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Area frets DoD furloughs

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.

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


Assistant prosecutor takes oath

Hugh Ridgeway was sworn in as a new assistant district attorney Friday by Chief Judge David Cavender of the Superior Court of Liberty County.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


BoE wants opinions on new superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent and is seeking the community's input.

February 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Three throw hats into Long County ring

Qualifying concluded last week in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. After all the paperwork had been turned in, it was discovered that three more candidates had tossed their hats into the ring.

February 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway blamed for fire plan delay

Despite budget woes, Liberty County still is planning a transition to a paid countywide fire service that would be funded by a combination of service fees and insurance-premium taxes.

February 20, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Board again reviewing children's deaths

Liberty County's Childhood Fatality Review Board met Tuesday afternoon. It was the first official meeting the board has had in months, according to County Coroner Reggie Pierce.

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


City officials attend conference

ATLANTA - The Hinesville mayor, council, city manager and assistant city manager were among nearly 800 Georgia city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 26-28. The annual conference provides city officials an opportunity to learn more about legislation under consideration at the Georgia Capitol, attend training sessions and hear from state leaders.

February 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Mayor attends VA task force meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas is part of a newly formed Veterans Affairs Task Force that held its first meeting Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting.

February 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long elections officials alleges libel

Ludowici Elections Superintendent and Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham went before the Ludowici City Council on Tuesday and claimed The Long County Press committed libel against her, which is when a publication writes or publishes false statements that damage a person's reputation or character.

February 18, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Marina planning under way

The planning for Liberty County's Cattle Hammock Marina, made possible by a $35,190 coastal-incentive grant, is delayed but under way.

February 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Cities' costs for services rising

Six of Liberty County's municipalities do not currently level a city property tax, but an agreement struck between the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the city of Hinesville could set taxes in motion.

February 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long County candidates qualify to run

Qualifying ended Wednesday in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. Pick up a Wednesday Coastal Courier for a full story on the qualifying.

February 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


County trims SPLOST projections

The revenues that feed the Liberty County Commission operating budget are dwindling, but the problem doesn't stop there.

February 16, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici council election set for June 18

On Tuesday, Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge D. Jay Stewart ruled that the city of Ludowici will hold an election June 18 to fill two vacant city council seats.

February 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Budget woes may trim planning funds

With its budget woes in mind, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners is considering pulling funding for a portion of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission funding.

February 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Man sought in Chatham drug bust believed to be in Hinesvlle

A Savannah man reportedly living in the Hinesville area is wanted by the Chatham-Savannah Narcotics Team for his alleged role in what authorities are calling ...

September 29, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission chairman being challenged

While much of the country's collective focus is on the race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there are a handful of contested races ...

September 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Pedestrian struck by car dies

A pedestrian hit by a car while crossing East Oglethorpe Highway on Tuesday night has died, according to Hinesville police.

September 28, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former Long County fire chief laid to rest

Former Ludowici and Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman was laid to rest in the town he served Sept. 17.

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Donations to hospital may earn tax credits

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who donate to Liberty Regional Medical Center may be eligible for a tax credit on ...

September 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Sheriff RV Sikes, obituary

September 26, 2016 | Stephanie Anderson | Local news


Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies

Former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes passed away early Monday morning, according to a family announcement on Facebook.

September 26, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Six injured in two-car collision

A two-car crash Saturday night in Hinesville sent four adults and two children to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Arrest made in Long County fire

An arrest has been made in the aftermath of a Sunday fire that destroyed a mobile home on Harry Porters Heirs Road in Long County ...

September 26, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Developer redrawing Flemington proposal

One man's quest to develop a subdivision off Old Savannah Road in Flemington came back Tuesday before the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

September 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Part of 84 to close in Walthourville for week

A lane on Highway 84 will be closed daily Monday through Friday for road work at a new convenience store, the Georgia DOT announced Saturday.

September 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ogeechee study still inconclusive

About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a ...

September 25, 2016 | By Hollie Deal Saxon Special to the Courier | Local news


United Way aims at $155,000 in campaign

An impromptu split, singing, dancing and music from the Bradwell Institute's Marching Tigers provided the fanfare Thursday at the kickoff for the United Way ...

September 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City agrees to help church with drainage

The city of Hinesville will help Trinity Missionary Baptist Church fix a drainage pipe, if the church supplies the materials.

September 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Retired deputy reports call from fake IRS agent

Retired Chatham County Sheriff's Department deputy Richard King received a phone call at his Hinesville residence he thinks the public needs to be aware ...

September 23, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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