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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


County asking for its own TSPLOST

The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.

January 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici PD chief on unpaid leave

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 of Ludowici. The move was made in light of information obtained by the city council and mayor.

January 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commissioner cleared in traffic incident

Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens confirmed this week he was cleared by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a Dec. 22, 2012, traffic incident. The investigation was completed last month, Stevens said, but he would not comment further.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Temperatures expected to moderate

Freezing temperatures are on their way out. The National Weather Service is forecasting the high today in the upper 40s, possibly low 50s and the weekend highs in the 70s, above normal.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lawmakers predict fast, furious session

Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.

January 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici PD, ex-employee at odds

Former Ludowici Police Department employee Robert Kicklighter and the city of Ludowici are in agreement that he no longer works for the city, but they are at odds over the circumstances surrounding his departure.

January 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway swears in new administration

Monday's swearing-in ceremony for Midway's newly elected officials became a standing-room only event as city hall quickly filled with residents eager to see re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, new Councilman Stanley Brown and incumbent city council members Melice Gerace, Levern Clancy and Curtes Roberts take their oaths. Stanley replaced former Councilman Terry Doyle, who lost his mayoral bid to Washington.

January 03, 2014 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Locals encouraged to take transportation survey

Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Voting will seem early in 2014

Georgia's 2014 elections will most likely start two months earlier than in past statewide election seasons, with a general primary May 20, instead of in July. Candidates – including local ones – will need to qualify March 3-7.

January 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


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Homeless program marks 10 years, announces expansion

"Without shelter, life can be horrendous," said the Rev. Dale Thornton, pastor of First United Methodist Church at the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless ...

May 31, 2016 | By Irving White Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County workshop discusses SPLOST, Wi-Fi, economic development

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - County and city leaders attended their annual two-day countywide planning workshop, Wednesday and Thursday at The King and Prince resort to discuss ...

May 31, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


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


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


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