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Soldier's funeral, militia plea big news in 2013

Now that we have welcomed 2014, the Courier takes a look back at last year's stories, some sad, some hopeful. This is part two of a two-part series. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.

January 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Statesboro woman running for insurance commissioner

STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New faces shape year for county, region

As we move into 2014, the Courier takes a look back at events that shaped our community in 2013. This is part one of a two-part series. Note the dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.

December 30, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Trash-cart neglect may draw tickets

One of Hinesville's 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County asked to take on more roads

Chief code enforcement officer John Bradley told the Long County Commission that the county should assume maintenance of several roads.

December 28, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission fills board vacancies

The Liberty County Commission appointed residents to various boards Dec. 19, during the last regular meeting of 2013.

December 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici joins Friends of Fort Stewart

The Ludowici City Council at a recent meeting voted unanimously to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.

December 24, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Drive collecting items, gifts for burned out family

A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.

December 24, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Commissioner: Tax bills are in the mail

Tax bills were mailed Dec. 19 to Liberty County property owners, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.

December 24, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County leaders study proposed fire plan

The Liberty County Commission was updated Thursday on a proposed fire plan that recommends partnering with the county's cities, except Hinesville, to consolidate fire services.

December 24, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Lawmaker's comments roil residents

According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."

December 20, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Bryan asking for vote on sales tax for road work

Voters here one-day may be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.

December 18, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


NOAA ending traditional nautical charts

According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.

December 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici Train Depot being refurbished

After several years of discussion over whether the Ludowici Train Depot would be remodeled or torn down, it appears the historic building will be getting a face-lift.

December 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Blackshear physician running for Congress

Dr. Earl T. Martin of Blackshear has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

December 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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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


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


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