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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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Long County official: Stray dogs, horses cause problems

Editor's note: This article has been revised to remove a section that mischaracterized a discussion during the April 19 Long County Board of Commissioners ...

April 26, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Tuesday deadline for primary voting

Time is running out to register to vote in the May 24 general primary.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor Brown: Hinesville needs SPLOST back

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was clearly on Mayor Allen Brown's mind as he gave the first State of Hinesville address of ...

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Candidate forums in May

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


McLarry’s Curve dedicated

It's official, after all these years.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Farmers Market, other events for Cities Week in Hinesville

The city of Hinesville is celebrating Georgia Cities Week through Sunday by participating in a variety of events throughout the week, including a special-themed Farmers ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority cuts ribbon on Hineshouse

The Hinesville Housing Authority had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon for its Hineshouse Way Apartments, which provides affordable housing for veterans.

April 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local Democrats elect delegates

The 1st Congressional District Democratic Convention elected five delegates Saturday in Jesup to represent the district during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Local GOP steers clear of controversy

Republicans in the 1st Congressional District managed to avoid the controversy seen elsewhere in Georgia during nominating conventions last weekend.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Democrats have awards banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Party had its annual Awards Banquet April 9 at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

April 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici Council talks McDonald's

A future McDonald's was discussed at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

April 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull | Local news


Hinesville mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail in Flemington. The ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


United Way honors Liberty County's Backpack Buddies

United Way of the Coastal Empire recognized Liberty County's Backpack Buddies program during the regional organization's annual meeting and awards luncheon in Savannah.

April 16, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty Co. candidates’ forum is set for May 10

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


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