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Clayton Alan Robie

Clayton Alan Robie was born to Cori A. Miness and Ricky Alan Robie at 2:27 a.m. on Dec. 19. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Clayton weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Lyrik Arzé White

Lyrik Arzé White was born to Lakesha White at 5:58 p.m. on Dec. 12. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Lyrik weighed 5 pounds, 5.3 ounces and measured 19 inches.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Isaiah Nathaniel Johnson

Isaiah Nathaniel Johnson was born to Carla Marie Johnson at 8:56 p.m. on Dec. 16. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Isaiah weighed 9 pounds, 5.8 ounces and measured 21 inches.

December 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Falcons beat Rams; to take on Arizona in playoffs

ATLANTA - Mike Smith had a simple question for his Atlanta Falcons as they looked ahead to the playoffs:

December 29, 2008 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


2,000 Iraqis return to Baghdad, reclaim homes

BAGHDAD, Dec. 28, 2008 - Iraqi officials recently reported that more than 2,000 Iraqi families have returned to their homes in eastern Baghdad this year.

December 29, 2008 | Multinational Corps Iraq Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Gates: Some troops to stay in Iraqi cities

BALAD, Iraq (AP) - Despite a summer deadline to pull American combat troops from urban areas, thousands will stay in cities to support and train Iraqis, the top U.S. commander in Iraq said Saturday.

Even with the mandate in the recently approved U.S.-Iraq security agreement, there have been suggestions some troops would not leave urban areas. But Gen. Raymond Odierno was the first military leader to acknowledge some forces would remain at local security stations, as training and mentoring teams.

December 28, 2008 | By Lolita C. Baldor Associated Press writer | Military


Judge sentences courthouse shooter to life

ATLANTA (AP) - A judge on Saturday sentenced the man who killed four people in a brazen courthouse escape to multiple life sentences with no chance of parole and hundreds more years on more than fifty charges.

Brian Nichols, 37, was found guilty last month of murder and dozens of other counts for the March 2005 rampage that led from a downtown courthouse to an Atlanta neighborhood and ended with his capture the next day in a suburban county.

December 28, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Feds close two banks, one in Georgia

NEW YORK - Regulators on Friday closed Haven Trust Bank, the fifth bank failure this year in Georgia.

Also closed was Sanderson State Bank in Texas, bringing to 25 the number of U.S. bank failures in 2008.

December 28, 2008 | By Sara Lepro Associated Press writer | Business


SSU student: Shooting was in self-defense

SAVANNAH - A Savannah State University student charged with shooting a fellow student on campus last month said he fired in self-defense after being attacked in an argument over a young woman.

December 28, 2008 | The Associated Press | News


Sports briefs Dec. 12

Bobcat Classic

December 27, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Gifted students draw like Egyptians

In our fourth-grade gifted resource class, we are studying ancient Egypt. In one of our lessons, we did research, read and discussed Egyptian style art. Then our job was to create an Egyptian mural to show how Egyptians had strict guidelines in their art.

December 27, 2008 | By Christina Meiers and Miya McCrear Special to the Courier | Education


Law requires students attend class

Students who attend school regularly are more prepared to learn. They perform better in the classroom and regular attendance increases their knowledge and skill base for taking tests and performing well academically.

December 27, 2008 | By Pamela Farrie and Herman Baker Liberty County Schools | Advice/Columnists


Snelson-Golden's top AP readers

December 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Midway Middle marks Vets Day with soldiers

Midway Middle School hosted a Veteran's Day breakfast on Nov. 10.

December 27, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education


1st BCT training for homeland response

INDIAN HEAD, Md. – The first active-duty unit dedicated to supporting U.S. civilian authorities in the event of a nuclear, biological or chemical attack is wrapping up three days of intensive training its members hope they never have to apply in real life.

December 27, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


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Long Commission honors retired teachers

The Long County Commission recently recognized all retired educators by signing a proclamation observing Nov. 2 as Retired Educator's Day in the county. Commission Chairman Robert Long said that on behalf of the commission and Long County, he appreciates the jobs that all teachers perform.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty High jumps into top 100

Liberty County High School jumped over nearly 40 other schools in a contest to win $100,000 and a concert by The Band Perry.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Education


Ebola deployment precautions set

WASHINGTON ― Fighting the West Africa ebola epidemic is immediately and strategically important to the United States, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said, and the Defense Department is taking precautions to minimize risk to deployed troops.

October 23, 2014 | By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media Activity | Military


Halloween 5K, fun run in Pembroke

Pembroke and the Downtown Development Authority will host the annual 5K/10K and Spooktacular festival Saturday in the city.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Charter program discussed at forum

The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot's three referendum questions.

October 23, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


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

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October 22, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


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