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Officials lining up projects for next SPLOST

Liberty County officials and representatives from five of the county's seven municipalities met Tuesday to discuss SPLOST-revenue projections and the steps to finalizing SPLOST 2015 project wish lists.

March 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Flemington considering development

Flemington city officials and a number of residents expressed how they envision their city will grow over the next 25 years during a community planning meeting Thursday at Flemington City Hall on Old Sunbury Road.

March 18, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici seeking grants for road work

At the Ludowici City Council meeting Tuesday, the council reappointed G. Ben Turnipseed Engineering and ALGA Inc. to prepare and submit Coastal Development Block Grants for the coming year.

March 16, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Long County still taking EMS proposals

Long County Commission Vice Chair Kent Hall said Wednesday that despite rumors and speculation, no decision has been made on who would provide emergency medical services to the county.

March 14, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty schools budgeting for more students

The Liberty County Board of Education was informed Tuesday that school administrators are busy shaping a budget for the 2014-15 school year. School-board members were told that before a final draft budget can be presented, the district must clear three hurdles: projecting enrollment and teacher allocations, developing a budget for capital projects and estimating costs for advancing technology in the schools.

March 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fire destroys "man cave" in Long Co.

A fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in Long County and destroyed a mobile home on Dena Circle that Long County resident Mike Dollins used as his "man cave," according to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman.

March 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Tickets will be given for left turns

During Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting, Police Chief James Steiner told the council that the police department will issue citations to drivers who make illegal left turns at the intersection of Highway 84 and North/South Main Street.

March 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Split vote stymies recommended firings

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee's recommendation to terminate married teachers Brian and Tiffany Griggs for abandonment of contract failed Monday when the board of education delivered a split vote in the couple's combined fair-dismissal hearing. Had the Griggs been terminated, they most likely would have faced sanctions from the state Professional Standards Commission, to include having their teaching certificates revoked in Georgia and states of reciprocity, including Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

March 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long has yet to act on EMS contract

With speculation in the air and a deadline approaching, the Long County Commission, as of Monday, still had not taken any formal action regarding the continuation of emergency medical service to Long County, according to commission Chairman Robert Long.

March 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ads on buses get council attention

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda.

March 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Planning meeting for Flemington

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community planning meeting for Flemington from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Flemington City Hall, 156 Old Sunbury Road.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


State to hear Long County concerns over bombing range

First District Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told a packed Long County Courthouse on Tuesday that he would take concerns over the Townsend Bombing Range expansion directly to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Democratic candidates greet, meet supporters

Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County weighs possible animal-control sites

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Commerce Street closes for a week

Due to roadway construction and drainage work, North Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through March 14. Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during those times.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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KLB cleanup has impact on St. Catherine's beach

Keep Liberty Beautiful board member Willie Cato remembers when the beach on St. Catherine's Island was a party spot for those lucky enough to ...

September 30, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Cell phone turns in suspect

What's commonly referred to as a "butt dial" reportedly helped local police catch a teen who is suspected of going through unlocked cars.

September 30, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle

A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission chairman being challenged

While much of the country's collective focus is on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are a handful of contested races ...

September 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian hit by a car while crossing East Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday night has died, according to Hinesville police.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Donations to hospital may earn tax credits

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who donate to Liberty Regional Medical Center may be eligible for a tax credit on ...

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Sheriff RV Sikes, obituary

September 26, 2016 | Stephanie Anderson | Local news


Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies

Former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes passed away early Monday morning, according to a family announcement on Facebook.

September 26, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Six injured in two-car collision

A two-car crash Saturday night in Hinesville sent four adults and two children to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Arrest made in Long County fire

An arrest has been made in the aftermath of a Sunday fire that destroyed a mobile home on Harry Porters Heirs Road in Long County ...

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Developer redrawing Flemington proposal

One man's quest to develop a subdivision off Old Savannah Road in Flemington came back Tuesday before the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

September 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Part of 84 to close in Walthourville for week

A lane on Highway 84 will be closed daily Monday through Friday for road work at a new convenience store, the Georgia DOT announced Saturday.

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


Ogeechee study still inconclusive

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 25, 2016 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Local news


United Way aims at $155,000 in campaign

An impromptu split, singing, dancing and music from the Bradwell Institute's Marching Tigers provided the fanfare Thursday at the kickoff for the United Way ...

September 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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