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Terry Bernard named to pardons board

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue has appointed two members to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, clearing the way for executions and clemency hearings to continue.

Perdue appointed Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Albert Murray and Republican state Rep. Terry Barnard to the five-member clemency panel. He is also recommending that current pardons board member Garland Hunt take Murray's former job.

May 12, 2010 | | Public Safety


Carter grandson wins state Senate seat

ATLANTA - The eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has won a suburban Atlanta state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday night.

Jason Carter became the first in his family to win elected office since his grandfather took the White House more than three decades ago.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


North Georgia race goes into runoff

ATLANTA - The special election for a north Georgia congressional seat vacated by Nathan Deal proved to be an early test of tea party strength in the state, although no candidate emerged with a majority and a runoff was set for June 8.

The race between former state Rep. Tom Graves and former state Sen. Lee Hawkins could provide a glimpse of what kind of candidate Georgia Republicans want this Midterm election year.

May 12, 2010 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press writer | State, National News


DoD starts pay, perks study

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2010 - Defense Department officials today announced the start of the congressionally mandated 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation.

The review's focus, officials said, will be on combat pay, compensation for reserve-component servicemembers, caregivers and survivors and pay incentives for critical career fields.

May 12, 2010 | By Lisa Daniels American Forces Press Service | Military


Don't push children to perform on stage

Q: Our normally very obedient 5-year-old son flat out refuses to get up on stage and sing at his pre-school's spring musical. At last year's musical, he made a huge scene by clenching his little fingers on the door jamb and refusing to let go. The teacher sat him on her lap while she directed the other kids. This year, he's told us that he'd rather be punished than get up on stage. My husband is all about making him do it. By the way, our older kids love getting up and performing. Your thoughts?

May 12, 2010 | By John Rosemond Columnist | Columnists


Parents are first line of defense against teen pregnancy

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and it's just one of 11 other months during which parents, schools and youth advisers need to take every opportunity to encourage teens to delay becoming sexually active. Abstinence is the only 100 percent effective method for avoiding unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.

May 12, 2010 | By Linda Ratcliffe Columnist | Columnists


Small World Festival Saturday

Many of the world's cultures can be found in all corners of Liberty County, but on Saturday they'll be front and center, showcasing talent and tradition for the Small World Festival in downtown Hinesville.

May 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Need help? Don't be afraid to reach out

Some people find it hard to admit they need help, while others are screaming inside and scared, hoping to find an objective person to just listen and try to resolve their problem. The problems - there are many to choose from - stem from everyday issues, underlying circumstances, issues gathered over the course of a lifetime and immediate crises.

May 11, 2010 | By John Scherer Guest columnist | Columnists


Benning ranger killed in Afghanistan

FORT BENNING - The Army says a member of a Fort Benning Ranger unit was killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.

The military says in a release that 27-year-old Capt. Kyle A. Comfort of Jacksonville, Ala., died Saturday in Helmand province of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Regents voting on tuition hike

ATLANTA - Georgia college students likely will find out Tuesday how much more they'll have to shell out for tuition this fall.

The Georgia Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on tuition hikes for the state's 35 public colleges and universities. The vote comes after lawmakers cut hundreds of millions from higher education coffers to help balance the books amid one of the worst state fiscal crises in recent history.

May 11, 2010 | Associated Press | Education


Military moms sacrifice much

Some moms will spend this Mother's Day being pampered in a spa. Some will go out for a nice brunch or dinner. Flowers, cards and candy will mark this day for many. But there are some out there who will be spending their Sunday in a much less typical way.

May 11, 2010 | By Joselynn McKenna Columnist | Columnists


3rd ID soldiers compete in Warrior Games

"I like winning," said Cpl. Ryan Shurtleff, one of three soldier-athletes who will represent Fort Stewart at the inaugural Warrior Games competition May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 11, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Special to the News | Sports


Pembroke sailor helps capture pirates

On April 10, the United States Navy landing dock ship USS Ashland was on patrol in the Gulf of Aden off the coast of Djibouti when it came under attack from a group of Somali pirates.

May 11, 2010 | By Jeff Whitten Editor | Military


Thief strikes at open businesses

May 11, 2010 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Become 'Picasso for the night'

Richmond Hill Community Education is holding painting classes for adults where people can be "Picasso for a night."

May 11, 2010 | Special to the News | Lifestyle


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Once upon a blood moon in Georgia

Not a single person in my breakfast club has mentioned the "blood moon." And that includes me, until now. I wasn't really sure what it was even though my emails from some preacher have hammered me recently with a "better beware" kind of verbiage.

July 22, 2014 | By Dwain Walden Guest columnist | Opinion


West Penn Testing Group to locate in Ellabell

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that West Penn Testing Group, a state-of-the-art material testing services provider, will locate to Ellabell, creating 70 jobs and investing $3 million into a facility over the next five years.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


BBQ cooks sought for competition

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is accepting applications for barbecue connoisseurs to compete at the 11th annual Blues & BBQ Festival, set for 4-11 p.m. Sept. 20.

July 22, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Stewart Back-to-School Fair Thursday

CAIR and back-to-school fairs, coming to Fort Stewart on Thursday, will provide one-stop opportunities for soldiers and families to learn more about the communities and schools surrounding the posts.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Military


Obedience to God is a must for blessings

Anyone who desires to be saved needs to realize that God's will must be obeyed.

July 21, 2014 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Midway students graduates Ohio Wesleyan

DELAWARE, Ohio - Nola Johnson of Midway graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University on May 11 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle


Community announcements for July 21

The city of Pembroke's recreation department is having a summer art camp in July. Classes, designed for ages 12-adult, are from 10 a.m.-noon Mondays and Wednesdays.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Community Announcements


The three scariest words in English

What are the three scariest words of the English language? On a serious note, it could be, "You have…(fill in the blank)." The "blank" could most likely be the scariest word of all. For my sister it was "cancer." I was in her doctor's office on the day we were told that she had a very slim chance of survival. She died a couple months later on my father's birthday.

July 21, 2014 | By Rich DeLong Columnist | Opinion


Croy named to board

World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) announced that Steve Croy, principal of Croy Group LLC, representing Bryan County, has been appointed as a new member of the WTCSav Board of Directors.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news


Something's turning voters off

In case you managed to miss it, the runoff election for a couple of important seats is Tuesday.

July 21, 2014 | | Opinion


Veterans launching craft brewery

Being former soldiers, Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt have a common bond that's typical of all uniformed personnel, whether they're military, law enforcement or firefighters. They also share a love for good beer.

July 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray Correspondent | Business


Back-to-school fair on Hunter

A Community Activities, Information and Registration and Back-to-School Fair will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 30 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.

July 21, 2014 | Special to the News | Things to Do


Armstrong waiving fees for soldiers

SAVANNAH - To demonstrate its commitment to the military community, Armstrong State University will waive all mandatory student fees for active-duty military starting in the fall semester.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Education


State revenue up 11% in June

Georgia's net tax collections for June totaled $1.76 billion for an increase of $182.25 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the month-ended June 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week.

July 20, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sports roundup

Lady Redskins moving up

July 19, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local sports


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