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Sound off for Feb. 27

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.

February 27, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


South Georgia lawyer leads litigation panel

SAVANNAH - David Michael Conner, a partner at the Savannah law firm of Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP, has been appointed chairman for the Council on Litigation Management, a national organization dedicated to standardizing litigation practices and promoting integrity in claims handling, asset protection and legal defense pertaining to the insurance industry and corporate legal departments.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Teachers, students benefit from tax breaks

When it comes to higher education, students and their families may take advantage of credits to offset expenses like tuition and fees.

February 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Game Day for Feb. 27, 2009

Today

February 27, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs for Feb. 27, 2009

CYS registration now open

February 27, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Help shelter earn a makeover

Editor, The Liberty Humane Shelter is in position 13 on zootoo.com as of Feb. 22. With only 19 days left until the end of Phase I, we're hoping you'll join us in our endeavor to win the Million Dollar Makeover. If you post daily, every point will help us stay in the top 20 until the end of Phase 1.

February 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Titus, Faircloth to wed

Chrissy and Larry Titus of Winchester, Va., and Debbie Denicker of Keyser, W.Va., are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Chantele Alaine to Derek Richard Faircloth, son of Beverly and Rick Faircloth of Hinesville.

February 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Execution set for 1986 St. Simons murder

ATLANTA - The Georgia attorney general's office says the execution of a man convicted in the 1986 fatal stabbing of a St. Simons woman has been scheduled for March 10.

The attorney general's office says Robert Newland will be executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. He was convicted and sentenced to die in 1987 for the fatal stabbing of his neighbor, 27-year-old Carol Sanders Beatty. She was killed in the garden of her home.

February 26, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


State jobless rate tops 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January.

February 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Assisted suicide probe reaches into Georgia

ATLANTA - A wide-ranging investigation into an alleged suicide assistance ring led to charges against four people and raids in nine states as authorities looked into how many deaths might have been involved.

Four members of the Final Exit Network were charged Wednesday with helping a 58-year-old Georgia man end his life by inhaling helium. The group assigns those seeking to end their lives a guide who instructs them to purchase two new helium tanks and a hood, known as an "exit bag," the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

February 26, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


NASCAR schedule, standings on Feb. 25

Feb. 7 - x-Budweiser Shootout, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Kevin Harvick)

Feb. 15 - Daytona 500, Daytona Beach, Fla. (Matt Kenseth)

February 25, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


House panel OKs $18.9 billion budget

ATLANTA - Grappling with the worst deficit in Georgia's history, the House budget-writing panel on Wednesday approved an $18.9 billion spending plan that funnels hundreds of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money into Medicaid and education.

Plummeting state tax collections have ripped a giant hole in the state's revenues. The budget approved on Wednesday by a voice vote in the House Appropriations Committee slashes $2.6 billion in state revenues for the current fiscal year.

February 25, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


Drought back in much of state

ATLANTA - Drought conditions have returned to much of Georgia, and the state's climatologist is warning it could get worse.

State climatologist David Stooksbury said Wednesday that drought has returned to many parts of the state that had emerged from dry conditions last year, including swaths of south Georgia. Some 102 counties are in moderate drought, and parts of northeast Georgia are still mired in "severe" and "extreme" conditions.

February 25, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Braves complete $2.5 million deal with OF Anderson

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Garret Anderson will feel a little strange playing for a team other than the Angels.

February 25, 2009 | Associated Press | Sports


Sport briefs for Feb. 25, 2009

CYS registration now open

February 25, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


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The Spot Dec. 18

Festival of Lights

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are investigating an early morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of a man whose vehicle landed upside down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


RHHS coach goes one and done

Josh Eads is one and done as Richmond Hill High School football coach.

December 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Sports


Pembroke has 31st annual Christmas parade

Under clear skies with temperatures hovering in the mid-30s, the 31st annual Christmas Parade of Pembroke kicked off promptly at 10 a.m. to the delight of hundreds of people gathered along Main Street.

December 18, 2014 | By Steve Scholar Correspondent | Lifestyle


Birth: Jaiden Dimitri Nelson

Jaiden Dimitri Nelson was born at 7:19 a.m. Dec. 4 to Kimberly Nelson of Hinesville and Tramoun Williams of Hinesville.

December 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Live your life like Christ all the time -- part 1

During this time of year, many people begin to think about Christ. More attention is given to trying to live as he lived - helping others, giving of himself to others.

December 18, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Friendships are gifts that do keep on giving

Maybe it's the fact that I have more days in the rearview mirror than I have ahead of me, but at this special time of year I am more aware than ever of the gift of friendships. Friendships are always the correct size, the right color and don't require a set of instructions on how to operate them. They are truly the gift that keeps on giving.

December 18, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Midway Museum hosts 55th annual tea

Midway Museum hosted its 55th annual Christmas Tea on Saturday to celebrate the holiday season and preserve Midway's Colonial history.

December 18, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss Correspondent | Lifestyle


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici PD impounds semi rig

The Ludowici Police Department is investigating two recent vehicle-related incidents.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Sleep deprivation hurts careers more than helps

Burning the midnight oil implies working overtime, long into the night, to get something done and ultimately to get ahead. But the belief that sacrificing a few hours of sleep for a few more hours of work will lead to higher achievement has been debunked by science.

December 17, 2014 | By Deborah Sutton Deseret News | News4U


Gingerbread contest winners named

The second-annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, sponsored by La Quinta and the Hinesville Rotary Club, ended with a judging event Friday night.

December 17, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Birth: Dwight Algernon Hines Jr.

Dwight Algernon Hines Jr. was born Dec. 4 to Ceera Hines of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Dwight Hines of Miami, Florida. Baby Dwight was born at Liberty Regional Medical Center.

December 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Shooting suspect considered armed, dangerous

A suspect in the shooting of a Walthourville man during a home invasion Tuesday has been identified by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Keep cronyism out of state school choice

Georgia has one of the more popular K-12 tuition tax-credit programs in America, which is funded by the private contributions of approximately 18,000 individual taxpayers and 200 corporate taxpayers, who receive a state income-tax credit for their contributions.

December 17, 2014 | By Jim Kelly and Ben Scafidi Guest columnists | Opinion


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