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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


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project

Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city's McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday. The city also ...

August 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Oh, baby baby

Winn Army Community Hospital hosted its sixth annual Baby Expo for Fort Stewart area families on Saturday at Club Stewart.

August 24, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | 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


At last, a thank you

Eighty-seven Vietnam veterans gathered Friday at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington to receive certificates of honor signed by Gov. Nathan Deal as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal | Local news


Officials hope for bigger turnout at SPLOST meetings

After turnout was low at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting, officials are hopeful that meetings to follow, including one ...

August 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Holtzman's donate $50,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

George Holtzman, co-chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk board, along with his wife Babs presented $50,000 to Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown and the Hinesville ...

August 21, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Veteran helps raise suicide awareness

Veteran's suicide is a serious concern in the military community, with the services conducting classes and funding campaigns to inform soldiers and civilians about ...

August 20, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Riceboro gets water grant to protect, increase jobs

Riceboro, which has been looking to sink a well in McIntosh County for years, has received a $1.25 million grant for improvements to its ...

August 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Family medical practice reopens with ceremony

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Family Medical Center and Liberty Family Medicine at ...

August 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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