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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


Ludowici PD chief on unpaid leave

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 of Ludowici. The move was made in light of information obtained by the city council and mayor.

January 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commissioner cleared in traffic incident

Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens confirmed this week he was cleared by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a Dec. 22, 2012, traffic incident. The investigation was completed last month, Stevens said, but he would not comment further.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Temperatures expected to moderate

Freezing temperatures are on their way out. The National Weather Service is forecasting the high today in the upper 40s, possibly low 50s and the weekend highs in the 70s, above normal.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lawmakers predict fast, furious session

Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.

January 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici PD, ex-employee at odds

Former Ludowici Police Department employee Robert Kicklighter and the city of Ludowici are in agreement that he no longer works for the city, but they are at odds over the circumstances surrounding his departure.

January 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway swears in new administration

Monday's swearing-in ceremony for Midway's newly elected officials became a standing-room only event as city hall quickly filled with residents eager to see re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, new Councilman Stanley Brown and incumbent city council members Melice Gerace, Levern Clancy and Curtes Roberts take their oaths. Stanley replaced former Councilman Terry Doyle, who lost his mayoral bid to Washington.

January 03, 2014 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Locals encouraged to take transportation survey

Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Voting will seem early in 2014

Georgia's 2014 elections will most likely start two months earlier than in past statewide election seasons, with a general primary May 20, instead of in July. Candidates – including local ones – will need to qualify March 3-7.

January 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Long leaders think about 2014

Last June, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that from 2010-2012 Long County was the fifth-fastest-growing county in the nation, verifying what most leaders in Long County already knew. In anticipation of the arrival of 2014, several officials and notable community members shared their hopes for the new year and previewed some of their organizations' and entities' plans.

January 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Soldier's funeral, militia plea big news in 2013

Now that we have welcomed 2014, the Courier takes a look back at last year's stories, some sad, some hopeful. This is part two of a two-part series. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.

January 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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Best of Liberty nominations top 500

Time is running out to nominate your favorites for 2017 Best of Liberty. The deadline is at 11:59 p.m. June 22. We've ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


$78 million in bonds approved for Interstate Paper

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved issuance of $78 million in bonds to pay for improvements at Interstate Paper, one of the area's ...

June 18, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


New riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down after six ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy injured while making drug arrest

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Friday while trying to arrest a Hinesville man on an outstanding drug warrant.

June 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards back

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards returned to work at City Hall on Friday.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Food guide serves up Liberty

Two local restaurants, the Rusty Pig and Margie's Southern Cooking, are featured in the 2017 Georgia culinary guide, Georgia Eats, according to the Liberty ...

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State vet warns of dog flu

ATLANTA - Georgia State Veterinarian Dr. Robert Cobb confirms an increase in the prevalence of canine respiratory disease found in dogs associated with dog shows.

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Attorney on State Bar board

JEKYLL ISLAND - Carl R. Varnedoe of Jones Osteen and Jones in Hinesville was re-elected to the board of governors of the 49,000-member State Bar ...

June 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Covering the president isn't all fun and games

One of the most coveted jobs in the news business is covering the president of the United States.

June 15, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Celebrating Juneteenth

Celebration and education are the goals when locals parade downtown Hinesville June 17 for a holiday that organizers say is just as important as Fourth ...

June 15, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friends, Family BBQ Saturday called a success

Organizers of the first Friends and Family Bar-B-Que at the Riceboro Youth Center Saturday say it was a success. It was hosted by Juan Stevens

June 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Clerical error makes Chamber ‘for profit’

The Georgia Secretary of State's office has issued a certificate that the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Inc., is a domestic non-profit corporation and ...

June 14, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


‘Dump the pump’ Thursday

Looking for a free ride?

June 14, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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