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Winery tour for military families

Sign up now to visit Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery near Statesboro with Leisure Travel. The tour and tasting will be at 4 p.m. on Feb. 7.

January 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Long County students honored

Three Long County High School students recently were recognized for their accomplishments.

January 08, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education


Congress' spending bill seems anti-conservative

When thinking about the $1.1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, one might ask, "What does Congress have against conservation?"

January 08, 2015 | By Traci Bruckner Guest columnist | Opinion


RH preschool owner honored by state

Richmond Hill resident Audrey Singleton, owner of the Richmond Hill Montessori Preschool, recently was recognized by the Georgia Child Care Association. For her 20 years of service to childhood education, fellow child-care facility owners who felt Singleton had made a commitment to the industry throughout the year nominated her for the honor.

January 08, 2015 | By Tiffany Stroud Correspondent | Business


Like Solomon, go to God's word for wisdom

James wrote, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5).

January 08, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Elder passes advice to great-grandson

Dear Cameron Charles Yarbrough: For the past 15 years, I have taken the opportunity at the beginning of the New Year to share some advice - first with your dad and his cousins and now with you, my great-grandson. I hope you don't mind and will bear with me. You probably would rather be playing with your Legos and I understand that but maybe something in this letter might make a difference in your life in years to come. I pray that will be so.

January 08, 2015 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


RH family welcomes home quadruplets

One day, Lily, Mae, Samford and Griffin Armitage will be old enough to understand the impact their simultaneous arrivals have had on Sherri and Paul Armitage's lives.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Lifestyle


Who's new to New Year

New Year's babies were welcomed Jan. 1 at both Liberty Regional Medical Center and Fort Stewart's Winny Army Community Hospital. Meet them in the photos at left.

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Lifestyle


Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. began assisting eligible households with their heating bills this week.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Isakson heading Senate VA Committee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Wednesday was named chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, which will play a role in ensuring that reforms passed by Congress last year are implemented to improve services and health care delivery for veterans.

January 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Military


Home burglaries reported in rural areas

Reports recently filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Department include:

January 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


State DoE seeks student advisors

State School Superintendent-elect Richard Woods is accepting applications for the 2015 Student Advisory Council.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education


It's going to be cold tonight, Thursday

Freeze and wind chill advisories have been issued for tonight and tomorrow morning for our area, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sound off for Jan. 7

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.

January 07, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Wounded Warrior Project is like a scam

Editor, I've been seeing a lot more commercials for the Wounded Warrior Project on television recently, requesting that I send in my $19 per month.

January 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion


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Ludowici hires new attorney, limits mayoral terms

On Jan. 13, at the Ludowici City Council's first meeting of the year, members voted unanimously to contract out Bob Pirkle as the city's attorney. The council set Pirkle's base annual salary at $9,600. His hiring follows the death of attorney Joe Kitchings, who died Dec. 31, after serving as the city's attorney since March 2010.

January 27, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Relay committee lays down a challenge

Relay for Life of Liberty County aims to engage community members and raise more money ahead of the May 15 event by participating in a challenge issued by The American Cancer Society.

January 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Super Bowl party at Thunder Run

Join other NFL fans to watch the Seahawks and Patriots battle in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday at Thunder Run in Club Stewart. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.

January 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do


Freshmen showcased at Doc Williams Classic

Liberty County High School hosted the annual Doc Williams Classic basketball tournament Jan. 17.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Sports


McRae drops in 27, bringing team closer to playoffs

According to a press release on the National Basketball League's website, former Liberty County basketball player Jordan McRae had a good game against Australian NBL's reigning championship team this week.

January 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Sports


Too chilly to fish: Cook up your frozen shrimp

Well folks, I hope this week finds everyone healthy and happy.

January 26, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Zaxby's fans pack lot Monday for free food

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Liberty County restaurant, Zaxby's gave away one free menu item per week for the next year to the first 100 customers in line Monday morning. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was crowded and the line easily exceeded 100 people. The first customer to arrive, Charles Heatwole of Hinesville, said he had been in line since 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Man stabbed during domestic dispute

A Liberty County man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and later rushed to the hospital.

January 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'Sleeves Up' drive promotes blood donation

American Red Cross supporters have a new way to help save lives in January during National Blood Donor Month through blood and platelet donation with SleevesUp virtual blood drives.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Hospital brings new technology to Jesup

JESUP - Residents in Jesup and the surrounding communities now have one less reason to travel elsewhere for health care thanks to Wayne Memorial Hospital's addition of full-time cardiologist Dr. Gary Stern and an additional diagnostic tool, the cardiac CT.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Palliative-care expert to speak in Savannah

SAVANNAH - A renowned palliative-care expert from Johns Hopkins is coming to Savannah at the end of the month as part of Hospice Savannah Inc. and The Steward Center for Palliative Care's seventh annual lecture series.

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Luncheon to discuss food labels

BRUNSWICK - What does it really imply if products are listed as all-natural or gluten-free? Which part of the label should consumers review first? What is the appropriate amount of beneficial nutrients?

January 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Living well


Simple tips to maintain discipline

Here we are in the new year, and if you're like most people, you've made resolutions to lose weight, eat better, get more exercise and generally take better care of yourself.

January 25, 2015 | By Christine Nyers Special to the Courier | Living well


Not knowing what's ahead

I went to a conference last week in Florida and when traveling home on Interstate 95, I noticed some flashing lights to my left in the oncoming lanes.

January 24, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Friday fire injures one, displaces three

A Long County man was injured as he escaped from his burning home Friday. Three people were displaced by the fire.

January 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle and Lewis Levine Correspondents | Public Safety


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