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Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


No bomb found after RHHS threat

A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.

January 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Work on Highway 84 Tuesday, Wednesday

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales law starts Feb. 1

The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gateway's financial issues not evident here

Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.

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


Former Ludowici cop granted hearing

Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.

January 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Text of Sen. Jason Carter's response to SoS Address

Today, we gather to talk about the state of the state in Georgia. This is a state that we love, and a state that we call home. Not as Democrats, not as Republicans – but as Georgians.

January 16, 2014 | State Sen. Jason Carter | Local news


Text of governor's State of the State Address

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the consular corps, members of the judiciary, my fellow Georgians:

January 16, 2014 | Governor's office | Local news


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


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Power back on

Power has been restored to the 650 homes in east Liberty County that lost it Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Julia made itself felt.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit-and-run victim aspired to law school

Ethan Pringle, who was set to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia, will be ...

September 14, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Long fire chief dies

Former Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Richard Truman died Wednesday morning at his Ludowici home.

September 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville's mosquito man

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking at various public health safety issues through the eyes of the people who ...

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


NAACP political forum set for Oct. 4

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is giving voters an opportunity to find out where candidates stand on issues before November's general election.

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


SPLOST meetings back

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled more Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County may combine courts

The Long County Commissioners met Tuesday and discussed an effort to combine the county's magistrate and probate courts into one.

September 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Thirty days left to register

ATLANTA - Sunday marked one month until Georgia's voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages eligible individuals to apply now.

September 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County talks water

Liberty County Commissioners got an update Tuesday on the county's rural water system and were told of a grant that could help expand that ...

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Another 9/11 anniversary marked

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and local groups are commemorating 9/11 in a number of ways.

September 11, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway Middle's Carter is student-advocate for his peers

You've heard of student-athletes. Well, Grayson Carter is a student-advocate.

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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