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RH residents want 144 widened

Frank Biezenbos has driven Highway 144 just about every day for the past 19 years. Thursday, Biezenbos drove the few miles east from his home in Strathy Hall to the County Administrative Complex to attend a public hearing on the proposed widening of 144 and give state engineers his two cents on the project.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Suspended Ludowici PD chief resigns

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller announced today that suspended Police Chief James Rogers has resigned.

February 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


City allows beer closer to residences

Two restaurants are the first to take advantage of Hinesville's recently amended alcohol ordinance that allows sales closer to residences than in the past.

February 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty included in Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor

Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.

February 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long State Prison marks 10th anniversary

Long State Prison recognized its 10th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday. Counselor Mike Mourand welcomed around 30 people from around the region, with inmate Larry Robbins then leading all in singing the national anthem. Following Robbins' performance, inmates Randall Martin, Kwame McDowell, Alvin Sutherland, Lesley Farmer and Ryant Russell sang harmony songs.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Plans for adult-care home concerns neighbors

Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.

February 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long rec pond is for fishing rodeos only

The Long County Commission on Feb. 11 approved a policy governing use of the fishing pond at the recreation complex.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Train caught film crew by surprise

A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.

February 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Rescue group takes aim at feral cats

Carpathia PAWS pet-rescue organization is known for its efforts to adopt out dogs and cats that have been abandoned, sometimes fostering them until they can be placed in "forever homes" with caring owners. What many in the community don't know is that the volunteer group recently established a trap-neuter-return program to help control the area's feral-cat population.

February 20, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Projected SPLOST revenue: $55.4M

During a planning session Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed possible projects for SPLOST 2015. Commissioners also were updated on projected revenues the county could expect from the 1 percent sales tax.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


AASU unveils new Liberty Center plan

Local leaders got a glimpse of the future Tuesday during a Hinesville Rotary Club meeting when Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and Liberty Center Director retired Col. Peter Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new Liberty campus. The unveiling was held during a Rotary luncheon at the La Quinta Inn on Highway 84 in Flemington.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Fire in Long County leaves seven without home

A fire Friday in a Long County mobile home park has left seven people without a home while four firefighters had to be treated for ...

July 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long EMA meets leaders

Georgia Emergency Management Agency and Georgia National Guard leaders visited the Long County EMA office on June 28.

July 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


WTOC's Jody Chapin retiring

Editor's note: Longtime WTOC TV anchor Jody Chapin is retiring, it was announced Thursday. Here's the press release from WTOC:

July 13, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


Hinesville veteran housing program ready to show a unit

The Hinesville Housing Authority plans to show off one of the units in its Veterans Hand-N-Hand Project Monday and is asking for donations to make ...

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Barge added at Reef SAV

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a deck barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV ...

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City attorney heads GMA legal group

Hinesville City Attorney Linnie L. Darden III was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association City Attorney Section at the recent GMA Convention.

July 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stop ends in huge drug bust

A traffic stop on Dunlevie Road around 1:30 am Sunday lead police on a short chase and a huge drug bust.

July 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


City hall project goes forward

Midway aims to ceremonially break ground for its new city hall/multipurpose building by next month.

July 12, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Homeless students focus of clothing drive by group

More than 350 homeless students attended public schools in Liberty and Long counties last year, according to the Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Back to School Rally features song, prayer

Large oak trees provided much needed shade at the 19th Annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park.

July 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriff gets $20K annual pay raise

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes will get an annual pay raise of $20,125 after county commissioners voted Thursday to approve a monthly supplement of ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Motorist killed in Long County

A motorist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Long County.

July 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Cyclist struck on Shaw Road

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Shaw Road Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Coastal Greenway plan is to drum up support

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Georgia Greenway, in partnership with The Georgia Conservancy, has recently completed a planning study that illustrates the greenway's vision and seeks ...

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Learning skills

Thirty students learned what it means to have a job through Hinesville's inaugural Summer Youth Enhancement Program.

July 09, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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