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Panther boys soccer squad is 9-0, 3-0 in region

The Liberty County Panther boys' soccer squad is 9-0 after defeating West Laurens 7-0 on the road on Friday and downing Thomson 5-1 at home on Saturday. They are also 3-0 in region 3-AAA.

March 11, 2009 | Staff report | Sports


Sound off for March 11

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

March 11, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


The week's horoscopes March 11-18

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your efforts in behalf of a colleague do not go unnoticed, let alone unappreciated. Meanwhile, arrange to spend more time investigating that troubling fact you recently uncovered.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Talk to kids about tough economic times

ATLANTA - The nation has been facing uncertain economic times for a while now, a fact that has had an impact on many Americans.

March 11, 2009 | By Calvin Wong Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists


Police academy recruiting

SAVANNAH - As it prepares to select a second class of cadets, the Peace Officer Academy at Savannah Technical College will have information sessions at 12:30 p.m. today and 6 p.m. Thursday. Both sessions will be in the academy area in Goodman Hall on the college's White Bluff campus. Information sessions are free and open to the public.

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Students get civic lessons

Kathleen Valentine's fifth grade gifted resource class at Joseph Martin Elementary has been studying the branches of the U.S. government.

March 11, 2009 | By Amanda Dollars Special to the Courier | Education


Family paddle on Canoochee

STATESBORO - The Ogeechee-Canoochee annual Canoochee River Race has been replaced by a Family Paddle. Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper has scheduled the Family Paddle for Saturday, April 11 (rain/flood date April 25). Paddlers from all over the Southeast will spend the day paddling down the beautiful Canoochee River.

"We are really excited to be able to showcase the beauty of the Canoochee with families from around the Southeast ," said Chandra Brown, executive director and Riverkeeper . "The Canoochee River Race has been wildly popular, and we are really excited to change the format to be more family-friendly and provide a leisurely experience on ...

March 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Jobless rate may rise

When it comes to a job, something is better than nothing for David Turner.

March 11, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Benning soldier shot dead in Brunswick

BRUNSWICK - Brunswick police are investigating the shooting death of a Fort Benning soldier.

The body of 23-year-old Army Spc. Antonio L. Weems of Ventura, Calif., was found Saturday night in a car parked on a street corner. Police say Weems was killed by a gunshot to the head.

March 09, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Engagements

Mrs. Susan Brown Ammons of Hinesville and Mr. and Mrs. Jack W. Simmons Jr. of Waverly Hall announce the engagement and marriage of their daughter Ashley Kathryn Simmons of Hinesville to Thomas Bradford Wilkes of Reidsville.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements


Transportation overhaul more than needed

Thursday, the Senate exercised leadership in making much needed reforms to Georgia's transportation governance. With the passage of SB 200, the Senate voted for a clear funding process to enable transportation dollars to be spent more efficiently, effectively and strategically.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Bryce Terrell Arnold

Bryce Terrell Arnold was born to Mary Carmen Anita and David Terrell Arnold at 8:13 p.m. on Feb. 19. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Bryce weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


NeAnnacye Versayce LoveLae Spence

NeAnnacye Versayce LoveLae Spencer was born to Jennifer Monique Rinehardt at 5:29 pm. on Feb. 20. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby NeAnnacye weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 21 inches.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


Sound Off

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

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Landyn Andrew Reece

Landyn Andrew Reece was born to Christina N. Reece and Jerry Comstock II at 11:12 p.m. on Feb. 20. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Landyn weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches.

March 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Births


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'When you give out blessings, you get blessings...'

Barber Nicolas Martinez has been cutting hair in Richmond Hill for weeks now, putting skills he learned in the Marines to good use by giving something back to those less fortunate.

January 31, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


School cafeteria staff compete, test recipes

The Long County School System's nutrition employees participated in a semi-annual in-service training session Jan. 5. School Nutrition Director Stephanie Fox said she wanted to do something different this time around to train workers and get them fully engaged. She decided to gear their school-nutrition training around a format similar to cooking competition shows on television, such as "The Taste" and "Master Chef."

January 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Keep pressing on to the goal

Paul was a man who sought to do what God wanted him to do, no matter the cost. He tried to live in a manner that brought glory to God, and pointed people to Jesus.

January 30, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'American Sniper' lives up to hype

"American Sniper" was a film that originally was given a limited release in order to qualify it for awards consideration. It was widely released Jan. 16, and it caused quite a stir by having the biggest January opening weekend in history, grossing $89 million. I'm here to tell you that it was pretty much worth every bit of fanfare.

January 30, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


Drilling off Georgia coast proposed

The federal government is proposing opening the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, and is soliciting comments from the public.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Stewart getting more troops this summer

The 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion will move from Fort Gordon to Fort Stewart in July, according to a press release from Fort Stewart.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Military


Students earn academic honors

Several area students have earned academic honors and graduated from colleges:

January 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Make Bible study a daily habit

Sometimes, habits are not good.

January 29, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Thanks for forum for opinions

Editor, Thanks a lot for printing most of my letters over the years and withholding the ones that would have gotten me arrested. I am preparing to move north to New York City and will sorely miss all the reasons I chose to write those letters while I lived here. I'm not sure the New York Times is going to print my thoughts, but I'll still send them my ramblings when I feel it is needed.

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Ken Smiley dies

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | News


GSU sets signing-day review

Georgia Southern fans and alumni are invited to attend a special signing-day event Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Bishop Field House, gseagles.com reported.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Adopt, beautify a spot near you

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of the homes we live in with our families, we need to take care of our community. Keep Liberty Beautiful sincerely appreciates the nearly 4,000 volunteers each year who help to make our county cleaner and more attractive through neighborhood projects and area litter cleanups, but those who are interested in going to the next level should consider "adopting" Liberty.

January 28, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Man cherished by many belongs to all

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel.

January 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Juvenile-justice system going to dogs, thankfully

The state of Georgia's Juvenile Justice System is going to the dogs. And that's a good thing.

January 28, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


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