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Early votes in Liberty going Democratic

 Results are starting to trickle out of the Liberty County Election office.

A few of the more high-profile contested races show that while Georgia is sticking with Republican candidates, Liberty County is still Democratic.

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


Obama takes commanding lead

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama seized command of the race for the White House Tuesday night, defeating John McCain in Ohio and Iowa and building a near insurmountable Electoral College advantage in his historic bid to become the first black president. Fellow Democrats gained strength in both houses of Congress.

November 19, 2008 | By David Espo AP special correspondent | Election 2008


Liberty County results

US PRESIDENT
Total
Number of Precincts 15
Precincts Reporting 14 93.3 %
Total Votes 15467

JOHN MCCAIN (R) 5466 35.34%
BARACK OBAMA (D) 9909 64.07%
BOB BARR (LIB) 67 0.43%
Write-in Votes 25 0.16%

November 19, 2008 | Liberty County Web site | Election 2008


Chambliss likely winner for Senate

ATLANTA -- Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss battled for a second term Tuesday, fighting a surge of Democratic voters and frustration over the economy.

November 19, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Election 2008


Obama elected

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama was elected the nation's first black president Tuesday night in a historic triumph that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself.

November 19, 2008 | By David Espo AP special correspondent | Election 2008


Millions vote across Georgia

ATLANTA -- The millions of Georgia voters headed to the polls Tuesday were largely greeted by surprisingly short waits, a welcome change from the lengthy lines that frustrated metro Atlanta voters who waited hours to cast their ballot last week.

November 19, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Obama takes early lead

WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, seeking to become the first black president, moved ahead of Republican John McCain Tuesday night in the race for the White House in a country clamoring for change. Fellow Democrats picked up a Virginia Senate seat and elected a Missouri governor.

Obama swept to victories in traditionally Democratic states in the East and Midwest, while McCain countered in the safest of Republican territory.

November 19, 2008 | Associated Press | Election 2008


Turnout strong early across Georgia

ATLANTA -- Millions of Georgia voters are set to crowd polling sites across the state Tuesday amid warnings that some residents could wait in lines that could stretch hours long.

The lengthy lines have fast become a familiar sight in Georgia as computer glitches and higher-than-expected turnout forced voters to wait as long as eight hours during advance voting last week.

November 19, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


McCain has early lead in Georgia

Here are preliminary results from across the state, but with only 36 of 3,303 precincts, or one percent

November 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Election 2008


Democrats headed to bigger House majority

WASHINGTON -- Democrats pushed toward ousting two Florida Republicans from the House on Tuesday and defended first-term incumbents once considered vulnerable as they hoped heavy voters turnouts at a time of economic anxiety might add more than 20 seats to their majority.

"It's the night we have been waiting for," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

November 19, 2008 | By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Associated Press writer | Election 2008


Long Countians turning out too

LUDOWICI -- According to Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton, voter turnout Tuesday in Long County is high.

"Right now it looks like the turnout is going to be high, and it already has been greater than we had in the primary in July," she said.

November 19, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Election 2008


Senior class president charged for threats

LUDOWICI - The senior class president at Long County High School has been arrested for alleged threatening to shoot several classmates during school on Oct. 24.

November 18, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Take the America Recycles Day pledge

November is full of important days: Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, the Georgia-Florida game. But in the hectic days ahead, take a moment to think about America Recycles Day on Nov. 15. ARD is a national day created to promote and celebrate recycling. Through America Recycles Day, the National Recycling Coalition encourages and supports the recycling efforts of local communities and raises awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of recycling. The purpose of the day is to continue to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and to encourage more people to join the waste reduction and ...

November 18, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Tournament results are in

Hello friends and fellow fishermen, Tight Line Jr. here. Ole' Tight Line says hello and hopes you all are doing well. Let me report the results of the Halfmoon Fishing Tournament last weekend, and then I'll give some reports from the coastal area.

November 18, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Faith Temple crowns Little Miss Determined

November 18, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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Sound Off for Oct. 1

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October 01, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Manufacturers seek apprentices

For 2014 Bradwell Institute graduate Sharlisa Swift, some days at work look "like something you only see in movies."

October 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long County Relay leaders selected

James Wasdin and Brenda Howard have been selected as the 2015 Long County Relay for Life co-chairs, American Cancer Society senior community manager Kelley Spaeder recently announced.

October 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Employee complains of sexual harassment

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

October 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Attract wildlife to your yard

A seminar on attracting wildlife to a yard will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fort McAllister State Park, 3894 Fort McAllister Road in Richmond Hill

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Honor neat businesses, homes

Cultivating a vibrant, productive community is a lot like growing a garden.

September 30, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Long deputy completes training

FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Development authority member trains

Melissa Carter Ray recently completed development authority training, provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Show pastor love, appreciation

"And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love." - 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

September 30, 2014 | By Edith Anderson In the pulpit | Faith


Birth: Kalani Nevaeh Moore

Kalani Nevaeh Moore was born at 9:02 p.m. Sept. 15 to Stephanie Moore and Frederick Moore of Hinesville.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Avoid costly lessons in finance

When Miss Ondia Mae died at 75, those of us who knew her marveled that she had managed to make it to the end of her life without winding up in the poorhouse.

September 30, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant

Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery."

September 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Fritz bucking trends at GSU

There's at least one trend being reversed at Georgia Southern by first-year head coach Willie Fritz, who came to Statesboro with 21 years of experience.

September 30, 2014 | Matt Yogus | Sports


Ellison Earns Second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week Honor

NEW ORLEANS - Georgia Southern sophomore quarterback Kevin Ellison earned his second Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after leading the Eagles to a 2-0 mark with a 34-14 win over Appalachian State Thursday night.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


Chelsea Leonard named GSU softball pitching coach

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern softball head coach Annie Smith has named Chelsea Leonard to the program's coaching staff as the new pitching coach.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier GSU media relations | Sports


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