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February 20, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


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February 20, 2009 | Staff report | Schedules/Stats/Rosters


Chairmain wants more 'dwell time' for troops

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., Feb. 20, 2009 - The nation's top military officer expressed concern here yesterday about servicemembers and their families "toughing it out" with frequent deployments and little time together between those deployments.

February 20, 2009 | By Samantha L. Quigley American Forces Press Service | Military


Pre-pay utility bill starts way through House

ATLANTA - Few proposals this legislative session have sparked as much acrimony as a Senate measure that paves the way for Georgia Power to begin charging ratepayers early for a $14 billion nuclear expansion.

The plan, which would effectively increase an average Georgia Power customer's monthly electric bill by about $1.30 starting in 2011, passed the Senate last week. But critics hope they can cripple - or at least delay - the measure as it works its way through the House.

February 19, 2009 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | State, National


Sunday sales being reformulated

ATLANTA - Sunday sales is back for another round.

Backers of a measure to allow Georgia stores to sell booze on the Sabbath launched a fresh push on Wednesday, arguing the state's struggling economy could use the extra revenue. They are also looking to link the bill this year with one that would crack down on those who sell alcohol to minors.

February 19, 2009 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National


List of Braves' recruiting failures gets longer

KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jake Peavy. A.J. Burnett. Rafael Furcal. John Smoltz.

Now, Ken Griffey Jr.

February 19, 2009 | By Paul Newberry AP Sports writer | Sports


Storms rake over state

ATLANTA - One person was killed and at least 7 were injured when tornadoes, thunderstorms and hail downed trees and power lines in a sweep across Georgia and Alabama, authorities said Thursday.

The National Weather Service planned to send out teams to check on possible tornado touchdowns after the severe weather front moved through from Wednesday afternoon into the night.

February 19, 2009 | Associated Press | State, National


Idol picks three finalists

LOS ANGELES - Tatiana Del Toro had something else to cry about. The emotional 28-year-old crooner from San Juan, Puerto Rico, was one of nine "American Idol" semifinalists sent packing Wednesday.

Del Toro, whom judge Simon Cowell called a "drama queen" after her performance Tuesday, bawled after she wasn't selected to continue in the "Fox" singing competition.

February 19, 2009 | By Derrik J. Lang AP entertainment writer | Things to Do


February library events

Live Oak Public Libraries' February programs

• Preschool story time

February 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Education


Sound off for Feb. 18

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-FREE

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


This week's horoscopes

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Some unsettling facts about a past situation could come to light. And while you'd love to deal with it immediately, it's best to get more information to support your case.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Things to Do


Midway doubles police force

Midway doubled the size of its police force last week when Mayor Don Emmons swore in two new officers at the February city council meeting.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | News


House votes to temporarily freeze property assessments

The House of Representatives voted Thursday on two pieces of legislation that would take revenue decisions out of the hands of local government by freezing or limiting annual property assessment valuations.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Opinion


Taxes make landowner mad

Editor,

I am responding to a letter appearing in the Feb. 11 edition of the Courier by Mr. Charlie Bethel, titled "Caps on 'most hated' tax skew free market."

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Community helps after fire

Editor,

Our family extends immense gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of support we received following a fire at our home. We thank all of you, friends and strangers, who responded so quickly to bring us help and comfort. Thank you for your assistance, for the donations and for the many offers of help. Your response has been stirring and uplifting.

February 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


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Birth: Macy-Kait Ryann Henderson

Macy-Kait Ryann Henderson was born at 2:25 p.m. April 19 to Sallie Ann and Nathan Patrick Henderson of Morganton, NC.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Raising children the right way

Psalm 127:3 reminds us that children are a gift from the Lord, but with these gifts come awesome responsibilities.

May 27, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Ceremony, park program highlight Memorial Day

Memorial Day weekend got underway Friday, but most ceremonies honoring the nation's war dead are Monday.

May 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Basketball camp in Ludowici

Jessie Fleming's summer basketball camps are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays in June and July.

May 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites

A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday ...

May 26, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Consumer Qs: Lilies; picnics; peach pit split

Question: I saw some beautiful blue to lavender to violet-blue flowers labeled "Queen Fabiola." Can you tell me more about them?

May 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Axel Efrain Juarez

Axel Efrain Juarez was born at 5 p.m. April 21 to Daelynn Miles and Efrain Juarez of Savannah.

May 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Sin draws us to itself

I recently bought a new car. My Impala had been good to me, but after eight years it was time to say goodbye.

May 26, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


‘Alien Covenant’ delivers on franchise’s formula story

"Alien: Covenant" serves as a sequel to "Prometheus" and a prequel to the 1979 original "Alien."

May 26, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Better than peanut butter and jelly

Sometimes things come together better than peanut butter and jelly. Take last week, for example.

May 26, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Deal now part of resistance

Ever since Donald Trump was inaugurated as president, he has been confronted with a counter-movement called "the resistance."

May 26, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


State’s oyster fisheries close June 1

BRUNSWICK - Georgia DNR Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that state's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m ...

May 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Changing up the diet: 10 foods for weight loss

Changing even a few small things in your diet can have amazing benefits for your health. Chances are you probably already have things in your ...

May 26, 2017 | Shaelynn Miller Family Share | Living well


Birth: Eleanor Lee Smith

Eleanor Lee Smith was born at 6:38 p.m. April 21 to Crystal Hawthorne and Darius Smith of Hinesville.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


Schedule time for God

Life is always busy. Jobs, family, recreation and other things crowd schedules.

May 25, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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