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GSU vs. GSU tonight in Statesboro

Georgia Southern Men's Basketball continues its five-game home stand tonight as in-state rival Georgia State visits Hanner Fieldhouse.

February 05, 2015 | By Georgia Souther AMR | Sports


County imposing unnecessarily high taxes

Editor, I saw the movie "Selma" on Sunday night and was inspired anew by the courage and conviction shown by one man. His actions impacted a nation - actually, the world - for generations to come. I am no Martin Luther King Jr., that's for sure, but I hate seeing people placed under unnecessarily heavy burdens, particularly in this great country of ours.

February 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Statewide tornado drill is Friday

The Liberty Emergency Management Agency is observing Severe Weather Preparedness Week, which runs through Friday. EMA Director Mike Hodges said that since the area is susceptible to a variety of natural disasters and severe weather is dangerous and can strike with little warning, it's important to prepare in advance. Each day during Severe Weather Preparedness Week focuses on a different type of threat faced by Georgians. Topics include:

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Honor roll: Liberty Elementary

The following students earned places on the honor roll at Liberty Elementary School during the recently ended nine-weeks grading period:

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gym for children opens in Flemington

Coach Wayne! Gymnastics held a ribbon cutting Jan. 13 at its new Flemington location, 1661 E. Oglethorpe Highway suite E.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area cleanup business' franchise ranked

A national cleanup and restoration franchise company recently was ranked No. 7 in the 2015 Franchise 500 rankings from Entrepreneur magazine.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Think big with God this year

We have entered a new year, and God is just waiting to bless His people.

February 04, 2015 | By Pastor Richard Williams Columnist | Faith


'Don't-shoot' T-shirts' aim is wrong

Let's get off the backs of law enforcement, shall we? Most of us couldn't do their job or wouldn't do it if we had the chance.

February 04, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Hurricanes open season with a victory at home

Liberty County's semi-professional football team, the Hinesville Hurricanes, opened the season Saturday with an 18-15 win over the Jacksonville Black Hawks.

February 04, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


Sound off for Feb. 4

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733.

February 04, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Authorities hunting RH armed robbery

The FBI and Bryan County and Richmond Hill police are looking for a man who robbed the Navy Federal Credit Union in Richmond Hill. Here's the press release from the FBI:

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Family appreciates fundraiser

Editor, On Jan. 17, a fundraiser was held for our son, Rick Wege, who is fighting liver cancer. Our family would like to thank all the people involved in putting this together and all the people who contributed. This is truly an amazing place to live with wonderful people.

February 04, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


Former Y branch director now heads district

Joel Smoker, who has a history of serving the local community, will become the next president/CEO of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

February 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Flushed pills prompt couple's fight

Missing pills recently prompted an argument between a Long County couple, which eventually required authorities to intervene.

February 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


Georgia Power donates to ASU STEM

Cathy Hill, vice president of Georgia Power's Coastal Region, recently presented a check for $20,000 from the Georgia Power Foundation to Armstrong State University president Dr. Linda M. Bleicken for the university's College of Science and Technology and ongoing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiatives.

February 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Wake swamps fisherman's boat

A man endured several hours slogging through a marsh Friday after the boat he was in was swamped by the wake of a larger boat that was passing.

February 27, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Alleged wanted man sought

The Liberty County Sheriff Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted man.

February 27, 2015 | Staff report | Public Safety


Don’t complain – praise God instead

Anyone who knows me knows that I hate cold weather.

February 27, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Work together to honor God

Our church is in the middle of one of the biggest projects that we ever do - a two-weekend drama known as "Judgment House."

February 26, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


Filling in the recipe gaps challenging but rewarding

My wife has thousands of cookbooks and hundreds of 3x5 cards recording recipes she's collected.

February 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray Courier staffer | Food


Panthers going to the Final Four

The Liberty County High School boys' basketball team has earned its way back to the Class AAAA final four.

February 26, 2015 | John Wood | Sports


Sound Off for Feb. 25

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can neither verify sources nor their motives. Call 876-3733 to leave a message.

February 26, 2015 | Anonymous Calls | Sound off


Bomb threat at Long County High

Long County High School has been evacuated following a phone call claiming their was a bomb in the school.

February 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


Conservationists taking on three issues to protect coast

On Feb. 18, a group of citizens headed to the State Capital for "Conservation Day," hoping to inform legislators about protecting our precious coast and its wildlife. The Dolphin Project was represented by Gerry Sattele and me, from Richmond Hill, and Chris Hines of Savannah.

February 26, 2015 | By Peach Hubbard | Opinion


Panthers make final four

It was an intense battle between Liberty County High and Americus-Sumter but the Panther boys edged out a 58-52 win to advance to the final four of the state playoffs. The Panthers won the game tonight in their home gym.

February 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports


Tractor Supply holding scholarship program

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Tractor Supply Company has announced the third annual Growing Scholars program in partnership with the National FFA Foundation.

February 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Budgeting dominates state Senate

This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2015 | By Ben Watson State Senator | State, National


Don’t know much about history? This test is for you

As you may have heard, some of our intrepid public servants under the Gold Dome are unhappy with the Advanced Placement U.S. History test and the College Board which administers the tests.

February 25, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Syndicated Columnist | Opinion


Honor Roll: Joseph Martin Elementary

Students listed on the most recent honor roll at Joseph Martin Elementary School include

February 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


Costner lifts by-the-numbers ‘McFarland USA’

"McFarland USA" is another inspirational sports drama from Disney. However, unlike "Remember the Titans" or "Miracle," this one deals with a cross-country track team. The movie basically follows the same formula as every other Disney sports drama, but somehow, it works.

February 25, 2015 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to do


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