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Allenhurst city clerk arrested

Allenhurst city clerk Jeffrey McClure was arrested Tuesday morning by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and charged with theft by taking pertaining to government funds, according to Cathy Sapp, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro GBI office.

August 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Suit says BoE didn't protect child

All parties named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed against the Liberty County School System and a former teacher have filed answers seeking to have the suit dismissed.

August 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Public sounds off on bombing-range plan

Seventy-five Long County residents attended a Marine Corps public meeting Thursday in Ludowici City Hall to discuss the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range.

August 13, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Williams: Transportation, budget are critical

Expect transportation, education and the state budget to be hot issues in the Georgia General Assembly session that begins in January.

August 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parking lot threatens adult club's license

Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the venue's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license.

August 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Parents petition to change BoE visitor policy

A petition requesting the Liberty County Board of Education to change its new visitor policy is gaining momentum on Change.org.

August 09, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville enters NYC mayor's challenge

Hinesville is one of 394 U.S. cities entering New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg's Mayor Challenge, which is intended to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas to solve challenges and improve urban life, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

August 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Long Co. results confirm close win

The official results of last week's Long County general primary election confirmed the close victory by challenger Sherry Long in the clerk of courts race.

August 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New attorney joins DA’s office

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office welcomed newly hired assistant district attorney Megan Lane on Monday morning as she took her oath of office in Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavender's courtroom at the justice center.

August 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Adult club gets second chance

Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the club's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license. The Liberty County Commission Tuesday granted lounge owner Sun Cha Seals a second extension this year on parking lot improvements required at the Highway 196 site. When the business asked for the six-month extension in February, a representative said financial obstacles prevented the lounge from completing the drainage, grading, piping and landscaping required to maintain a business license.

August 08, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Bonelle Rocker, wife of former BoE chairman, dies

August 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Council meeting subdued after primary

Hinesville's city council meeting seemed subdued Thursday, following Tuesday's primary elections in which the T-SPLOST referendum failed.

August 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Local news


T-SPLOST failure disappoints officials

Hinesville leaders collectively are disappointed by Tuesday's failed T-SPLOST referendum, according to Mayor Jim Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier.

August 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


What's next for transportation projects

The controversial 1-percent sales tax for transportation projects failed in the Coastal Region, garnering 53,760 no votes compared to 39,699 yes.

August 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Long sheriff's office still pending

Long County voters decided whether 10 incumbents might get to keep their jobs during Tuesday's primary election, including the office of sheriff, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner, public service commissioners, county commissioners for districts 1, 2 and 5, and board of education seats for districts 2 and 4.

August 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


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Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

February 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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