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Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners is expected to decide on his replacement during a called meeting set for Dec. 22.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with officials in D.C.

Members of the Long County Board of Commissioners met last week with White House officials in Washington, D.C., discussing several topics.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Convicted felon sentenced to 30 years

Randall Joey Futch Jr., was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


One flown to Savannah after morning crash

A four-car accident around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway near Way Street tied up traffic for about an hour, according to Hinesville Police Department Lt. Scott Hensler.

December 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


2017 Long County Christmas Parade photos

Click here to view our PHOTO SLIDESHOW from the 2017 Long County Christmas Parade, in Ludowici.

December 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long commissioners split on vote to oust county administrator

A move to terminate Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge failed Thursday when county commissioners deadlocked in a 2-2 vote.

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Bus crash under investigation

Members of the Georgia State Patrol, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team remain in Hinesville investigating the cause of Tuesday's fatal bus crash in the Gum Branch area.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Commissioners considering raising salaries

At their midmonth meeting on Dec. 21 Liberty County Commissioners will consider raising commissioners' pay, a measure that would go into effect in January 2019 and would increase costs by $87,600 for the first 12 months.

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Soldier injured during training

FORT STEWART, Ga. - A soldier was injured while conducting night live fire training Wednesday evening in Fort Stewart's training area.

December 07, 2017 | Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart PAO | Local news


Winter relief efforts under way for Homeless coalition

The Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition has a busy month ahead.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area still recovering from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area has plenty of Christmas events on tap this weekend

If you love Christmas, there's quite a bit going on around the area to get you in the spirit.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSO investigate bomb threat at Chemtall

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb threat made Tuesday night and repeated early Wednesday at the SNF Chemtall plant in Riceboro.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Clerk of courts warns of scam

Liberty County's Clerk of Courts Linda Dixon Thompson is warning citizens of a scam that surfaced this week involving jury duty.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Allegations fly in Walthourville

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame City Council Member Larry Baker ...

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal ...

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at ...

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief fired

Embattled Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was fired Wednesday after a a hearing held between city officials and Quarterman. After the hearing City Clerk Melissa ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


5 million gallons spill at sewage plant

Hinesville announced Friday that its sewage plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after an equipment ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Mayor breaks deadlock

Presiding over his first Midway City Council meeting Monday, new Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. cast a tie-breaking vote to elect former Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington ...

January 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Martin honored for service to her city

Former Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin was recognized with the lifetime service award from the Georgia Municipal Association in recognition of her 36 years of service ...

January 11, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nelson attends convocation in Atlanta

City of Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson attended the Eugene C. Tillman, Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation hosted by State Rep. Al Williams on Sunday, Jan. 7 ...

January 10, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2017 in review: SPLOST, controversy

May 3: Detective Suzie Jackson, who had been with the Hinesville Police Department for more than 30 years, retired. Her work was praised by coworkers ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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