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.
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.
Chief code enforcement officer John Bradley told the Long County Commission that the county should assume maintenance of several roads.
The Liberty County Commission appointed residents to various boards Dec. 19, during the last regular meeting of 2013.
The Ludowici City Council at a recent meeting voted unanimously to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.
A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.
Tax bills were mailed Dec. 19 to Liberty County property owners, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
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.
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."
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.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.
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.
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.
Statesboro police arrested a man they say is responsible for at least eight vehicle break-ins, with more charges pending.
Hinesville City Council members on Thursday approved the Veterans Parkway Overlay Study following a presentation by Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson.
McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.
Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.
Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.
The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.
Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.