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7 Ludowici employees lose jobs

The Ludowici City Council did not re-hire seven employees, four from the police department and three from city hall, during its first meeting of the new year Tuesday.

January 20, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


BoC, BoE, sheriff, judges among this year’s offices for grabs

This year promises to be a busy one in terms of area elections.

January 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebrating history, promise

Local residents gathered early Monday morning for Hinesville's 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, grabbing the best viewing spots along Gen. Screven Way, Hendry Street and Main Street.

January 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Newsome pleads guilty to murder of Savannah Smith

Maurice Dwayne Newsome entered his negotiated plea of guilty to malice murder in the death of his former girlfriend, Savannah Smith, on Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell's courtroom.

January 18, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Election payments questioned in Long County

In a recent Long County Commission meeting, county board of elections member Nancy McKnew questioned recent payments to board chair Vanessa Cunningham.

January 17, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council rejects lawyer's proposal

The Midway City Council last Tuesday unanimously rejected its lawyer's advice to spend around $250 for a study aimed at helping resolve a years-long dispute between Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 17, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst officials sworn in

Allenhurst's leaders were sworn into new terms Thursday at City Attorney Bob Pirkle's office in Hinesville.

January 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Love for art, theater becomes ministry

Donald Lovette is a man who gives life to the characters he sees in his mind's eyes.

January 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


MLK’s dream hailed

The annual Leadership and Grand Marshall Breakfast at Historic Dorchester Academy continued a long tradition Saturday with more than 125 governmental, civic and religious leaders attending to honor the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King.

January 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Home heads down the road

This old home was moved Thursday from 506 Oglethorpe Highway, only three doors down from the Mills House, which was scheduled to be moved today. However, a last-minute decision by the Georgia Department of Transportation delayed that move until 9 a.m. Monday. The smaller home also was part of the property now owned by attorneys Joel and Jay Osteen.

January 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sheriff Nobles laid to rest

A line stretched outside the chapel door of First Baptist Church in Ludowici on Wednesday afternoon as a steady stream of family, friends and community members gathered to pay their final respects to Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles, who died early Monday morning.

January 13, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Vandals target two Midway schools

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Liberty County School System are working together to find the person - or people - responsible for vandalizing two schools and damaging $21,887 worth of technology gear in Midway over the weekend.

January 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


A lifetime of service

Longtime Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles died Monday at Wayne County Hospital in Jesup. He was 76 years old. Nobles had been battling cancer and was undergoing treatment at the time of his death.

January 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long Co. Sheriff Nobles dies

Longtime Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles died early Monday morning at Wayne County Hospital in Jesup. He was 76 years old.

January 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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