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'Supporter' hurting McCain, campaign process

When simple minded people cannot think of a valid criticism, they often resort of name-calling.

November 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Opinion


Clocks back Saturday p.m.-Sunday a.m.

ATLANTA - Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine is urging Georgians to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this weekend.

November 15, 2008 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Army begins study of soldier suicides

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2008 - The Army and the National Institute of Mental Health have begun a five-year, $50 million research program into the factors behind soldier suicides and how to prevent them, Army Secretary Pete Geren told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday.

November 14, 2008 | By J.D. Leipold Special to American Forces Press Service | Military


Sound off for Oct. 29

Here are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not assure that they are true. And we do not know what motivated the callers.

November 13, 2008 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Long County Sheriff's Department gets funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Congressional funding for improvements to the Long County Sheriff's Department has been approved by the House in the 2008 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The funding of $330,886, secured by Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will be used to acquire equipment, hire personnel and fund a community education program.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Kingston failing environment

Editor, Well, the environmental report card is out and again Congressman Jack Kingston had a perfect score - zero percent. The League of Conservation Voters, a non-partisan environmental group, gives politicians a score annually, based on their voting record. The Congressman's abysmal record in protecting the environment hurts everyone, resulting in high gasoline prices to polluted waters affecting our shrimpers to a lack of protection for our barrier islands.

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


YMCA festival reset for Nov. 8

Liberty County YMCA's fourth annual Fall Festival, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25, has been rescheduled due to rain.

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Midway Middle School 1st nine weeks

Sixth grade

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Honor rolls


Moms, don't let kids run your life

A journalist recently asked me to name the No. 1 problem facing today's family. I think she expected me to address education, the economy, or some other "hot" topic. To her surprise, I said, "A confusion of roles."

November 13, 2008 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


DHR hopes to keep Georgians healthy with heating help

ATLANTA - As the colder winter months approach, the Georgia Department of Human Resources will once again help Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.

November 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Toys for Tots kicking off

Liberty County's Toys for Tots will be taking applications from families having troubles provid-

November 13, 2008 | Staff report | Lifestyle


Brewers win tree sweepstakes at state fair

It was another good year at the state fair for Brewer's Christmas Tree Farm. The locally owned and operated business earned the most blue ribbons for Christmas trees (10 of 15

November 13, 2008 | Staff report | Business


Automakers squeezing small garages

Editor, Millions of car owners in Georgia trust neighborhood repair shops to provide affordable and competitive automotive repair service. Unfortunately, car manufacturers are making it difficult for independent repair shops to obtain the technical information needed to repair today's vehicles. As technology becomes more sophisticated, the situation will become worse.

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


No compassion in BoE leave policy

Editor, This year, the Liberty County Board of Education changed its policy on leave, making teachers earn days as the year goes on. Although I agree in principle with this decision, I am left in a quandary. I am expecting a child and she has been diagnosed in-vitro with health problems, including an under-developed left side of the heart. I used the leave I had to take my wife to doctor's appointments with infant cardiologists at Sibley in Atlanta, and Memorial in Savannah. Last week, we were told doctors would induce my wife's labor a week early. I ...

November 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Colorectal cancer tests are essential

You may have seen or read in the news lately about stage III colon-cancer survivor Tom Davenport's upcoming two-and a-half month skiing expedition to and from the South Pole to raise money and awareness for colon cancer research. In November, Davenport and four others from Canada, Kiwi, Australia and Finland will begin a 730-mile long, 10,000-foot elevation, skiing expedition. When they reach the South Pole, Davenport and his group will switch from cross-country to downhill skis, unfurl a large kite and sail back to where they began. The expedition should be completed by mid-January.

November 13, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


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Let God help you handle the sin in your life

As I write this column, I am sitting in the waiting room of a car dealer. My wife's car was recalled, and the work is being done to fix the issue.

October 31, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Birth: Grayson Wynn-loftin Phillips

Grayson Wynn-loftin Phillips was born at 10:03 p.m. Oct. 13 to Jessica N. Phillips of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and Colby W. Phillips of Collinsville, Okla.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


'John Wick' enjoyable, if not original

"John Wick" stars Keanu Reeves in a film that doesn't try to do anything more than be a thoroughly enjoyable revenge movie with an enormous sense of style and visual flair.

October 31, 2014 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


Concert for charities

Some of the area's best musicians will play Nov. 15 to benefit the area's Toys for Tots and a food pantry in the Midway area.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Trick-or-treating hours

City, county and Army officials in the area are recommending that trick-or-treating be from 6-8 p.m. So be careful and remember only approach homes that have outside lights on.

October 31, 2014 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


College Credit day is Nov. 15

The Liberty County School System will host a College Credit Now Day from 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 15 at the Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell St. in Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


How to live a Christian life, part 2

Last week, it was shown that Christians are to "seek those things above" (Colossians 3:1). Why should the Christian seek to do these things?

October 30, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Birth: Kayden Michael Litwinkowich

Kayden Michael Litwinkowich was born at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 13 to Christine Helen Litwinkowich of Hinesville.

October 30, 2014 | Staff Report | Celebrations


Salute a man trying to better the world

A wise man once said that our only reason for occupying space on this earth is to leave things better than we found them. Unfortunately, not enough of us will. Len Pagano is an exception.

October 30, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Falcons' Smith not worried about job

With a demanding owner sniffing over every move, decision and step sideways, coach Mike Smith must try to rally his team and drag it back to respectability.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide honor 28 seniors

Long County High School had senior night Oct. 24, recognizing football players, cheerleaders and band members who are graduating this school year.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


NCAA keeps Gurley out two more games

The NCAA announced Wednesday that Georgia Bulldogs running back Todd Gurley must sit out two more games for accepting more than $3,000 in cash from multiple individuals for autographed memorabilia.

October 30, 2014 | Reuters | Sports


Blue Tide at Bryan County Friday

Long County is back on the road this weekend, going to Pembroke on Friday to take on Bryan County.

October 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Ludowici PD urges safety on Halloween

Halloween mostly is known among children as a fun night of candy-collecting, but the holiday has a darker side - one authorities hope parents will be wary of.

October 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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