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Long County renews trash contract

The Long County Commission voted at its meeting last week to renew a contract for trash pickup with Republic Waste Services. Chairman Robert Long said the annual fee for poly carts will be $156 per resident. The cost for Dumpsters will vary, depending on the amount of waste collected. The county will bill residents for the poly-cart fee, but Republic Waste

January 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Leaders planning trip to Kenya

Community leaders are planning an trip this summer to Marsabit, Kenya, according to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas. He said the city council approved a recommendation a year ago to join with Marsabit in the sister-city international-partnership program, but money was not available to pay for a trip.

January 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | 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


GOP congressional candidates say change needed

Five of the six Republican candidates running for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday for a forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.

January 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmaker named to Appropriations

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the $20 billion annual state budget.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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


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Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting.

October 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.

September 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week

Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is "This is How We Blue Tide." The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game.

September 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Seven graduate from DUI court

Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Training exercise under way at Long Co. H.S.

The Courier has received some calls asking whether there is some sort of emergency happening at Long County High School. However, we checked with the emergency management agency and learned that the county is just conducting a training exercise out there. EMA Director Bob Heffley said there is no cause for concern and the students are safe.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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