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Imperial Sugar to put up memorial to victims

PORT WENTWORTH - Imperial Sugar is dedicating a memorial park at its refinery near Savannah in honor of 14 workers killed in a devastating explosion one year ago.

Employees and family members of those killed in the explosion and fire are gathering at the site Saturday to mark the anniversary of the deadly blast that tore through the plant on Feb. 7, 2008.

February 07, 2009 | Associated Press | News


New coffee shop opens in Flemington

The New Brew Coffee Shop recently opened in Flemington and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New neighborhood in northeast Liberty County

Supporting growth in Liberty County, Claude Dryden, Chamber of Commerce members, county officials, LCPC members, engineers, attorneys and friends

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Chamber provides state, national perspective

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting dinner and Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Jan. 12 and 13 gave attendees the opportunity to hear from national political experts and state leaders.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for Feb. 6

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

February 07, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


At the movies for Feb. 6-8

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "Gran Torino" (R at 4:30, 7:20, 10) "The Unborn" (PG-13 at 5:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m., 10 p.m.) "Taken" (PG-13 at 4:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m.); "Inkheart" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.); "Notorious" (PG-13 at 4:05 p.m., 6:55 p.m., 9:55 p.m.); "New in Town" (PG at 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:20 p.m.); "The Uninvited" (PG-13 at 4:30 p.m., 7:15 ...

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Students experience inaugration

Jan. 20 will forever be etched in history. So Joseph Martin Elementary School Principal Sue Tolley and staff wanted to make sure their students would have memories of the day when America swore in its first African-American president.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Winterfest benefits Pre-K

The Liberty County Pre-K Center attracted more than 250 people for its recent Winterfest celebration, despite the cold temperatures.

February 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Cancer society honors local schools

Victoria Ten Broeck, community manager of the American Cancer Society, recently presented signs to local educators acknowledging local schools' work for cancer awareness. Principals from participating schools received the signs acknowledging contributions to the 2008 Relay for Life campaign. The 2009 Relay for Life will be May 8-9.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


State has free SAT study site

Parents, would you like your child to score 50 points higher on the SAT without spending an extra dime?

February 07, 2009 | By Kathy Cox State Superintendent of Schools | Advice/Columnists


Schools schedule events

Liberty County High School after-school graduation test tutoring –– Through March 19, 3:15-4:15 pm.; science on Tuesday and Thursday, English on Monday and Wednesday, math on Monday and Wednesday, social studies on Monday and Tuesday, and writing on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you have questions, call the school at 876-4316.

February 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Kingston has no new ideas

Editor, My good friend always says, "Voters get what they deserve."

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Heritage is run responsibly

Editor: I would like to congratulate The Heritage Bank on being one of 34 banks in Georgia to receive the IDC Financial Publishing award as reported earlier this week.

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Easy adjustment to country life

My name is Raphael Semmes, and I'm glad to be a part of our community. By way of introduction, I grew up in Savannah, graduated from "the original" Savannah High School, went off to college at the Universities of Virginia (Charlottesville) and Georgia (Athens), came home after graduate school and the death of my father, and unexpectedly wound up taking his place as treasurer and credit manager for the family's wholesale hardware business.

February 06, 2009 | By Raphael Semmes Columnust | Opinion


Local museums in Super Museum Sunday

Eight area museums will participate in this weekend's Super Museum Sunday.

Dianne Behrens, a curator at the one of the participants, the Midway Museum, said she's hoping as many as 150 people come through the colonial-era facility on Highway 17 in Midway.

February 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


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Put Christ back in holidays, hearts

A little time has passed since Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, which means we're far enough removed from the festivities that I can pen this opinion piece without letting those warm and fuzzy "holiday feelings" bias my sentiment. It has become clear to me that Americans are doing all they can to take God out of the holiday season, and it's disturbing.

February 01, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Guest columnist | Opinion


GSU's education program gets ranking

STATESBORO - Georgia Southern University ranked No. 6 on The Best School's "25 Best Online Master in Education in Early Childhood Education Degree Programs."

February 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


God gives us all reasons to sing

Something that intrigues me is what I hear every morning as I wake up - the singing of birds.

January 31, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Authorities investigating apparent assault-suicide

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating what appears to be an aggravated assault and suicide that occurred sometime Saturday morning at a home on the 300 block of Springs Grove Road near Jesup.

January 31, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Three injured in Long Co. crash

Three people where injured Saturday afternoon in a two-car collision in Long County.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | News


College names presidential search panel

MOUNT VERNON - Brewton-Parker College Chairman of the Board and Acting President Gary Campbell recently released the names of members who constitute the presidential search committee for the 17th president of Brewton-Parker College.

January 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


'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


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