insect eaters like suet cakes.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Ga. lands 2010 bass tournament

ATLANTA - Georgia's ambitious proposal to promote fishing in the state has landed its first big catch: A $2.5 million bass-fishing tournament that will be held at drought-squeezed Lake Lanier in 2010.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local waters teem with trout

Hello friends, Tight Line Jr. here. There are not many, but I do have a few reports from the coast.

December 22, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgians must deal with frigid temperatures

ATLANTA - Georgia residents have pulled out coats and gloves again as last week's warm, damp weather with highs in the 60s was replaced by overnight temperatures in the teens.

December 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | News


FPCA girls aim for second region win

Considering First Presbyterian started a girls basketball program last year with only a junior varsity squad, one would think the Lady Highlanders would be struggling this season, their varsity debut.

December 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports


Additional water is issue, not type

Editor, Mr. Tolley, CEO of the Liberty County Development Authority, seems to like old adages. He used one to attack my article regarding the LCDA's plans for a wastewater treatment plant. He suggested that I was not letting the "facts get into the way of a good story." It brings to mind another adage, "The truth can hurt."

December 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


How to forgive for clear cutting

My friend Cody Laird is so passionate about longleaf pine forests that his wife sometimes wishes she were a longleaf pine.

December 20, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Long County consider changing liquor laws

November's Long County Commissioners meeting included a query by businessman Tim Works about selling liquor at his restaurant, The Clubhouse in Rye Patch.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long grade schoolers attend play

Recently, two third-grade classes from Ludowici's Smiley Elementary School went to Savannah to watch a play based on the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Sound off for Dec. 5

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true. We also do not know what motivated the callers:

December 20, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Long County votes for Chambliss

Long County aligned itself with the majority of other Georgians by supporting Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss in his U.S. Senate runoff with Jim Martin on Tuesday.

December 20, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Walthourville puts police department on hold

It appears that Walthourville's police department is on hold as the mayor and city council weigh the costs of launching one.

December 20, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Public Safety


Restaurant owners cleaning up

Zum Rosen Hof owners still are uncertain of the date, but they promise their downtown Germany eatery will be back in business soon. The pledge came just one day after a fire damaged the restaurant's interior, leaving extensive smoke damage throughout the two-story structure, and taking a toll on some of the restaurant's fixtures.

December 20, 2008 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Friday concert cancelled

December 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


U.S. beefing up presence in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2008 - The pending deployment of thousands of additional U.S. troops and extra equipment to Afghanistan in tandem with a streamlined command structure will boost the campaign to win the war there, a senior U.S. officer posted in Afghanistan said today.

"We are certainly optimistic," said Army Maj. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, who wears two hats as a senior operations staff officer for both NATO's International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan.

December 20, 2008 | By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


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Long Co. kidnapping suspect caught

A kidnapping suspect wanted by the Long County Sheriff's Office is now in custody after he was picked up by Bulloch County Sheriff's Office deputies.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


New Orleans cuisine at Bistro Night

Celebrate your favorite superhero in September at George P. Hays Library. There's no charge.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County falls to Tattnall

The Long County High School football team fell Friday, 23-14, to cross-county rival Tattnall County.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Sports


Liberty County Sheriff’s Office reports

Aug. 8

September 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Stewart soldier charged with vandalizing Savannah park

SAVANNAH - With the public's help, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Downtown Precinct detectives on Wednesday identified and arrested a suspect in the Battlefield Park vandalization incident that occured March 2.

September 01, 2014 | Staff report | Military


Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville wins national innovation award

The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Development authority wins marketing award

The Liberty County Development Authority recently received an award of excellence for one of its marketing projects at the Southern Economic Development Council annual conference, held Aug. 3-5 in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville woman’s face slashed

A Hinesville woman was viciously attacked Wednesday night while sitting at home, according to the Hinesville Police Department.

August 30, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


$500,000 grant to Ludowici for water, sewer

The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant.

August 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Birth: Carson David Acosta

Carson David Acosta was born at 2:11 p.m. Aug. 10 to Sarah Brown of Rural Hall, North Carolina, and Austin Acosta of Brush, Colorado.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is decent mix of old, new

"Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is the long-awaited sequel to the graphically stylized hit from 2005.

August 29, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Beach party for Labor Day

Tybee Island is having a Labor Day Beach Bash Sunday. The party will be around Tybee Pier and Pavilion. It will include live music featuring the Swingin' Medallions starting at 7 p.m. A fireworks display will start around 9:15 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visittybee.com.

August 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Video shows killer whale launch sea lion 20 feet in the air

KETCHIKAN, Alaska - A group of anglers in Alaska caught more than fish when capturing amazing footage of a sea lion being tossed in the air by a killer whale.

August 29, 2014 | Faith Heaton Jolley KSL | Hot Topics


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