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MACE report for February

The Multi Agency Crack Enforcement Drug Task Force reported 65 cases were opened in February.

March 18, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


HPD blotter for March 18

Suspicious activity

March 18, 2009 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sheriff pitches in for youth homes

Liberty County Sheriff Don Martin supports the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes and works to help the Georgia Sheriffs' Association provide children in need a place to call home; a secure environment filled with love and guidance, along with medical care and educational opportunities.

March 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Savannah lures thousands for St. Paddy's

SAVANNAH - As bagpipers and shamrock-plastered floats passed the crowd, Nancy Cox raised a Bloody Mary and clicked the heels of her emerald slippers - one of the head-to-toe green accessories of her "Wizard of Oz" costume.

Each time her sparkling shoes touched, Cox repeated: "There's no place like Savannah."

March 17, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


PSC OKs two new reactors near Augusta

ATLANTA - Georgia Power won approval Tuesday from the state Public Service Commission to build two new nuclear reactors near Augusta, which could be the first new nuclear project to break ground in the country in three decades.

The $14 billion expansion project at Plant Vogtle is set to begin construction in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The PSC voted 4-1 Tuesday to certify the proposal from Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission must also sign off.

March 17, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


March Madness, indeed!

For the next two days, Butler, Dayton, Arizona, even North Dakota State can bask in the same euphoria and hope as Louisville, Pittsburgh, Connecticut and North Carolina.

March 17, 2009 | Nancy Armour AP National writer | Sports


Crowds gathering for Savannah parade

SAVANNAH - Thousands of gaudy green revelers are filling Savannah's downtown historic district for St. Patrick's Day - the coastal city's biggest celebration of the year.

Overnight rains had dispersed by Tuesday morning before the city's mammoth parade kicked off, as masses of residents and tourists clad head-to-toe in green crammed the sidewalks and the oak- shaded squares.

March 17, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Woman charged with shooting daughter

SAVANNAH - A Savannah woman was charged Monday with shooting and wounding her 11-year-old daughter as she slept in bed, just a few weeks after the mother's boyfriend reported to police she attacked him with a knife in her hand.

Mary Elizabeth Frazier, 35, was being held in the Chatham County jail on an aggravated assault charge. Police said she also underwent a mental evaluation because she has a history of mental illness.

March 17, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


Living Legends Oral History project

Do you have a story to tell about life in Liberty County years ago? Perhaps you know someone who has lived here for ages and remembers when Fort Stewart was not here. There are a few citizens in Liberty County who can recall that era, but time is running out. We must get their stories while we can.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists


Literary team takes title

A group of nine students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Douglas where students from around the region competed against each other by demonstrating the power of the written and spoken word.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Eleven Black Men set scholarship banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will hold its 15th annual scholarship banquet at 6:15 p.m. March 28, at Club Stewart.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


You've been framed

I recently sat down with two of my children and introduced them to a window from my childhood. We turned on the DVD player and watched some old Warner Brother's "Looney Tunes" cartoons. With all that is on today, I miss the simple, good, clean fun that these shorts offered. I also laughed because the episodes we were watching were complete. The last time I saw them on television, they were edited … for violence!

March 16, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Faith


Life after retirement

After spending almost 40 years on the job, Apostle Walter Ross was ready to retire. However, retirement for this pastor was just the beginning of bigger and better things.

March 16, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Sound off for March 15

Here are some issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor what motivated the callers:

March 16, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Dr. T doles out water-saving tips

This week, a very special visitor paid some Liberty County schools a visit. "Dr. T" came to town and brought his unique and hilarious education techniques. Dr. T (aka Jack Golden, a national environmental educator) can make people laugh and learn at the same time. His educational show, "Water, Water Everywhere" is a whirlwind mix of vaudeville, slapstick, juggling, music and fun that focuses on scientific facts and sends environment messages about keeping our planet and water healthy.

March 16, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


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Give God the gift of you this holiday

Are you through with your Christmas shopping yet? I thought I would ask this week because by the time you are reading my column next week, it will be too late.

December 19, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Snelson-Golden removed from priority and focus schools list

On December 17, 2014, Snelson-Golden Middle was recognized by the Georgia Department of Education as being among 38 schools out of 235 sites to exit the Priority and Focus Schools list. As part of the waiver from No Child Left Behind, the Georgia Department of Education was required to identify Priority Schools or Focus Schools which were determined based on achievement data from all core content areas, graduation rate data, and the gap between the highest performing and lowest performing subgroups based on achievement and graduation rate data.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


'Exodus...' delivers spectacle; little else

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" is another attempt by Hollywood to embrace spirituality on the big screen.

December 19, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


LCHS students wins second with arrangement

Liberty County High School FFA member Kayla Dargan took second place overall in the state FFA Floral Design Career Development event Saturday, Dec. 6, at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College in Tifton.

December 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


The Spot Dec. 18

Festival of Lights

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Midway death called suspicious

Authorities are investigating what they are calling the suspicious death of a woman near Midway Friday night.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are looking into a Friday morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of a man whose car landed upside down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Pembroke has 31st annual Christmas parade

Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.

December 18, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Birth: Jaiden Dimitri Nelson

Jaiden Dimitri Nelson was born at 7:19 a.m. Dec. 4 to Kimberly Nelson of Hinesville and Tramoun Williams of Hinesville.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Friendships are gifts that do keep on giving

Maybe it's the fact that I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are always the correct size, the right color and don't require a set of instructions on how to operate them. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

December 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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