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Governor expected to visit

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to visit Liberty County later this month, according a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce news release.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long shutdown could stop buses

The partial government shutdown may stop the public buses in Hinesville, at least temporarily, said City Manager Billy Edwards during a discussion of an information item added to the city council meeting agenda Thursday. Edwards offered a report called annual appropriations impact summary that noted possible affects of the current federal government shutdown.

October 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City manager reports on projects

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards reported on capital-improvement projects for fiscal year 2014 during the Sept. 19 city-council meeting.

October 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County hopes to lower residents' insurance bills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to develop a fire plan that could improve the county's Insurance Service Office ratings. The commission approved the one-time fee for a $6,500 contract with the National Fire Services Office in Sylvania to design strategies to enhance the county's fire service and possibly lower residents' fire-insurance rates.

October 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Shutdown hits Liberty and area

Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Staff writers | Local news


Coroner heads state association

Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital authority board, as treasurer and an executive board members of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, and is a member of the Midway Middle School ...

September 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidates get head start on 2014

Area voters got an early taste of the 2014 Republican primary election Thursday night at the Richmond Hill City Center when 10 candidates outlined their political platforms to more than 100 people who gathered to hear their views.

September 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Special to the Courier | Local news


Sunday alcohol, annexation on ballot

Hinesville has contracted with the Liberty County Board of Elections to hold special elections Nov. 5 for voters to decide two issues, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

September 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans Parkway plan to be unveiled Oct. 29

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson led the second of two scheduled workshops this week at city hall on the Veterans Parkway Overlay District Study with Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport board negotiating to change managers

The MidCoast Regional Airport Local Joint Management Board met Tuesday to discuss who will be awarded its fixed-base operator management services.

September 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


GOP candidates at forum Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


County backs city annexation onto post

The Liberty County Commission Thursday unanimously approved drafting a letter of support for the city of Hinesville to annex Fort Stewart's cantonment area.

September 23, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resident lectures council on blight

An angry Hinesville resident addressed the city council during the public comments section of Thursday's meeting.

September 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Changes suggested to city sign ordinance

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended amending Hinesville's sign ordinance Tuesday to allow for larger wall signs in certain districts. The LCPC also recommended approval on a rezoning petition, several variances and requests for conditional use.

September 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici keeps 'so help me God' in charter

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 10 reviewed and made a few changes to the proposed city charter at its regularly scheduled meeting.

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


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Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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