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County starts work on rural water system

Liberty County has begun construction of a rural water system for residents in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area and those who live along Highway 84 from the Midway city limits to Highway 196. The well for the new system is at Joseph Miller Park and will draw water from the Miocene Aquifer, according to county officials.

January 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


No bomb found after RHHS threat

A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.

January 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Work on Highway 84 Tuesday, Wednesday

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales law starts Feb. 1

The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gateway's financial issues not evident here

Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.

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


Former Ludowici cop granted hearing

Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.

January 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Text of Sen. Jason Carter's response to SoS Address

Today, we gather to talk about the state of the state in Georgia. This is a state that we love, and a state that we call home. Not as Democrats, not as Republicans – but as Georgians.

January 16, 2014 | State Sen. Jason Carter | Local news


Text of governor's State of the State Address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the consular corps, members of the judiciary, my fellow Georgians:

January 16, 2014 | Governor's office | Local news


Long County renews trash contract

The Long County Commission voted at its meeting last week to renew a contract for trash pickup with Republic Waste Services. Chairman Robert Long said the annual fee for poly carts will be $156 per resident. The cost for Dumpsters will vary, depending on the amount of waste collected. The county will bill residents for the poly-cart fee, but Republic Waste

January 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Leaders planning trip to Kenya

Community leaders are planning an trip this summer to Marsabit, Kenya, according to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas. He said the city council approved a recommendation a year ago to join with Marsabit in the sister-city international-partnership program, but money was not available to pay for a trip.

January 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


GOP congressional candidates say change needed

Five of the six Republican candidates running for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday for a forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.

January 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmaker named to Appropriations

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the $20 billion annual state budget.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici officials defend chief's suspension

Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to City Attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city.

January 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commissioner ...

May 27, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County leaders develop action plans to address issues

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Developing action plans for three issues in Liberty County was the focus for day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop at The ...

May 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop

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May 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been ...

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


Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.

May 25, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who among them legally owns a valuable ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City considering code of conduct, parking changes

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.

May 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 18, 2016 | Marne Message | Local news


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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