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.
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.
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.
Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.
Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.
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.
Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
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.
Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.
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.
Last June, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that from 2010-2012 Long County was the fifth-fastest-growing county in the nation, verifying what most leaders in Long County already knew. In anticipation of the arrival of 2014, several officials and notable community members shared their hopes for the new year and previewed some of their organizations' and entities' plans.
Now that we have welcomed 2014, the Courier takes a look back at last year's stories, some sad, some hopeful. This is part two of a two-part series. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.
STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.
As we move into 2014, the Courier takes a look back at events that shaped our community in 2013. This is part one of a two-part series. Note the dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.
One of Hinesville's 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.
Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty ...
Both Liberty and Long counties have been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Students and school personnel across the district went orange in unity to stand against bullying
The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:
The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees is without a chairman and efforts to name one are stymied by persistent questions about the board's ...
Hurricane Matthew didn't just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct ...
Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The city of Hinesville hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders on Oct. 20.
ATLANTA - With more than 30,000 claims reported, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has estimated that insured losses in the state from Hurricane Matthew reached ...
Hinesville City Council adopted a budget of $36,514,056 for the 2017 fiscal year at Thursday's council meeting. The city's millage rate ...
"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."
The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty ...
Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of ...
The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.
U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Liberty County Wednesday morning and met with officials and personnel from the Liberty County Office of Emergency Management.