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School bomb scare called hoax

The all-clear was sounded around Midway Middle School early this afternoon after a suspicious device in a vehicle caused a bomb scare in the morning and students were evacuated.

November 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Freeze possible Wednesday

There's disagreement about how cold it's going to get, but forecasts agree that Coastal Georgia will see the coldest temperatures since last winter late Tuesday, into Wednesday.

November 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County OKs bonds for Holmestown-Screven water system

The Liberty County commissioners Tuesday approved issuing a revenue bond for $1.04 million for the construction of a rural water system in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area.

November 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County closer to limiting guns near homes

An ordinance to limit how close weapons could be fired to homes in Long County got its first reading before the county commission this week.

November 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Few attend first city tax hearings

Hinesville held two of three required public hearings Thursday on changing the city's property tax millage.

November 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long officials questioned

The Long County Commission meeting attendees on Tuesday drilled commissioners with questions. Patricia Smith-Johnson, Vanessa Cunningham and former Commission Chairman Bobby Walker peppered the panel with inquiries ranging from cellphone usage to recent hirings.

November 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


RH woman dies in Wednesday crash

A 30-year-old Richmond Hill woman was killed Wednesday night in a vehicle wreck on U.S. Highway 80 East near Prather Road, Bulloch County Coroner Jake Futch said Thursday.

November 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


RH developer wins council seat there

Richmond Hill developer Johnny Murphy said he's used to helping candidates run for office. Tuesday, Murphy won his first race as a candidate by ousting incumbent Van Hunter to win the Post 1 seat in the city's only contested race.

November 07, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Manager says city taxes not going up

City Manager Billy Edwards said a news release issued by the city in accordance with Georgia law and printed in the Courier's Oct. 30 issue has created a lot of unnecessary concern and negative comments.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council will now decide Sunday alcohol sales

Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no. For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Slow voting re-elects Midway incumbents

Midway voters Tuesday re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and incumbent council members Curtes Roberts Sr., Mayor Pro-tem Levern Clancy Jr. and Melice Gerace. Stanley Brown Sr. will be sworn in when outgoing council member Terry Doyle's term is up at the end of the calendar year. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.

November 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales referendum passes

For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no. Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no.

November 05, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Public views parkway master plan

Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.

November 04, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Board attendance policy weighed

A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.

November 01, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City is proposing tax hike

The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.

October 30, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


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Long County District 5 has 3 candidates

Candidates for the District 5 seat on the Long County Board of Commissioners are the Democratic incumbent, with a party challenger who was a former ...

May 10, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Pelton challenges Thompson in Long County District 3

Democratic incumbent Willie Thompson will face challenger Walter Pelton for the Long County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat in the May 24 primary election.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


TELL protégés shine bright

Several young women received pearl necklaces that represented their uniqueness and attributes during the Talented and Educated Leading Ladies banquet and showcase.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add information on Republican candidate Mike Riddle that should have been included. This revised article will ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County observes National Day of Prayer

Thursday was the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, sparking public prayer gatherings around the country, including on the front steps of the Liberty County ...

May 07, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Democrats review 2016 legislative session

Democratic Georgia state representatives met with area media Wednesday in Savannah for a roundtable to discuss their accomplishments during the recent legislative session and issues ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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