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Birding season hits prime along coast

JEKYLL ISLAND (AP) _ Prime birding season is under way on Georgia's coast as fall begins and birds start flying south.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Iraqi Freedom Minute Sept. 21

Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Sept. 22

Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Barbecue was only part of it

"The best quote of the night was from John Thrift during the awards ceremony. Did you hear him? He said, 'This is the best thing my wife ever volunteered me for.'"

October 07, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Things to Do


Georgia Southern Loses on Late Field Goal to Elon

STATESBORO, Ga. - Raja Andrews tied a Georgia Southern single-game record making nine receptions, but Andrew Wilcox's fifth field goal of the game was the difference as the Eagles dropped their Southern Conference opener to Elon, 22-20 at Paulson Stadium. Georgia Southern fell to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league while Elon improved to 3-1 and 1-0.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Berrien resident reels in record longnose gar

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Chad Leonard of Nashville, Georgia (Berrien County) had more than just a great day of fishing on the Alapaha River on Sept. 5 - he managed to catch a new state record. Leonard reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce, 56-inch longnose gar, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Game day Sept. 21

Sunday

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs for Sept. 21

Twilight Special

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Execution set for Tuesday

JACKSON -- Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, who faces lethal injection Tuesday for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, prayed with New York civil rights activist Al Sharpton, the latest well-known figure appealing to spare his life.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Early voting starts Monday

ATLANTA -- About six week remain until election day, but voting gets under way on Monday throughout Georgia.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Unit mourns loss of two soldiers

SAVANNAH -- When he wasn't leading his squad on patrol south of Baghdad, Army Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson liked to challenge his men to games of pick-up basketball. Sgt. Wesley Durbin made sure troops followed rules, but also offered a sympathetic ear if they had problems.

October 07, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


Fire burns home, spreads to woods

LUDOWICI - A fire that started in a mobile home destroyed the residence, and then moved into the surrounding woods this past Friday in Long County.

October 07, 2008 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Birding trail welcomes back far-away friends

BRUNSWICK - Cooler weather brings back more than fuzzy sweaters and hot cocoa. When temperatures begin to dip it also signals the return of many migratory birds to scenic birding trails such as the Colonial Coast Birding Trail.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Weather helps improve fishing

Hello everyone Ole' Tight Line here. I'll tell you what, the weather is just getting right for some good fishing. Of course, there is no such thing as a bad fishing day.

October 07, 2008 | By Allen and Donnie Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


WILD Facts: Secret lives of salamanders

More species of salamanders live in Georgia than any other group of amphibians or reptiles. Nevertheless, perhaps because these creatures are shy and silent, most people know little about them. Members of the mole salamander family are specially secretive, primarily living underground and only rising to the surface to breed.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


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Charter program discussed at forum

The Liberty County School System held a community forum last Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, which included discussion on becoming a charter-school system.

October 23, 2014 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Education


State questions on Nov. 4 ballots

While most voters are familiar with the candidates on the Nov. 4 general-election ballot, many are unaware of the ballot's three referendum questions.

October 23, 2014 | By Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion


Richmond Hill throws a big party

RICHMOND HILL - The 16th annual Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival in Richmond Hill included a wide variety of traditional Southern and coastal food, such as shrimp, crawfish, peach cobbler and fried s'mores, which might explain why an estimated 25,000-35,000 visitors - not counting volunteers and workers - descended on J.F. Gregory Park last weekend.

October 22, 2014 | By Tiffany Stroud | Lifestyle


Voter apathy should be illegal

Editor, Our country is in a precarious position. Our government is intruding in our personal lives, and our religions are under attack. The government is ignoring the invasion from south of the border, as well as the dangers imposed by ISIS and other terrorist groups.

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Walthourville business featured

A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty FFA volunteer at run

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter volunteered at the Healthy Hinesville 5K on Saturday, Oct. 11. Proceeds from the event will benefit mental-health patients and awareness. FFA members manned the water stations at the quarter and half-way points for the 5K runners.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Pastors are God's gifts to churches

This month has been deemed Pastor's Appreciation Month, a time designated to show your pastor that you appreciate him or her.

October 22, 2014 | By Pastor Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Details of ebola deployment announced

Thirty-two Fort Stewart soldiers from the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion will deploy to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, according to a news release from the post.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military


Governor shares view on education

Last week, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Local band has part in movie

Exit 76, a band from Liberty County, recently performed in the upcoming feature film, "Ben & Ara."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for Oct. 22

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October 22, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Distiller to lead bourbon dinner

"Bourbon," master distiller Phil Prichard said, "by its very nature, is a traditional American spirit. And, of course, I always like to talk about bourbon."

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News4U


'Mint' doesn't deliver purchased coins

Recent reports filed at the Liberty County Sheriff's Office included:

October 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Down syndrome awareness month

For many, October is a month that focuses on Halloween, Columbus Day and breast-cancer awareness.

October 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Hospital CEO on state ebola team

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


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