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Shelter, neighbors at odds over noise

Long County residents for months have complained about the noise coming from a Hugh Gordon Lane animal-rescue ranch, and leaders hope a Friday hearing will help a solution come to light.

March 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Incumbents trounced in Long County voting

Six incumbents lost their seats in Long County primary voting Tuesday and a runoff will be required in the only three-person race.

March 13, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fee complaints aired in Long County

New Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems dealt with allegations and complaints regarding Long County's environmental-health office Thursday during the Long County Board of Health's quarterly meeting.

March 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


New development authority called promotional

There's a new development authority in Hinesville, but Mayor Jim Thomas said it won't compete with what the other two do, that it will complement them.

March 11, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Prescribed burn on Fort Stewart

A prescribed fire is being conducted today, March 8, in Liberty County. Residents of Liberty, Long, Wayne and Tattnall counties may see and smell smoke from the fire, which is being conducted by Fort Stewart Forestry.

March 08, 2013 | Georgia Forestry Commission | Local news


DFCS has new director here

The Liberty/Long Department of Family and Children Services has seen changes in recent years, like highs from moving into a state-of-the-art facility and lows associated with state budget cuts.

March 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commission revisits proposed dog ordinance

If a proposed animal-ordinance overhaul is adopted, Liberty residents who own dangerous dogs would be required to register and microchip the animals and carry liability insurance greater than $15,000.

March 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Citizen-soldiers carry on Liberty Troop tradition

Former and current Georgia Army National Guard veterans met for breakfast Feb. 28 at Michael's Deli in Hinesville. Older soldiers shared war stories with younger soldiers, who had plenty of tales of their own, many having recently returned from Afghanistan. Wayne Stewart, a retired "citizen-soldier," said local National Guard members have been meeting for breakfast, cookouts or fish fries at least once a month since 1987.

March 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge won't dismiss suit against schools

A United States District Court judge Feb. 25 denied a Liberty County School System motion to dismiss a civil suit.

March 06, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Early voting slow in Long County

Early voting in the general primary hasn't been as high as hoped, according to Long County Board of Election Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham.

March 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Transit changing routes

Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

March 04, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners get tax primer

Taxes - it's the buzzword of the moment for the Liberty County commissioners, who on Thursday received a report on current collections, new vehicle-tax laws and upcoming property-tax sales from Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.

February 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici gets safety, infrastucture grants

The Ludowici City Council received good news at its February meeting - the city will receive more than $50,000 in grants for infrastructure and safety needs.

February 26, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Attorney says city contract with OMI is legal

Hinesville is in compliance with state code regarding contracting with water-treatment companies, according to City Attorney Linnie Darden III.

February 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area frets DoD furloughs

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.

February 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Suspension, reprimand for two Midway officials

In some ways it doesn't look like a merry Christmas season for Midway with city officials looking for ways to cut spending and two ...

November 30, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Midway suspends police chief, reprimands finance director

The Midway city council suspended Police Chief Kelli Morningstar for three days without pay and reprimanded Finance Director Gwendolyn Lowe on Monday during a called ...

November 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Osteen named Kirk Center's 'Humanitarian of the Year'

"He is a man of distinction. He is a statesman."

November 27, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville looks to lower millage rate

Hinesville city council members are looking to lower the city's millage rate for 2016.

November 27, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


After a storm, much to be thankful for

Nearly 100 elected officials, community leaders and citizens gathered at Hinesville First United Methodist Church for the 14th Annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Nov ...

November 27, 2016 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Thanksgiving is one of this country's oldest traditions and dates back to 1621, long before Black Friday and parades and football shaped the holiday ...

November 23, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Holtzmans to lead Liberty Christmas parade

George and Babs Holtzman have done a lot together.

November 23, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


City to begin third pass of debris removal Dec. 12

CrowderGulf, the debris removal company the City of Hinesville contracted with after Hurricane Matthew, will begin their third pass of debris removal on Monday, Dec ...

November 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Christmas events set for Ludowici

The Long County Chamber of Commerce has set its Christmas events:

November 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commissioners pleased SPLOST will restart April 1

The Liberty County Commissioners began their mid month meeting Thursday by expressing pleasure that voters had approved a new additional one-cent special local option sales ...

November 22, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Hurricane debris continues to pile up

Approximately 131,630.90 cubic yards of storm debris has been collected since Hurricane Matthew skirted Liberty County as a category 2 storm Oct. 7.

November 21, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Convict linked to Liberty to be executed Dec. 6

A man sentenced to die for the 1990 slaying of his father-in-law in rural Bacon County lived in a trailer in Liberty County at the ...

November 21, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


WTOC's Don Logana dies in car crash

WTOC TV reported at about 8:30 a.m. that their popular anchor/reporter Don Logana died in a car accident in Jasper County, S ...

November 20, 2016 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


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