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U.S. turns Green Zone over to Iraq

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1, 2009 - The United States formally transferred the Republican Palace back to the Iraqi government today, a concrete symbol of the continuing improvement in the country.

January 02, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Students get comfortable for reading

On Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3:30-6 p.m., the Liberty Elementary School Media Center joined the Title I Home Connect Program to sponsor Liberty Elementary's annual Pajamboree.

January 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Joseph Martin depends on military

The military is a way of life in our town.

January 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Not even tangerines safe from raccoons

Check your tax bill: If you are 65 or older, you should be getting four tax exemptions. In the upper right-hand corner of your tax bill it should show "W-4." And here's a reminder, you have to go to the tax assessor's office to "re-file" for your waste management exemption. That is the only one that has to be re-filed every year. It must be re-filed before March 1. We, in Georgia, have been fortunate to have back-to-back governors who have blessed us with these exemptions. Look at your tax statement. Make sure you are getting what you ...

January 02, 2009 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Community loses a good man

Editor, It is with much grief and sadness that I send this letter. Our city has lost a fine and caring man with the loss of Don Carter.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Authorities ignore road danger

Editor, Once again, Georgia newspapers and others have notified us that Georgia state troopers and others across the nation will be targeting impaired drivers and the lack of seat-belt users during the holidays for motorists' safety.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Last word on war on trees

Out jogging this morning, I noticed as I passed our country cemetery that a tree was missing from the head of my grandparents' graves.

January 02, 2009 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Ex-soldier enjoys job in law enforcement

Name: Danny Pittman

January 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | About People


LSU pummels Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Richard Dickson believes LSU lost more than a spot in the Top 25 when it lost five games one year after winning the national championship.

January 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia knocks off Michigan State

ORLANDO, Fla. - Matthew Stafford gave the type of performance in the Capital One Bowl that'd make a fitting finale to his excellent Georgia career.

January 02, 2009 | By Mark Wangrin The Associated Press | Sports


Car makers extending holiday shutdowns

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans.

The shutdown comes as General Motors Corp. said a report that it and Chrysler have restarted talks to combine the two ailing automakers is untrue.

January 02, 2009 | By Tom Krisher Associated Press writer | Business


Army expands funeral honors for soldiers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2008 - Starting early next year, the Army will allow full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for all soldiers killed in action.

January 02, 2009 | By Sara Moore American Forces Press Service | Military


Ga. Tech's Johnson gets new contract

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson was given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract on Thursday.

January 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Insurance industry gets tax break from state

ATLANTA - Georgia's budget woes aren't stopping the state from ringing in the new year with a hefty tax break for the insurance industry.

January 01, 2009 | By Shannon McCafferty Associated Press writer | State, National


Accused killer sues public defender system

ATLANTA (AP) - A man who faces a possible death sentence for a killing almost three years ago filed suit Wednesday against officials of Georgia's public defender system, claiming he has been denied representation for eight months.

January 01, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


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Richmond Hill throws a big party

RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Lifestyle


Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Walthourville business featured

A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty FFA volunteer at run

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pastors are God's gifts to churches

This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.

October 22, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for Oct. 22

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 to leave a message.

October 22, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Distiller to lead bourbon dinner

"Bourbon," master distiller Phil Prichard said, "by its very nature, is a traditional American spirit. And, of course, I always like to talk about bourbon."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News4U


'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Down syndrome awareness month

For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.

October 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Hospital CEO on state ebola team

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Crash was apparent murder-suicide attemp

A fatal wreck Saturday afternoon on Highway 301 in Long County appears to have ties to an incident that occurred at a Richmond Hill hotel earlier that day.

October 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty High trying for $100,000

Liberty County High School is trying to win $100,000 and a concert from The Band Perry.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


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