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City reworking peddler laws

A proposal that "closes loopholes that were perceived to be in our peddler license ordinance" will come before the Hinesville City Council later this month.

March 17, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Bus drivers petition to get boss back

A month after the Liberty County Board of Education voted not to renew the contract for its transportation director, 30 bus drivers within the system have presented a petition asking the board to reconsider its decision.

March 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Roadblocks to neighborhood sign frustrate residents

Phillip Parham and other members of a neighborhood watch in Sherwood Forest Subdivision are frustrated after trying for months to get an entrance sign to their neighborhood built.

March 15, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


City officials host African ambassador

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas; Lt. Col. Simon Gardner, 82 Civil Affairs Battalion; and local clergy recently welcomed Dickson Ogwang, the minister counselor for the Ugandan embassy in Washington, D.C., to the community for a goodwill visit. The Coastal Georgia School of Missions organization coordinated the luncheon March 1 at Hinesville City Hall. The event highlighted Ogwang's visit to learn about the cultures represented in Hinesville.

March 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shelter, neighbors at odds over noise

Long County residents for months have complained about the noise coming from a Hugh Gordon Lane animal-rescue ranch, and leaders hope a Friday hearing will help a solution come to light.

March 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Incumbents trounced in Long County voting

Six incumbents lost their seats in Long County primary voting Tuesday and a runoff will be required in the only three-person race.

March 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fee complaints aired in Long County

New Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems dealt with allegations and complaints regarding Long County's environmental-health office Thursday during the Long County Board of Health's quarterly meeting.

March 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


New development authority called promotional

There's a new development authority in Hinesville, but Mayor Jim Thomas said it won't compete with what the other two do, that it will complement them.

March 11, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Prescribed burn on Fort Stewart

A prescribed fire is being conducted today, March 8, in Liberty County. Residents of Liberty, Long, Wayne and Tattnall counties may see and smell smoke from the fire, which is being conducted by Fort Stewart Forestry.

March 08, 2013 | Georgia Forestry Commission | Local news


DFCS has new director here

The Liberty/Long Department of Family and Children Services has seen changes in recent years, like highs from moving into a state-of-the-art facility and lows associated with state budget cuts.

March 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commission revisits proposed dog ordinance

If a proposed animal-ordinance overhaul is adopted, Liberty residents who own dangerous dogs would be required to register and microchip the animals and carry liability insurance greater than $15,000.

March 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Citizen-soldiers carry on Liberty Troop tradition

Former and current Georgia Army National Guard veterans met for breakfast Feb. 28 at Michael's Deli in Hinesville. Older soldiers shared war stories with younger soldiers, who had plenty of tales of their own, many having recently returned from Afghanistan. Wayne Stewart, a retired "citizen-soldier," said local National Guard members have been meeting for breakfast, cookouts or fish fries at least once a month since 1987.

March 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge won't dismiss suit against schools

A United States District Court judge Feb. 25 denied a Liberty County School System motion to dismiss a civil suit.

March 06, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Early voting slow in Long County

Early voting in the general primary hasn't been as high as hoped, according to Long County Board of Election Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham.

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


Transit changing routes

Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

March 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Trauma Awareness Month brings call to donate blood

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Seafood fest on River Street

SAVANNAH - Throw on your flip flops and grab the family for music and fresh seafood at the 2016 River Street Seafood Fest Friday and Saturday.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies recover stolen gun, make felony arrest

An arrest in Long County Monday resulted in felony charges and the recovery of a stolen handgun, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah celebrates preservation of heritage

SAVANNAH - Historic Savannah Foundation, which is committed to preserving Savannah's heritage, is having its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival Thursday-Saturday. The events mark the ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County race is rematch of 2013 primary

Two candidates are again vying for the Democratic nomination to run for Long County District 1 Commissioner seat, while one Republican is unopposed.

May 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Library moving to new building

The new Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries system on Memorial Drive is nearing completion.

May 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planners see signs of trouble

Hinesville's sign ordinance raised concerns for a local business owner and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday.

April 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County official: Stray dogs, horses cause problems

Editor's note: This article has been revised to remove a section that mischaracterized a discussion during the April 19 Long County Board of Commissioners ...

April 26, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Tuesday deadline for primary voting

Time is running out to register to vote in the May 24 general primary.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor Brown: Hinesville needs SPLOST back

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was clearly on Mayor Allen Brown's mind as he gave the first State of Hinesville address of ...

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Candidate forums in May

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


McLarry’s Curve dedicated

It's official, after all these years.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


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