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Locals attend inauguration

Joe and Gracie Scott and Annie and Percy Price traveled to Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 20 presidential inauguration.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Protect our rivers and the crabs in them

Editor,

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Economic pessimists ignore our creativity

Editor,

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Quality winter crappie in deep, cool waters

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Springtime is not the only ideal time for crappie fishing in Georgia. The brief winter season also produces excellent results, and several reservoirs across the state offer rewards for anglers willing to brave the bitter cold temperatures.

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Almost too cold to fish

Hello, friends and fisherman. Tight Line Jr., here. Well, with all the cold weather this week there was not much fishing going on, but I do have one good report from some good ol' boys that came all the way from Tattnall County.

February 09, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Improved prospects help equip anglers

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Aimlessly casting a line and hoping for a bite is history thanks to Georgia's new and improved online fishing prospects. Anglers of all skill levels can benefit from the enhanced fishing prospect guides which detail the state's 31 reservoirs and 18 rivers and include maps, local weather forecasts, best bets and species-specific techniques, all in one convenient location - www.gofishgeorgia.com .

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


More lobbyists needed

Roy Barnes has not even announced for governor, yet the ex-guv has already offered a sound proposal for protecting the people from their lawmakers. It ought to be topic No. 1 in the coming political campaigns, even if lawyer Barnes decides not to toss his fedora back into the ring.

February 09, 2009 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


Sports briefs for Feb. 8, 2009

Biggest Loser

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Senate votes to double homestead exemtions

Homeowner tax relief took center stage this week with the passage of Senate Bill 83, doubling the homestead exemption from $2,000 to $4,000 with automatic adjustments for inflation. The Homestead Exemption Act became law in the 1930s. The exemption has remained at $2,000 ever since.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | News


Game Day for Feb. 8, 2009

Today

February 09, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Reaching out to the children

Rhema New Life Ministry in Allenhurst is attracting a lot of children. The church, which sits on 10 acres of land, has been established for one year.

February 09, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Local church hosts black history event

Community Missionary Baptist Church celebrated Black History Month with "An Evening with History" on Feb. 1.

February 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Faith


Area businesses are still hiring

By-products of the recent economic downturn - job losses, floundering businesses and dwindling retirement accounts - no doubt have members of the United States work force fearing for their financial futures. However, there are still a few employment opportunities out there - if you know where to look for them. Coincidentally, Hinesville and the surrounding Liberty County area just may be good starting points.

February 09, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Obama said to be wavering on withdrawal plan

WASHINGTON - The White House is considering at least two troop withdrawal options as it weighs a new Iraq strategy - one that would preserve President Barack Obama's campaign pledge to get all combat brigades out within 16 months and a second that would stretch it to 23 months, two officials said Friday.

A third, in-between option of 19 months is also being weighed, according to the officials, neither of whom would discuss the sensitive topic without being granted anonymity. One of the officials said the main focus appears to be on the 16-month and 23-month options; 23 months would run ...

February 07, 2009 | By Robert Burns Associated Press writer | Military


AWOL war resistor says he'll turn himself in here

BLAINE, Wash. - Iraq War resistor Cliff Cornell, who fled to Canada, is returning to Fort Stewart, Ga., to face a charge of being absent without leave.

His lawyer, James Branum in Lawton, Okla., said Friday that Cornell would turn himself in Tuesday at the Army base near Savannah.

February 07, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


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Honor roll: Frank Long Elementary

Students named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Frank Long Elementary are:

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Birth: Cataleya Sueann Michelle Bailey

Cataleya Sueann Michelle Bailey was born at 7:33 p.m. Nov. 4 to Jasmine Bailey of Hinesville.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Outlaw policing for profit in Georgia

Back in 1966, Bobby Fuller sang about, "Robbin' people with a six-gun, I fought the law and the law won." And rightfully so - robbery is a crime. But what happens when it's the law doing the robbing and the law wins?

November 26, 2014 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Carl Sanders: A great man did great things

On my "to-do" list last week was a reminder to call former Gov. Carl Sanders and see if he had any thoughts on how to get the field at Sanford Stadium named for UGA's former coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. I knew he would like the idea and perhaps could jerk a few chains I seem to have been unable to rattle thus far.

November 26, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


New RH plant sets job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center to fill a number of positions with Caesarstone Technology at its new $120 million manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sunbury hosts high school regatta

Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.

November 26, 2014 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Woman rats out neighbor, is wrong in allegation

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

November 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Blood donors needed, prizes offered

The American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to make appointments to give blood, which will help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients during the holiday season.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Honor roll: Button Gwinnett Elementary

Children named to the recently ended nine-weeks honor roll at Button Gwinnett Elementary are:

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Student inducted into Golden Key society

Aliyah McMillan officially was inducted into The Golden Key International Honour Society at Georgia Southern Nov. 16.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Thanksgiving brings cornucopia of memories

The fourth Thursday in November is observed as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Ever since 52 pilgrims got together with their 50 Indian friends in November 1621 and decided to have a large, three-day feast to celebrate and give thanks to God for helping them pull through the rough winter in the new land, Americans have been getting together with their families and feasting.

November 25, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Looking for businesses with holiday shine

I love this time of year. All the lights and decorations really can make our community look pretty. It would be wonderful if we all made that kind of effort all year long.

November 25, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Take limits off God to improve life

In today's society, we have been inclined to live a life of limits that are beneath God's calling.

November 25, 2014 | By Pastor Henry Frasier Jr. Columnist | Faith


Coach Fritz Radio Show Moved to Wild Wing Cafe

STATESBORO, Ga. - Inside Georgia Southern Football with Willie Fritz has been moved to Wild Wing Cafe on Highway 67 in Statesboro. The show will air tonight live at 7 p.m. and can be heard across the Georgia Southern Radio Network.

November 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Holiday is for catching up

It started accidentally. Some good ideas and memorable moments are like that. They aren't planned. They're born, bringing with them an ability to nudge a way naturally into our lives and become a tradition.

November 25, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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