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Local Panthers top Portal cats

It was Panther vs. Panther, as Liberty County's softball team hosted the Portal Lady Panthers in a non-region softball game Wednesday.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Development authority doesn't want hunting on its property

The roof on a seven year old operations building owned by the Liberty County Development Authority needs to be replaced and could cost more than $20,000. The item was presented during LCDA's monthly meeting Monday morning in Hinesville.

August 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Second SPLOST meeting draws crowd

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's second town hall meeting on a proposed penny sales tax had much better turnout than the first.

August 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Superintendent says board rancor is over

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee addressed the "two biggest elephants in the room"-negative relations on the school board and district ratings-at a Progress Through People Luncheon State of the School System address earlier this month.

August 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Storm unlikely; rain possible

With four systems that could develop into tropical storms, officials are on alert but are downplaying concern for Coastal Georgia.

August 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit and run sends bicyclist to hospital, gets him arrested

A hit and run accident Friday evening left a bicyclist injured and then arrested after it was learned he was wanted for failing to appear in court.

August 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Panthers win rivalry game

Liberty County High School once again claimed the Commissioners Cup after downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium to open the 2016 football season.

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: Election stands, Sikes, Board of Elections react to ruling

The results of the May Democratic primary in the Liberty County sheriff's race will stand after a judge ruled Friday there were "insufficient illegally cast votes or irregularities in the conduct of the election to cast doubt upon the results."

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sheriff's primary challenge decision delayed

A ruling on the contested Liberty County sheriff's primary election that was expected Friday morning in a hearing, will be rendered later, possibly today through the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office.

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges

BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to conspiracy to unlawfully dispense controlled substances and launder money.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Coastal Electric’s Horton promoted

Coastal Electric Cooperative announced Monday that Jake Horton has just been promoted to manager of operation.

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Subdivision approval recommended

Members of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission voted to recommended approval on a rezoning request for a proposed Flemington subdivision last week.

August 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend

The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning at 9 a.m. so CSX Railroad can work on the tracks.

August 24, 2016 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Meet Bianca Pendleton, published author and international superspy

Though only 9, Bianca Pendleton has already published her first book.

August 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Hermine wreaks havoc on local prep sports

Tropical Storm Hermine led to the cancellation or postponement of local prep sports across the Coastal Empire.

September 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici’s Miller-Bryant now on faculty at UVA

Editor's note: This story originally appeared in UVA Today, a publication of the University of Virginia. It is being reprinted with permission.

September 06, 2016 | By Anne E. Bromley Special to the Courier | Local news


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