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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

Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

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

LCHS girls make state postseason

The young Liberty County girls' soccer team dug deep during its sub-region game against Academy of Richmond County on Tuesday in Augusta and earned a 6-1 win to qualify for the state playoffs.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local sports

Long County teams thump Metter, 10-0 on senior night

Last Friday was a good night for the Long County High School soccer teams, as both the girls and boys claimed 10-0 wins over Metter in Ludowici.

April 18, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local sports

Tigers fall to Ware in region contest

Bradwell Institute dropped a 7-0 decision to Ware County on Wednesday in a Region 3-AAAAA contest in Waycross.

April 18, 2014 | Patty Leon | 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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Planners hold up use permit

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission decided not to decide the fate of a center for troubled women that wanted to use a former residence on McArthur Street.

August 12, 2008 | By Joe Parker Jr. | News

Youth Challenge Academy, Wal-Mart team to promote vocational education

Fort Stewart Youth Challenge Academy announced that vocational scholarships have been awarded to recent program graduates Atting Eminue and Michael Niegbruegge. The scholarships, made possible by a grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, will allow Atting and Michael to continue their education and job training through vocational programs in Georgia.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Education

STC names 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College named Victor Burke as the college's 2008 Rick Perkins Award Winner. Burke has been an employee of STC for more than 14 years and is currently the department head for Criminal Justice.

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education

Governor speaks out about AYP, graduation rates

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue released the statement following the release of Adequate Yearly Progress data and graduation rates:

August 12, 2008 | Special to the Courier | Education

Art contest opens for new cat license plate

The Georgia Department of Agriculture invites Georgians to participate in its Dog and Cat License Plate art contest. As part of a funding initiative for the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program, the contest will determine a design for a new license plate to benefit the program. To submit designs, participants should adhere to the following guidelines. Complete rules are available at www.agr.georgia.gov.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | News

DNA study explores sea turtle lineage, outlook

BRUNSWICK - The beach is empty, but the deserted stretch was obviously full of activity the night before, as evidenced by turtle crawl tracks zigzagging from the surf to nest sites in the dunes. A joint research effort can now tell biologists which turtles made these tracks.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Starters return to BI defense

The Bradwell Tigers have will have a strong defensive front as six players return to their starting positions from last season.

August 12, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Johnson on Hendricks awards list

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech senior Michael Johnson is one of 36 student-athletes named to the watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award as the nation's top defensive end.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports

Lady Mavericks take silver medal at Georgia Games

The Lady Mavericks went to the Georgia Games in Marietta and came home with a silver medal. They are, in front, assistant coach Keisha Howard, Tiara Howard, Terika Chipp, Treniece Boles, Sierra Kirkland, Courtney Rhodes and head coach Aaron White; in back, assistant coach Marcus Kirkland, Diamone Johnson, Myah Gaines, Aaliyah Wilson, Erica McDade and Alisia Jenkins

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports

Eagles named preseason All-Southern Conference

GREENVILLE - Georgia Southern University landed four players on the pre-season All-Southern Conference football

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Sports

WILD Facts: Flycatchers on the fly

If you hear an ascending "wheep" whistled from the treetops, a great crested flycatcher is nearby.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

License sales topic at meeting

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division plans to change hunting and fishing licenses over the Internet raised so many concerns that the department decided to revise the plan.

August 12, 2008 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation

Real estate transactions for July 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from June 30-July 11. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

August 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Masonic Lodge donates to team

The Southeast Elite Track Team is competing at nationals this weekend among the nation's brightest and most talented athletes.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

Milton-Jones makes Olympics

Riceboro native DeLisha Milton-Jones is heading out to California as the second time Olympian prepares to meet with the 2008 National team for training. The trip comes after she was among three players and a coach ejected from a WNBA game Tuesday night when the players and coaches from both teams cleared the benches to fight just 5 seconds before the game was scheduled to end.

August 09, 2008 | By Patty Leon Sports editor | Sports

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