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BoE reshuffles office staff

As part of her "100-Days Entry Plan," Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee recommended Tuesday the board reorganize its senior-level staff to "eliminate critical barriers to academic success" and ensure that the system operates more effectively.

July 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Locals protest verdict in Trayvon Martin case

The recent not-guilty verdict that exonerated neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in the 2012 Sanford, Fla., shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was not lost on the residents of Liberty County. They came out by the hundreds Sunday night to remember the teen, who, for many, has become a symbol of inequality in the justice system.

July 24, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Motel questioned about tax payments

The Hinesville City Council conducted a show-cause hearing Thursday regarding the 2013 business license for Best Western Inn & Suites.

July 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County tables request for retail recruiting

The Liberty County commissioners decided Thursday night they needed more information before committing $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market Liberty County and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.

July 22, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City helping raze blighted buildings

A Community Development Block Grant is helping Hinesville clean up slum and blighted areas, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard said.

July 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long commisisoners divide duties

The Long County Commission in May had a complete overhaul, with five new members being elected.

July 17, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Road work outside new school OKed

The Long County Board of Education signed an intergovernmental agreement Monday with the Long County Board of Commissioners to complete the required deceleration lane in front of the new high school. Last week, commissioners signed the agreement and now, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, everything is on track to complete the work by the time the school opens for the 2013-14 academic year.

July 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City considers way to attract water park

City leaders are working months ahead in preparation for required changes to their districts if an annexation referendum is passed by Liberty County residents in isolated areas on the west side of Hinesville.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HPD blotter for July 15

June 10: Burglary (forced entry) - An officer was called to a residence after a woman cleaning the home noticed a bedroom window was broken. Broken glass was inside and outside the window. The officer observed most of the furniture was missing, but the complainant said the homeowner was in the process of moving. The homeowner was contacted, and he asked the complainant to see if his son's laptop was in the dining room. It was not, and the victim was unsure whether any other items were missing. The homeowners planned to return to their residence to see if anything ...

July 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Community leader Gary Dodd dies

Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died Saturday morning.

July 15, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales likely on Hville ballot

Among the 12 agenda items considered on the first day of the 2013 city planning workshop was a proposal to change the city's ordinance for alcohol sales.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Community activist Gary Dodd dies

Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died about 2 a.m. Saturday.

July 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici cuts taxes by a mill

In an effort to support the citizens of Ludowici, according to Mayor James Fuller, the city council on Tuesday lowered the city's millage rate by one mill.

July 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County agrees to help clean up Ludowici Depot

The Long County Commissioners on July 2 heard resident requests to clean up the former Ludowici Train Depot and for permission to sell firearms from a private home.

July 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Sheriff asks that firing guns in neighborhoods be banned

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday and asked it to pass two new ordinances, one of which deals with using firearms in residential areas.

July 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

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

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City considering code of conduct, parking changes

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.

May 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 18, 2016 | Marne Message | Local news


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County BoE District 2: Davis challenges Williamson

Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

May 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Candidates make appeals to Long County voters

Editor's note: Second of two parts. The first report on the Long County political forum appeared Sunday.

May 17, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County finalizes list of SPLOST projects

The list of projects that would be funded through a new Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax was approved by the Liberty County Board of ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Three running to be Long County probate judge

Three candidates are running for the nonpartisan probate judge seat in Long County. If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote in ...

May 15, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Chief magistrate, Senate hopefuls tackle questions

Community members learned more about magistrate court and heard from state Senate District 19 candidates during a political forum Tuesday evening at the Liberty County ...

May 15, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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