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New faces shape year for county, region

As we move into 2014, the Courier takes a look back at events that shaped our community in 2013. This is part one of a two-part series. Note the dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.

December 30, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Trash-cart neglect may draw tickets

One of Hinesville's 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County asked to take on more roads

Chief code enforcement officer John Bradley told the Long County Commission that the county should assume maintenance of several roads.

December 28, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission fills board vacancies

The Liberty County Commission appointed residents to various boards Dec. 19, during the last regular meeting of 2013.

December 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici joins Friends of Fort Stewart

The Ludowici City Council at a recent meeting voted unanimously to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Drive collecting items, gifts for burned out family

A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.

December 24, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Commissioner: Tax bills are in the mail

Tax bills were mailed Dec. 19 to Liberty County property owners, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.

December 24, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County leaders study proposed fire plan

The Liberty County Commission was updated Thursday on a proposed fire plan that recommends partnering with the county's cities, except Hinesville, to consolidate fire services.

December 24, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Lawmaker's comments roil residents

According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."

December 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Bryan asking for vote on sales tax for road work

Voters here one-day may be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.

December 18, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


NOAA ending traditional nautical charts

According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.

December 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici Train Depot being refurbished

After several years of discussion over whether the Ludowici Train Depot would be remodeled or torn down, it appears the historic building will be getting a face-lift.

December 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Blackshear physician running for Congress

Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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


Local teen faces charges in Statesboro

Statesboro police arrested a man they say is responsible for at least eight vehicle break-ins, with more charges pending.

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


Council OKs Veterans Parkway plan

Hinesville City Council members on Thursday approved the Veterans Parkway Overlay Study following a presentation by Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson.

December 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Primary ballot set in Long County

With qualifying having ended, the official ballot for the May 20th Republican and Democratic parties' primaries and the nonpartisan election has been set.

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


Messy room moved to driveway

A Fort Stewart soldier fed up with his daughter's messy room decided it was time to teach the teen a lesson. He moved all her furniture onto the driveway of the family's Long County home.

March 31, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County extends EMS contract

With an April 1 deadline looming for emergency medical services to end, the Long County Commission on Monday approved another extension with current EMS provider Liberty Regional Medical Center.

March 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | 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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