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Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ghosts.

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | Local news

Old Jail remembers Sheriff Bobby Sikes

Editor's note: Local historian Margie Love wrote this column in 2004 on the "Old Jail." It includes lengthy references to former Liberty County Sheriff R.V. "Bobby" Sikes, who died Monday at 88. Given that tie between the former sheriff and the jail, we decided it would be worth running a portion of the column again.

October 03, 2016 | By Margie Love Columnist | Opinion

Birth: Isabella Evelyn Scott

Isabella Evelyn Scott was born at 7:50 a.m. Sept. 9 to Krista Hall and Darrell Scott of Ludowici.

October 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Victory to those with faith

In our world today, we see much turmoil and distress that appears as if we have lost the fight of experiencing true love, peace and joy.

October 03, 2016 | By Pastor Terrell Frazier Columnist | Faith

Election Day! Campaign separates couples

Election Day finally arrived. Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, was perhaps the most awaited date in Lennox Valley history.

October 03, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

October exhibit 'Hope Pictured'

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit, "Hope Pictured," featuring photography by Joanna Ng through October.

October 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE

Sound off for Oct. 3

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October 03, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

FPCA wins again

First Presbyterian Christian Academy edged out Brentwood 34-30 Friday night in a close game at home.

October 03, 2016 | Marcia Graham | Sports

Eby challenging Bowen for commission seat again

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles on candidates running for office in Liberty County.

October 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Babies don't steal

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

October 03, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Bicyclist hit by truck

A bicyclist was sideswiped by a tractor trailer shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway in front of the GeoVista Credit Union.

October 03, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety

Seafood fest releases entertainment schedule

The entertainment schedule for the 2016 Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival Oct. 14-16 is almost complete, with another announcement of a nationally recognized performer to come next week.

October 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Political forums set for Tuesday

Voters will get a chance to hear from several of the candidates themselves during political forums next week in both Liberty and Long counties, thanks to the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP and the Long County Chamber of Commerce.

October 02, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Marine Band to play at Armstrong

The United States Marine Band, "The President's Own," will perform at Armstrong State University, in Savannah on Oct. 8.

October 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Answer your questions from the Bible

What is God's purpose in allowing temptations, trials, persecutions and the like to come into a Christians life?

October 01, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

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October 17, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports

GBI says local man shot himself after robbery

The home invasion/armed robbery suspect who died during an Oct. 4 officer-involved shooting in Statesboro died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head ...

October 17, 2016 | By Holli Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Early voting has started

Early voting for the 2016 general election begins Monday. Registered voters must bring their voter's registration card and a photo ID.

October 17, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

'The Girl on the Train' derails, never finds plot

"The Girl on the Train" is based on the worldwide best-seller of the same name and it's too bad the movie version won't ...

October 16, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do

Stereotypical Southern stuff ruins a good trip

It happened last summer. I had been telling Tink about an adorable town a few hours away. This column runs in the newspaper there. In ...

October 16, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE

Unity can be such a great thing

Psalm 133:1 says, "How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity!"

October 15, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

God is our ultimate scheduler

Well, I was supposed to have been gone all last week. I was headed to Haiti to teach in a newly formed Haitian Pastor's ...

October 14, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Bapitst Church | Faith

'Deepwater Horizon' drills into emotions

"Deepwater Horizon" is a solid, well-crafted, real-life action drama that simultaneously pays homage and provides a memorable, riveting film.

October 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do

Bank's ethical lapses could be costly for all

There is nothing more important than your good name. I inherited mine from one of the most honest and ethical men I ever knew: My ...

October 14, 2016 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion

Georgia Southern plays Georgia Tech Saturday

The Georgia Southern football squad will take a break from Sun Belt play to take on Georgia Tech Saturday in Atlanta at Bobby Dodd Stadium ...

October 14, 2016 | by Georgia Souther AMR | Sports

Patients need truth about increasing drug prices

We are in the midst of an epic media freakout. It is a subset of a larger liberal panic over Donald Trump's strength in ...

October 13, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Update: Ludowici Police Chief in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital complaining of shoulder pain after the patrol car he was in was hit by ...

October 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Sound off for Oct. 13

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October 13, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Ludowici Police chief involved in accident

Ludowici Police Chief Robert Poppell is being evaluated at an area hospital after his patrol car was struck this morning on Highway 84.

October 13, 2016 | Staff Report | News

How people weathered the storm

Hurricane Matthew brought rain and wind that knocked down trees and power lines in Liberty and Long counties.

October 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King, Jeff Whitten, Dan Scott and Pat Watkins | Public Safety

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