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No decision yet on Liberty schools

According to a news release from the Liberty County School System, the district is presently on high alert regarding the forecast for a winter storm watch beginning Tuesday afternoon, January 28, 2014. District leaders areclosely watching the evolving weather advisories and warnings. With student safety asthe top priority, LCSS has to make a decision about cancelling or delaying school based onwhat's best for the whole community. LCSS is communicating with public safety officials andneighboring school districts to monitor conditions and make the best possible decision.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. schools closed Wednesday

Long County has already made the announcement that all of its schools will be closed Wednesday due to inclement weather. Tuesday should be treated as a normal school day. Thursday's status has not yet been determined, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters.

January 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Congressional candidate stumps here

Richmond Hill real-estate agent and Democrat Amy Tavio made a campaign stop Thursday in downtown Hinesville's Bradwell Park on as part of her campaign kick-off tour. Tavio is running for Georgia's 1st Congressional District, a seat that has been held by Republican Jack Kingston for the past 20 years. Kingston is running for the U.S. Senate.

January 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Planners OK tree variance, rezoning

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission approved developer Claude Dryden's request for a variance regarding street-tree requirements during a regular planning commission meeting Tuesday evening.

January 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


R.H. realtor makes bid for Congress

Richmond Hill realtor Amy Tavio was a driving force in reorganizing the local Democratic Party and has long worked behind the scenes on local issues.

January 22, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


King's legacy is focus of ceremony

The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Nobel Peace Prize award for civil rights and social justice was commemorated Monday with prayers, songs and speeches during Liberty County's annual MLK Jr. Day service at Bradwell Institute.

January 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


MLK parade one of largest ever

More than 80 entries that included nine floats, scores of VIP cars, police cruisers, fire trucks and military vehicles as well as marching soldiers, bands, church and civic groups took part in this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County starts work on rural water system

Liberty County has begun construction of a rural water system for residents in the Holmestown-Screven Fork area and those who live along Highway 84 from the Midway city limits to Highway 196. The well for the new system is at Joseph Miller Park and will draw water from the Miocene Aquifer, according to county officials.

January 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Cold expected back

While the temperature is expected to get into the 60s around Hinesville today, a cold front is expected to slip through the area tonight or early Wednesday, dropping temperatures.

January 21, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


No bomb found after RHHS threat

A lockdown Friday morning at Richmond Hill High School caused by a bomb threat was lifted around 1 p.m. after local and state law-enforcement officials found no devices or weapons on the school grounds.

January 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Work on Highway 84 Tuesday, Wednesday

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crews will seal cracks on the surface of Highway 84 westbound between Fleming and Midway in Liberty County from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 21-22, weather permitting. Sealing pavement cracks prevents water from entering the base and sub-base of the roadway and extends the pavement life by at least three years. Signs, barrels and/or cones will be used to alert the public of changes. Personnel and equipment will be operating in close proximity to travel lanes, and drivers should proceed with caution.

January 20, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales law starts Feb. 1

The Hinesville City Council adopted a revised alcohol ordinance during its meeting Thursday. The new ordinance incorporates three amendments, including the sale of package alcohol on Sunday; issuance of an alcoholic-beverage license based on food sales; and the distance an establishment selling alcohol can be from libraries, churches, schools or residences.

January 20, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gateway's financial issues not evident here

Interim CEO for Gateway Behavioral Health Services David Crews said Gateway's branch facilities in Liberty County are not affected by the recent discovery of misused funds at Georgia's largest health-care provider for patients who have developmental disabilities, are mentally ill or suffer with an addiction.

January 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Ludowici cop granted hearing

Ludowici's city council meeting Tuesday evening was brief, barely half an hour long. The meeting was called to order by Mayor James Fuller at precisely 6 p.m., and all attending were led in an invocation by a local pastor.

January 17, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Text of Sen. Jason Carter's response to SoS Address

Today, we gather to talk about the state of the state in Georgia. This is a state that we love, and a state that we call home. Not as Democrats, not as Republicans – but as Georgians.

January 16, 2014 | State Sen. Jason Carter | Local news


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NAACP wants community to speak out

"I'm telling the community you better not be silent," NAACP Liberty Branch President Graylan Quarterman told a mass meeting Sunday at the Performing Arts ...

May 10, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Finalists named for Long Co. post

The Long County Commission has narrowed its list of candidates down to three for the newly created county administrator position, Chairman Mike Riddle announced Tuesday ...

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midway wants more money for new city hall

The new city hall and multipurpose building for Midway is on track, officials say, and they are asking for an additional $1.7 million from ...

May 10, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Sheila Dease-Dinkins named regional director in Coastal Georgia

Bobby Cagle, director of the Division of Family and Children Services, announced new leadership in coastal Georgia who will oversee regional child welfare teams and ...

May 09, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Road work scheduled in Long County

Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation are working on a resurfacing project on Highway 301/Cecil Nobles Highway near the Ludowici city limit.

May 08, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County vote clears way for LRMC clinic at Tradeport East

Liberty County Commissioners have approved a zoning action that clears the way for Liberty Regional Medical Center's new clinic adjoining the Tradeport East Business ...

May 07, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Day two of city workshop: T-SPLOST and feral cats

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The second day of Hinesville's annual city planning workshop in St. Simons Island started off with the Transportation Special Purpose Local Options ...

May 06, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


City council discuss removing personnel board and other topics at off-site workshop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Hinesville City Council members and city administration discussed a wide range of topics at their annual workshop at the Sea Palms Resort and ...

May 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Bryan County woman files ethics complaint against Rep. Carter

The chairwoman of the Bryan County Democratic Committee - who is considering running against Republican Congressman Buddy Carter - filed an ethics complaint against him Thursday.

May 05, 2017 | Ted O'Neil Special to the Courier | Local news


Change of command Monday on Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart and the 3rd Infantry Division will change leaders Monday, when outgoing Maj. Gen. Jim Rainey passes command of the unit to incoming commander ...

May 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Rotarians hear about student exchange program in the state

The Rotary Club of Hinesville hosted Susan Kleine of the Skidaway Club, Savannah, who shared information about GRSP.

May 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cagle campaigns in area

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who announced his 2018 bid for governor Sunday, brought his campaign to Bryan County Wednesday afternoon.

May 04, 2017 | By Ted O'Neil Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming regional shopping destination

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown said the city is on its way to becoming a regional shopping destination, thanks in large part to the opening of ...

May 03, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Latest cleanup nets more than ton of trash

Hinesville resident Mina Hairston Martin said she's one of those people who is always picking up trash when she's out taking a walk.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County to ask voters for SPLOST

The Long County Commission Tuesday decided to ask voters to approve a special purpose local option sales tax that could raise $3.5 million.

May 03, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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