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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


Retail study funding questioned

Liberty County commissioners Tuesday didn't refuse a request for funding to hire a consultant to recruit retail business, but not all of the commissioners appeared to like the idea.

July 05, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Bombing range expansion funds denied

Long County leaders didn't receive the news they'd been hoping for last week regarding their recent request for impact funding from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project.

July 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Apparent robbery led to coach's death

Ernie Walthour Sr., a youth-sports supporter and well-known community member, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. Monday outside a Midway mobile home, the apparent victim of an armed robbery, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

July 03, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Leaders talk SPLOST at luncheon

Liberty County leaders last week held their first-ever state-of-the-county luncheon address.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Proof-of-citizenship ruling hits home

The United States Supreme Court last week struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, which effectively blocks part of a similar law in Georgia.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Wive of former 3rd ID commander remembered

A memorial mass was held Saturday afternoon at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici swears in new council members

Two new Ludowici City Council members were sworn in Thursday at the governing body's June meeting.

June 25, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Wife of former Stewart-Hunter commander dies

Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster and daughter of Col. Bill and Betty Grugin of Sunbury, died Saturday, according to family friend Bruce Muncher.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy Murray | Local news


Commission addresses Mite all-star flap

Coaches who allegedly conspired to bar athletes from a Liberty County Recreation Department all-star team will face some consequences, but the punishments have yet to be determined.

June 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Trashy yards draw council's ire

While approving or choosing to delay decisions on some agenda action items, Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting heated up during Councilman David Anderson's report. His apparent ire over trash on a particular property in his district drew comments from other council members.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Regional planners open Darien office

The Coastal Regional Commission held a ribbon cutting June 12 at its new facility in Darien.

June 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planning department gets new boss

A transformation is under way in Liberty County that affects all municipal governments.

June 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici has 2 new council members

The Ludowici City Council has two new members. Voters took to the polls Tuesday and elected Jim Fuller Jr. in District 3 and Kathy Phillips in District 4.

June 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | 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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