Here are some of the issues being discussed by area residents. The statements were phoned in anonymously so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor know what motivated the callers:
Q: Our kids are within the normal weight range for their age and height, but I'm the first to admit their eating habits are awful. I don't want them to end up joining the epidemic of obesity. Should I be concerned? What should we do to be sure they avoid becoming overweight?
This column is part two of a column on diabetes. Last week we talked about the different types of diabetes and the risk factors for these types.
Name: Paschal Brewer
All hail the end of the Reagan era! That's the cry going up throughout liberaldom as the financial crisis and the Democratic electoral sweep threaten the Reaganite troika of deregulation, low taxes and free trade.
The Dazzling Diamond Divas, a Red Hat Society chapter on Fort Stewart, recently had a progressive dinner.
Members of the Fort Stewart Enlisted Spouses' Club and their families met Thursday afternoon to place wreaths at the Desert Shield/Desert Storm Monument in observance of Veterans' Day. The monument, in the wooded area in front of the post exchange, was built and dedicated in 1991 to honor those soldiers from Fort Stewart who died in battle.
YMCA Dance classes
As they hauled 35 pounds each of combat gear across 48 miles of road for two days and nearly 20 hours, Master Sgt. Sean Hannes from the 48th Brigade Special Troops Battalion and 73 other Georgia Guard members garnered countless honks, shouts of appreciation and "thank yous" from grateful onlookers. Encouraged, the group finished its marathon Veterans Day march from Canton to Atlanta on Sunday.
WASHINGTON - The government and the mortgage industry are launching the most sweeping effort yet to help troubled homeowners by speeding up the process for renegotiating hundreds of thousands of delinquent loans held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency, which seized control of the two mortgage finance companies in September, announced the plan Tuesday along with other government and industry officials, including Hope Now, an alliance of mortgage companies organized by the Bush administration last year.
The county's smaller municipalities are proving a police department does not have to be the size of Hinesville's 80-plus force to have a police chief.
The Richmond Hill Police Department is asking the public for help in finding an alleged armed robber.Here's the press release: "The Richmond Hill Police Department is seeking information in regards to an armed robbery that occurred on Nov. 9 around 6:15-6:30 p.m. The robbery occurred at Motel 6 in Richmond Hill. The suspect was described as a black male, between 5 feet, 10 inches 6 feet, 2 inches, with a thin build. He was wearing a black ski cap, black sweater, and black pants. He was brandishing a black revolver.
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ATLANTA (AP) _ It costs a lot to be 'working poor' - especially in metro Atlanta.
A single parent of three in Gwinnett County needs to make more than $62,000 a year to avoid going on government assistance, according to the author of a new report that examines the most basic costs of living for families in each of Georgia's 159 counties.
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist dictatorship.
"It may sound a bit crazy and off base, but the thing is, he's the one who proposed this national security force," Rep. Paul Broun said of Obama in an interview Monday with The Associated Press. "I'm just trying to bring attention to the fact that we may - may not, I hope not - but we may have a problem with that type of philosophy of radical socialism or Marxism."
"Don't let the bear get you!" This old saying popped into my head during this extremely hot weather.
In many Georgia counties, the lack of - or gaps in - many public records is blamed on the Union Army's monthlong march through Georgia in the winter of 1864 when, in fact, the real reasons are a century and a half of complacency on the part of some officials entrusted to protect and preserve such records, lack of proper recordkeeping techniques, shoddy and inept recordkeeping practices, corruption, fraud, intentional alteration or destruction of records, and the lack of appropriations required to properly store and preserve such records.
Sarah McPherson, First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Class of 2015 valedictorian, attended a reception hosted by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and first lady Sandra Deal to honor the state's 2015 valedictorians June 6 at the governor's mansion in Atlanta.
Mallory Christina Scott was born at 9:28 p.m. June 5 to Krista Leigh Hall of Ludowici and Darrell Wayne Scott of Ludowici.
This weekend, we are celebrating the liberty and freedom that we have in this great country of ours. We are truly blessed to live in America, aren't we?
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau, will host a digital-marketing and social-media boot camp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 27, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, 1740 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.
These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733.
The link to register for free school supplies, to be given out at upcoming Back to School and Community Activities, Information and Registration Fairs at Stewart and Hunter, has been changed. To register, go to events.operationhomefront.net .
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Obama administration to allow Obamacare subsidies to flow through HealthCare.gov. This is a disappointment for the rule of law and for the states that have fought to keep some of Obamacare's flawed policies out of their states.
Six Scott's All*stars' basketball players participated in a recent Duke University basketball camp.
MARIETTA - The Georgia State Games Cycling Championships road race will take place July 11. The criterium and time trials will follow on July 12.
STATESBORO - Eight Georgia Southern football student-athletes have been named preseason All-Sun Belt by Athlon Sports, and the Eagles have been picked second in the conference by the publication.
An armed robber, wearing a Spider-Man mask, hit a Hinesville restaurant Saturday afternoon.
There is a story in Matthew 14 about Jesus feeding the 5,000.
More than a week after the Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a constitutional right guaranteed for same-sex couples, not just a man and a woman, reaction in Liberty County appears to be muted.