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Volunteers made cleanup a success

During the 2008 spring Great American Cleanup, I am happy to report that we had 948 dedicated volunteers, who shared 3,131 hours of their time to improve our community. These volunteers cleaned up almost eight tons of litter and debris from our roads and waterways, planted 412 plants and trees, collected more than five tons of electronics and other household items to recycle, and collected 6.2 tons of plastics to recycle as part of the Return the Warmth project.

August 05, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Student on honors list at Emmanuel

Christopher A. Oldham was named to the dean's list at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs for the spring semester.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | About People


Midway councilman earns training recognition

SAVANNAH - Midway City Council member Levern Clancy Jr. received a certificate of recognition from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute on June 24 at the Georgia Municipal Association's Annual Convention in Savannah.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | About People


Tramaine DaShaun Anderson

Tramaine DaShaun Anderson was born at 5:24 p.m. July 7 to Lashonda Anderson and Stewart Nixon of Hinesville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Amos Cornelius Walthour Jr.

Amos Cornelius Walthour Jr. was born at 6:04 a.m. July 3 to Jessica Jearldine Short and Amos Cornelius Walthour of Fort Stwerat.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Madeline Grace Smiley

Madeline Grace Smiley was born at 7:35 a.m. June 17 to Catherine and John E. Smiley Jr. of Flemington.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Benjamin Jacob Caban

Benjamin Jacob Caban was born at 1:32 p.m. July 3 to Liana M. and Benjamin Caban of Hinesville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Local earns master's degree

Tabeter Robinson graduated from South University on June 21, earning a master's of arts degree in professional counseling with an above 3.0 grade point average.

August 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | About People


Alyssa Ann Petry

Alyssa Ann Petry was born at 8:44 p.m. July 14, to Tamara A. Mierzejewski and Austin B. Petry of Hinesville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Cpl. Mike Binion named ranger of the year

SOCIAL CIRCLE - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division selected Cpl. Mike Binion of the Albany Law Enforcement office as the 2008 State Ranger of the Year. As runner-up, Ranger First Class Mitch Oliver of the Fort Valley office received the 2008 James R. Darnell Award.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Locals win state baseball championship

Stephen Alvarez (Richmond Hill), Jacob Dill (Hinesville), Billy Kilmer (Richmond Hill) and Nathan Ward (Midway) spent their entire summer break playing baseball for the Savannah Chain Baseball 14U major class baseball travel team. This summer, Chain won the Grand Slam 14U Georgia State Championship, won the Charleston Chucktown 15U tournament, won the East Georgia Memorial Day tournament and finished 3rd in the Fletcher World Series. The team played all of their games on the road against other competitive 14U, 15U and 16U teams from all over the country. Most recently, Chain went 6-2-1 in the Fletcher World Series with their ...

August 05, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


2008-09 hunting regulations now available online

The 2008-2009 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Cottage groundbreaking at Gordonia-Altamaha

A groundbreaking on July 16 heralded the start of construction of five cottages at Gordonia-Altamaha State Park in Reidsville.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Locals attend conservation workshop

The 47th annual Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was held June 8-12 at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. The workshop, which included 159 Georgia high school students - eight of which were from the U.S. Virgin Islands - and two chaperones, has graduated approximately 11,410 participants. Students from throughout Georgia attended a week's worth of activities such as field trips and classroom functions with opportunities to earn college scholarships at the end of the week.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | Education


Savannah native attends Princeton Institute

Jacksonville resident Carmen L. Jones is a licensed speech-language pathologist with Duval County Public Schools where she evaluates and treats students with communication disorders in grades K-8 at two school sites.

August 05, 2008 | Staff report | About People


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Democrats award banquet is May 3

The Liberty County Democratic Party will have its annual awards banquet Saturday, May 3, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7. The keynote speaker is Rashad Richey of CBS Radio WAOK in Atlanta.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two controlled burns on post today

Fort Stewart Forestry Branch is burning about 900 acres in the northwest part of the post today, according to a news release from Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

April 24, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Midway mayor should be 'weak'

Editor, Like many of you, I read Len Calderone's "Midway Perspective" columns with interest. When I was on the city council, I would audio tape the city council meetings and have access to city documents, which I use to review his reported facts. I cannot always support his opinions, but his facts appear to be indisputable.

April 24, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Deal: Programs prepare students for work

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that the state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia's current youth apprenticeship program.

April 24, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Runway wunderkind

It's early afternoon on a Friday, and Troy Allen is itching for the school bell to ring.

April 24, 2014 | Jessica Leigh Lebos Connect Savannah | Lifestyle


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


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


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