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Ludowici officials defend chief's suspension

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.

January 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County asking for its own TSPLOST

The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.

January 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici PD chief on unpaid leave

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.

January 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commissioner cleared in traffic incident

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.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Temperatures expected to moderate

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.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lawmakers predict fast, furious session

Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.

January 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici PD, ex-employee at odds

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.

January 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway swears in new administration

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.

January 03, 2014 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Locals encouraged to take transportation survey

Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Voting will seem early in 2014

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.

January 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Long leaders think about 2014

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.

January 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Soldier's funeral, militia plea big news in 2013

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.

January 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Statesboro woman running for insurance commissioner

STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.

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


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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


Farmers Market, other events for Cities Week in Hinesville

The city of Hinesville is celebrating Georgia Cities Week through Sunday by participating in a variety of events throughout the week, including a special-themed Farmers ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority cuts ribbon on Hineshouse

The Hinesville Housing Authority had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon for its Hineshouse Way Apartments, which provides affordable housing for veterans.

April 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local Democrats elect delegates

The 1st Congressional District Democratic Convention elected five delegates Saturday in Jesup to represent the district during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Local GOP steers clear of controversy

Republicans in the 1st Congressional District managed to avoid the controversy seen elsewhere in Georgia during nominating conventions last weekend.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Democrats have awards banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Party had its annual Awards Banquet April 9 at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

April 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici Council talks McDonald's

A future McDonald's was discussed at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

April 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull | Local news


Hinesville mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail in Flemington. The ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


United Way honors Liberty County's Backpack Buddies

United Way of the Coastal Empire recognized Liberty County's Backpack Buddies program during the regional organization's annual meeting and awards luncheon in Savannah.

April 16, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty Co. candidates’ forum is set for May 10

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

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


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