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Community celebrates local lawmaker Williams

Accolades for Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were many and heartfelt Saturday evening as a crowd of supporters gathered at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville to celebrate the lawmaker's many achievements.

August 16, 2012 | Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former city clerk gets bond on theft charge

Former 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 15, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Associated Press writer | Local news


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


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Hospital CEO retires

Scott Kroell, CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center for the last 20 years, has retired.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sprinkler floods sheriff’s office in Liberty County Justice Center

A fire sprinkler in the kitchen of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office in the Justice Center malfunctioned, pouring thousands of gallons of water into the office space around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE planning progress summit

The Liberty County School System will hold a Blueprint for Progress Summit on May 14 at the Board of Education building, Patti Crane, the district's chief information officer, recently announced.

April 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Conversation in Savannah about pipeline

Emergent Savannah announced that it will hold the Palmetto Pipeline World Café from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Monday at the Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, 13 E. Park Ave. in Savannah.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City refinances city hall bonds, expecting savings

Board members of the Liberty County Public Facilities Authority and city Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon met Tuesday morning in Mayor Jim Thomas' office to work on refinancing.

April 30, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE considering removing unpaid days

The Liberty County School System is considering eliminating unpaid furlough days for the next school year.

April 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Film company sets premieres

Wonder Worthy Productions LLC, an entertainment-production company in Midway, will have red-carpet premieres of its latest productions filmed in Liberty County.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State of the city address is Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in Flemington. The event will be sponsored by CH2M.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Officials plot the return of SPLOST

Liberty County and Hinesville city officials miss the funding brought by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

April 27, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville planning meeting Tuesday

The next community planning meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walthourville Police Station, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission announced.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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