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, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
Tax breaks may be easier to come by once Liberty County commissioners re-evaluate the solid waste exemption.
It's time for another brisk morning walk. Members of the First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church community outreach are preparing for an upcoming walk-a-thon to raise funds for two of its program.
"Meaty" Magaly Estrella and "Double Dog" Derek O'Leary drove the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it stopped by the Hinesville Wal-Mart as part of its tour of Georgia.
President Woodrow Wilson signed a joint resolution in Congress on May 9, 1914, recommending the federal government observe Mothers Day. The next year, he was authorized to proclaim it an annual holiday.
Today is Mothers Day - I hope you didn't just wake up and realize that! But all is not lost, if you did. You can still salvage the day and save face - and even do it in a way that honors Mother Earth, too. After all, Mother Earth is our ultimate mother. Let's make it special for her, too.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lillard of Lyons announce the engagement of their daughter, Rena, to Jeffrey Allen Blount, son of Mr. and Mrs. Odis King and Mr. And Mrs. Carl Tillman Blount, all of Fleming. The bride's paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Lillard. Her maternal grandparents are Mr. Frank Brinson of Lyons and the late Mrs. Frances Brinson.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Sanker of Hinesville announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Katrina, to John Murray Spurlin, son of Carol Spurlin and the late Neal Spurlin of Hinesville.
William Andrew Poole was born to Melissa and William Jesse Poole at 12:10 p.m. on Dec. 30. Born at Chandler Hospital in Savannah, baby William weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.
Lauryn Mackynzie Gordon was born to Mary Lemmen and David Gordon at 3:58 p.m. on April 3. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Lauryn weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.
Phillip Demario Brown was born to Shanara Anita Brown and Percy George Brown III at 7:45 p.m. on April 3. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Phillip weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches.
Christopher Steven Holmes was born to Stevetta and Audie Holmes at 7:20 a.m. on April 3. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Christopher weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 20 inches.
Sophia Mackenzie Morningstar was born to Kelli L. and Dale E. Morningstar at 2:11 a.m. on April 4. Born at Winn Army Community Hospital, baby Sophia weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches.
Howard Dee Cary IV was born to Shauntrella Tippins and Howard D. Cary III at 8:35 a.m. on April 6. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Howard weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches.
Valeria West of Hinesville has been named to the merit list for the winter quarter at Swainsboro Technical College.
The federal government is proposing opening the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, and is soliciting comments from the public.
The 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion will move from Fort Gordon to Fort Stewart in July, according to a press release from Fort Stewart.
Several area students have earned academic honors and graduated from colleges:
Sometimes, habits are not good.
Editor, Thanks a lot for printing most of my letters over the years and withholding the ones that would have gotten me arrested. I am preparing to move north to New York City and will sorely miss all the reasons I chose to write those letters while I lived here. I'm not sure the New York Times is going to print my thoughts, but I'll still send them my ramblings when I feel it is needed.
Georgia Southern fans and alumni are invited to attend a special signing-day event Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Bishop Field House, gseagles.com reported.
Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of the homes we live in with our families, we need to take care of our community. Keep Liberty Beautiful sincerely appreciates the nearly 4,000 volunteers each year who help to make our county cleaner and more attractive through neighborhood projects and area litter cleanups, but those who are interested in going to the next level should consider "adopting" Liberty.
A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.
It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel.
The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.
Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.
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.
Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player and current Georgia guard J.J. Frazier was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to a news release on UGA's athletic website
Saturday was a different night than Friday, but it was the same script for the Liberty County basketball teams.