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Wilkes retiring; Thompson to become first female elected clerk in county’s history

F. Barry Wilkes, clerk and administrator of the superior, state, juvenile, and magistrate courts of Liberty County announced Friday that he is not seeking reelection and is retiring on December 31 after 33 years of service, ending a career that began on November 13, 1984. His longtime chief deputy clerk, Linda G. Thompson, qualified for election on Friday and will run unopposed in the primary and general elections this year. She will take office on January 1, 2017, becoming the first female clerk in the county's and the local superior court's 227-year history.

March 11, 2016 | Barry Wilkes Press release | Local news


Lawmaker's 'day office' in Ludowici

A representative from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter's office will be in Ludowici to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming "congressional day office."

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway seminar focuses on trees

Trees provide economic, environmental and health benefits to many cities and counties in Georgia.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Skidaway lecture on climate change

SAVANNAH - A vast storehouse of carbon, frozen in the Arctic permafrost for millennia, may play a role in future global climate change.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidates who qualified early

The following candidates had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Secretary of State's website at sos.ga.gov. Incumbents are designated with an asterisk (*).

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates warned about signs along roads

JESUP - Georgia Department of Transportation Southeast District Maintenance Office reminds citizens that placing signs or other objects in the state's right-of-way is illegal.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Council addresses contracts, grants, comments

The Hinesville City Council addressed several informational items on contract proposals, proclamations and board appointments at its meeting Thursday.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New park lights, road projects coming soon to Long County

Last week's Long County Board of Commissioners meeting had a short agenda.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Dancing with the Stars — for Atlantic Area CASA

Ed Milan says he can't dance.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Selling point: 1% Liberty County SPLOST would pay off half the debts

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met again to discuss the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum planned for November and the proposed list of projects it would fund if passed.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Area lawmaker retiring

ATLANTA - State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, announced his retirement from the Georgia State Senate Wednesday. Williams will not qualify to run for re-election for Senate District 19, which includes Long County and a portion of Liberty County, but will serve out the rest of his term.

March 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trump, Clinton win primaries here

Liberty County voters came out to the polls early on Super Tuesday.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition hosts open house

The Liberty County Prison Reentry Coalition Inc., hosted an open house Friday afternoon to showcase some of the renovations and upgrades already made to its new office at 205 E. Court St. in Hinesville.

March 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Probate clerk retires after 34 years

Gretta Logan, office manager and senior deputy clerk of Liberty County Probate Court, retired after 34 years with the county.

March 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


LCDA talks I-95 lighting, routine upkeep

The Liberty County Development Authority board discussed Midway Interstate 95 interchange light repairs among other projects during their Feb. 22 meeting.

March 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | 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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