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Secretary of state flags upcoming elections

Liberty and Long counties received a surprise visit Tuesday from Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, whose stop highlights just how quickly the Nov. 6 election is approaching.

October 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


New elections required in Long Co.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia told the Long County Board of Education and the county commission Friday that another election will be required.

October 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire-protection concerns discussed in work session

Fire-protection concerns dominated the Midway City Council's work session Sept. 24. Both the as-yet unsigned agreement for fire services for the current year and questions surrounding Midway's participation in the countywide fire protection plan were addressed.

October 02, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor, city administrator speak on Hinesville’s plans

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and City Administrator Billy Edwards were special guests Sept. 4 at the monthly Goldenheirs meeting at First Baptist Church.

October 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County required to have another election

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia told the Long County Board of Education and the county commission Friday that another election will be required. The earlier it could be is March 19. Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters said the decision was made by a panel of three judges who heard arguments in the case of the board of education and the board of commissioners versus the Long County Board of Elections over redistricting. The suit against the election board was filed after the civil-rights division of the U.S. Justice Department ruled ...

September 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Panel of judges to hear redistricting case today

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia today will hear the case of the Long County Board of Education and the Long County Board of Commissioners versus the Long County Board of Election over redistricting.

September 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Chinese delegates visit Hinesville

JianWu Zhang, delegation leader and vice mayor of Yichun, China, Hinesville's sister city, signed a new agreement Monday morning with Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


City council asked to restrict out-of-town fundraising

The Hinesville city council Thursday heard an unusual request to restrict fundraising efforts by non-local veterans groups.

September 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


City, county accept sales tax agreement

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved a local option sales tax distribution agreement that will require the county to seek greater reimbursement from other municipalities for the services it delivers.

September 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Walthourville changes street name to correct mistake

The city of Walthourville made a street-name change Sept. 1 to honor former Georgia governor Ellis Arnall.

September 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Argument, Manning’s resignation highlight September meeting

Continued discussion over an alley and hard-liquor sales culminated in heated words and an audience member being removed from the recent Ludowici City Council's September meeting.

September 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Special-election candidates vie for District 2 seat

The son of a Hinesville city councilman is squaring off against a former Liberty County commissioner to fill the county board of commissioners District 2 seat that has been vacant since May.

September 20, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tentative agreement over sales tax shares

It has yet to be approved by both governing bodies, but Liberty County and Hinesville representatives reached a tentative verbal agreement Tuesday for allocation of local-option sales tax revenues as required every 10 years due to census population counts.

September 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Wife says Tomato Patch killer gets parole

After serving 14 years of a life sentence, Billy Crowder might be getting closer to starting a new life outside prison walls.

September 19, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local news


Student's death stirs emotions at BI

Bradwell Institute students and teachers began Friday on a somber note as they learned that one of their own has passed away.

September 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


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Long County officials go to capital to talk issues

Three Long County commissioners and other officials traveled to the state capital Feb. 9 to discuss local issues with state representatives.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Web series set for Liberty County in fall

A web series that bills itself as a 2,000-mile trivia game and road rally that also publicizes the hunt for missing children, is expected to liven up Liberty County next fall.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Solomon making small strides from accident

Hundreds of well-wishers are forming prayer chains for William Solomon, a former Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority officer who was injured March 2.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bryant Commons opened as City Park

It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Midnight Rider’ death trials over

JESUP - The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury even was selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.

March 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City recognizes heroic action of HPD officer

Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Asphalt contractor rips up, re-paves part of Bright’s Lake Road

East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmakers honor 3rd ID

ATLANTA -- The Rock of the Marne met the Georgia General Assembly pm Monday as state lawmakers read a resolution on the House floor proclaiming March 9 as Third Infantry Division Day.

March 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Plea reached before jury selection

JESUP -- The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury was even selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.

March 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


County to be featured in 'adventu-rally' series

The Geechee Kunda Cultural Center, along with several other historic Liberty County sites, will be featured in an upcoming season of "The Fireball Run," according to Jim Bacote, Geechee Kunda site director.

March 09, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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