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Take care to avoid osteoporosis

Contrary to what many people believe, osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of aging.

May 06, 2009 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Horoscopes for week of May 6-13

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.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Sound off


Ludowici man wins sale's door prize

HAZLEHURST - Don Dasher of Ludowici is the grand prize winner of the 2009 Peaches to the Beaches "Shop Til' You Drop" contest.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Sound off for May 6

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:

May 06, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Former Stewart commander takes USARCENT

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.

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Military


Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

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.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


Perdue signs health agencies

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.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


School in Georgia closes because of flu

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.

May 05, 2009 | By Dorie Turner Associated Press writer | Education


Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

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.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Perdue signs 'super speeder' bill

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.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia soldier killed in Afghanistan

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.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Military


Mosquito numbers prompt health emergency

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.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Man killed in motorcycle wreck in Fleming

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.

May 04, 2009 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Litter prevention: Let me count the ways

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 ...

May 04, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Brewton-Parker honors local students

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.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls


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Long Chamber previews local movie

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 ...

February 09, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


Congratulations, Judge Cavender

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 ...

February 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


Living with Robert E. Lee

Jan. 19, 1807, is the birthdate of Robert E. Lee, general of all the Confederate forces during the Civil War.

February 08, 2016 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle


Long Chamber honors former treasurer

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Raymond Cooper for Valley mayor

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Honor roll: Joseph Martin Elementary School

Joseph Martin's second nine weeks honor roll includes:

February 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sound off for Feb. 8

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Valentine's Day is Sunday

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Liberty County coroner seeks help finding deceased woman’s family, friends

The Liberty County Coroner's Office is seeking help finding family members or friends of Ernestine Williams.

February 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


BI finishes season splitting games with Statesboro

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 ...

February 08, 2016 | John Wood | Sports


Reader thanks trooper, sheriff

Editor, Dec. 28, 2015, will forever be imprinted in my mind.

February 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


LCRD sports

Liberty County Recreation Department is gearing up for spring sports:

February 08, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Advance presidential primary voting starts Monday

Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.

February 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Long County woman arrested in shooting death of her husband

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 ...

February 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Public Safety


Celebrating return of corn-fried shrimp

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 ...

February 05, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


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