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California university equates U.S. history with anthropology, sparks dispute

A state university in California has decided that anthropology can be substituted for U.S. history, raising the ire of at least one history professor, who thinks something vital is lost in the exchange.

May 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Hinesville Memorial Day ceremony remembers military service members

It's easy to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and just treat it as the holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

May 25, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news

Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Gospel music touched B.B. King and many other stars

Blues guitar legend B.B. King, who died earlier this month at his Las Vegas home, wasn't the only popular musician whose work started with, or was influenced by, gospel music. Artists ranging from Aretha Franklin to Elvis to Paul Simon and Katy Perry have been touched by a musical angel, too.

May 25, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

‘Stellar exodus’ caught on camera for 1st time

BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada — For the first time, white dwarf stars have been photographed during the beginning stages of their 40-million-year migration, according to astronomers.

May 25, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Hot Topics

Financial incentives motivate people to take up healthy habits, study shows

A new study on the best way to motivate people to quit smoking revisited a perennial theme in behavioral science: the power of financial incentives.

May 25, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Living well

Fort Pulaski increasing entrance fees

SAVANNAH - Fort Pulaski National Monument will implement an entrance fee increase June 15, according to a news release.

May 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.

May 23, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Education

Birth: Emma Victoria Ortiz-Hernandez

Emma Victoria Ortiz-Hernandez was born at 1 p.m. April 25 to Yesenia Hernandez of Hinesville and Pasquinel Ortiz of Hinesville.

May 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Jesus wants to help your testimony

Each of us is living out a legacy, something to be remembered for.

May 23, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

145 graduate from Long County High School

The commencement ceremony Friday at Long County High School saw 145 seniors graduate, and two other members of the Class of 2015 were remembered.

May 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news

Liberty County High valedictorian: ‘Hashtag YOLO’

On Friday night, 242 students walked across Donell Woods Stadium as Liberty County High School's graduating Class of 2015.

May 23, 2015 | Kayla Rand | Local news

Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports.

May 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

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Lillian Grace Baxley

Lillian Grace Baxley was born to Christyn and Jason Baxley at 2:39 p.m. on June 27. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Lillian weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births

Jamison Andrew Allen

Jamison Andrew Allen was born to Tracy Ann Howard and Derek Graham Allen at 8:03 a.m. June 27. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Jamison weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 21 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births

Mykhel Wayne Fincher Jr.

Mykhel Wayne Fincher Jr. was born to Claudia and Mykhel Wayne Fincher at 12:08 a.m. on June 26. Born at Liberty Regional Medical Center, baby Mykhel weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19 inches.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Births

Scouts spruce up recycling center

One of my favorite parts of working with the Keep Liberty County Beautiful program is getting to know and work with so many wonderful people around our community. Let's face it: volunteers who commit their personal time to picking up litter or helping with recycling or community gardening and improvement projects have to be pretty nice people. When you think about it, many people don't even want to do those tasks at home - much less for places around our community. So I really appreciate them!

August 03, 2009 | By Sara Ann Swida Columnist | Advice/Columnists

Sound off for Aug. 2

Here are a couple issues are residents are discussing. The statements were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we know what motivated callers:

August 03, 2009 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Roberts, Homan to wed in September

Benjamin Edward Homan and Jessica Nicole Roberts, together with their families, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Engagements

Four complete basic training

Air Force Airman 1st Class Amy M. Boyles graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | About People

Midway student named to dean's list

James B. Bargeron of Midway was named to the dean's list of Mercer University's School of Engineering for the spring 2009 semester.

August 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Honor rolls

Locals earn degrees from Kaplan

CHICAGO - Kaplan University celebrated the graduation of its summer 2009 class during a ceremony July 25 in Chicago. Award-winning actress America Ferrera, star of ABC Television's popular series "Ugly Betty," was the commencement speaker. The following local students were awarded degrees:

August 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Honor rolls

Schools gearing up for start of classes

With the start of the 2009-10 school year just days away, Liberty County schools are facing a set of challenges that have never before cropped up in the system.

August 03, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Education

Public using clunker law

Liberty County residents joined hundreds of thousands of other car buyers recently, flocking to vehicle lots to take advantage of the government-sponsored Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or "cash for clunkers."

August 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business

State revenues are still tanking

The fiscal year '09 figures for Georgia's state budget are in and the news is concerning.

July 31, 2009 | By Rep. Buddy Carter Special to the Courier | Opinion

Rethinking retirement plans

When the stock market and housing prices were soaring not so long ago, many baby boomers figured they could retire early and live comfortably on their profits. Today that situation has reversed: Many folks are now postponing their retirement or even being forced to re-enter the workforce, either to supplement diminished savings or because they underestimated how expensive retirement would be.

July 31, 2009 | By Jason Alderman Special to the Courier | Advice/Columnists

Nation deserves right treatment, not quick fix

Editor, Health care. There are few issues with greater impact on each and every one of us personally, professionally and economically.

July 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

Senator fears health care reform costs

Editor, We all know that the current health-care system must be reformed. Unfortunately, Democrats in Congress are focused on rushing though a radical health care bill. Despite their promises that this overhaul will not raise your taxes, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the measure will cost $1.2 to $1.8 trillion over 10 years.

July 31, 2009 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor

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