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Show your 'recycle heart' at fair

I am fascinated by how other countries approach recycling. I recently visited a website called Recycle More from Ireland. Their approach, like so many European countries, is detailed. They expect their citizens to make the effort to recycle as many items as possible. And they certainly don't limit their recycling to plastic bottles and aluminum cans. There is no one-stop drop-off for many items. If you are Irish, you take electronics back to electronic shops, batteries to shops that sell them, etc.

August 26, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Local man earns doctorate

Linnie L. Darden Sr. recently has been awarded his doctoral degree in professional counseling.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Wild turkey hunt led to tragedy

Turkey platters abound on the top shelf in my kitchen. There are all kinds: tin, white glass, clear glass, colored china and thick plastic. Some may be alike, but most have different scenes with a large, colorful turkey in the center. I think I have at least 30. I just cannot help myself when I see a pretty one that is cheap and colorful.

August 26, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

A little can go a long way

Have you ever felt that you were at the end of the road? Feel like you were down to your last?

August 26, 2014 | By Pastor Kathleen Ayala Columnist | Faith

Birth: Bentley Alexander Watkins

Bentley Alexander Watkins was born at 11:36 p.m. Aug. 9 to Marina Watkins and John Watkins of Fort Stewart.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

High-school student voted best at tech class

SAVANNAH - While many college students typically study hard for final-exam questions, Savannah Technical College's culinary arts baking and pastry students spend weeks working on their cake-decorating final exam.

August 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Education

Learn from those who've gone before us

As an unusually mild, rainy summer was melting away - or rather, frosting its way into autumn - I took to noticing signs that our mountain people always have used to judge the forthcoming severity of winter.

August 26, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Let children choose own interests

Football season is upon us. I'm sure some of you are thrilled about its arrival. I am not.

August 26, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Opinion

RC planes fly for Wounded Warriors

A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

August 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Lifestyle

Journalist also face dangerous world

We are constantly reminded that the world is a very deadly place - not just for our military personnel - but also for members of the Fourth Estate. Some journalists working in dangerous regions in a globe full of conflict will not return home. The latest: 40-year-old James Foley. His gruesome death at the hands of ISIS has been available for all to see.

August 25, 2014 | Macon Telegraph | Opinion

Hineshouse partners on back-to-school party

The Hineshouse Project Resident Services Department partnered with AmeriGroup to host the 2014-15 Back-to-School Bash on Aug. 1, along with several vendors from the Liberty County area. Food, drinks and schools supplies were distributed to over 250 community residents.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

3rd ID soldier getting Operation Hero House

Lamar Smith Signature Homes, which builds new homes in Coastal Georgia, recently announced that 1st Lt. Hank Brady of the 3rd Combined Arms Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division has been selected to receive an Operation Hero House.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Military

Liberty Prayer Chapel to mark anniversary

As the family of the Liberty Prayer Chapel of Hinesville prepare for their church's 12th anniversary, they are reflecting and anticipating a great time of fellowship.

August 25, 2014 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Faith

Long BoE recognizes top teachers, retirees

The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees.

August 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Education

Woman celebrates 80th birthday

Ollie Mae Porter turned 80 years old July 21. She and her family celebrated July 19 with a surprise birthday dinner at the home of her nephew and niece, Dewitt and Gloria Porter.

August 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

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Garden to be dedicated at Liberty County Activity Center

Members of the 2014 Leadership Liberty class will be present at a garden dedication at the Senior Citizens Inc. Liberty County Activity Center at 11 a.m. Friday at 800 Tupelo Trail in Hinesville.

August 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News

Dawn of the Zombies run in October

Register early at www.active.com for the Dawn of the Zombies 5K run, which starts at 8 a.m. Oct. 18 at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Area.

August 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

Positive change starts with individuals

How do you create positive community change? That is a good question. It is one that the national organization, Keep America Beautiful, has been fine-tuning a solution since the 1950s.

August 05, 2014 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Birth: Taylor Leanne Sledge

Taylor Leanne Sledge was born at 8:09 a.m. July 25 to Soweto Brown and Tyler Sledge of Hinesville.

August 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Memories of hot pink luggage

Some missing something or the other required me to prowl through closets at Mama's house. That's when I found it. I pulled it out and smiled broadly, warmed by the memories it evoked.

August 05, 2014 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Scavenger hunt to boost Alzheimer's awareness

A massive scavenger hunt soon will wind through the streets of Liberty County to help raise funds for and boost Alzheimer's awareness in the community while providing a day of fun for area families.

August 05, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Lifestyle

Post highway closed Thursday afternoon

Highway 119 from its intersection with Highway 144 on Fort Stewart to the post's north boundary will be closed for about an hour Thursday afternoon.

August 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News

Tradeport East to get new high-pressure gas line

The Tradeport East Business Center in Midway soon will receive a high-pressure gas line thanks to a $46 million expansion of Atlanta Gas Light's Strategic Infrastructure Development and Enhancement program.

August 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Business

Child reported kidnapped is safe

A child reported abducted Monday night is safe and with his mother, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Chris Reed

August 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

Liberty County students show positive learning growth

The Georgia Department of Education has implemented a new way to measure student progress, and Liberty County students are faring well.

August 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Education

City leaders conclude workshop

Hinesville city leaders on Friday completed two days discussing issues that affect Hinesville residents and setting goals for the coming year during this year's planning workshop on St. Simons Island.

August 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News

Look at desalination in area

Editor, According to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, our water source is slowly being polluted with saltwater, and the coastal area of Georgia will have to reduce the amount of water that it pulls from the Floridan aquifer by 17 million gallons a day.

August 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Opinion

Dr. Whit Fraser left mark on region

During 1958-85, almost everyone in Liberty and Long counties knew the name of Dr. Whitman Fraser.

August 04, 2014 | By Margie Love Columnist | Lifestyle

Amber alert issued in Liberty

An Amber alert has been issued for a 2-year-old Gum Branch boy, who went missing Monday afternoon.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Public Safety

Birth: Julian Brian Rivera

Julian Brian Rivera was born at 7:14 p.m. July 21 to Shawna Norris of Denton, Texas, and Christopher Rivera of Dallas, Texas.

August 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

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