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Program ups account insurance at bank

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by federal deposit insurance.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Estimate Social Security benefits online

Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, unveiled a new online calculator at www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator that will provide immediate and personalized benefit estimates to help people plan for their retirement. The Retirement Estimator is tied to a person's actual Social Security earnings record and eliminates the need to manually key in years of earnings information.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Fault feds, not Atlanta for Lanier's woes

Today, Lake Lanier is more than 13 feet below its full pool and nearly 10 feet lower than it was this time last year. The state climatologist sees the next few weeks as critical in determining the extent and severity of the 2008 drought. By contrast, the reservoirs downstream from metro Atlanta are virtually full.

August 16, 2008 | By Chick Krautler Guest columnist | Opinion


PSC reviewing nuclear power plant request

ATLANTA, August 1, 2008 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) will begin reviewing the Georgia Power Company (Company) filing today seeking Commission certification of two new nuclear power generation units at Plant Vogtle in southeast Georgia. As required by law, the Commission will set a fee amount reasonably necessary to defray the Commission's expense in reviewing the filing. The Commission will also issue a Procedural and Scheduling Order (PSO) to set the hearing schedule for this fall and winter. The fee and PSO will be established by October 1, 2008. A Commission decision is expected in March 2009.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Texas Guard arriving for training

An advanced party of about 800 observer controllers and trainers for the 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's Mission Rehearsal Exercise here will begin arriving today.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


On winning, losing wars

On Winning and Losing Wars

August 16, 2008 | By Sheldon Richman Columnist | Opinion


Swimming with the manatees

It is early morning and I am snorkeling in Florida's Crystal River. I am wearing a mask, floating at the edge of Three Sisters Springs. I am here to see manatees, of which only 2,000 are left.

August 16, 2008 | By Janisse Ray Columnist | Advice/Columnists


Seats still available for commercial pesticide school

Savannah, GA July 30, 2008 -- Landscape professionals and lawn-care specialists must have a Georgia Department of Agriculture license in order to use lawn and garden pesticides. And, to get the license, you must pass the Georgia Department of Agriculture's test. For individuals who have never taken the test, or those who want a leg up, the Bamboo Farm is offering two, one-day seminars covering a formal review of the study material. The seminar will tell you what's important to know, and what's not. Subject areas covered include Applying Pesticides Correctly and Ornamentals and Turfgrass Pest Control.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | News


It's not too late to find 'the one'

Matt 1:20 ... the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

August 16, 2008 | By Rev. Dr. Larry Murray Special to the Courier | Faith


Field trip takes youths to water park

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County took made their annual trip to Summer Waves on July 19.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Credit union opens military branch in Hinesville

Navy Federal Credit Union recently celebrated the opening of its newest branch in Hinesville, one of several new branch offices planned for 2008.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal jobless numbers up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the coastal Georgia area rose to a preliminary 5.3 percent in June, up four-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.9 percent in May.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans urged to explore business benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C., - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston is encouraging all interested veterans to attend an Aug. 19 Small Business Administration symposium in Savannah to learn about programs and services available to veterans. The half-day seminar will cover agency programs and services, including the Patriot Express loan program for both active and retired military personnel who are starting or expanding small businesses.

August 16, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sound off for Aug. 1

The statements below do not reflect the opinions of the Courier. The calls are anonymous so the Courier can not vouch the veracity.

August 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


State senator quitting leadership post

ATLANTA -- Eric Johnson said Friday he will step aside as president pro tem of the Georgia Senate, with an eye toward a running for lieutenant governor.

August 16, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


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Port's container rate continues to grow

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Getting to know Jesus

Recently I finished reading biographies of two preachers.

April 29, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is not fairest of them all

"The Huntsman: Winter's War" serves as a prequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman."

April 29, 2016 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Lifestyle


The PSC should learn how to say ‘no’

Imagine that you are the loan officer at the local community bank.

April 29, 2016 | By Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


BI grad directs political organization in Louisiana

Urban Game Changers of Louisiana hired Bradwell Institute graduate Braylon Hyde as its state director effective March 1.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Judgment Day is coming

One of the most intriguing questions is, "Will there be a Judgment Day."

April 28, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Honor Roll: Lewis Frasier Middle School

Editor's note: The Courier prints public school honors that are provided by the schools as space permits.

April 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Children show visions of peace through art

I believe that each of us has an obligation to leave this world a better place than we found it. Linden Longino is trying to ...

April 28, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Sound off for April 27

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 ...

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sound off


Remembering a good neighbor

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April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Opinion


BI Tigers win 8th region track title

The Bradwell Institute boys' track team won its eighth Region 3-AAAAA title last week at the region championship in Statesboro.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Golf tourney here Friday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 11th annual Golf Classic, presented by Coastal EMC, in honor of Gary Newsome is Friday at Cherokee Rose Country ...

April 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Hurricanes host last game of season Saturday

The Hinesville Hurricanes football team will close out the regular season with a home game Saturday at Long Bell Stadium.

April 27, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Fourteen 4-H’ers place in district competitions

Guinea pigs, healthy foods and economics were all topics presented by Liberty County 4-H'ers at the Cloverleaf District Project Achievement in Alma last month.

April 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


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