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Wilkes retiring; Thompson to become first female elected clerk in county’s history

F. Barry Wilkes, clerk and administrator of the superior, state, juvenile, and magistrate courts of Liberty County announced Friday that he is not seeking reelection and is retiring on December 31 after 33 years of service, ending a career that began on November 13, 1984. His longtime chief deputy clerk, Linda G. Thompson, qualified for election on Friday and will run unopposed in the primary and general elections this year. She will take office on January 1, 2017, becoming the first female clerk in the county's and the local superior court's 227-year history.

March 11, 2016 | Barry Wilkes Press release | Local news


Lawmaker's 'day office' in Ludowici

A representative from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter's office will be in Ludowici to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming "congressional day office."

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway seminar focuses on trees

Trees provide economic, environmental and health benefits to many cities and counties in Georgia.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Skidaway lecture on climate change

SAVANNAH - A vast storehouse of carbon, frozen in the Arctic permafrost for millennia, may play a role in future global climate change.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidates who qualified early

The following candidates had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Secretary of State's website at sos.ga.gov. Incumbents are designated with an asterisk (*).

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates warned about signs along roads

JESUP - Georgia Department of Transportation Southeast District Maintenance Office reminds citizens that placing signs or other objects in the state's right-of-way is illegal.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Council addresses contracts, grants, comments

The Hinesville City Council addressed several informational items on contract proposals, proclamations and board appointments at its meeting Thursday.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New park lights, road projects coming soon to Long County

Last week's Long County Board of Commissioners meeting had a short agenda.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Dancing with the Stars — for Atlantic Area CASA

Ed Milan says he can't dance.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Selling point: 1% Liberty County SPLOST would pay off half the debts

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met again to discuss the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum planned for November and the proposed list of projects it would fund if passed.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Area lawmaker retiring

ATLANTA - State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, announced his retirement from the Georgia State Senate Wednesday. Williams will not qualify to run for re-election for Senate District 19, which includes Long County and a portion of Liberty County, but will serve out the rest of his term.

March 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trump, Clinton win primaries here

Liberty County voters came out to the polls early on Super Tuesday.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition hosts open house

The Liberty County Prison Reentry Coalition Inc., hosted an open house Friday afternoon to showcase some of the renovations and upgrades already made to its new office at 205 E. Court St. in Hinesville.

March 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Probate clerk retires after 34 years

Gretta Logan, office manager and senior deputy clerk of Liberty County Probate Court, retired after 34 years with the county.

March 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


LCDA talks I-95 lighting, routine upkeep

The Liberty County Development Authority board discussed Midway Interstate 95 interchange light repairs among other projects during their Feb. 22 meeting.

March 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and ...

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: October 31, 2017 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Library merger will bring changes for customers

Liberty County library users will gain free access to 10 million books and other items statewide when the three-county Live Oak Public Library joins the ...

November 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


HPD looking for suspect in alleged rape

Hinesvlle police are looking for a man suspected of a rape, according to a press release.

November 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Council paves way for more homes, restaurant

Eighty-five new homes and a new sit-down restaurant were among items approved at Thursday's regular Hinesville City Council meeting.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


RiceFest kicks off Saturday

The city of Riceboro's annual RiceFest celebration starts Saturday.

November 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Richmond Hill may add 5,000 acres to current 6,400

The city of Richmond Hill is set to nearly double in size as City Council recently approved an application to annex more than 5,000 ...

October 31, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Two running in Long County District 5

Early voting is underway in Long County. There are only two items on the ballot: a countywide vote for SPLOST; and the race for the ...

October 31, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Youth leaders explore city government

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had its City Government session on Oct. 24, hosted by the city ...

October 31, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman wanted Edwards fired

District 1 councilwoman Diana Reid wanted former City Manager Billy Edwards fired, according to a recording of the June 1 executive session meeting of the ...

October 30, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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