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Long County renews trash contract

The Long County Commission voted at its meeting last week to renew a contract for trash pickup with Republic Waste Services. Chairman Robert Long said the annual fee for poly carts will be $156 per resident. The cost for Dumpsters will vary, depending on the amount of waste collected. The county will bill residents for the poly-cart fee, but Republic Waste

January 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Leaders planning trip to Kenya

Community leaders are planning an trip this summer to Marsabit, Kenya, according to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas. He said the city council approved a recommendation a year ago to join with Marsabit in the sister-city international-partnership program, but money was not available to pay for a trip.

January 15, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


GOP congressional candidates say change needed

Five of the six Republican candidates running for U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's 1st Congressional District seat met Wednesday for a forum sponsored by the Savannah Area Republican Women.

January 14, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmaker named to Appropriations

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the $20 billion annual state budget.

January 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici officials defend chief's suspension

Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to City Attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city.

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


County asking for its own TSPLOST

The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.

January 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici PD chief on unpaid leave

Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to city attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city of Ludowici. The move was made in light of information obtained by the city council and mayor.

January 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commissioner cleared in traffic incident

Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens confirmed this week he was cleared by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a Dec. 22, 2012, traffic incident. The investigation was completed last month, Stevens said, but he would not comment further.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Temperatures expected to moderate

Freezing temperatures are on their way out. The National Weather Service is forecasting the high today in the upper 40s, possibly low 50s and the weekend highs in the 70s, above normal.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lawmakers predict fast, furious session

Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.

January 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici PD, ex-employee at odds

Former Ludowici Police Department employee Robert Kicklighter and the city of Ludowici are in agreement that he no longer works for the city, but they are at odds over the circumstances surrounding his departure.

January 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

January 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway swears in new administration

Monday's swearing-in ceremony for Midway's newly elected officials became a standing-room only event as city hall quickly filled with residents eager to see re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, new Councilman Stanley Brown and incumbent city council members Melice Gerace, Levern Clancy and Curtes Roberts take their oaths. Stanley replaced former Councilman Terry Doyle, who lost his mayoral bid to Washington.

January 03, 2014 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


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Council takes on case of missing mallard

The disappearance of a sign at the entrance of Mallard Village and concerns over a barrier wall along Veterans Parkway were enough for residents to ...

September 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


School bus involved in minor fender-bender

Parents are complaining about how Long County Schools handled a bus accident Monday morning.

September 21, 2016 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | Local news


Buses add Walthourville routes

Liberty Transit, a public bus system in Hinesville, Flemington and Fort Stewart, officially expanded its routes into Walthourville Monday.

September 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New stop sign at Westfield, Holmestown Road intersection

Motorists take note. There's a new stop sign at the intersection of Westfield Road and Holmestown Road.

September 19, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Appeal heard on realty company

Local real estate agent Elaine Boggs won't know until December whether her company, Elaine Boggs Realty, LLC, will be taken off the Army's ...

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


A lot of band instruments on way for BI, LCHS

New band instruments for the high schools are on their way. Some $500,000 worth.

September 18, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Kids get hands dirty at STEAM night

Kids enjoyed getting their hands dirty and sticky while learning the fundamentals of math and science at Liberty Elementary School's STEAM Night Thursday.

September 18, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon Cut on LCRC

After four long years of work, the Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition celebrated with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.

September 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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


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