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Lawmaker gets Ludowici officials to consider changing charter

Ludowici officials questioned why state Rep. Jeff Chapman called a hearing on changing the city charter at the hearing Monday.

May 01, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


State, local issues discussed at town hall

A crowd filled council chambers Thursday evening for a District 5 town-hall meeting.

April 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said he is optimistic for the city's future at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday.

April 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici liquor vote washes out

After several months of discussion and an attempt by a local resident to circulate a petition, the Ludowici City Council decided at its April 16 meeting that a liquor-sale option will not be added to the June 18 special election ballot.

April 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival is Saturday

The 8thannual Midway Arts Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Midway church, museum and art gallery at Highway 17 and Martin Road.

April 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Civilians, military forming health alliance

A civilian-military health-care alliance recommended by a 2012 Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership study is taking shape, despite not having funding.

April 26, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County audit calls for tighter grant reporting

Liberty County gets a lot of grant money but needs help accounting for the funds and ensuring grant guidelines are met.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials set planning workshop in county

Liberty County residents will have easier access to this year's annual Liberty County Planning Workshop, as the event will take place in Midway.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host Hinesville Mayor James Thomas at a Progress Through the People luncheon at noon Thursday at the Liberty College and Career Academy on Airport Road.

April 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Families testify how rapes changed sons

A Massachusetts woman arrested in December 2011 on allegations of statutory rape and child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars and 30 years of probation.

April 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman gets 10 years for molestation, rape

A Massachusetts woman arrested in December 2011 on allegations of statutory rape and child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars and 30 years of probation.

April 16, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Demand for public housing exceeds supply

The Hinesville Housing Authority manages 205 housing units but has no vacancies for 203 families on a waiting list that averages one to three years, according to Executive Director Debra Williams. Williams presented an annual update on the housing authority to the city council at its April 4 meeting.

April 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Dead dogs report a hoax

A report last week that eight dogs were shot and killed on Demery Howard Road in Long County appears to be a hoax. The Long County Sheriff's Office got wind of the alleged incident and Sheriff Craig Nobles sent detectives to investigate. After searching the area, LCSO Det. Al Cato said that the report was inaccurate.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Challenger wins Long County runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the District 3 seat on the Long County Commission.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special ...

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty ...

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from ...

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior ...

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for agenda items

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioners met earlier today to consider some rezoning petitions and new business. Planning Commissioners recommended approval for every item on the ...

July 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Property assessment appeal deadline is Monday

The deadline to appeal property tax assessments for 2015 is Monday.

July 21, 2015 | By Virgil Jones Special to the Courier | Local news


Courts now accepting cases filed online

July 1 was a historic day for the Office of the Clerk of Courts of Liberty County, when it began accepting electronically filed civil cases ...

July 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Young writers get to be 'mayor' for day

The city of Hinesville hosted its "If I Were Mayor…" essay winners at City Hall early in June.

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kroell named Savannah Tech’s health-sciences dean

Scott Kroell, the recently retired CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been selected to be the dean for health sciences at Savannah Technical College ...

July 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia announces Barber Foods stuffed-chicken recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain Barber Foods stuffed-chicken products distributed in Georgia because of potential health ...

July 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway residents speak up for trees

Beauty and safety were the main concerns of residents gathered at Monday's Midway City Council meeting.

July 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission OKs rezoning along Fleming Shortcut

A new business - or businesses - might be coming soon to Leroy Coffer Highway.

July 14, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Only most hazardous trees recommended to be cut in Midway

Not all the marked trees on Martin Road in Midway will be cut down, according to a Liberty County Extension agent.

July 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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