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Sugar maker accuses whistleblower of faking warning

SAVANNAH - Attorneys for one of the nation's largest sugar producers accused a whistleblower Monday of faking a report that he says he sent to company executives warning them of the dust hazard at a Georgia refinery days before a blast there killed 14 workers.

Lawyers defending Imperial Sugar in more than 30 lawsuits filed a motion in Chatham County State Court asking a judge to throw out the report and all testimony by Graham H. Graham because he "knowingly provided false testimony." Graham was vice president of operations at the Texas company at the time of the explosion.

April 21, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National


GBI: Weapon examiner testing faulty

ATLANTA - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a state firearms examiner has resigned over faulty testing and dozens of criminal cases in the state could be in jeopardy.

GBI spokesman John Bankhead says Bernadette Davy admitted to not fully testing guns. She could not be reached for comment Monday after GBI announced she had resigned April 1. She had been an examiner since 1991.

April 21, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Parades honor deploying Guard units

DUBLIN - Parades honoring the Georgia National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade kick off in Dublin.

Brigade commander Col. Lee Durham says the 48th and its support battalions are being shipped in stages to Afghanistan.

April 21, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Avoid work-at-home scams

Everyone's seen them-seductive work-at-home opportunities hyped in flyers tacked to telephone poles, in newspaper classifieds, in your e-mail, and all over the web, promising you hundreds or thousands of dollars a week for typing, stuffing envelopes, processing medical billing, etc. And it's just a phone call or mouse click away...

Might be tempting during these uncertain economic times, but beware of any offers that promise easy money for minimum effort-many are scams that fill the coffers of criminals.

April 20, 2009 | FBI story | Public Safety


Post reaches 100-day safety mileston

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield and the 3rd Infantry Division marked 100 days fatality free March 27. In the 100 days leading up to March 27, the installation did not lose a Soldier to a traffic accident fatality.

"This is a major milestone and CSM Jesse Andrews and I couldn't be more proud of our soldiers," said 3rd Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo. "A Soldier's life is inherently dangerous. Every day, we handle weapons and work on or operate unforgiving vehicles and equipment. Even without the presence of an armed enemy, there are so many ways to ...

April 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Sports briefs for April 19, 2009

LCRD officials sought

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Game Day for April 19, 2009

Today

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Life blooms rich ‘in the pits’ through April

SOCIAL CIRCLE - On an April afternoon fresh from heavy rains and swept by steady winds, Mary Terry asks a question atop Arabia Mountain in Dekalb County:

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


A little something to cure boredom

Hello, everyone. Tight Line Jr. here.

April 20, 2009 | Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD facts: In the shell

Turtles may crawl out of their shells in cartoons, but not in real life. A turtle's backbone is built into the top of its shell. When threatened, a turtle often pulls in its head, tail and legs for protection. In some species, the bottom part of the shell is hinged, forming an extremely tight closure.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Tagging study offers free license

CALHOUN - Anglers looking to land trophy trout in the 15-mile stretch of the Toccoa River between Blue Ridge Dam and the Tennessee state line now also have a chance to hunt and fish in Georgia for life for free.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Eagle survey shows rise in nests

FORSYTH - Bald eagle populations continue to soar in Georgia, with 2009 totals from the state Department of Natural Resources showing increases in nests and young fledged.

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Chattahoochee anglers get more time

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Previously open to anglers from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Georgia Power now has extended

April 20, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Long sheriff supports youth homes

At a time when many children are not fortunate enough to live in stable, loving homes, the Georgia Sheriff's Association has found away to help tackle this problem.

April 20, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Sound off for April 19

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:

April 20, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


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Luncheon to discuss food labels

BRUNSWICK - What does it really imply if products are listed as all-natural or gluten-free? Which part of the label should consumers review first? What is the appropriate amount of beneficial nutrients?

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Simple tips to maintain discipline

Here we are in the new year, and if you're like most people, you've made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and generally take better care of yourself.

January 25, 2015 | By Christine Nyers Special to the Courier | Living well


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


Armstrong launches science series

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's College of Science and Technology will launch Science on Tap - a new, free monthly event - at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Savannah Coffee Roasters, 215 W. Liberty St.

January 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


God can help you change for the better

I'm still getting used to my new computer. It is a Mac as opposed to a PC; those letters mean something to some of you.

January 23, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Convoluted, cliched script hampers 'Blackhat'

"Blackhat" is the latest effort from director Michael Mann whose last film was 2009's gangster drama, "Public Enemies." While Mann continues to be a director of great visual style, he might've needed more time to work on a film that is not out of his league.

January 23, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Port official sees bright future

GAINESVILLE -- Port of Savannah officials have their hands full with an ambitious deepening project, but they're also watching how the transportation funding debate plays out in the Georgia General Assembly.

January 23, 2015 | By Jeff Gill Gainesville Times | Business


Bamboo Farm director explains mission

Norman Winter, director of the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens at the Historic Bamboo Farm, was the keynote speaker at last week's meeting of the Richmond Hill Garden Club.

January 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Future Business Leaders busy in December

The Long County Middle School Future Business Leaders of America group recently visited Coastal Manor Nursing home for Christmas.

January 22, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Listen to right one for eternal life

Many still believe the lie of Satan today; they fail to see that sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:1-2). They fail to understand that when they give in to their desires to do wrong things, they - not God - are causing the problem.

January 22, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Jonathan Logan Hughes

Jonathan Logan Hughes was born at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15 to Alicia Latoyah Jones of Glennville and Jonathan Doyle-Kieth Hughes of Glennville.

January 22, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


State may get transportation funding right

In politics, you must take advantage of windows of opportunity. Sometimes good ideas are sidetracked by unfortunate events, a bad economy or even personality conflicts among political leaders. Given the risk of delaying decisions, Georgia needs to address its transportation shortfall quickly and practically.

January 22, 2015 | By Kelly McCutchen Guest columnist | Opinion


Column has never been stronger

My fellow Georgians: In order to keep my national certification as a modest and much-beloved columnist, it is required that I submit to you at the first of every year my State of the Column message. (Yay! Clap! Clap! Clap!) I do that gladly today. For one thing, this will be a lot shorter and less boring than the State of the Union address (Boooo!) and, also, we don't have to endure a bunch of fawning politicians trying to be seen on national television. (Yay! Ha! Ha! Ha!)

January 22, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Activist, artist will be missed by many

A strong proponent in the preservation of historic Allenhurst was found dead Wednesday night.

January 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | News


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