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Liberty included in Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor

Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.

February 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long State Prison marks 10th anniversary

Long State Prison recognized its 10th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday. Counselor Mike Mourand welcomed around 30 people from around the region, with inmate Larry Robbins then leading all in singing the national anthem. Following Robbins' performance, inmates Randall Martin, Kwame McDowell, Alvin Sutherland, Lesley Farmer and Ryant Russell sang harmony songs.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Plans for adult-care home concerns neighbors

Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.

February 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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


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Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p ...

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word ...

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions

If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cold can’t keep ’em away

It was very cold Saturday, the day of the annual Long County Martin Luther King Parade, but residents showed up to support his memory and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Carolyn Leonard Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


GSU merger approved

Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU

UPDATE: The merger of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University has been approved.

January 11, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local news


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Fix on way for Veterans Parkway

The Liberty County Commission has joined with the city of Hinesville to try to prevent what City Manager Billy Edwards called a quagmire of traffic ...

January 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers

A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway.

January 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP to have state meeting here

Georgia NAACP's civil rights leaders from across Georgia will gather in Hinesville Jan. 27-28 for training in public policy advocacy, according to the organization ...

January 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Commission makes move to stagger terms

The Long County Commission began the process Tuesday of staggering its terms to avoid having all five of its members running for election at the ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


Road named for Freddie Walthour Sr., a 'great man'

"This is going to make him smile," was the sentiment expressed by Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens about Deacon Freddie Walthour Sr.'s new road.

January 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long Co. drive helps 29 families with presents

The Long County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Long County School System, Sheriffs Department, other agencies and merchants had a Toys for Tots ...

January 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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