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Liberty schools canceled Wednesday

Liberty County schools are canceling classes on Wednesday, Jan. 29. However, school will be in session for a full day Tuesday, according to a news release from Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee. Based on information from the Weather Channel and local media outlets, precipitation is likely to begin around 3 p.m. Tuesday. As a result, the system is canceling all afternoon and evening activities -- including the after-school program and sporting events -- for Tuesday. Staff will dismiss with students. Press releases, website updates and One Call messages will be sent to all stakeholders.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


No decision yet on Liberty schools

According to a news release from the Liberty County School System, the district is presently on high alert regarding the forecast for a winter storm watch beginning Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2014. District leaders areclosely watching the evolving weather advisories and warnings. With student safety asthe top priority, LCSS has to make a decision about cancelling or delaying school based onwhat's best for the whole community. LCSS is communicating with public safety officials andneighboring school districts to monitor conditions and make the best possible decision.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. schools closed Wednesday

Long County has already made the announcement that all of its schools will be closed Wednesday due to inclement weather. Tuesday should be treated as a normal school day. Thursday's status has not yet been determined, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Congressional candidate stumps here

Richmond Hill real-estate agent and Democrat Amy Tavio made a campaign stop Thursday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park on as part of her campaign kick-off tour. Tavio is running for Georgia's 1st Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republican Jack Kingston for the past 20 years. Kingston is running for the U.S. Senate.

January 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Planners OK tree variance, rezoning

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission approved developer Claude Dryden's request for a variance regarding street-tree requirements during a regular planning commission meeting Tuesday evening.

January 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


R.H. realtor makes bid for Congress

Richmond Hill realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.

January 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


King's legacy is focus of ceremony

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize award for civil rights and social justice was commemorated Monday with prayers, songs and speeches during Liberty County's annual MLK Jr. Day service at Bradwell Institute.

January 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


MLK parade one of largest ever

More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County starts work on rural water system

Liberty County has begun construction of a rural water system for residents in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area and those who live along Highway 84 from the Midway city limits to Highway 196. The well for the new system is at Joseph Miller Park and will draw water from the Miocene Aquifer, according to county officials.

January 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


No bomb found after RHHS threat

A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.

January 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Work on Highway 84 Tuesday, Wednesday

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales law starts Feb. 1

The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gateway's financial issues not evident here

Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.

January 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Ludowici cop granted hearing

Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.

January 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Panthers win rivalry game

Liberty County High School once again claimed the Commissioners Cup after downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium to open the 2016 football season.

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


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


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