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May 06, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Liberty Thunder nabs 2nd place

The Liberty County Thunder 14U baseball team competed at the Peach State Diamond Sports Tournament in Brunswick on April 25. The Thunder played 5 games Saturday, making it to the championship and bringing home the second-place trophy. Players are, from left, kneeling: Tyler Lovelady, Austin Mills, Cody Hill, Sage Sammons and Shawn Mills; standing, front row: Caleb Wells, Luke Golden, Kyle Lannom, Chase Rogers, Grayson Fincham and Austin Middleton; standing, back row: coach Joe Fincham, Stephen Fleck and assistant coach Shawn Mills.

May 06, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Photographer zooms in on beauty of subjects

Name: Marguerite West

May 06, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | About People


It is possible to correct late potty-training

What's it going to take for American parents to realize that just as it's far easier to house train a 4-month-old puppy than a one-year-old dog, it's far easier to toilet train a 20-month-old child than a 3-year-old?

May 06, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Take care to avoid osteoporosis

Contrary to what many people believe, osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging.

May 06, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Horoscopes for week of May 6-13

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be tempted to be more assertive when dealing with a job-related matter. But a carefully measured approach works best at getting the cooperation you're looking for.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Ludowici man wins sale's door prize

HAZLEHURST - Don Dasher of Ludowici is the grand prize winner of the 2009 Peaches to the Beaches "Shop Til' You Drop" contest.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for May 6

Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

May 06, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Former Stewart commander takes USARCENT

Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central on Monday. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.

But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


Perdue signs health agencies

ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that shakes up the state bureaucracy that oversees health and social service programs.

The new law restructures programs now handled by two state agencies, reshuffling them among three. The revamp includes a new Department of Behavioral Health to handle mental health and addictive disease programs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


School in Georgia closes because of flu

ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.

Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Perdue signs 'super speeder' bill

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is set to sign legislation that would slap Georgia drivers traveling well above the speed limit with stiff new fines.

The fines - expected to total about $23 million a year - are intended to help the state's cash-strapped network of trauma hospitals.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia soldier killed in Afghanistan

ATLANTA - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.

Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


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Download April's menus

Here's help planning your menus for the month. Download pdf documents in the media player at left of what Liberty County Schools will be serving during April.

April 01, 2015 | LCSS Nutrition Dept. | Download school menus


DOT sets hearing on pipeline in RH

The Georgia Department of Transportation will have a public hearing on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline project on April 21 at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | State, National


BI boys, Liberty girls top Championships

The Bradwell Institute boys' team and the Liberty County High School girls' team won their divisions' titles during the Liberty County Championships on Friday at BI.

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


McGowan released by Dodgers

Ludowici native Dustin McGowan has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report Tuesday on cbssports.com.

April 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Annual all-sports physicals return this month for Liberty athletes

This year's theme for March for athletic trainers was "We Prepare, You Perform." As an athletic trainer, I can appreciate this.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Armstrong sets Military Family Day

Armstrong State University's College of Education will host Military Family Day, an on-campus event for K-8 children whose parents are based at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The event will feature free lunch, a variety of kid-friendly activities and educational sessions for parents. This event is free and open to the public.

April 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


McGowan released by Dodgers

Ludowici native Dustin McGowan has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to a report Tuesday on cbssports.com.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Birth: Lincoln Donald Oakes

Lincoln Donald Oakes was born at 4:39 a.m. March 19 to Amanda Oakes of Berlin, New Hampshire, and Jeremy Oakes of Penacook, New Hampshire.

March 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


National energy policy hits home

Georgia boasts no native sources of fossil fuel ­- coal, natural gas or oil ­- yet the energy industry fuels this state's economy just as surely as if it were the epicenter of operations.

March 31, 2015 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Christian Terrell Sibert

Christian Terrell Sibert was born at 7:31 a.m. March 18 to Evelyn Bailum of Springfield, Ohio, and Bradley Sibert of Savannah.

March 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Birth: DeMari’ Lavon-Depree Crandall

DeMari' Lavon-Depree Crandall was born at 10:21 a.m. March 16 to Chanelle Gates of Hinesville and Demarkis Crandall of Fort Stewart.

March 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


State school district still needs work

Editor's note: The Opportunity School District legislation was approved by the House on Wednesday, but with some differences from the Senate version. So now a conference committee will have to work out the differences before it goes to the governor. Suggs wrote this as a blog before House passage. And her issues may have to be weighed by voters before it appears on ballots in November 2016 as a constitutional amendment.

March 30, 2015 | By Claire Suggs Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Amiya Corrina Edwards

Amiya Corrina Edwards was born March 16 to Antwonette Fleming of Hinesville and Corey Edwards of Hinesville.

March 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Birth: Ji-zhi Hambrick

Ji-zhi Hambrick was born at 9:39 p.m. March 13 to Annah Hambrick of Hinesville.

March 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Celebrations


There are numerous ways to help battle litter in this community

We are in the middle of the national Great American Cleanup effort, and hundreds of local residents already have joined to clean up more than 50 miles of our county. We will have hundreds more join in the next few weeks.

March 30, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Opinion


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