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'Slumdog' rules Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Slumdog Millionaire" took the best-picture Academy Award and seven other Oscars on Sunday, including director for Danny Boyle, whose ghetto-to-glory story paralleled the film's unlikely rise to Hollywood's summit.

The other top winners: Kate Winslet, best actress for the Holocaust-themed drama "The Reader"; Sean Penn, best actor for the title role of "Milk"; Heath Ledger, supporting actor for "The Dark Knight"; and Penelope Cruz, supporting actress for "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."

February 23, 2009 | By David Germain AP movie writer | Things to Do


The 'Sower' dies

Dr. Michael Guido, world-renowned evangelist whose ministry is based in Metter, passed away Saturday evening. He was 94.

February 23, 2009 | Statesboro Herald | Faith


Braves shore up outfield

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Braves shored up their outfield Sunday after being spurned by Ken Griffey Jr., reaching a preliminary agreement with Garret Anderson on a one-year deal.

Anderson is expected to undergo a physical on Monday or Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal hadn't been finalized.

February 23, 2009 | By Paul Newberry Associated Press writer | Sports


Bill to prepay nuclear plant clears hurdle

ATLANTA - A bill that would open the way for Georgia Power to boost electric rates in 2011 cleared its first hurdle in the state House on Friday.

The House Regulatory and Utility Affairs Subcommittee approved the measure by voice vote.

February 21, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | Sports


Frank Long fetes readers

Frank Long Elementary students are doing an outstanding job with Accelerated Reader and reading. Classes are challenging each other as they compete for points and prizes.

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


Students finish DARE

Fifth-grade students at Lyman Hall Elementary recently participated in the eighteenth annual DARE culmination ceremony.

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


School job fair is Feb. 28

The Liberty County School System job fair will be from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the board of education office, 200 Bradwell St., in Hinesville.

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Education


At the movies for Feb. 20-22

Here's what's playing at area theaters over the weekend:

February 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Sound off for Feb. 20

Here are some issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, not do we know what motivated callers.

February 20, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


High def with a low-definition mind set

I've always been of the mind that new stuff is cool, and it never seems to bother me that the new stuff isn't always better.

February 20, 2009 | By Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


Where did all the money go?

Regarding the cash infusions that Congress approved last fall to shore up the U.S. banking industry, one thing is important to remember. That is that it will take time for those cash infusions to work their way through the lending system and get "into the streets."

February 20, 2009 | By Raphael Semmes Columnist | Opinion


Seven tips to save around April 15

By Eric Tyson

February 20, 2009 | By Eric Tyson Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists


Deployed couple's moms meet at welcome home

Fay Yee stood in the stands at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, her eyes red and puffy from crying.

February 20, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Lifestyle


Hinesville hosts first homeless summit

Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard hosted Hinesville's first Homeless Information Summit Wednesday, bringing advocates from city, state and national organizations to fight what the mayor said is a major problem for Hinesville.

February 20, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | News


Bryan County BoE fires superintendent

Bryan County school board members voted 4-3 to oust Superintendent Sallie Brewer during a called meeting Thursday night.

Associate Superintendent John Oliver was appointed to replace her until a full time successor is named.

February 20, 2009 | By Gina Sutherland Bryan County News | News


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Honor roll: Lyman Hall Ementary

Students who were listed on the Lyman Hall Elementary honor roll for the third nine weeks were:

April 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Know the goodness of the Lord

Today is my dad's birthday. He is 78 years young.

April 24, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


'Unfriended' is a decent thriller

"Unfriended" easily could've fallen under the category of most of today's teen horror flicks: All style and no substance. Or it could've easily have been a cheap remake or reboot.

April 24, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie reviewer | Things to do


1,900-acre manufacturing facility sought for I-16 ‘megasite’

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten For the Coastal Courier | News


Haleigh's Hope is now Georgia's hope

Fifteen months ago, a local reporter asked me if there was any interest within the General Assembly in taking on the medical marijuana issue for the 2014 legislative session, and I told him, emphatically, that there was none and that I did not foresee that issue coming up anytime soon in Georgia. Then, a week later, I met a little 4-year-old girl named Haleigh and her courageous mom and dad, and was I proved ever so wrong.

April 24, 2015 | By State Rep. Allen Peake Special to the Courier | Opinion


Fathers, don't seek custody in Liberty County

Editor, If you are a father seeking custody of your children in Hinesville, please read this carefully.

April 24, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Honor roll: Bradwell Institute

Students who earned spots on the Bradwell Institute honor roll durin the third quarter were:

April 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gulf oil spill: Drawn-out tempest in teacup

The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was called catastrophic by many. President Barack Obama declared, "This oil spill is the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced." The National Resource Defense Council said two years later, "A people wronged and a region scarred remains."

April 23, 2015 | By Harold Brown Guest columnist | Opinion


What do you need in life? God's word

In this life, there are many things that a person needs: a place to live, clothes, food and such things.

April 23, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Strong candidate not running for president

My fellow Americans, it is with a heavy heart that I announce to you today that I will not be a candidate for president of the United States in 2016.

April 23, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Fatal crash victims all GSU nursing students

Five Georgia Southern University students were killed in a crash early Wednesday morning on Interstate 16 in North Bryan County.

April 23, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Public Safety


Long HS students get does of reality

The Long County Sheriff's Office held its annual Prom Promise/Student Safety Awareness Day on Friday.

April 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


How can we trust the BoE?

Editor, It is mindboggling to me to hear Liberty County Board of Education members and Liberty County School System administrators talk of the millions of dollars tossed about our school district's budget during school-board meetings, work sessions and public forums as if it's no big deal. According to information presented by the district, our revenues for the 2013-14 school year were $92,203,140, and our expenditures were $98,130,080 - meaning, our school board authorized $5,926,940 in overspending. However, the board continued to operate in the same manner for the first half of the 2014-15 ...

April 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Bull throws, stomps on Fort Stewart soldier

A Fort Stewart Soldier was injured Wednesday evening when he was thrown from a bull, then stomped on by the animal, at a Ludowici ranch.

April 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Liberty County fire captain dies

A Liberty County fire captain died Wednesday afternoon while driving, police said.

April 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


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