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Joseph Martin depends on military

The military is a way of life in our town.

January 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Not even tangerines safe from raccoons

Check your tax bill: If you are 65 or older, you should be getting four tax exemptions. In the upper right-hand corner of your tax bill it should show "W-4." And here's a reminder, you have to go to the tax assessor's office to "re-file" for your waste management exemption. That is the only one that has to be re-filed every year. It must be re-filed before March 1. We, in Georgia, have been fortunate to have back-to-back governors who have blessed us with these exemptions. Look at your tax statement. Make sure you are getting what you ...

January 02, 2009 | By Dot Moss Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Community loses a good man

Editor, It is with much grief and sadness that I send this letter. Our city has lost a fine and caring man with the loss of Don Carter.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Authorities ignore road danger

Editor, Once again, Georgia newspapers and others have notified us that Georgia state troopers and others across the nation will be targeting impaired drivers and the lack of seat-belt users during the holidays for motorists' safety.

January 02, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Last word on war on trees

Out jogging this morning, I noticed as I passed our country cemetery that a tree was missing from the head of my grandparents' graves.

January 02, 2009 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Ex-soldier enjoys job in law enforcement

Name: Danny Pittman

January 02, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | About People


LSU pummels Ga. Tech

ATLANTA - Richard Dickson believes LSU lost more than a spot in the Top 25 when it lost five games one year after winning the national championship.

January 02, 2009 | By Charles Odum The Associated Press | Sports


Georgia knocks off Michigan State

ORLANDO, Fla. - Matthew Stafford gave the type of performance in the Capital One Bowl that'd make a fitting finale to his excellent Georgia career.

January 02, 2009 | By Mark Wangrin The Associated Press | Sports


Car makers extending holiday shutdowns

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is closing all its North American manufacturing plants for at least a month, the starkest move yet taken by U.S. automakers as they anxiously await word about government loans.

The shutdown comes as General Motors Corp. said a report that it and Chrysler have restarted talks to combine the two ailing automakers is untrue.

January 02, 2009 | By Tom Krisher Associated Press writer | Business


Army expands funeral honors for soldiers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2008 - Starting early next year, the Army will allow full military funeral honors at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for all soldiers killed in action.

January 02, 2009 | By Sara Moore American Forces Press Service | Military


Ga. Tech's Johnson gets new contract

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Tech first-year coach Paul Johnson was given a new 7-year, $17.7 million contract on Thursday.

January 02, 2009 | The Associated Press | Sports


Insurance industry gets tax break from state

ATLANTA - Georgia's budget woes aren't stopping the state from ringing in the new year with a hefty tax break for the insurance industry.

January 01, 2009 | By Shannon McCafferty Associated Press writer | State, National


Accused killer sues public defender system

ATLANTA (AP) - A man who faces a possible death sentence for a killing almost three years ago filed suit Wednesday against officials of Georgia's public defender system, claiming he has been denied representation for eight months.

January 01, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Allowance, chores can be OK

Q: Our 12-year-old daughter says all her friends get paid for helping around the house, and she wants an allowance for doing chores too. This sounds crazy to my wife and me. Is it really a good idea?

January 01, 2009 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Sunday liquor sales issue to resurface

ATLANTA - Georgia's slumping economy could breathe new life into an effort to permit alcohol sales on Sunday in the state, supporters said.

State Sen. Seth Harp said he will reintroduce the Sunday sales measure in the legislative session set to begin Jan. 12.

January 01, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


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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


Ken Smiley dies

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | News


GSU sets signing-day review

Georgia Southern fans and alumni are invited to attend a special signing-day event Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Bishop Field House, gseagles.com reported.

January 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Adopt, beautify a spot near you

Liberty County is our home. Just as we take care of the homes we live in with our families, we need to take care of our community. Keep Liberty Beautiful sincerely appreciates the nearly 4,000 volunteers each year who help to make our county cleaner and more attractive through neighborhood projects and area litter cleanups, but those who are interested in going to the next level should consider "adopting" Liberty.

January 28, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Pastors set goals for coming year

A new year means planning, new expectations and setting goals.

January 28, 2015 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith


Man cherished by many belongs to all

It happened a few months back. My father-in-law celebrated, to our great joy, his 88th birthday. There was no pomp or circumstance involved. He abhors that. Because he is among the most beautifully well-mannered people I have ever encountered, he politely took all the calls though he really wished we would just treat it as another day and leave him alone to watch the news channel.

January 28, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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