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No answer on future of 5th brigade

Mayor Jim Thomas, County Commissioner John McIver, State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, and Clay Sykes recently made a whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C., with one purpose.

April 27, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Soldiers memorial draws donations

The Raider Brigade Fallen Soldiers' Memorial chairwoman Laura Rittenhouse received a $1,000 check from BAE Systems, presented by Mark T. Baker, Fort Stewart/Benning site manager, on April 9 at 1st Heavy Brigade Combat team Headquarters.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Military


Proposed coastal rail explained to Rotary Club

The leader of the group working to put a trail between Riceboro and Kingsland explained the project to the Hinesville Rotary Club April 14.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Area senator running for governor

ATLANTA -- State Senator Eric Johnson of Savannah announced today that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2010. Johnson intends to file paperwork for his candidacy tomorrow.

"As I traveled the state campaigning and visiting with Georgians from all walks of life, I was thrilled to see the support and encouragement we received in every corner of this state," said Johnson. "Georgians recognize that we need a steady, tested, and experienced leader to address the challenges we face as a state and to build on the progress we've made under Republican leadership. My vision for our future ...

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Game Day for April 26, 2009

Today

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs for April 26, 2009

YMCA martial arts and taekwondo

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


WILD facts: Hooked on bream

The group of freshwater fish called bream includes species such as bluegill, redbreast sunfish and redear sunfish. Compared to other sportfish, bream are fairly easy to catch. All you need is a basic rod and reel with monofilament line, a bobber to hold the bait off the bottom and signal bites, and a small hook. Live worms and crickets make good bait and are available at most convenience stores near lakes and rivers.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Local riverkeeper wins grant for water tests

STATESBORO - This week River Network and MillerCoors announced the winners of a nationwide grant competition. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper won the grant competition with more than 2,000 votes for their volunteer fish collection project. This project will organize volunteers to catch fish from the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers to test for mercury levels.

April 27, 2009 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Long Co. school probes apparent gang initiation

A group of Long County High School students may have held an apparent gang initiation April 10 in the school's bathroom, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

April 27, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Company asking for OK of massive development

Governmental heads in Liberty County will be deciding in the next couple months whether to allow the state's largest landowner to develop inside county lines.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Waycross soldier dies

The Department of Defense announced Saturday the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

CSM Benjamin Moore Jr., 43, of Waycross died April 24 at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3d Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Families allowing coverage of return of remains

DOVER, Del. (AP) - In the weeks since the Pentagon ended an 18-year ban on media coverage of fallen soldiers returning to the U.S., most families given the option have allowed reporters and photographers to witness the solemn ceremonies that mark the arrival of flag-draped transfer cases.

Critics had warned that military families needed privacy and peace activists might exploit the images, but so far the coverage has not caused problems.

April 27, 2009 | By Randall Chase Associated Press writer | Military


U.S. starts border monitoring for flu

WASHINGTON - Amid surging worries about a global pandemic, the United States launched border screening for swine flu exposure Monday and a top federal health official said people should brace for more severe cases, "and possibly deaths."

Richard Besser, acting head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, revealed that American authorities were undertaking "passive screening" at its borders and reiterated the Obama administration's call for people to remain calm. Besser said that U.S. officials at border checkpoints were "asking people about fever and illness, looking for people who are ill."

April 27, 2009 | By Lauran Neergaard AP medical writer | Living well


Sound off for April 24

Here are some of the issues are 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 24, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


At the movies for April 24-26

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will show "Fighting" (PG-13 at 1:35 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7 p.m. 9:45 p.m.) "17 Again" (PG-13 at 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:20 p.m., 10:05 p.m.) "Obsessed" (PG-13 at 1:15 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.) "Observe and Report" (R at 1:45 p.m., 7:25 p.m.) "State of Pay" (PG13 at 1:25 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:05 p.m. and 9:55 ...

April 24, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do


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Fort Stewart road work to continue in July

Road work on Highway 144 will continue until July 31, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Development magazine high on Liberty

Liberty County recently was featured among "America's Top Sites for Business Prosperity and an Enjoyable Life" by Trade & Industry Development magazine.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Students on Darton State dean's list

ALBANY - Three area students have made the dean's list for the spring 2015 semester at Darton State College.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Christianity under attack in Duggar scandal

This past week, it was reported that Josh Duggar, who is the son of Jim and Michelle Duggar from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" reality show, molested several girls, including some of his sisters, when he was a teenager.

May 27, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Guest columnist | Opinion


Tax policy a quality-of-life topic in 2015

Taxes are nobody's favorite expense. Most people view them as simply a nuisance bill to pay or as an added cost on a major purchase. Average Georgians rarely give state tax policy a second thought, especially compared to critical challenges like education and health care. But few issues matter more to the pocketbooks of Georgia families, the bottom line of Georgia businesses and the ability of state and local governments to fund quality public services.

May 27, 2015 | By Wesley Tharpe Guest columnist | Opinion


Teachers share feelings about future

My recent open letter to Georgia's public school teachers produced as much response as I have received in a long time. Teachers from one end of the state to the other have weighed in, and the comments are still coming.

May 27, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for May 27

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733.

May 27, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


McMillan makes ‘emerging linebacker’ list

Sports on Earth writer Matt Brown published his pick for the top-25 linebackers entering the 2015 season, and former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan made the cut.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Liberty soccer players make All-Region

Several Liberty County High School players were named to the All-Region 3-AAAA team, according to Lady Panther coach Jarvis McArthur.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Former local athletes prep at West Alabama

Former Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute football players Jeremy Caldwell-Fabregas and LaBaron Anthony, respectively, wrapped up spring practice at the University of West Alabama with the team's recent spring game in Livingston, Alabama.

May 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Eagles eliminated from Sun Belt tourney

TROY, Ala. - The Arkansas State Red Wolves jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, and Chandler Hawkins tossed a gem to eliminate the Georgia Southern Eagles with a 6-1 win in game five of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament Thursday at Riddle-Pace Field.

May 27, 2015 | By Ga. Southern AMR | Sports


Whiting is a hot catch these days

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area.

May 27, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to close in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday through midnight Wednesday, Sept. 30.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sand Gnats leaving Savannah for South Carolina

The Savannah Sand Gnats minor-league baseball team will move to Columbia, South Carolina, following the current baseball season, according to a news release on the team's website Thursday.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Lions donate dolls to Midway PD

Liberty Coastal Lions Club President Lil Shurtleff recently delivered 10 muslin dolls to Chief Kelly Morningstar of the Midway Police Department. The dolls were made by St. Philip's Episcopal Church Women of Hinesville. The dolls do not have any features, allowing children to create their own doll. These dolls will be placed in the Midway Police Department vehicles and used when children are involved in an accident or any incident.

May 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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