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Savannah firefighter charged with hit-and-run death

SAVANNAH - A Savannah firefighter has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run wreck in South Carolina.

29-year-old Ryan Scott Cudlip surrendered to Bluffton, S.C., police officers Sunday morning.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Body of man found in Effingham County

SPRINGFIELD - Authorities are trying to identify the body of a male found in a wooded area in Effingham County.

The body was found Sunday morning.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Gas prices tumble across state

ATLANTA - Gasoline prices across Georgia are at their lowest level in nearly five years, and may continue to fall.

AAA Georgia said Monday, the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $1.53, down 20 cents since last month.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


State's virtual academy enrolls 4,400

ATLANTA - Georgia's first Internet-based public school now has 4,400 students enrolled across the state.

Students of the Georgia Virtual Academy take all their classes online and do most of their work with the help of their parents. They talk with teachers over the phone and on e-mail, and take state-mandated exams at the end of the year like other public school students.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Savannah businesses being evacuated

SAVANNAH - Police are evacuating businesses in downtown Savannah after an apparent underground explosion.

Businesses on Bay and River streets are being evacuated after the explosion at 8:45 a.m. Monday that police said blew off three manhole covers.

December 29, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


2008 was a year of change

The author Robert C. Gallagher said, "Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine."

December 29, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Columnist takes issue with movie review

One thing you can be sure of during the holidays is that Hollywood is going to open a gazillion new blockbusters. This year is no different. A whole host of movies ranging from tearjerkers to a gentleman mouse to an untamed pet to a plot to kill Hitler have made their way to the big screen.

December 29, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Make a change for the New Year

Thank God for a New Year!!! The question is what will be different or what will you do differently in 2009? I am convinced that every year should bring about a change, and if we look around, we understand that change is needed in our world and in the lives of many. We need social, economic and spiritual changes in our lives.

December 29, 2008 | Rev. A.L. Jackson Columnist | Faith


This is a day to enjoy freedom

Many years have passed, but some traditions will never fade. One of the oldest traditions in Liberty County is the annual Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day celebration.

December 29, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Sports briefs for Dec. 28

Army hires new football coach

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day Dec. 28

Today

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Johnny Cash tribute concert Jan. 9

Bill Dewey will play a Johnny Cash tribute concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at the Emma Kelley Theater in Statesboro.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for Dec. 28

Here are some of the issues that 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:

December 29, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Liberty students honored for reaching goal

Ninety-two students at Liberty Elementary School were recently honored for achieving or exceeding their individual Accelerated Reader (AR) goals.

December 29, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


Ga.'s first youth hunter ed challenge set

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Youth interested in the outdoors can test their knowledge, demonstrate their skills and register to win a muzzleloader at the state's first annual Hunter Education Skills Challenge event Jan. 17 in Walton County.

December 29, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Honor neat businesses, homes

Cultivating a vibrant, productive community is a lot like growing a garden.

September 30, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Development authority member trains

Melissa Carter Ray recently completed development authority training, provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Show pastor love, appreciation

"And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

September 30, 2014 | By Edith Anderson In the pulpit | Faith


Birth: Kalani Nevaeh Moore

Kalani Nevaeh Moore was born at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 15 to Stephanie Moore and Frederick Moore of Hinesville.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Avoid costly lessons in finance

When Miss Ondia Mae died at 75, those of us who knew her marveled that she had managed to make it to the end of her life without winding up in the poorhouse.

September 30, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fritz bucking trends at GSU

There's at least one trend being reversed at Georgia Southern by first-year head coach Willie Fritz, who came to Statesboro with 21 years of experience.

September 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Ellison Earns Second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison earned his second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 mark with a 34-14 win over Appalachian State Thursday night.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Locals say they are producing movie here

Nursing Tybalt Productions, in partnership with Wonder Worthy Productions, recently announced that their film, "Ben & Ara," is slated to start production in Liberty County in October.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long Co. band needs support for trip

Editor, The Long County Blue Tide Band is in great need of help from the surrounding communities.

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car

The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet.

September 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Five complete basics

Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


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