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BoE buys Brewton-Parker campus

Brewton-Parker College campus in Liberty County is officially the property of the Liberty County School System. The Board of Education bought the Flemington property Wednesday for $2 million using SPLOST funds.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | News


Comcast rolls out faster Internet

SAVANNAH - Comcast, a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, recently announced it is launching next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 and moving from broadband to wideband in Savannah and surrounding areas, including several southeastern Georgia communities.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Locals graduate from development academy

The Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the 2009 region 12 multi-day training program.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Labor commissioner asks for loan for unemployment benefits

ATLANTA - State officials will request $70 million in federal loans to sustain Georgia's dwindling unemployment insurance trust fund or face being unable to pay benefits to 260,000 unemployed Georgians as soon as next week.

December 18, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


War is about people, not just water rights

On Tuesday of this week, the governors of Alabama, Florida and Georgia met to discuss a water-sharing agreement on the use of Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River system.

December 18, 2009 | By Sen. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


It's 'merry Christmas' for writer

Editor, Greetings, and peace to all of you. As a Christian, I come to you in love and compassion and hope that you receive this message with the intent in which it is said.

December 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Polititian gives thanks

Editor, I'm weeks away from completing my first year as your commissioner and while my learning curve has yet to bend, it's a pleasure to serve as District 5 representative.

December 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Area students nominated to service academies

Four students from Liberty County and four students from Richmond Hill have been nominated to U.S. service academies. Rep. Jack Kingston's office made the announcement on Tuesday, congratulating 17 total nominees from Georgia's First Congressional District.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


AASU nursing students to study in China

The Far East is nearly within reach for a handful of nursing and health-care students at Armstrong Atlantic University who have been selected for a new study abroad program. AASU's Office of International Education received a $16,000 grant that will help foot the bill for 14 students to learn about Chinese medicine next summer.

December 18, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Education


At the movies for Dec. 18-20

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Armored" (PG-13 at 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 9:55 p.m.), "Avatar" (PG-13 at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 9:45 p.m.), "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (PG-13 at 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 10 p.m.), "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" (PG-13 at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:25 p ...

December 18, 2009 | Staff report | Things to Do


Sound off for Dec. 18

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:

December 18, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Craft sale at Geechee Kunda

The Geechee Kunda Center in Riceboro will have a holiday arts and crafts sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19. Vendors will sell Georgia sweetgrass baskets, collectibles, quilts and local produce.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Reading program has cash prizes

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Rain storm heading in, flooding possible

A flood watch has been issued for our area for tonight.

December 17, 2009 | Staff report | News


Georgia Power asks for rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has asked the Public Service Commission to approve increased fuel charges that would raise the bill for the typical residential customer by $6.98 a month.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on it's Web site that the utility asked the Georgia PSC to approve the request Tuesday.

December 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Business News


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Everyone has gifts that build the church when used

This column is not intended for true confessions, but I have one to make to you. I am artistically challenged. I can't draw. I ...

August 26, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


‘Ben-Hur’ doesn’t crash; doesn’t add anything either

First it was "Ghostbusters." Then it was "Pete's Dragon." Now "Ben-Hur" is the third movie this summer to get the reimagining treatment for contemporary ...

August 26, 2016 | By Justin Hall Film critic | LIBERTY LIFE


Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Writer: council lacks civic pride

Editor:

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


A lesson for voters: Payback is at the ballot box

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Tensions flair as mayor election nears

With just three days remaining until the "Election of the Century," the stress amongst the good folks of the Valley was considerable.

August 25, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Contest for college fund contribution

ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan is giving children in Georgia an opportunity to win $1,529 for a Path2College 529 Plan account.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Accept God's invitation

Invitations to events are given most every day. Graduations, weddings, parties etc.

August 25, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges

BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ...

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Weather Service still tracking two systems

Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things. That was proven during a recent hearing in Atlanta regarding an appeal by environmental groups of a ...

August 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Sports briefs

Hall of Fame nominations

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sound off for Aug. 24

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

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sound off


Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend

The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project

Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city's McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday. The city also ...

August 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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