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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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Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff

Bobby Smith will be the next probate judge in Long County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff.

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff

Incumbent Robert Long has survived his second close race in a tightly fought Democratic primary for his District 2 seat on the Long County Board ...

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting

A finance report that included Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds - and a rough budget estimate - and a major road project bid were among ...

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design

Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting opened with Mayor Allen Brown reading a proclamation recognizing July 24, 2016, as "City of Hinesville Centennial Day," recognizing ...

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Lawmaker to tour home

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will tour Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Election Day is Tuesday

If you live in Long County and have not yet voted in the runoff election, Tuesday is your last chance.

July 23, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, will be in Philadelphia this week to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the convention's Rules ...

July 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant

SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation ...

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici approves repairs to holding cell, new streetlight

The Ludowici City Council approved repairs to the Police Department's holding area and a new streetlight on a dark street during its July 12 ...

July 19, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


New budget OK'd for airport

The MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board recently approved the airport's fiscal-year 2016-17 budget, which shows declines in both revenue and expenses.

July 18, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County prays for police

A communitywide prayer vigil was held Tuesday at the Long County Courthouse to pray for local and state law-enforcement agencies as well as firefighters, emergency ...

July 18, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Liberty's new flood maps to be revealed

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated, digital flood hazard ...

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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