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High court delays execution

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Supreme Court has given a last-minute reprieve to a Georgia man less than two hours before he was to be executed for the 1989 slaying of an off-duty police officer.

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Soldier suspected of killing others now in Kuwait

The Third Infantry Division soldier suspected in the fatal shootings of two fellow members of the Third Battalion of the Seventh Infantry Regiment, Fourth Brigade Combat Team in Iraq is now in Kuwait awaiting transport to Fort Stewart to face possible charges and court martial. The incident is still under investigation.

October 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


State top educator on morning show

ATLANTA -- Georgia schools Superintendent Kathy Cox says her two children were "pretty nervous" for her when she appeared on the Fox television program "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Education


Contracts awarded for Bragg work

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $288 million contract to a Virginia firm to build the new headquarters for two new commands that are relocating to Fort Bragg.

October 08, 2008 | Associated Press | Military


Birding season hits prime along coast

JEKYLL ISLAND (AP) _ Prime birding season is under way on Georgia's coast as fall begins and birds start flying south.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Iraqi Freedom Minute Sept. 21

Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Iraqi Freedom Minute Sept. 22

Here's a glimpse of what is going on with U.S. troops in Iraq. It is a military video.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Military


Barbecue was only part of it

"The best quote of the night was from John Thrift during the awards ceremony. Did you hear him? He said, 'This is the best thing my wife ever volunteered me for.'"

October 07, 2008 | By Pat Watkins Staff writer | Things to Do


Georgia Southern Loses on Late Field Goal to Elon

STATESBORO, Ga. - Raja Andrews tied a Georgia Southern single-game record making nine receptions, but Andrew Wilcox's fifth field goal of the game was the difference as the Eagles dropped their Southern Conference opener to Elon, 22-20 at Paulson Stadium. Georgia Southern fell to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the league while Elon improved to 3-1 and 1-0.

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Sports


Berrien resident reels in record longnose gar

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Angler Chad Leonard of Nashville, Georgia (Berrien County) had more than just a great day of fishing on the Alapaha River on Sept. 5 - he managed to catch a new state record. Leonard reeled in a 30-pound, 4-ounce, 56-inch longnose gar, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Game day Sept. 21

Sunday

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Sports briefs for Sept. 21

Twilight Special

October 07, 2008 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Execution set for Tuesday

JACKSON -- Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis, who faces lethal injection Tuesday for the 1989 murder of a Savannah police officer, prayed with New York civil rights activist Al Sharpton, the latest well-known figure appealing to spare his life.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Early voting starts Monday

ATLANTA -- About six week remain until election day, but voting gets under way on Monday throughout Georgia.

October 07, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Unit mourns loss of two soldiers

SAVANNAH -- When he wasn't leading his squad on patrol south of Baghdad, Army Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson liked to challenge his men to games of pick-up basketball. Sgt. Wesley Durbin made sure troops followed rules, but also offered a sympathetic ear if they had problems.

October 07, 2008 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Military


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Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Writer: council lacks civic pride

Editor:

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Opinion


A lesson for voters: Payback is at the ballot box

It's generally considered impolite to take pleasure in other people's misfortunes, but sometimes you have to make an exception.

August 26, 2016 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Tensions flair as mayor election nears

With just three days remaining until the "Election of the Century," the stress amongst the good folks of the Valley was considerable.

August 25, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Lifestyle


Contest for college fund contribution

ATLANTA - The Path2College 529 Plan is giving children in Georgia an opportunity to win $1,529 for a Path2College 529 Plan account.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Education


Accept God's invitation

Invitations to events are given most every day. Graduations, weddings, parties etc.

August 25, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges

BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ...

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Weather Service still tracking two systems

Tropical Storm Gaston may become the third named hurricane of 2016 over the next week but poses no threat to Coastal Georgia, according to the ...

August 25, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sea turtles, the Olympics and Vince Dooley

Lawyers, like kids, can say the darnedest things. That was proven during a recent hearing in Atlanta regarding an appeal by environmental groups of a ...

August 25, 2016 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Sports briefs

Hall of Fame nominations

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports


Sound off for Aug. 24

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 ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sound off


Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend

The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project

Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city's McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday. The city also ...

August 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Savannah Tech work program earns $15,000

SAVANNAH - AT&T recently announced that Savannah Technical College Foundation won $15,000 for third place in of the inaugural $20k for 2020 workforce development ...

August 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Taking road trip to New York, Connecticut

When we decided to visit the few remaining members of Tink's family who live in Connecticut and New York, we chose to drive.

August 23, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


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