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Long BoE braces for state cuts

LUDOWICI - The Long County Board of Education discussed the possibility of losing a lot of state dollars for the 2009-10 year at their Feb. 9 meeting.

February 13, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Sports briefs for Feb. 13, 2009

CYS registration now open

February 13, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


At the movies for Feb. 13-15

This weekend, Liberty Cinemas will offer "The International" (R at 4:15, 7:20, 10 p.m.) "Confessions of a Shopaholic" (PG at 4:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:45 p.m.) "Friday the 13th" (R at 1:20 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:15

February 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Sound off for Feb. 13

Here are some issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier is not saying they are true, nor do we know what motivated the callers:

February 13, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do


Area restaurant's sanitation scores

Here are sanitation scores for area eating establishments released by the Liberty County Health Department:

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Midway store helps school earn equipment

Jim Woods and his staff at Midway IGA got first place in the Labels for Learning for Education competition sponsored by Cambell's Soup. Woods presented the 50,000 points his store earned to Liberty Elementary School. Each label is worth two or three points. Wendy Chenevert coordinates the Cambell's Soup labels campaign at Liberty Elementary, where each label's points are added up and traded in for learning materials such as computers, cameras and books.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holtzman to have real estate seminars

Coldwell Banker, Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring free career seminars to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information on the residential real estate profession.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Fram lowers auto rates

DULUTH - Effective March 9, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest insurer of autos in Georgia and in the nation, is lowering its overall auto insurance rate level in Georgia by an average of 1.5 percent.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Locals named to water use planning council

Three men from Liberty County have been appointed to the Coastal Georgia Regional Water Planning Council.

February 13, 2009 | Staff report | News


The thought counts, not the microwave

It's funny how life sometimes brings you surprises. When I first moved down to Liberty County, 22 years ago, I had no washer or dryer (and little furniture), although the utility room attached to the house I bought had connections.

February 13, 2009 | By Raphael Semmes Columnist | Opinion


Our judges know an oath when they hear it

Well now, wouldn't you think the No. 1 judge in the country could get it right the first time? I'm sure you all know by now that I'm talking about the swearing in ceremony of one President Barack Obama by Chief Big Daddy John Roberts of the Supreme Court of the USA.

February 13, 2009 | Vic Waters Columnist | Opinion


Predatory lenders target military

You've got to hand it to our military personnel: Not only are they often put in harm's way, but they must contend with a host of issues that would be tough under the best of circumstances, including low pay scales and frequent moves to new assignments that trigger relocation costs.

February 13, 2009 | By Jason Alderman Guest columnist | Advice/Columnists


Local soldiers, families help state celebrate

February 13, 2009 | Staff report | News


In tough times, jewelers offer perk

The members of the Independent Jewelers Organization have banded together to spread some joy this Valentine's Day to people who are struggling due to job loss or home foreclosure. Gold Mender Jewelers in Hinesville has partnered with other IJO retail members to provide free sterling silver heart necklaces to about 100 deserving individuals.

February 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gates hopes to increase troop dwell time

WASHINGTON - U.S. forces are stretched, but they are resilient, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today.

February 12, 2009 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


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Florida teen arrested in Liberty County

A Florida teen was arrested Thursday night in Liberty County in connection with a school bus shooting that left two teens injured.

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


Hinesville police call off search for large bear

Hinesville police officers attempted to track a bear within the city limits Thursday night. But shortly before midnight, they called off the search because it had disappeared into the woods.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Authorities capture escaped inmate in northwest Georgia

People in southeast Georgia- especially in the Sunbury area near Fort Morris - can breath a little easier.

May 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


State of garrison address at luncheon

The May Progress Through People Luncheon, featuring Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory with the State of the Garrison address, will be at noon Thursday, May 28, at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Grand opening for real estate office

Liberty Real Estate Services held a grand opening April 30 for its new office in Ludowici.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Birth: Braden Michael Clement

Braden Michael Clement was born at 8:16 p.m. April 24 to Elizabeth Clement of Glennville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


What Nobel laureates have incurred should not have occurred

I have been trying to figure out what to do with my free time now that I have decided not to run for president of the United States (or what's left of it).

May 21, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Winn hosts education fair for military

Winn Army Community Hospital recently did its part to help soldiers prepare for life after the Army.

May 21, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Military


Pembroke called out for Run for Heroes

A big group of runners and cyclists will pass through Bryan County on Saturday morning for a good cause.

May 21, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Military


Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids

The Fishin' for a Cure fishing tournament, held Saturday in Long County, gave $77,000 to seven children with cancer or some other medical condition.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long official earns finance certificate

Brandi R. Sollosi earned Local Finance Officer Certification in the first quarter of 2015 through the Carl Vinson Institute of Government's financial-management training program.

May 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Planning meeting for Allenhurst area

A community-planning meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Allenhurst Town Hall, 4063 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

May 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Birth: Adrian Bryant Martinez

Adrian Bryant Martinez was born at 4:53 p.m. April 23 to Ariel Martinez and Fernando Martinez of Fort Stewart.

May 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Moving away from 'funny math methods'

Getting math right for the students and teachers of Georgia has been a priority of mine since day one. One of my first actions as your state school superintendent was working with the State Board of Education to provide a needed choice between integrated mathematics and traditional discrete mathematics (with assessments to match each option) for our schools.

May 20, 2015 | By Richard Woods Guest columnist | Opinion


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