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County rolls along with SPLOST

Editor, I spent a couple of days this week riding around Liberty County and must say I am totally at ease. I saw many sights: responding fire trucks, Animal Control at work, Department of Inspections at construction sites, empty city buses running, bustling activity in all government buildings, trash pick-up happening, and all other government functions seemed to be hitting on all eight cylinders. I even noticed that the sheriff had added expensive SUVs to his fleet rather than the stranded and less-costly police patrol cars. And to top it all, the city fathers made another recent trip to St ...

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Port work expected to increase truck traffic

With the end of this year fast approaching and the widening of the Panama Canal's expected completion, Liberty County officials have plans under way to handle anticipated increased truck traffic through their county.

September 08, 2015 | By Dollie Gull-Goldman Correspondent | Local news

This month, there are events for everyone

September is full of Keep Liberty Beautiful events that I hope you will want to be involved in.

September 08, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Ludowici native serving on sub

SILVERDALE, Wash. - A 2011 First Presbyterian Christian Academy High School graduate and Ludowici native is serving aboard one of the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered guided-missile submarines, living and working at a Navy base in Silverdale.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Pro-worker credits are in jeopardy

Congress made Labor Day a federal holiday in 1894 to honor the contributions workers make every day to our nation's strength, prosperity and well-being. But in 2015, on a day when we will celebrate the value of work, it's distressing that two of our nation's best policy tools for encouraging and rewarding work are in jeopardy: the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit. If Congress doesn't act soon, Georgia workers from all walks of life stand to lose.

September 08, 2015 | By Wesley Tharpe Guest columnist | Opinion

Softball teams have rough week on diamond

Statesboro High School sophomore pitcher Cassidy Stephens struck out six batters and threw 54 pitches, in the Lady Blue Devils' 8-0 win against Bradwell Institute Tuesday.

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

All*Stars nearly take title

Scott's All*Stars competed in a recent one-day shoot-out in Suwanee. They came in second place.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Golf tourney will provide holiday meals

Golf tourney will provide holiday meals

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Light Up the Night, other commemorations Friday

"Guardians of the Galaxy," rated PG-13, is next up in the Holbrook Movies Under the Stars series. "Guardians" will be shown starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday. There's no charge and movie-goers are asked to bring chairs or blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be sold.

September 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do

Researchers find memory problems with some Parkinson's patients

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Using a combination of neuropsychological testing and brain imaging, University of Florida researchers have discovered that in a group of recently diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease, about one quarter have significant memory problems.

September 06, 2015 | By Jill Pease University of Florida Health | Living well

Computer simulation models patient cancer DNA

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Recently, President Barack Obama unveiled the Precision Medicine Initiative, a program that fosters a research approach that focuses on treating patients based on their genetic makeup.

September 06, 2015 | By Morgan Sherburne University of Florida Health | Living well

Sins are not hidden from God's sight

Numbers 32:23 reminds us that even though we may think that our sins are kept secret and no one will ever find out, they have a way of surfacing.

September 05, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Water woes continue on post

The water problems on Fort Stewart continued Saturday, so officials continued the water boil notice:

September 05, 2015 | Fort Stewart notice | Military

Liberty sinks Buccaneers' ship

Liberty jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back Friday, building a 33-lead and the second win of the season.

September 05, 2015 | By John Wood Correspondent | Sports

Miss Ludowici Pageant awards scholarship

Contestants from across the area competed in the 2015 Miss Ludowici Pageant on Aug. 16 at the Long County Senior Citizen Center.

September 05, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

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Two pups rescued from trash bags

It's a story all too familiar to Meike Wilder, who rescues animals for the nonprofit organization Carpathia Paws.

October 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news

Voter registration deadline is Monday

Time is running out to register for participation in the November municipal elections.

October 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Candidate forum set for Monday

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

October 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Update: Police foil bank robbery, name suspect

Police arrested a suspected bank robber Friday after a witness reported that one of the Ameris Bank branches in Hinesville was possibly being robbed.

October 02, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Caitlin Kenney Staff Writers | Public Safety

‘The Intern’ is surprisingly good

I'm actually at a loss for words, so I'll get straight to the point. "The Intern" is one of the most-pleasant surprises of ...

October 02, 2015 | By Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Depp carries ‘Black Mass’ to high grade

Johnny Depp's career has been in a slump the last few years, with bombs such as the bloated "The Lone Ranger," the unnecessarily baffling

October 02, 2015 | Justin Hall | Lifestyle

Georgia Energy Star sales-tax holiday starts Friday

Georgia's annual sales-tax holiday for energy-efficient Energy Star products starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday and runs through midnight Sunday.

October 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Does Midway councilman feel left out?


October 01, 2015 | By Staff Report | Opinion

This legislator’s gift will matter

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE Scholarship, you couldn't do it.The lottery-funded program that pays college tuition ...

October 01, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Opinion

Aliens reluctant to invade Earth

Knock! Knock! "Open the door, please!"

October 01, 2015 | Dick Yarbrough | Opinion

Thornton dismissed from team

Sports Illustrated and the Associated Press are both reporting that former Liberty County High School running back, Shadrach Thornton has been dismissed from the North ...

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Sound Off Sept. 30

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September 30, 2015 | Anonymous callers | Sound off

Lake George vehicle break-ins investigated

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is investigating 40 vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Lake George community, Sheriff Steve Sikes said.

September 30, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Healthy Hinesville 5K set for Oct. 10

Registration for the third Annual Healthy Hinesville 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 10 is open.

September 30, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports

Ga. oyster harvest opens Thursday

Georgia's territorial waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Thursday.

September 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

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