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Jobless rate up again

The Georgia Department of Labor reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December. The January jobless rate was up 2.0 percentage points from 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 10, 2010 | Staff reports | Business News


ID thieves' latest scams

If the financial consequences weren't so damaging, you might almost find humor in how identity theft has butchered the English language in recent years. "Phishing," "pharming" and "vishing" are just a few ways criminals access personal information they'll use to open illicit accounts, rent apartments, or even charge medical procedures to someone's insurance plan.

March 10, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Advice/Columnists


3rd ID casualties out of Fort Benning

The Department of Defense announced today the death of two 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


FCCLA students explore Capitol

March 10, 2010 | Special to Connect | Education


Ten Youth Challenge grads from Liberty

Ten Liberty County teenagers graduated from the Georgia National Guard's Youth Challenge Academy on March 6. They are: Alan J. Bacon, Malcolm Bearden, JaVontis D. Powell, Miguelangel N. Roberts and Marquis O. Heard, all of Hinesville; Demontre C. Cleary of Midway; Brandon L.Crowley of Fleming; Alvin L Houston III of Lauderhill; Brandon L. Kifer of Fort Stewart; and Justin A. Sanders of Allenhurst.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Education


SGMS staffs promote health hearts

Recently, Snelson Golden Middle School staff members wore red to support heart awareness on National Wear Red Day. "This is our way to support the healthy-heart initiative and remind others to keep healthy," Snelson Golden Middle School nurse Leola Lambert said.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


3rd ID welders ingenuity helping troops

FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - Two soldiers from 1st "Desert Rogue" Battalion, 64th Armor, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, recently used their ingenuity to improve the configuration for a battery box for the forward observer's long-range scope more efficient.

March 10, 2010 | By Spc. Dustin Guatney American Forces Press Service | Military


Military Health System has new Web site

The Military Health System has launched a new www.health.mil Web site that provides a single point of entry to military health news, information and resources.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Military


Spring garden festival in Savannah

Savannah - Families looking to enjoy the spring weather with outdoor activities can head to Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens on March 20 for a spring garden festival. Sponsored by the Friends of Coastal Gardens, the fundraiser runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and will include educational lectures, activities for children, plant vendors and arts and crafts.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Sound off for March 10

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:

March 10, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Horoscopes for March 10-17

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A pesky health problem should clear up soon. Meanwhile, travel - both for personal as well as for business reasons - is strong in the Aries aspect this week, and well into the next.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Best things: Easy to catch spring fever

The weather is finally warming up and that means one thing - spring is approaching. As a matter of fact, the first official day of spring in the United States is March 21. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Terrance Porter, who is stationed at Fort Stewart, recently shared his five favorite things about spring.

March 10, 2010 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | About People


Nip those tantrums in the bud

Q: Our 34-month-old daughter is trying to control everyone else in the family, especially us. When things don't go her way, the result is an instantaneous and fairly demonstrative meltdown. We either ignore it or tell her to sit on the steps until she's finished. When do kids stop trying to control other people's behavior? Should we have a stronger response to these outbursts?

March 10, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Colorectal cancer screenings essential

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, which means it's time for me to remind everyone of the importance of screening for this disease. And it's time for you to schedule tests. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer deaths among men and women in the United States and in Georgia, but it looks like it may soon move to second place.

March 10, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Wayne Memorial signs orthopedic surgeon

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital recently added another orthopedic surgeon to its roster of physicians. Dr. Greg White will open his practice, Sports Medicine and Rehab Therapy, in mid-April in Wayne County. With more than 19 years of experience, White and his wife, Robin, are coming to Jesup from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., which is on the outskirts of Nashville.

March 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Living well


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A night of transcending

Men, young and old, learned the lesson of being their brother's keeper at the Eleven Black Men of Liberty County's 23rd annual Scholarship ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | LIBERTY LIFE


Living a balanced life

On this blessed Sunday, I would like to share something the Lord placed on my heart that has been a tremendous blessing to our church ...

March 27, 2017 | By Pastor Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Three cleanups set for Saturday

Enthusiastic middle school students joined in the Great American Cleanup on Thursday last week. Midway Middle School Green Team members and science class students volunteered ...

March 27, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Sound off for March 27

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 ...

March 27, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Workshop by the sea sets priorities

More than 100 Liberty countians met Thursday and Friday to review the county's progress during the last year and to plan for the future ...

March 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Many flaws in shore protection bill

Regarding propose amendments to Georgia's Shore Protection Act that were recently tabled by the General Assembly Senate, further details merit consideration.

March 27, 2017 | By David Kyler Guest columnist | Opinion


FPCA has winning week on soccer pitch

All GISA schools that offer soccer compete in the same classification. Despite having to face schools with much larger player pools, the Lady 'Landers are ...

March 27, 2017 | By Marcia Graham Correspondent | Sports


Long takes two over Liberty soccer

Liberty County's Lady Panthers' soccer match against Long County Tuesday in Ludowici had the intensity of two boxers slugging it out in prize fight.

March 27, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Grand jury indictments February term:

This report was gathered from information recorded during the recent Liberty County Grand Jury indictments entered into public record for the February 2017 term. All ...

March 27, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Charity clay shoot set for Dorchester

The fourth annual Shot in the Dark Charity Sporting Clays Shoot at Dorchester Shooting Preserve is set for April 8.

March 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


The worst argument for Trumpcare

Of all the arguments to make for repealing and replacing Obamacare, the very worst is that people don't need health insurance.

March 26, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Deny yourself not just during Lent

During the season of Lent, the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, many people choose to deny themselves of something that they enjoy.

March 25, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Man on bond for murder arrested for drugs

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs.

March 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Puzzle Run 5k April 1 raises autism awareness

People not directly affected by autism are joining the autism spectrum awareness campaign, according to a local group, as organizers get ready for the third ...

March 25, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Correspondent | Sports


Five graduate at Valdosta State

VALDOSTA- Valdosta State University graduated five students from this area following the fall semester:

March 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


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