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Malik Jalil Letman

Malik Jalil Letman was born to Jasmine Greer and Shakeem Letman at 4:24 p.m. on Nov. 30. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Malik weighed 8 pounds and measured 20 inches.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Breyshawn Terrelle Garrison

Breyshawn Terrelle Garrison was born to Amber D. Snyder and Bernard Garrison at 1:02 p.m. on Dec. 1.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Zamar Markel Flowers

Zamar Markel Flowers was born to Kimberly Brimlett and Markel Flowers at 12:37 p.m. on Nov. 24. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Zamar weighed 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Jaden Richard Scott Fowler

Jaden Richard Scott Fowler was born to Holly Elizabeth Fowler at 4:18 a.m. on Nov. 25. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Jaden weighed 9 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19.5 inches.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Spend more time with 'why'

I want to talk to you about a simple word today - "why."

December 23, 2008 | By Elder D.S. Andrews Columnist | Faith


Bragg starts huge expansion

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start Monday of a huge expansion at this sprawling Army base that will bring two new commands under one roof and add thousands of soldiers, civilian workers and their families.

Generals, sergeants and contractor executives used silver shovels to turn up sandy dirt for a 700,000-square-foot headquarters complex. The building will be home to the U.S. Army Forces Command and the Army Reserve Command, both currently at Fort McPherson, Ga. Officials said it is the first time two major commands will be located in the same building.

December 23, 2008 | By Estes Thompson Associated Press writer | Military


Lawmakers to forego raise

ATHENS -- Georgia legislative leaders have voted to put off a 2.5 percent cost of living increase for state lawmakers.

December 23, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Obama taps Shinseki to head VA

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 - President-elect Barack Obama has selected retired Army Chief of Staff Gen. Eric K. Shinseki as his nominee to be secretary of veterans affairs.

"As we seek a new national security strategy that uses all elements of American power, we must also remember those who run the greatest risks and make the greatest sacrifices to implement that strategy – the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States of America," the president-elect said in announcing his choice yesterday.

December 23, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


General leaving Iraq notes 'monumental' progress

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2008 - Citing "monumental" improvements since his soldiers arrived in Iraq last year, the outgoing commander of Multinational Division North today credited his troops, Iraqi security forces and the Iraqi people with creating a historic turnaround.

Army Maj. Gen. Mark P. Hertling and his 1st Armored Division soldiers arrived in Iraq just as the troop surge was taking effect in Baghdad and "the awakening movement" was beginning to push al-Qaida out of Anbar province.

December 23, 2008 | By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service | Military


Wounded soldiers promised continued support

WASHINGTON -- The Army's Wounded Warrior Program will support those it was created to serve for as long as it is needed and for the rest of their lives, the sergeant major of the program told listeners of a blog talk radio show Dec. 4.

December 23, 2008 | By Lt. Jenniffer Cagg Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Georgia Tech to play LSU in Chick-fil-A-Bowl

ATLANTA - After accepting an invitation to the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl on Wednesday, Georgia Tech (9-3) learned today that its opponent will be defending national champion LSU (7-5). The Yellow Jackets and Tigers will square off in the New Year's Eve game at the Georgia Dome (7:30

December 23, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Abygail Medina

Abygail Medina was born to Rosa E. Medina and Salomon Medina Sr. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Abygail weighed 7 pounds, .9 ounces and measured 20 inches.

December 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Births


Ga. should brace for topsy-turvy winter

ATHENS (AP) - Georgia's state climatologist says the state can expect a "roller coaster" winter with temperatures jumping between warm and extremely cold.

December 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | News


Falcons lock up playoff berth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sometimes, the simplest parts of the plan are the most important.

December 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Sports


U.S. military buildup in Afghanistan taking form

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon is poised to announce the deployment of at least one more combat brigade to Afghanistan in the coming weeks, as the expected force buildup of U.S. soldiers and Marines begins to take form.

December 22, 2008 | The Associated Press | Military


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Share your burdens with the Lord

They are having snow up north.

November 21, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Dumb...' has some laughs; little else

It's been 20 years since Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels graced us as two of the most lovable idiots in the history of cinema.

November 21, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


You have to choose for yourself -- part 1

Most religious people believe that God loves everyone and wants all to be saved. Yet some fail to understand that he created man to have his own will so he can determine what to do or not do.

November 20, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Let the orientation begin

Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Georgia, and other area elected officials will contribute periodic columns during the upcoming legislative sessions. This is a report about orientation that he went through last week.

November 20, 2014 | By U.S. Rep.-elect Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Ticket Specials Available for GSU Eagles Home Finale Nov. 29th

STATESBORO – After 11 games in the 2014 season, it comes down to the final one at Allen E. Paulson Stadium Saturday, Nov. 29, with a Sun Belt Championship and undefeated mark in the league on the line. In Georgia Southern's home finale against ULM, set to kick off at 6 p.m., Eagle Nation will also be saying farewell to 22 seniors who will play their last home game at "Our House."

November 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission

Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.

November 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


ASU president appointed to national board

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University President Linda M. Bleicken was appointed to the board of directors for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities during the organization's annual meeting Oct. 21 in Washington, D.C.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Analyzing elections, predicting next president

I was on St. Simons Island last week, scarfing down massive amounts of corn-fried shrimp at the exquisite little Georgia Sea Grill, when someone came to the table to inquire if Junior E. Lee had finished his analysis of the recent election. That really puffed up Junior when I told him.

November 19, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


It's not difficult to see why SPLOST failed

Editor, Why did SPLOST fail? Just take a look at the article in Sunday's Coastal Courier: "City council looks at property-tax increase."

November 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Sound off for Nov. 19

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November 19, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Revolutionary War re-enactment Saturday

Fort Morris will host its annual "Come and Take It!" on Saturday.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Liberty struggles against Griffin

Griffin notched nearly 300 passing yards and more than 250 rushing yards in last Friday's 46-12 win over Liberty County in the first round of the Class AAAA state playoffs in Griffin.

November 19, 2014 | Patty Leon | Sports


Breida Selected as One of 10 Doak Walker Award Semifinalists

DALLAS, TEXAS -- The PwC SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors announced today the 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Doak Walker Award, which includes Georgia Southern sophomore Matt Breida. The semifinalists (in alphabetical order) are: Ameer Abdullah (Sr.), Nebraska; Jay Ajayi (Jr.), Boise State; Javorius Allen (Jr.), USC; Cameron Artis-Payne (Sr.), Auburn; Matt Breida (So.), Georgia Southern; Tevin Coleman (Jr.), Indiana; James Conner (So.), Pittsburgh; Melvin Gordon (Jr.), Wisconsin; Devon Johnson (Jr.), Marshall and Duke Johnson (Jr.), Miami.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Bradwell track team hosting 5K run/walk

The Bradwell Institute track team will host its first Tiger Run 5K run/walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.

November 19, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


Reward offered in Hinesville dog killing

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a mixed-breed puppy found in a dumpster in Hinesville.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


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