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Crowds gathering for Savannah parade

SAVANNAH - Thousands of gaudy green revelers are filling Savannah's downtown historic district for St. Patrick's Day - the coastal city's biggest celebration of the year.

Overnight rains had dispersed by Tuesday morning before the city's mammoth parade kicked off, as masses of residents and tourists clad head-to-toe in green crammed the sidewalks and the oak- shaded squares.

March 17, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National

Woman charged with shooting daughter

SAVANNAH - A Savannah woman was charged Monday with shooting and wounding her 11-year-old daughter as she slept in bed, just a few weeks after the mother's boyfriend reported to police she attacked him with a knife in her hand.

Mary Elizabeth Frazier, 35, was being held in the Chatham County jail on an aggravated assault charge. Police said she also underwent a mental evaluation because she has a history of mental illness.

March 17, 2009 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | State, National

Living Legends Oral History project

Do you have a story to tell about life in Liberty County years ago? Perhaps you know someone who has lived here for ages and remembers when Fort Stewart was not here. There are a few citizens in Liberty County who can recall that era, but time is running out. We must get their stories while we can.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Advice/Columnists

Literary team takes title

A group of nine students from First Presbyterian Christian Academy traveled to Douglas where students from around the region competed against each other by demonstrating the power of the written and spoken word.

March 16, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

Eleven Black Men set scholarship banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County will hold its 15th annual scholarship banquet at 6:15 p.m. March 28, at Club Stewart.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

You've been framed

I recently sat down with two of my children and introduced them to a window from my childhood. We turned on the DVD player and watched some old Warner Brother's "Looney Tunes" cartoons. With all that is on today, I miss the simple, good, clean fun that these shorts offered. I also laughed because the episodes we were watching were complete. The last time I saw them on television, they were edited … for violence!

March 16, 2009 | By Dr. Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Faith

Life after retirement

After spending almost 40 years on the job, Apostle Walter Ross was ready to retire. However, retirement for this pastor was just the beginning of bigger and better things.

March 16, 2009 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

Sound off for March 15

Here are some issues that area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not know if they are true, nor what motivated the callers:

March 16, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Things to Do

Dr. T doles out water-saving tips

This week, a very special visitor paid some Liberty County schools a visit. "Dr. T" came to town and brought his unique and hilarious education techniques. Dr. T (aka Jack Golden, a national environmental educator) can make people laugh and learn at the same time. His educational show, "Water, Water Everywhere" is a whirlwind mix of vaudeville, slapstick, juggling, music and fun that focuses on scientific facts and sends environment messages about keeping our planet and water healthy.

March 16, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Elephants are evolving

Did I hear somebody say "change?" The word is too mild. Try "train wreck," if you are a Republican. "A new beginning" may fit your feelings better, if you voted Democratic in the last presidential election.

March 16, 2009 | By Bill Shipp Columnist | Opinion

Perdue's health care proposal defies logic

Editor, Less than a month ago, Georgia's cash-strapped health care providers breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning that the new federal stimulus package would infuse $1.7 billion into Georgia's ailing Medicaid system.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Essayist wins NAACP scholarship

The Liberty County NAACP had a Black History program Feb. 27 at Brewton-Parker College and sponsored an essay contest.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Soldiers get overseas assignments

Army Reserve Sgt. Jeffrey D. Chandler has been mobilized and activated for deployment overseas to a forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 16, 2009 | Staff Report | About People

Libert DFCS building in state budget

A narrow majority of members of the House of Representatives unfortunately took another step backward when it comes to education in Georgia on Thursday by eliminating the year-long, rigorous program of National Board Certification for public school teachers and the 10 percent salary increase incentive that goes along with it.

March 16, 2009 | By Rep. Al Williams Special to the Courier | Opinion

Student tapped for National Honor Society

Nicole M. Puckett, a Bradwell Institute 10th grader, recently was selected for the National Society of High School Scholars.

March 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls

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Metro Hinesville unemployment drops slightly

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for October was 6.1 percent, down 0.1 percentage point from ...

November 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

High-schoolers teach preschoolers about bullying

Bethany Gilliam's third-year early childhood education class went into the Long County High School preschool classroom to teach the preschoolers early last month.

November 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Rural health care is very important

Editor, Nov. 19 was National Rural Health Day, an opportunity to celebrate the "can do" spirit of our rural communities. On this day, we honored ...

November 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Ludowici student inducted into honor society

BATON ROUGE, La. - Melissa Long of Ludowici was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest collegiate honor society ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Dorchester Academy receives $5,000 from Kinder Morgan

Dorchester Academy, one of the first schools for African-Americans in Georgia and a National Historic Landmark, announced that it received a $5,000 gift from ...

November 26, 2015 | Staff report | Lifestyle

Optim Health hires new chief executive

SAVANNAH - Optim has hired David Castleberry as the new Optim System CEO. He will have responsibility for the physician-owned Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, Optim Medical Center-Jenkins ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Student graduate from Upper Iowa U.

FAYETTE, Iowa - Upper Iowa University announced that Peter Ackon of Fort Stewart graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in business administration in August.

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Academician got it right about Woman Who Shares My Name

Several of you got a chuckle over my recent observations on a survey from the College of Family and Consumer Sciences at the University of ...

November 26, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Movies to be thankful for, revisit

With Thanksgiving here and Christmas just around the corner, it's a time for everyone to throw away their cares and worries and remember how ...

November 26, 2015 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to do

Ribbon cut on medical training school

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Nov. 13 for Allied Medical Training Centers at 445 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite 104 ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Armstrong listed as STEM Jobs college

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University has been designated a 2016 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media and will be featured in the Winter 2016 issue ...

November 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Carter: Force of Future aims to attract country's best

WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said his Force of the Future program is necessary to ensure the Defense Department continues to attract the best people ...

November 26, 2015 | By Jim Garamone Defense Media Activity | Military

Property transfers for Nov. 26

Property transfers filed in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office Sept. 15-25 include:

November 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business

A mother's moments of terror

It was a chilly day in March 1969, and I was hanging clothes to dry.

November 26, 2015 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Staying healthy on Thanksgiving is a snap

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't ...

November 26, 2015 | By Mark Kishel | Living well

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