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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


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Long Co. newcomers encouraged to attend meetings

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that from 2010-12, Long County was the fifth-fastest growing county in the nation. With new people coming into the county, many are unfamiliar with the local governing bodies and when they meet.

February 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Public health delays opening

Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, health departments in Liberty and Long counties will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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County looking at food waste processing facility

The Liberty County Commissioners and the Coastal Estuary Protection Association are studying a waste handling facility planned for 2170 Sunbury Rd in Tradeport East Business ...

September 18, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Tigers win

From the opening kickoff Friday, it was clear this was going to be Bradwell Institute's night.

September 18, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker seeing extra funding for Long projects

State Rep. Jeff Jones met with Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman, Sheriff Craig Nobles and School Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters Thursday in Ludowici.

September 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway apartment complex gets OKs

Midway's city council Monday accepted changes planned for the 60-unit Live Oak Villa apartment complex and delayed approval of Phase II of the Auburn ...

September 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Power back on

Power has been restored to the 650 homes in east Liberty County that lost it Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Julia made itself felt.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit-and-run victim aspired to law school

Ethan Pringle, who was set to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia, will be ...

September 14, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Long fire chief dies

Former Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Richard Truman died Wednesday morning at his Ludowici home.

September 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville's mosquito man

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking at various public health safety issues through the eyes of the people who ...

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


NAACP political forum set for Oct. 4

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is giving voters an opportunity to find out where candidates stand on issues before November's general election.

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


SPLOST meetings back

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled more Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County may combine courts

The Long County Commissioners met Tuesday and discussed an effort to combine the county's magistrate and probate courts into one.

September 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Thirty days left to register

ATLANTA - Sunday marked one month until Georgia's voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages eligible individuals to apply now.

September 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County talks water

Liberty County Commissioners got an update Tuesday on the county's rural water system and were told of a grant that could help expand that ...

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Another 9/11 anniversary marked

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and local groups are commemorating 9/11 in a number of ways.

September 11, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway Middle's Carter is student-advocate for his peers

You've heard of student-athletes. Well, Grayson Carter is a student-advocate.

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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