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3rd ID soldier gets Bronze Star

CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Sgt. John Z. Snell, with 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was awarded the Bronze Star with Valor medal by Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. on April 27 at Contingency Operating Site Diamondback. 3rd ID Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo and Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews also attended.

May 05, 2010 | By MSgt. Duff E. McFadden | Military


Ludowici not obligated to fund E911

At the April Ludowici City Council meeting, members of the Wiregrass E-911 Board told the council the city is not obligated to fund any of the project. According to board member Mike McGowan, the project agreement was made between Long and McIntosh counties - not the cities of Ludowici and Darien. For more details on this story, pick up a copy of Wednesday's Coastal Courier.

May 05, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Community theater announces upcoming shows

The Liberty Theatre Co., formed by the Hinesville Area Arts Council, recently announced the lineup for its 2010-11 season.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Savannah offers summer art camps

SAVANNAH - The city of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs is now accepting registrations for Summer Art Camp, which runs June 7-Aug. 27 at S.P.A.C.E. studios at 9 W. Henry St. Eleven camp sessions for children will provide an introduction to painting, ceramics, metalwork, mixed media and performing arts in age-appropriate group settings.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for May 5

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:

May 05, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for week of May 5-12

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be a bit shaken by a friend's request. But before the lamb leaps to conclusions, insist on a full explanation. You still might say no, but at least you'll know what you're saying no to.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Camp prepares incoming kindergartners

The Liberty County School System will offer a kindergarten transition camp this summer at each elementary school. All students who are registered for kindergarten for the next school year will have the opportunity to participate in the free program.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI students selected for state chorus

Six Bradwell Institute Chorus students were selected to sing in the 2010 Georgia All-State Chorus. The students passed two singing auditions, which included an art song solo, scales, tonal memory and sight-singing.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


LCHS FFA'ers attends state convention

The Liberty County High School FFA group attended the Georgia State FFA Convention on April 22-24. Members performed community service by participating in the Rebuilding Macon House Painting Project.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS students raise Pennies for Patients

One million People in the United States, many of them children, have a blood cancer such as leukemia or lymphoma. During February, Snelson-Golden Middle School participated in a fundraiser led by the National Junior Honor Society called "Pennies for Patients" to raise money for cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


BI team performs well at literary meets

Bradwell Institute placed second in the March 13 Region Literary Meet at Savannah Arts Academy.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


JBE students, parents clean up campus

Jordye Bacon Elementary School had its campus clean-up day March 6. More than 130 community residents pitched in to help with spring cleaning. JBE staff, students and volunteers worked to clean playground equipment, pick up pinecones, clean sidewalks and tidy up other areas of the school. The volunteers also created two vegetable gardens that students will use.

May 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


New transportation funding will set off scramble

The Georgia Legislature has finally approved a funding mechanism for transportation. Next comes the jockeying for placement on project lists among advocates, agencies and authorities for the various modes. Just because there's finally an opportunity for transportation funding, however, doesn't mean throwing good money after bad. Taxpayers must be vigilant and demand sound solutions and bang for their buck – or their 1 percent sales tax, to be precise.

May 05, 2010 | By Benita Dodd Guest columnist | Opinion


Great RH bank robbery of 1972

Forty years ago Richmond Hill had no traffic lights, two police officers and little crime. Out of town scam artists, escaped convicts and vagrants rarely found their way to Richmond Hill. It wasn't uncommon for the people to leave their homes unlocked or leave the keys in their car.

May 05, 2010 | By Shirley Hiers Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Students fly eco-friendly kites

Waldo Pafford first-grade students celebrated Earth Day by reusing plastic shopping bags to make kites. Students took to the school's field recently to fly their kites.

May 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Education


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Fishing at Whistle Buoy in another world

Rummaging through old newspapers, I came across an article written almost 41 years old, Sept. 30, 1976, by then Liberty County Herald Editor Nicky Clark.

May 23, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


The war within our country

Just over a year ago we were just beginning to sort out the options available for choosing our next president. There were 20 candidates offering ...

May 23, 2017 | By Jimmy Smith Guest columnist | Opinion


Birth: Thomas Patrick Stewart III

Thomas Patrick Stewart III was born at 1:28 p.m. April 26 to Heaven Boelens and Thomas Patrick Stewart II of Glennville.

May 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Volunteers make the world go round

This week we are celebrating volunteers at Keep Liberty Beautiful and we have a lot to celebrate! Our annual volunteer celebration will be on Thursday.

May 23, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Tornado Watch for Liberty County effective until 11 p.m.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of northern Florida, southeastern Georgia, central and southern South Carolina coastal waters.

May 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Isle of Wight assault prompts man hunt

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is searching for a Midway man in connection with an aggravated assault last week.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


An amazing discovery in an anatomy class

I have always thought that the most amazing thing in this world is that our Creator gives us life, and all life begins in the ...

May 23, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Roger Moore dies

Sir Roger Moore has died at age 89, according to multiple news sources.

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | News


Bad weather expected today

A flash flood watch has been issued for part of Liberty and all of Long County by the National Weather Service.

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Tide's Elix signs with Toccoa Falls

The Long County Blue Tide athletic programs have had a great year in terms of sending student-athletes to the collegiate level. On Tuesday, the program ...

May 23, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey Correspondent | Sports


Response to Sound off on tax sales

Editor: Thank you for allowing my letter to be printed in the Coastal Courier. I would like to use this opportunity to address comments recently ...

May 23, 2017 | Staff Report | Opinion


Laugh: Qualifications for president changing

HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?

May 22, 2017 | By Argus Hamilton Columnist | Opinion


Visitors bureau uses week to promote tourism

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-14 with several events.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Graduates urged to update immunizations

Liberty County Health Department officials encourage soon-to-be high school graduates to get vaccinated against meningococcal disease, which causes meningitis.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


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