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Georgia deserves fair share of highway funds

Georgia clearly could use an extra $206 million a year to fix its roads and bridges. And it could get that much - without increasing taxes, without cutting other government programs and without borrowing.

May 04, 2009 | By Jeff Flake and Ronald Utt Special to the Courier | Opinion


Tiger track team heads to state meet

The Tiger track team heads to the the state championship meet May 7-9 in Jefferson at Memorial Stadium. The Courier will bring you the results as they become available.

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Sound off for May 3

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

May 04, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


No shortage of whiting in waters

Howdy, friends and fishermen. Tight Line Jr. here. Ol' Tight Line says hello to everyone.

May 04, 2009 | Donnie and Allen Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


A new pastor in town

Since Sept. 8, Ricardo H. Jones has served as pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church of God in Christ in Walthourville. This is his first time serving as sole pastor of a church, but he entered the ministry in 1987.

May 04, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


DNR approves parking fee adjustments for state parks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board has approved an adjustment to parking fees at state parks. The daily parking fee will increase from $3 to $5 per vehicle (12 passenger or less) and the annual pass will increase from $30 to $50, effective May 20, 2009. Discounts are available for seniors age 62 and older, active duty military and veterans. ParkPass was introduced in 1992. This is the second increase in the 17-year existence of the program.

May 04, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Career day introduces students to work

Constance Ford's third-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary started planning their futures Friday as they crowded around booths at the school's career day to learn more about professions they might one day enter. The students proved to be quite an ambitious group.

May 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education


Sound off for May 1

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

May 01, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Speed limit reduced during training

The speed limit on two Georgia highways on Fort Stewart will be reduced to 45 mph in May because of training for the 41st Brigade Combat Team.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


What the stimulus means for you

President Barack Obama recently signed one of the largest pieces of legislation in U.S. history, a $787 billion stimulus bill that combines massive tax breaks and government spending designed to reinvigorate the U.S. economy.

May 01, 2009 | By Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists


Rotarians learn of resources for hearing-impaired

Tuesday, Katherine Doster, support service specialist with the Georgia Council for the Hearing Impaired, informed Rotarians through an interpreter about current issues, projects and concerns for surrounding area residents who are hearing-impaired or deaf.

May 01, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Lifestyle


Help family keep its assets

In many families, personal financial details aren't always shared freely, especially between generations. But if you're not familiar with your parents' finances, you may be doing them - and yourself - a disservice.

May 01, 2009 | By Jason Alderman Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists


Obama accelerating feds' lack of control

Across the country, Americans have begun to voice their anger and frustration with the federal government's tax, borrow and spend policy.

May 01, 2009 | By State Rep. Jay Neal Special to the Courier | Opinion


Kindergarten registration set in Long Co.

Registration for 2009-10 kindergarten in Long County will be between May 11-14 and May 18-21 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Smiley Elementary School.

May 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Students show artistic talents

Liberty County students and parents attended ArtsFest 2009 Tuesday night at Liberty County High School. The school showcased local student talents in a variety of media. The LCHS Jazz Ensemble kicked off the evening and was followed by other performances including LCHS Flute Choir, chorus, drama presentation, poetry readings and a cosmetology presentation. Family members and visitors also gathered in the media center to browse the visual arts display, which showcased more than 100 pieces of art. Calls to get the names of student winners had not been returned by the Courier's deadline.

May 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


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Adopt, beautify a spot near you

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of the homes we live in with our families, we need to take care of our community. Keep Liberty Beautiful sincerely appreciates the nearly 4,000 volunteers each year who help to make our county cleaner and more attractive through neighborhood projects and area litter cleanups, but those who are interested in going to the next level should consider "adopting" Liberty.

January 28, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Man cherished by many belongs to all

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel.

January 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Juvenile-justice system going to dogs, thankfully

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Fort Stewart Experiences Unique Birth

Rushed, often unexpectedly early baby deliveries are not something new to any hospital. In most cases though, at least the mother makes it inside the building before giving birth. That wasn't quite the case at Fort Stewart, Georgia's Winn Army Community Hospital in the early morning hours of Jan. 15.

January 28, 2015 | Fort Stewart PAO | Military


Sound off for Jan. 28

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.

January 28, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


FBCA alum Frazier earns SEC honor

Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player and current Georgia guard J.J. Frazier was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to a news release on UGA's athletic website

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Liberty splits with Burke

Saturday was a different night than Friday, but it was the same script for the Liberty County basketball teams.

January 28, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Budgeting must be open, fair

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, and a member of the House's Ways and Means Committee, last week was a busy one for me. We gathered for four days of hearings at Gov. Nathan Deal's office, where the budget was presented. We also listened as state agencies offered input about budget needs and then asked questions regarding which programs worked well or were under- or over-funded.

January 28, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens Special to the Courier | Opinion


Area wrestling fans enjoy Saturday-night event at BI

Some people say that one can never go home again. But for those who attended Saturday's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling event at Bradwell Institute, it certainly felt like home as fans were treated to some old-school professional wrestling.

January 28, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Cousins qualify for state meet for FPCA

First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander swimmers and cousins Xavier and Mackenzie McCartney qualified for the state swim meet in new swim categories last weekend during the Last Chance Meet in Madison.

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Stabbing victim identified

A Liberty County man was rushed to the hospital Sunday afternoon after he was stabbed during a domestic dispute.

January 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Corn-hole tourney, chili cook-off set

Corn-hole tourney, chili cook-off set

January 28, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Controlled burn could bring smoke

Three burns in training areas of Fort Stewart are set for today and could bring smoke into the Hinesville area.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Three-war veteran celebrates 90th birthday

Retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Mathew Suddath expected a small party for his 90th birthday, but his family surprised him by inviting soldiers to participate in a ceremony to honor his military service. The celebration was held Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill.

January 28, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Military


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