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Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 27-Feb. 7

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

January 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County asked to help with dogs, roads

The Long County Commission on Tuesday was asked for help with several items, including increasing the county's animal-control capabilities and also assuming responsibility for roads in two subdivisions.

January 28, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty schools canceled Wednesday

Liberty County schools are canceling classes on Wednesday, Jan. 29. However, school will be in session for a full day Tuesday, according to a news release from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee. Based on information from the Weather Channel and local media outlets, precipitation is likely to begin around 3 p.m. Tuesday. As a result, the system is canceling all afternoon and evening activities -- including the after-school program and sporting events -- for Tuesday. Staff will dismiss with students. Press releases, website updates and One Call messages will be sent to all stakeholders.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


No decision yet on Liberty schools

According to a news release from the Liberty County School System, the district is presently on high alert regarding the forecast for a winter storm watch beginning Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2014. District leaders areclosely watching the evolving weather advisories and warnings. With student safety asthe top priority, LCSS has to make a decision about cancelling or delaying school based onwhat's best for the whole community. LCSS is communicating with public safety officials andneighboring school districts to monitor conditions and make the best possible decision.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. schools closed Wednesday

Long County has already made the announcement that all of its schools will be closed Wednesday due to inclement weather. Tuesday should be treated as a normal school day. Thursday's status has not yet been determined, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Congressional candidate stumps here

Richmond Hill real-estate agent and Democrat Amy Tavio made a campaign stop Thursday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park on as part of her campaign kick-off tour. Tavio is running for Georgia's 1st Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republican Jack Kingston for the past 20 years. Kingston is running for the U.S. Senate.

January 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Planners OK tree variance, rezoning

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission approved developer Claude Dryden's request for a variance regarding street-tree requirements during a regular planning commission meeting Tuesday evening.

January 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


R.H. realtor makes bid for Congress

Richmond Hill realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.

January 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


King's legacy is focus of ceremony

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize award for civil rights and social justice was commemorated Monday with prayers, songs and speeches during Liberty County's annual MLK Jr. Day service at Bradwell Institute.

January 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


MLK parade one of largest ever

More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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City OKs Griffin Park rezoning

The Hinesville City Council approved a variety of agenda items at its meeting earlier this month, including a zoning petition, board appointments and changes to ...

June 29, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


LCDA adopts bigger budget

The Liberty County Development Authority unanimously adopted a $4.3 million general-fund budget for fiscal-year 2016-17 Friday.

June 29, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Leadership Liberty participants finish nine-month course

Members of the 2016 Leadership Liberty Class graduated and were recognized during a June 24 dinner. Each graduate received a plaque from Liberty County Chamber ...

June 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici tax bills may drop

Ludowici property owners can expect their city property-tax bills to go down.

June 28, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

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

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial ...

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales ...

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


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