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White House discusses Iraq drawdown

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - Among the military options being considered by President Barack Obama involves a plan to remove most U.S. troops from Iraq within 16 months, the Defense Department's top civilian and military officials said here today.

January 23, 2009 | By Gerry J Gilmore American Forces Press Service | Military


Game Day for Jan. 23, 2009

Today

January 23, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs for Jan. 23, 2009

A 9-pin, no-tap bowling tourney

January 23, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Commander invites Obama for visit

Readiness for up-coming deployments, preparations for the 5th Brigade Combat Team and maybe an opportunity to host America's new commander in chief top the 2009 to-do list for Fort Stewart's commanding officer.

January 23, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Savannah Tech cancels classes tonight

SAVANNAH - Due to a power outage in Hinesville, Savannah Technical College Liberty Campus classes are canceled and the campus is closed this evening, Thursday, Jan. 22.

January 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Game day for Jan. 21, 2009

Today

January 22, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs for Jan. 21, 2009

A 9-pin, no-tap bowling tourney

January 22, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Obama calls for Gitmo closing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2009 - President Barack Obama today called for the closing of the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within one year.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Traveling baseball teams gearing up

The spring baseball season is coming fast and the Liberty County Thunder and the Barracudas will host tryouts Saturday for traveling baseball teams.

January 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Obama backs plan to raise troop strength

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2009 - As President Barack Obama and the first family began moving into the presidential residence here yesterday, the administration unpacked a new presidential agenda on the White House's official Web site.

January 22, 2009 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


State joblessness jumps over 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.1 percent in December, the highest rate in almost 26 years. The jobless rate was up 3.6 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time last year. The December unemployment rate was up seven-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 7.4 percent in November.

The last time Georgia posted a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at this level was in March of 1983 when the rate was also 8.1 percent. The state rate remained above ...

January 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Lawmakers dealing with shortfall

ATLANTA - Georgia legislative leaders are returning to the Capitol to begin dealing with a $2 billion budget shortfall.

The General Assembly opened its 2009 session on Jan. 12. Lawmakers took Monday off for Martin Luther King Day and Tuesday for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

January 21, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Obama to put imprint on Iraq, Afghan wars

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will begin to put his imprint on the nation's war strategy in his first full day in office, gathering his top military and national security advisers at the White House for what is expected to be the start of the new commander in chief's shift in emphasis from Iraq to Afghanistan.

According to officials, Obama will conduct a videoteleconference late Wednesday afternoon with members of the National Security Council as well as the U.S. military commanders in the two war zones.

January 21, 2009 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Military


Man who stole from mom now in jail

LUDOWICI - The Grinch may have tried to steal Christmas, but one Ludowici man probably succeeded when he allegedly stole from his mother over Christmas.

January 21, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty residents cheer new president

WASHINGTON - Liberty Countian Renee Charlton Brown said she made the long trek from Georgia to the Nation's Capitol for the inauguration because she was excited to witness history.

January 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


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The true meaning of Revelation

One of the most fascinating books in the Bible is Revelation. Many books have been written and movies produced in attempts to better understand the end times.

October 24, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Fury' is realistic war drama

"Fury" is a World War II movie that provides a sense of intense, visceral violence and a semblance of authenticity that probably hasn't been seen since "Saving Private Ryan." I think this movie could be for WWII what Platoon was for Vietnam.

October 24, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Dawn of a classic in-state rivalry

Saturday's game between Georgia Southern and Georgia State in the Georgia Dome will be the biggest rivalry game in the state - between two teams that have never played each other, anyway.

October 24, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Sports


Two high-speed chases start in Liberty

Two unrelated attempted traffic stops in Liberty County on Thursday night led to separate high-speed chases through the area.

October 23, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Pastors hear from commission chairman

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette recently addressed local pastors and clergy during the United Ministerial Alliance monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Flemington. Lovette was invited by UMA President Pastor Richard Hayes to present information on the upcoming SPLOST and recently approved Sunday early voting. Over 20 churches were represented at the meeting

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest

Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Day-care has open house

The Village Children's Learning Center celebrated its annual open house Sept. 25.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Long County marks School Lunch Week

All Long County schools participated in National School Lunch Week, which took place Oct. 14-17.

October 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Boil and Baskets for Marne club

The Marne Community and Spouses Club will hold its annual basket auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Ronan Scott Wall

Ronan Scott Wall was born at 3:09 a.m. Sept. 30 to Athena Wall of Hinesville and David Wall Jr. of Hinesville.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


How to live a Christian life, part 1

How does one live the Christian life?

October 23, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Expert advice on no-spank discipline that really works

Two kids are wrestling over the toy clown their aunt made, voices rising as each demands the right to sleep with it.

October 23, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | Hot Topics


The Clean Cut: Modern-day good Samaritan carries opponent across finish line

With less than half a mile remaining in the final cross country race of her high school career, Melanie Bailey had a decision to make. A runner from an opposing school, Danielle LeNoue, suffered a knee injury, and Bailey could either keep running like everyone else or stop to help. Bailey chose to help.

October 23, 2014 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Hot Topics


Disney announces new animated film — 'Moana'

Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the arrival of a girl named Moana in a new CG-animated film hitting theaters in late 2016.

October 23, 2014 | Megan Marsden Christensen KSL | Hot Topics


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls in September

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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