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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


Nine of 12 regional voted no to T-SPLOST

ATLANTA (AP) - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.

August 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Nobles to face Ballance in Nov. sheriff's race

In Long County, Craig Nobles won the Democrat nod for the sheriff's post with 1,404 votes. Frank McClelland Jr. garnered 704 votes while James E. Rogers took 152. Nobles will face Republican challenger G. Darrell Ballance in November. Sherry McFann Long beat Frank Middleton for the superior court clerk seat, 1,115 to 1,100. Becky S. Fowler beat Deona Walker Carter in the tax commissioner race, 1,625 to 588. In the county commission races, Gerald Blocker, Robert A. Long and Dwight Gordon defeated their challengers for the District 1, District 2 and District 5 seats, respectively ...

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


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Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze

The Liberty County Board of Education has officially lifted a hiring freeze imposed in January, but that doesn't mean the school system's financial situation has suddenly improved.

March 31, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County?

March 31, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

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


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

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


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council modifies code

Ludowici City Council modified the city's land development code at its March 10 meeting and learned the following week that a requested easement for the proposed McDonald's/Flash Foods had been approved.

March 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spring is the time for nominating, brightening and more cleaning

Spring is such a lovely time of the year. The flowers and green grass and budding trees really make up for the brown, bare, dormant look of winter.

March 24, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Williams finalist in national contest

Soprano soloist Chary Williams from Hinesville has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Young Artist Competition, hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


6 graduate from Liberty Co. DUI Court Program

Six participants of the DUI Court Program, offered by Liberty County DUI Court, graduated in a special ceremony Wednesday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 23, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

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


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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