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Long Co. Sheriff requests jail, addresses towing guidelines

Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles recently addressed the Long County Commission, urging it to consider building a jail and reinforcing his views on the proposed wrecker guidelines.

May 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Remembering a wildlife advocate

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, read a resolution to honor the life of Master Sgt. Odis King, who was the chief federal game warden for the Law Enforcement Division at Fort Stewart. King's wife, Joyce King, and others from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also attended the Wednesday morning brief presentation.

May 27, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Shelter received eight violations

Long County authorities still are searching for Christiane Judd, the owner of the now-defunct Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici, where countless animal remains were discovered the morning of May 16.

May 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Effort under way to preserve Jordye Bacon house

A community's unique history can come in packages smaller than a courthouse or mansion, such as a craftsman-style bungalow.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Part of Forest Street sidewalk to be replaced

Although pleased with the recently completed reconstruction of Forest Street, the Hinesville City Council approved having the project's contractor replace some sections of the sidewalk to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements during a regular meeting Thursday.

May 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County may consider appealing census count

Liberty County commissioners discussed several options Thursday for appealing what most local officials consider an inaccurate 2010 Census count.

May 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resource fair to help those in financial need

Homeless and low- to no-income individuals are invited to a resource fair June 4 at the National Guard Armory to connect with services offered by local businesses and government entities to make life a little bit easier.

May 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici gets $87,500 grant for sewer work

Ludowici was approved for a loan of $87,500 on May 13 to finance its wastewater-treatment facility, according to a news release provided by Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway council aims to hire officers, update utilities ordinance

Midway City Council will meet today with the hopes of hiring two police officers. The city has funded an additional officer for the current budget year and now also seeks a replacement for Officer Jeanette Griffin, who resigned earlier this month.

May 20, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Discovery of remains raises questions

More questions than answers have surfaced regarding the carnage found Monday morning on the site of the former Loonie Farms Animal Rescue facility in Ludowici.

May 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Pet remains found at site of shelter

Hundreds of bones and animal carcasses were uncovered Monday morning by local animal-rescue groups at the site of Loonie Farms Rescue Shelter in Long County. Representatives from local shelters and animal-welfare organizations said they received word from Christiane Judd that she was closing up Loonie Farms and not returning.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man hurt when truck flips

A Savannah man seriously was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident on North Coastal Highway.

May 18, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friday wreck snarls traffic

An accident Friday evening snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 84 and Darsey Road in Hinesville after a driver failed to yield a stop sign, according to Hinesville Police Department accident investigators.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials dedicate justice center

During a dedication ceremony Saturday morning, downtown Hinesville was crowded with residents who wanted to get a sneak peek inside the new Liberty County Justice Center that sits on the corner of Main Street and MLK Drive.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


St. Catherines artifacts still in spotlight

The Franciscan mission that was buried within St. Catherines Island has been a treasure trove of history, and David Hurst Thomas, curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, has spent much of his career bringing those treasures into the light of day.

May 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Local news


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Violence, joy, change marks beginning of 2017

Here's the first in a series of stories looking back at 2017 in Liberty and Long counties.

December 30, 2017 | Staff | Local news


Council denies request for club's liquor license renewal

Hinesville City Council members voted to deny the renewal of an alcohol license for Cream Sports Bar during their regular meeting Dec. 21.

December 30, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


MARNE Community Spouses' Club raises $31K for good causes

The Marne Community Spouses' Club capped its record-breaking fundraising year with a recent awards reception at Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division Museum.

December 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreck kills two in Liberty

Two people were killed Friday night in Liberty County in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 17 between Midway and Limerick Road.

December 29, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Can't prepay 2018 property taxes without a bill

Property owners looking to prepay 2018 property taxes in Georgia are apparently out of luck.

December 28, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Superintendent: Schools 'not broken'

When a certain Hinesville law firm announced Dec. 7 it was no longer representing the Liberty County school system, it had what was likely an ...

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Ceremony calls for action for homeless

Homeless from 1A

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Diversity clinic breaks ground ahead of schedule

Two years ahead of plans, the Diversity Health Center Board of Directors broke ground for its new medical center Thursday.

December 27, 2017 | Krystal Hart Correspondent | Local news


Howard among finalists for city manager job

Hinesville released the names of its finalists for city manager last week.

December 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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