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Liberty sweeps Windsor Forest

SAVANNAH - Jordan McRae scored 17 points and Rion Brown added 13 to lead Liberty County's basketball team past Windsor Forest 70-59 on Tuesday, the opening day of the Joe Green Tip-Off Tournament at Beach High in Savannah.

December 11, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Long football players among state leaders

Long County High School football player Ricky Rivera wore No. 1 on his jersey this past season and by the season's end, that number also represented his standing in the state as a receiver.

December 11, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


LCRD fall baseball winners

The Astros took first place and the Dodgers won second in the fall midget baseball league sponsored by the Liberty County Recreation Department. In the pee wee league, the Mets took first, while the Phillies captured second.

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Sports


Iraqi Freedom Minute for Nov. 26

Here is a brief video report from the military about American troops activities in Iraq.

December 11, 2008 | DVIDS | Military


Bradwell Institute first nine weeks

Ninth grade

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Macon eyes consolidating with county

MACON -- Macon Mayor Robert Reichert plans to start talks with state and Bibb County officials about consolidating the city and county governments.

Reichert says he is encouraged by the election of a new county commission chairman, Sam Hart. The commission under incumbent chairman Charlie Bishop has not been willing to have consolidation talks.

December 11, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


FDA finds traces of melamine in formula

Traces of the industrial chemical melamine have been detected in samples of top-selling U.S. infant formula, but federal regulators insist the products are safe.

The Food and Drug Administration said last month it was unable to identify any melamine exposure level as safe for infants, but a top official said it would be a "dangerous overreaction" for parents to stop feeding infant formula to babies who depend on it.

December 11, 2008 | By Martha Mendoza and Justin Pritchard Associated Press writers | Living well


Crowd at rally helps raise $8,000 for Dorchester

On Saturday, hundreds gathered at Dorchester Academy in Midway to aid the former school in its preservation effort.

December 11, 2008 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | News


Deadline to apply for Toys for Tots is Friday

Toys for Tots, the Marine Corps Reserves national charity drive, is back in Liberty County this holiday season with EXIT Team Realty spearheading the local effort to bring Christmas gifts to less fortunate children.

December 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker | Lifestyle


Hinesville unemployment rate up

ATLANTA The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.2 percent in October, up 2.2 percentage points over the year from October of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville rose six-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in September.

Meanwhile, the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 7.0 percent in October, the highest rate in more than 16 years. The jobless rate was up 2.5 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time ...

December 11, 2008 | Staff report | News


Annual mayor's service features prayer, song scripture

Area leaders filed into Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel on Sunday evening, joining in prayer and renditions of "God Bless America" and "Amazing Grace" led by the Liberty County Mass Choir, during the annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Service.

December 11, 2008 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Lifestyle


Heartburn may be sign of bigger problem

Many people who don't normally have acid ingestion or reflux experience it at Thanksgiving and during the holiday season. Why? Because people want to try as many seasonal treats as possible and that loaded Thanksgiving table offers too many delicious options. So, many of us tend to overindulge.

December 11, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Sound off for Nov. 26

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for its veracity. Nor do we know what motivated the callers:

December 11, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Millage rates corrections

The Courier incorrectly reported Sunday that Liberty County Commissioner Connie Thrift made a motion at a meeting Thursday to approve a 3.25 millage rate for Liberty Regional Medical Center as requested by the Liberty County Hospital Authority for the upcoming property tax collection season. Her motion was actually to approve 3.125 mills. It failed, and 3.1 mills eventually passed. The story also used a quote from Reggie Sage in the incorrect context. He was talking about the costs and consequences of unwed women having children when he said the community needed moral courage to face the issue ...

December 11, 2008 | Staff Report | News


Ignoring kids not necessarily bad

Here's something you already know, but don't know you know: Children love to be ignored. Mind you, I'm not talking about neglect. I'm talking about ignored, as in being seen and not heard, out from underfoot, free to do their own thing without adults hovering neurotically over them making sure everything in their lives is all right and meaningful from moment to moment.

December 11, 2008 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Birth: Grayson Wynn-loftin Phillips

Grayson Wynn-loftin Phillips was born at 10:03 p.m. Oct. 13 to Jessica N. Phillips of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Colby W. Phillips of Collinsville, Okla.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Concert for charities

Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Trick-or-treating hours

City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


College Credit day is Nov. 15

The Liberty County School System will host a College Credit Now Day from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at the Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell St. in Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Kayden Michael Litwinkowich

Kayden Michael Litwinkowich was born at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 13 to Christine Helen Litwinkowich of Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide honor 28 seniors

Long County High School had senior night Oct. 24, recognizing football players, cheerleaders and band members who are graduating this school year.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide at Bryan County Friday

Long County is back on the road this weekend, going to Pembroke on Friday to take on Bryan County.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween

Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of.

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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