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Praying for the Earth

Once I saw a small wooden building alongside a highway through the Ocala National Forest in central Florida, and a sign on the roadside chapel, which had no parsonage or parking lot, said, Forest Community Church. I thought: This is the church for me.

June 12, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Opinion


Scholarship golf tournament was a success

Editor, The Liberty County Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Association is grateful to the community for supporting the MLK Scholarship Golf Tournament. The day was filled with excitement and enjoyment. More importantly, the Association was able to award several scholarships to local students. We thank our sponsors for supporting this important initiative for our youth.

June 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


A fighter smart and loyal

"I wondered how much I had changed. I had gone to Washington a hero, described by many in the media as a 'genius.' I was returning to Georgia a loser. The green bird turned west toward Plains, lifted quickly into the dark sky, and was gone."

June 12, 2008 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion


World No Tobacco Day is Saturday

Linda F. Ratcliffe

June 12, 2008 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Obama the patriot

Everybody knows about the two speeches Barack Obama needed to get past, or at least try to get past, his pastor problem.

June 12, 2008 | By Roger Hernandez Columnist | Opinion


Great American Cleanup winds down

Only a few days are left of the official 2008 Great American Cleanup. Adding local challenges in our Clean Community Challenge this year has created a fun competition to the art of cleaning up litter.

June 12, 2008 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Foundation releases 2008 report card for parents

Atlanta - The 2008 Report Card for Parents, a searchable database of statistics on Georgia's public schools, is now available and posted on the Web site of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation at www.gppf.org.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Summer lunch program locations announced

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners is participating in the Summer Food Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for everyone, regardless of race, color national origin, gender, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at all sites on the list. The program will open for service June 9 and continue until July 31. Meals will be served from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | News


10U Gators finish season in first

The 10U Hinesville Gators wrapped up their first season with a first-place win at the Savannah Recreation games, posting an impressive 8-0 record and scoring 130 total goals to the other teams' 71. Head coach Agustin Maldonado and assistant coach Day Maldonado rotated most of their players into almost every position this season to teach them the total-team concept. This also gave all the players an opportunity to score a goal.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Local receives scholarship

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Education


Petraeus discusses challenges in central command area

WASHINGTON - Army Gen. David H. Petraeus shared his view of the U.S. Central Command with senators during confirmation testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

June 11, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Odierno says military headed in right direction in Iraq

WASHINGTON - The United States "is not out of the woods yet" in Iraq, but the nation is headed in the right direction, the man nominated to be the next Multinational Force Iraq commander said today.

June 11, 2008 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Notice of U.S. Highway 84 lane closure

The right lane of East-bound U.S. Highway 84 between M.L.K. Jr. Drive and Harrison Drive will be closed for utility work Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Please use caution when traveling through this area and notify fellow motorists.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | News


Cleanup campaign comes to an end

Only a few official days remain in the 2008 Great American Cleanup. This year, including smaller, local challenges in our Clean Community Challenge has added a fun, competitive element to the task of cleaning up litter.

June 11, 2008 | Staff Report | News


State to sell rehabilitated horses

The Georgia Department of Agriculture will auction about 22 horses that were impounded in poor condition and nursed back to good health.

June 11, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


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Shooting reported at Hillery Park

A shooting has been reported at Hillery Park in Walthourville. It happened just before 7 p.m. Tuesday, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden. The victim was taken to Liberty Regional Medical Center, but his condition is unknown. Authorities are on the lookout for the suspects, described as two black males in a white Ford Escort. Anyone with information should call 911. Currently, few details are known about the incident, but the Courier will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.

July 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Work hard for the Lord

Back in the summers of my college days, I worked for a builder. For the most part, I kept the skilled laborers (carpenters and brick layers) supplied with materials. Then, there was the biggest mistake I made during my first summer.

July 22, 2014 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Hinesville students earn academic honors

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Bradwell Institute student Nathanel Johns of Hinesville has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Childhood choices affect whole lives

To this conclusion I have come: the most deadly years of our lives are the ages of 16 to 21. Those years give us a headiness that comes from new freedom - a driver's license - and the passing of the torch from strict childhood rules to more trust, different restraints and relaxed curfews.

July 22, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


It's time to close Southern borders

Editor, Mexico and Guatemala have finalized a deal that will allow Guatemalans (who normally would be arrested and deported or imprisoned in Mexico) to travel on 72-hour passes through Mexico on their way to our Southern border.

July 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Stormwater runoff is good rain gone bad

I love a good rainstorm - I always have. My mother used to check the weather forecast for thunderstorms because I was fascinated by them and wanted to watch them outside. However, it's not really a good idea to sit outside during a thunderstorm.

July 22, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Educators leery of law to allow school employees to carry guns

Part of a broad new Georgia gun law that took effect July 1 allows school boards to adopt policies that will authorize school personnel to carry guns at school, on buses and at school functions.

July 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten and Taylor Carpenter Correspondents | Education


Braves are in for the long haul

In 2008, the Atlanta Braves bottomed out. Just three years removed from the end of their remarkable stretch of 14 consecutive division titles, the Braves stumbled to a 70-92 record and a fourth place finish in the N.L. East.

July 22, 2014 | By Mike Anthony Guest columnist | Sports


Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Not a single person in my breakfast club has mentioned the "blood moon." And that includes me, until now. I wasn't really sure what it was even though my emails from some preacher have hammered me recently with a "better beware" kind of verbiage.

July 22, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Columnist | Opinion


Materials testing lab picks Interstate Centre

West Penn Testing Group, a material-testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years, according to Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Brown, Hornets down Pelicans

Former Liberty County High School and University of Miami basketball player Rion Brown scored 16 points Thursday, helping the Charlotte Hornets win their second straight Samsung NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


McRae appears OK after injury

It appears that former Liberty County High School basketball standout Jordan McRae was not badly injured last Tuesday, as he was placed back in action in the 76ers' summer-league game against the Bulls late Thursday night.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | Sports


BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Polls open for runoffs

Turnout appears to be light for today's runoff elections across the state.

July 22, 2014 | Staff report | News


BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


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