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Kingston carries 60 percent of district vote

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., awaited election results Tuesday night in Savannah's Mulberry Inn, and he was pleased as staffers colored his territory red on a map that tracked congressional winners.

November 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Nobles wins sheriff office with 60% of vote

Incumbent Craig Nobles defeated challenger Darrell Ballance on Tuesday to take the sheriff's race in Long County.

November 09, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Heating assistance is available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will assist eligible households with heating bills.

November 09, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Reaction mixed to Obama re-election

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may have scored Georgia's electoral votes Tuesday, but incumbent President Barack Obama took the nation and historically blue Liberty County.

November 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Liberty bucks state trend, votes Obama

Liberty County overwhelmingly backed President Barack Obama's bid for re-election, voting 65 percent for the Democrat.

November 07, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Nobles wins Long Co. sheriff race

Craig Nobles: 2,580 votes (68.47 percent)

November 06, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Bowen keeps Disrict 4 seat, District 2 race close

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners will have a different dynamic come January, but only one new face will enter the fold.

November 06, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kingston keeps seat

ATLANTA - Republican Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah defeated his Democratic challenger Tuesday to win the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District race and an 11th term in Congress.

November 06, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news




Council Oks new bonds, zoning plans

The Hinesville City Council heard and approved 10 action items during Thursday's meeting, including a bond-resolution request by Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon as well as zoning-and-development plan requests by Rachel Hatcher of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

November 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici election in court Wednesday

A request to force Ludowici to have municipal elections goes before a Long County Superior Court judge Wednesday.

November 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long BoE hopeful challenges map

Long County Board of Education candidate Julie Dawson submitted papers last week challenging the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia regarding Long County's new district map. According to Dawson, the new map has an error that places her legal residence in District 3. She said it's in District 5.

November 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long County voters picking sheriff

Long County's lone local race will be decided Tuesday when voters chose a sheriff. Incumbent Craig Nobles, who was appointed in January to replace his late father, long-time sheriff Cecil Nobles, faces challenger Darrell Ballance. Nobles, who qualified as a Democrat, defeated Frank McClelland Jr. and James E. Rogers in the July general primary while Ballance, who qualified as a Republican, was unopposed.

November 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


What to take to the polls

Polls across the nation are open Tuesday. In Liberty and Long counties they will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

November 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Commission hopefuls talk taxes, new ideas

Eyes may be glued to the national stage for Tuesday's election, but two Liberty County Commission races will be decided.

November 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Hinesville mayor appointed to state public infrastructure panel

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas has been appointed to Georgia's Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act Guidelines Committee, Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently.

August 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Spots open on sheriff's citizen academy

A few spots remain open for the upcoming Liberty County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy.

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Prisoners may build Long County animal shelter

State and local officials met recently in Ludowici to discuss funding options for a proposed animal rescue shelter in Long County.

August 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Teen pleads to charges from fatal wreck

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County teenager charged in an September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people, including a Liberty County resident, has pled ...

August 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Porter wins lawsuit claim, awarded $3.5 million

A Liberty County jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million for the death of Barbara Porter in a lawsuit brought by her widower, Kenneth Porter.

August 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife ...

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of ...

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug ...

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently ...

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep ...

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council deals with zoning issues

Hinesville City Council dealt with some zoning issues and approved refurbishing two garbage trucks as part of its first meeting of the month Thursday.

August 07, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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