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Midway student named to dean's list

James B. Bargeron of Midway was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's School of Engineering for the spring 2009 semester.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Honor rolls

Locals earn degrees from Kaplan

CHICAGO - Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2009 class during a ceremony July 25 in Chicago. Award-winning actress America Ferrera, star of ABC Television's popular series "Ugly Betty," was the commencement speaker. The following local students were awarded degrees:

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls

State revenues are still tanking

The fiscal year '09 figures for Georgia's state budget are in and the news is concerning.

July 31, 2009 | By Rep. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

Rethinking retirement plans

When the stock market and housing prices were soaring not so long ago, many baby boomers figured they could retire early and live comfortably on their profits. Today that situation has reversed: Many folks are now postponing their retirement or even being forced to re-enter the workforce, either to supplement diminished savings or because they underestimated how expensive retirement would be.

July 31, 2009 | By Jason Alderman Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists

Nation deserves right treatment, not quick fix

Editor, Health care. There are few issues with greater impact on each and every one of us personally, professionally and economically.

July 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Senator fears health care reform costs

Editor, We all know that the current health-care system must be reformed. Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress are focused on rushing though a radical health care bill. Despite their promises that this overhaul will not raise your taxes, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the measure will cost $1.2 to $1.8 trillion over 10 years.

July 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Chamber hires director of member services

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is expanding its membership and staff. The chamber recently hired Genese L. Baker, a Liberty County native, as director of membership and programs.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Local teachers turn hobby into business

Local teachers Jason and Dakhine Lee have always enjoyed reading, and now they have channeled their passion for books and comics into Jungle Jake's, a new business in downtown Hinesville.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

VIP hires local as designer

VIP Office Furniture & Supply recently hired Markie Floyd in the furniture sales division.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

Ports report increasing activity

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced Thursday the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America's fourth-highest volume container port in fiscal year 2009.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business

At the movies for July 31-Aug. 2

Here's what's showing at area theaters this weekend:

July 31, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do

Sound off for July 31

Here are some of the issues 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:

July 31, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Benefit concert/fundraiser set for Aug. 29

Southern Thunder Mudtrack in Cobbtown will have a benefit concert and all-day awareness fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 29, for Derek and Dalton Palmer, who lost their mother, Felisha Powell Palmer, to domestic violence on May 4.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

LCDA questions money for sewage plant

The east-end sewage plant may still be waiting final permit approvals from the state, but the Liberty County Development Authority is still responsible for the bill.

July 31, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | News

Game Day for July 31, 2009


July 31, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters

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Former Liberty County deputy is laid to rest

A large group of family, friends and fellow law-enforcement officers said goodbye Tuesday to a Georgia Ports Authority police officer and former Liberty County sheriff ...

November 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety

Both Bradwell Tiger teams split at Joe Greene


November 28, 2015 | By John Wood Coastal Courier correspondent | Sports

Fire destroys Walthourville mobile home

A Walthourville woman's home was destroyed in a fire early Saturday morning.

November 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

New Savannah museum focuses on military history

SAVANNAH - The Webb Military Museum is now open in downtown Savannah and features military artifacts from the Civil War to the present.

November 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do

Honor roll: Miidway Middle School

Midway Middle School recently announced its first nine-weeks honor rolls:

November 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Hospital opens remodeled gift shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting Nov. 18 for Cloud 9, the remodeled and renamed gift shop at Liberty Regional Medical ...

November 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

L/LCFD chief explains medical protocols

Editor, When I was hired as chief of the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department, I looked at what calls we were responding to. We want ...

November 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Metro Hinesville unemployment drops slightly

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for October was 6.1 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from ...

November 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

High-schoolers teach preschoolers about bullying

Bethany Gilliam's third-year early childhood education class went into the Long County High School preschool classroom to teach the preschoolers early last month.

November 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Rural health care is very important

Editor, Nov. 19 was National Rural Health Day, an opportunity to celebrate the "can do" spirit of our rural communities. On this day, we honored ...

November 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Ludowici student inducted into honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. - Melissa Long of Ludowici was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest collegiate honor society ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Dorchester Academy receives $5,000 from Kinder Morgan

Dorchester Academy, one of the first schools for African-Americans in Georgia and a National Historic Landmark, announced that it received a $5,000 gift from ...

November 26, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Optim Health hires new chief executive

SAVANNAH - Optim has hired David Castleberry as the new Optim System CEO. He will have responsibility for the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Student graduate from Upper Iowa U.

FAYETTE, Iowa - Upper Iowa University announced that Peter Ackon of Fort Stewart graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in August.

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Academician got it right about Woman Who Shares My Name

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of ...

November 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

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