Contrary to what many people believe, osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You might be tempted to be more assertive when dealing with a job-related matter. But a carefully measured approach works best at getting the cooperation you're looking for.
HAZLEHURST - Don Dasher of Ludowici is the grand prize winner of the 2009 Peaches to the Beaches "Shop Til' You Drop" contest.
Here are some of the issues area residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated the callers:
Lt. Gen. William G. Webster took command of U.S. Army Central on Monday. Though he is new to USARCENT, this will not be his first assignment at the command.
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.
But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.
ATLANTA - Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has signed a bill that shakes up the state bureaucracy that oversees health and social service programs.
The new law restructures programs now handled by two state agencies, reshuffling them among three. The revamp includes a new Department of Behavioral Health to handle mental health and addictive disease programs.
ATLANTA - Georgia health officials have shut down a suburban Atlanta private school after a 14-year-old student tested positive for swine flu.
Eagle's Landing Christian Academy in Henry County has suspended all classes for 14 days, though no other students are displaying symptoms of the potentially fatal H1N1 virus, said Dr. Elizabeth Ford, head of the state's Division of Public Health.
ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.
Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is set to sign legislation that would slap Georgia drivers traveling well above the speed limit with stiff new fines.
The fines - expected to total about $23 million a year - are intended to help the state's cash-strapped network of trauma hospitals.
ATLANTA - A 22-year-old Georgia soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.
Ryan C. King of Paulding County, an Army specialist and a member of the Special Troops Battalion, died Friday in a fire fight with insurgents in Konar Province.
ALBANY - Time to break out the bug spray and citronella candles across south Georgia counties.
Georgia health officials urged citizens Monday to take precautions because the mosquito population has grown dramatically in the wake of last month's heavy rainfall and flooding.
Ronald M. Harker, 72, of Hinesville was identified as the man who was killed in a motorcycle accident shortley after 4 p.m. Friday on Leroy Coffer Highway in Flemington.
During the past couple of months, more than 600 local volunteers have worked hard to pick up litter all around our county. Let me make sure we all understand this is litter they didn't throw down or let blow onto our roads and green spaces. They have worked hard to offset the carelessness of other local residents. And the cleanups are not over yet. I still have groups setting dates for area cleanups, so call and set a date for your neighborhood or group. We also have had more than 350 volunteers help with beautification projects like planting trees ...
MOUNT VERNON - Dan Darnell Shuman of Fleming was recognized during Brewton-Parker College's honors day ceremonies April 14 with an external programs award. He received recognition from Dr. Jeff Edgens, dean of external programs.
Cast members from the short film, "My Brother's Keeper" presented the trailer to the Long County Chamber of Commerce during it Business After Hours ...
Editor, On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I would like to extend congratulations to Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David L. Cavender ...
Jan. 19, 1807, is the birthdate of Robert E. Lee, general of all the Confederate forces during the Civil War.
The Long County Chamber of Commerce on Jan. 27 presented a plaque to Jackie Pattison in honor of the service of her mother Joan Robbins ...
In June 1998, the mayor of my hometown was none other than "Silver Tongue" Dick Bland. When he first ran for mayor in 1994, his ...
Joseph Martin's second nine weeks honor roll includes:
These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...
Once a month, starting Thursday and continuing through Aug. 5, BOSS will offer a total of 20 Stewart/Hunter soldiers free tickets and transportation to ...
The Liberty County Coroner's Office is seeking help finding family members or friends of Ernestine Williams.
Bradwell's basketball teams closed out the 2015-16 regular season against Region 3-AAAAA opponent Statesboro. The Lady Tigers picked up the win 32-17. The Tigers ...
Editor, Dec. 28, 2015, will forever be imprinted in my mind.
Liberty County Recreation Department is gearing up for spring sports:
Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.
A woman is being held without bond after being arrested in the June shooting death of her husband, the Long County Sheriff's Office announced ...
Perhaps this renewed love affair doesn't quite rise to the level of Humphrey Bogart's Rick finding Ingrid Bergman's Ilsa in "Casablanca" - "Of ...