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Attorneys renew oaths for Law Day

Twenty-three lawyers gathered at the Liberty County Justice Center on Wednesday for an oath renewal ceremony.

May 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County getting new lawmaker

Brunswick businessman Jeff Jones defeated Tony Thaw on Tuesday to win the state House of Representatives 167th District seat, which includes portions of Long, McIntosh and Glynn counties. Unofficial results show that Jones took 55 percent of the vote (3,012 votes) to Thaw's 45 percent (2,425). Jones replaces Jeff Chapman, who ran for the U.S. House 1st District seat, which was vacated by Jack Kingston.

May 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Bear on the loose near Midway

Authorities in Midway are searching for a wayward bear.

May 22, 2014 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Fleming planning meeting set for Thursday

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will have a Fleming community-planning meeting from 5:30-

May 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners talk SPLOST, ongoing projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Thursday evening to discuss the allocation of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds and to receive updates from T.R. Long Engineering about ongoing projects throughout the county.

May 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Local news


Ludowici City Hall rennovations discussed

Ludowici City Hall's recent face-lift was a topic of discussion during Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

May 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville mayor, council recognize pastor

Before any other business was discussed during Thursday's city council meeting, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and city council members took time to say 'goodbye' to a long-time friend of the city, Pastor Richard Wright of First United Methodist Church.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders review final SPLOST list

Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown met with five Liberty county mayors Wednesday to review what was meant to be a finalized list of funds to be allocated for road and building projects if voters pass the November referendum for a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

May 19, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Adult day care center takes a step

The Liberty County Hospital Authority met briefly Tuesday afternoon to give final approval to the financing and construction of a 5,000-square-foot adult day health-care facility next to the Coastal Manor Long-Term Care nursing home in Ludowici.

May 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Hinesville Optometrist indicted for child porn

A Richmond Hill man has been indicted May 7 by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.

May 16, 2014 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Planning commission OKs budget

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board on Thursday approved revised budgets for July 1-Oct. 31 and then for Nov. 1, 2014-Oct. 31, 2015.

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


Little known about large pool of candidates

The Georgia primary elections are six days away, and when ballots are cast Tuesday, candidates will learn whether their campaign signs, TV commercials and radio spots have paid off.

May 16, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee Staff writer | Local news


Hinesville PD, city hall cleared

Hinesville City Hall was evacuated for nearly 20 minutes shortly before 2:30 p.m. today. Officials were notified of possible explosive devices near the building and advised everyone to evacuate.

May 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Roads, water dominate Long Commission

Road upkeep and water drainage dominated last Tuesday's Long County Commission meeting at the courthouse in Ludowici.

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


Marsh buffer removal angers advisors

A legislative update heard by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Advisory Council was received with quiet outrage during the CAC's spring meeting Wednesday morning at the Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative headquarters on Highway 17 in Midway.

May 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


God and Country Day planned in Ludowici

Faith Baptist Church will host "God and Country Day" at 11 a.m. Sunday at 12 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.

July 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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