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Five inducted in Phi Kappa Phi

BATON ROUGE, La. - Five Liberty County residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Honors at South Georgia, Oglethorpe, Morehouse

Malena Bravo of Liberty County recent was named to South Georgia State's fall 2013 president's list.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Horoscopes for week of March 26-April 1

March 21 to April 19: A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture?

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Horoscopes for week of March 19-April 1

March 21 to April 19: A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture?

March 26, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Talia Valeria Sanchez

Talia Valeria Sanchez was born at 6:15 p.m. March 2 to Patricia Sanchez of Cebu, Philippines, and Adolfo Sanchez Jr. of El Centro, Calif.

March 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations


DNR launches online map of recreation land

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities.

March 26, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Georgia Southern Eagles back in business

So far in his head coaching career, Willie Fritz has taken over three programs and turned them into national contenders within their division.

March 26, 2014 | By Matt Yogus Correspondent | Local sports


We need representative who'll do what he says

Editor, I cannot be the only one who is tired of the status quo in Washington, D.C. Primary election time is coming up, and we have a tough decision to make. We can either elect somebody who is a career politician, like Buddy Carter, or we can vote for Dr. Bob Johnson, an Army veteran who has never run for public office.

March 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion


Sound off for March 26

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.

March 26, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


UnMaskerade April 26 in Savannah

The Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire will present UnMaskerade 2014 at 6 p.m. April 26 at Andaz Hotel, formerly Avia, in Ellis Square in Savannah.

March 26, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Komen awards $320K to area cancer programs

Breast cancer programs serving Bryan, Liberty and Long counties were among those to receive a financial shot in the arm Tuesday from the Coastal Georgia Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during a presentation at the Richmond Hill City Center.

March 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Living well


Hinesville woman shot by 2-year-old

A Hinesville woman was shot and wounded by her 2-year-old son early Wednesday morning. According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Police Officer Scott Mercer, he and several officers responded to a call of an accidental shooting in the 100 block of Deann Drive. When Mercer arrived, he found the woman sitting in the front doorway, crying for help. Once the residence was cleared, Mercer administered first aid to the woman until emergency medical personnel arrived. Meanwhile, HPD Officer Ivan Saez found the woman's daughter and son inside the home.

March 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Public Safety


Former Liberty Commissioner Carl Johnson dies

March 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Eyesores abound

Local government leaders say more needs to be done to enhance Liberty County's appearance in order to entice a greater number of visitors and convince potential residents and businesses to settle here.

March 26, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Courier staff writers | Local news


Mail, phone scams plague area

The Long County Sheriff's Office wants to get the word out that job seekers who are looking to work from home are falling prey to an ongoing mail-fraud scam.

March 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


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'Out of Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Lifestyle


'Out of the Furnace' is too depressing

I've got a quiz for you today. Can you tell me which actor is going from playing the Caped Crusader to portraying Moses?

April 18, 2014 | By Sasha McBrayer Movie reviewer | Entertainment+Technology


Flashflood watch in effect in area

A flashflood watch has been issued for Liberty County and the rest of our area by the National Weather Service.

April 18, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sound off for April 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 876-3733.

April 18, 2014 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong dropping 'Atlantic' from name

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to allow Armstrong Atlantic State University to shorten its name to Armstrong State University. The name modification will take affect at the beginning of the new fiscal year, which starts July 1. Armstrong is building a new 21,000-square-foot Armstrong Liberty Center on Memorial Drive in Hinesville. The new campus is scheduled to open in summer 2015.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Gathering at Geechee Kunda Saturday

The Gathering will be from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Geechee Kunda, 622 Ways Temple Road in Riceboro.

April 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


Breakfast for cancer survivors, caregivers in Ludowici

The Long County Relay for Life planning committee held a breakfast last Saturday to honor cancer survivors and caregivers.

April 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle


GSU football player charged in pot bust

A Georgia Southern University football player bit a police officer during a drug bust Tuesday and was subdued by a Taser, according to the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office.Two others, both former GSU football players, were arrested as well, with officers seizing a pound of marijuana, the sheriff's office said.Georgia Southern sophomore defensive end Deonte Dempsey has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules and GSU's athletic department policy, said Barrett Gilham, the director of Georgia Southern Athletics Media Relations.Statesboro-Bulloch Crime Suppression Team investigators executed a search warrant Tuesday at a Lanier Drive ...

April 18, 2014 | Holli Deal Bragg Special to the Courier | Local sports


Trainers have athletes’ backs in all-sports physicals

March was National Athletic Training Month. The theme was "We Have Your Back." As an athletic trainer, I would have to add that my peers and I not only have the athletes' backs, but also the athletes' overall health.

April 18, 2014 | John Murat | Local sports


SAS eighth-grade team finishes 2nd in Jacksonville

Scott's All*Stars eight-grade boys' basketball team finished second last weekend at a tournament in Jacksonville.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local sports


Liberty County riders have strong showing at Pro-Am Classic

Local rider Samantha Hocking took first place in two categories at the 37th Annual Pro-Am Classic Horse Show, held April 2-5 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry.

April 18, 2014 | Wyler Smith | Local sports


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone's owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

April 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


At the movies April 18-25

Movies show in and around Liberty County in the coming week include:

April 18, 2014 | Special to Connect | Entertainment+Technology


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