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Long County Board of Commissioners District 2: Long, Brady in runoff; winner to face Riddle

The May 24 Democratic primary for the Long County District 2 Board of Commissioners seat could not have been much closer than it was.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Smith, Odum battle for open Long County probate judge post

Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum advanced to the July 26 runoff in a three-way nonpartisan primary race for Long County probate judge.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition draws on faith, education programs to help former inmates

The Liberty County Reentry Coalition recently hosted a workshop to teach faith-based organizations how they can help former inmates during their transition back into society.

July 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Early voting in Long County runoff elections starts Tuesday

Early voting for the two countywide races that were forced to a runoff election begins Tuesday and goes through July 22, according to Long County Election Supervisor Kierra Hamilton.

July 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County sheriff, Board of Elections answer lawsuit

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and the Board of Elections recently filed responses denying allegations of wrongdoing in the May 24 Democratic primary for sheriff and requested that the challenge filed by the second-place finisher be dismissed.

July 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Kroger raising money for USO

ATLANTA - Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization through July 9 to support American troops and their families by allowing customers to round up their store purchases to the nearest dollar.

July 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City OKs Griffin Park rezoning

The Hinesville City Council approved a variety of agenda items at its meeting earlier this month, including a zoning petition, board appointments and changes to loan requirements.

June 29, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Leadership Liberty participants finish nine-month course

Members of the 2016 Leadership Liberty Class graduated and were recognized during a June 24 dinner. Each graduate received a plaque from Liberty County Chamber of Commerce CEO Leah Poole to commemorate the achievement.

June 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCDA adopts bigger budget

The Liberty County Development Authority unanimously adopted a $4.3 million general-fund budget for fiscal-year 2016-17 Friday.

June 29, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Ludowici tax bills may drop

Ludowici property owners can expect their city property-tax bills to go down.

June 28, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot instructor

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in the July 10 print edition. Louis L. Duvernay was the first African-American pilot instructor on Fort Stewart. A headline on a front-page article June 26 incorrectly stated that he was the post's first African-American pilot. Also, state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said during the ceremony dedicating the pilots lounge at MidCoast Regional Airport that as of 1976, there had yet to be an African-American working on Fort Stewart above the rank of GS-4. The wrong rank was given in the article. The ...

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen reports, other marine wildlife including alligators, turtles and birds, were found dead along a 70-mile stretch of river from Screven County to Chatham County.

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


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Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff

Bobby Smith will be the next probate judge in Long County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff.

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff

Incumbent Robert Long has survived his second close race in a tightly fought Democratic primary for his District 2 seat on the Long County Board ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting

A finance report that included Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds - and a rough budget estimate - and a major road project bid were among ...

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design

Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting opened with Mayor Allen Brown reading a proclamation recognizing July 24, 2016, as "City of Hinesville Centennial Day," recognizing ...

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lawmaker to tour home

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will tour Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Election Day is Tuesday

If you live in Long County and have not yet voted in the runoff election, Tuesday is your last chance.

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, will be in Philadelphia this week to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the convention's Rules ...

July 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant

SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici approves repairs to holding cell, new streetlight

The Ludowici City Council approved repairs to the Police Department's holding area and a new streetlight on a dark street during its July 12 ...

July 19, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


New budget OK'd for airport

The MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board recently approved the airport's fiscal-year 2016-17 budget, which shows declines in both revenue and expenses.

July 18, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County prays for police

A communitywide prayer vigil was held Tuesday at the Long County Courthouse to pray for local and state law-enforcement agencies as well as firefighters, emergency ...

July 18, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Liberty's new flood maps to be revealed

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated, digital flood hazard ...

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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