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Tax commissioner post between Fowler and Carter

Today's Long County election story focuses on the tax commissioner race between incumbent Becky Fowler and challenger Deona Carter. Each candidate was given the same questions to respond to.

June 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Muddy road winds through commission again

Residents in a coastal subdivision who have repeatedly asked the Liberty County Commission to help with their unkempt road made another plea last week.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storm’s rain welcome

Tropical Storm Debby has inundated many parts of Florida with rain since Sunday, but local officials say its affect on our area is less than anticipated.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Child helps save sisters

Like most 7-year-olds, if Jennifer Allen even speaks to strangers, it's little more than a whisper. But her shyness disappears when her younger sisters are in trouble.

June 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Judd pleads guilty, sentenced to five years, fines

A woman responsible for the deaths of numerous animals last year pleaded guilty in Long County Superior Court Tuesday morning.

June 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long challenging Middleton for clerk of court

Between June 24 and the July 31 general primary, the Coastal Courier will provide in-depth coverage of the contested elections in Long County.

June 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City OKs public art mural for downtown

Hinesville City Council Thursday approved a community art mural as a 175th birthday present to the city and Liberty County from the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Camp’s replacement opens

The Coastal Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America has opened its camp near Sylvania that replaced Camp Blue Herron in Liberty County.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Grant furthers controversial marina

With the award of a $35,190 coastal incentive grant, a controversial Liberty County marina will advance to the planning stages later this year.

June 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Machine transport may slow I-16 traffic

A machine press being moved this weekend from Savannah to LaGrange may cause overnight traffic-flow issues on Interstates 16 and 75.

June 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Family, children services building dedicated

Less than a year after breaking ground, dignitaries gathered June 15 to dedicate the $4.8 million Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services building.

June 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. Commission decides on body transport

The Long County Commission has decided to continue using the body-transport the county has used for years.

June 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Calling Democrats to action

State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams was the keynote speaker June 9 for the Liberty County Democratic Annual Awards.

June 21, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Special to the Courier | Local news


One county race will go the distance

The sole Republican in this year's Liberty County elections is vying for the District 4 seat on the Liberty County Commission.

June 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Drawing for a cause

The United Way of Liberty County recognized the winners of a logo design contest Thursday during its meeting at Poole's Deli.

June 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


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Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County considers spending increase

During last week's Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin presented the proposed budget for fiscal-year 2016, which will start July 1.

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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