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Arrests made for school break-ins

The Ludowici Police Department arrested three suspects Monday in three different school break-ins in Ludowici.

October 23, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Army touts success of Warriro Transition Units

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2008 - Before a major newspaper shed light on the sub-par outpatient conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center here, the hospital had appointed one soldier to track the recoveries of 200 wounded troops, an Army official said.

October 23, 2008 | By John J. Kruzel American Forces Press Service | Military


Jewish soldier transferred after attack

SAVANNAH - A Jewish Army trainee who was beaten at Fort Benning days after he complained of religious harassment is now training with a different unit at the Georgia post.

October 22, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


Army secretary announces Year of NCO

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2008 - The Army will recognize the value of its enlisted leaders at all levels of command as it observes "The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer" in 2009, Army Secretary Pete Geren said today.

October 22, 2008 | By C. Todd Lopez Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Developer scales back Jekyll Island plan

JEKYLL ISLAND - The board of directors of the Jekyll Island Authority Monday reviewed revised plans from Greensboro-based Linger Longer Communities for a beach village that will be a key part of the island's overall revitalization effort.

October 22, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


October events in Brunswick, Golden Isles

Oct 9-13 Colonial Coast Birding and Nature Festival Field trips, seminars, exhibits, banquet and keynote address. Jekyll Island Convention Center, Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island. 877-453-5955. coastalgeorgiabirding.org

October 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Keeping water clean takes work

Our Third Annual Rivers Alive is just a few weeks away and we need your help this year to clean up 10-12 bodies of water in our community. On Oct. 25, we will clean rivers, creeks, ponds, lakes and streams around Liberty County to reduce the litter and debris that pollute our waterways and affect the quality of the water we drink, fish and play in.

October 21, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Agenda for October commission meeting

Liberty County

October 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | News


Is Jekyll development to serve incurred debt, or needs of visitors?

The latest efforts by consultants working for the Jekyll Island Authority are all too familiar in government programs when there is a basic disconnect between the mission of the agency and the motives of those in charge. The fallacies in this venture are perhaps best captured by the classic diagnosis, "The tail wagging the dog."

October 21, 2008 | By David Kyler Special to the Courier | Opinion


Celebrate your pastor this month

"Now, brothers and sisters, we ask you to appreciate those who work hard among you, who lead you in the Lord and teach you. Respect them with a very special love because of the work they do. Live in peace with each other."

October 21, 2008 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


OJ Simpson jury says witness testimony not trusted

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Jurors who found O.J. Simpson guilty in his armed robbery trial say secret audio tapes and surveillance video swayed them more than witness accounts.

October 21, 2008 | By Linda Deutsch AP Special Correspondent | Sports


Honor vows made before God

In the Bible book of Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 we find these words, "When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay."

October 21, 2008 | By Elder Dr. D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Georgia Power's nuclear request under review

ATLANTA - The Georgia Public Service Commission set the schedule for public hearings and a decision on Georgia Power Company's request to certify two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in Southeast Georgia.

October 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Cornfield maze opens by Jesup

ODUM - With 10 acres of corn planted and their new mind-boggling design now created, the Poppell family is bringing the "Maize craze" back to South Georgia. The popular Odum labyrinth that drew thousands of visitors last fall is again getting curious maze-goers lost. It opened to the public Saturday. Part of an increasingly popular "agritainment" trend, it will be joined this year by more than 160 affiliated Maize sites across the United States, Canada and Europe.

October 21, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Help Congress support spouses

"Military spouses embody the courage, nobility of duty and love of country that inspire every American. On Military Spouse Day, we pay tribute to the husbands and wives who support their spouses in America's armed forces during times of war and peace."

October 21, 2008 | By Caroline Gotler Columnist | Advice/Columnists


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Tide players getting into condition

With summer winding down and football season fast approaching, it is crucial for high-school programs to get as much out of the players as possible during their offseason conditioning programs.

July 24, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Be content with who you are

I recently read a story of a lady who spent $30,000 so she could look like Kim Kardashian. Now, she has to spend the next few years paying it off.

July 23, 2014 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


State changes rules for school fundraisers

In response to new federal school-nutrition regulations, State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and the state Board of Education last week initiated the rulemaking process to amend the state-board rule to comply with the federal Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Horoscopes for week of July 23-29

Here's what the stars have in store for you this week:

July 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Family+Health


Hunter soldier to sing tonight

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD - When Pfc. Paul Ieti, 21, was in Afghanistan, he and a friend made a video of him singing "Stay" by Rihanna. And like a million young dreamers before, they posted it on YouTube.

July 23, 2014 | By Sgt. William Begley 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade | Lifestyle


Taxpayers on hook for botched ethics probe of governor

In 1997, then-Gov. Zell Miller appointed me to fill a vacant seat on the five-member State Ethics Commission and then reappointed me to a full term, in which I served until 2002.

July 23, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Sound off for July 23

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.

July 23, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Brown signs with Israeli team

Former Liberty County High School boys' basketball player Rion Brown has signed with Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel, according to tweets from his agent and the Palm Beach Post.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for July 23

Recent reports filed by deputies at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tigers busy as season approaches

Bradwell Institute head football coach Greg Hill took his players back to his alma mater last week for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp at Georgia Southern University.

July 23, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports


McRae makes summer camp second team

Safe to say that Liberty County left its imprint on this year's NBA's Vegas Summer Camp, thanks to two of its native sons.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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