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Area frets DoD furloughs

Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.

February 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Assistant prosecutor takes oath

Hugh Ridgeway was sworn in as a new assistant district attorney Friday by Chief Judge David Cavender of the Superior Court of Liberty County.

February 21, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


BoE wants opinions on new superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent and is seeking the community's input.

February 20, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Three throw hats into Long County ring

Qualifying concluded last week in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. After all the paperwork had been turned in, it was discovered that three more candidates had tossed their hats into the ring.

February 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway blamed for fire plan delay

Despite budget woes, Liberty County still is planning a transition to a paid countywide fire service that would be funded by a combination of service fees and insurance-premium taxes.

February 20, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Board again reviewing children's deaths

Liberty County's Childhood Fatality Review Board met Tuesday afternoon. It was the first official meeting the board has had in months, according to County Coroner Reggie Pierce.

February 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City officials attend conference

ATLANTA - The Hinesville mayor, council, city manager and assistant city manager were among nearly 800 Georgia city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 26-28. The annual conference provides city officials an opportunity to learn more about legislation under consideration at the Georgia Capitol, attend training sessions and hear from state leaders.

February 18, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Mayor attends VA task force meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas is part of a newly formed Veterans Affairs Task Force that held its first meeting Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting.

February 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long elections officials alleges libel

Ludowici Elections Superintendent and Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham went before the Ludowici City Council on Tuesday and claimed The Long County Press committed libel against her, which is when a publication writes or publishes false statements that damage a person's reputation or character.

February 18, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Marina planning under way

The planning for Liberty County's Cattle Hammock Marina, made possible by a $35,190 coastal-incentive grant, is delayed but under way.

February 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Cities' costs for services rising

Six of Liberty County's municipalities do not currently level a city property tax, but an agreement struck between the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the city of Hinesville could set taxes in motion.

February 18, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long County candidates qualify to run

Qualifying ended Wednesday in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. Pick up a Wednesday Coastal Courier for a full story on the qualifying.

February 16, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


County trims SPLOST projections

The revenues that feed the Liberty County Commission operating budget are dwindling, but the problem doesn't stop there.

February 16, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici council election set for June 18

On Tuesday, Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge D. Jay Stewart ruled that the city of Ludowici will hold an election June 18 to fill two vacant city council seats.

February 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Budget woes may trim planning funds

With its budget woes in mind, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners is considering pulling funding for a portion of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission funding.

February 15, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Power back on

Power has been restored to the 650 homes in east Liberty County that lost it Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Julia made itself felt.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit-and-run victim aspired to law school

Ethan Pringle, who was set to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia, will be ...

September 14, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Long fire chief dies

Former Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Richard Truman died Wednesday morning at his Ludowici home.

September 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville's mosquito man

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking at various public health safety issues through the eyes of the people who ...

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


NAACP political forum set for Oct. 4

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is giving voters an opportunity to find out where candidates stand on issues before November's general election.

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


SPLOST meetings back

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled more Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County may combine courts

The Long County Commissioners met Tuesday and discussed an effort to combine the county's magistrate and probate courts into one.

September 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Thirty days left to register

ATLANTA - Sunday marked one month until Georgia's voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages eligible individuals to apply now.

September 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County talks water

Liberty County Commissioners got an update Tuesday on the county's rural water system and were told of a grant that could help expand that ...

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Another 9/11 anniversary marked

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and local groups are commemorating 9/11 in a number of ways.

September 11, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway Middle's Carter is student-advocate for his peers

You've heard of student-athletes. Well, Grayson Carter is a student-advocate.

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Wayne County Sheriff's Office seeking missing man

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a man who's been missing for nearly a month.

September 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Local observances for 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks

Hinesville

September 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County investigation yields arrests

The Long County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit initiated an investigation into the manufacture and sale of illegal drugs in August 2016.

September 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City approves permit for wrecker service

A business sought approval during the Sept. 1 Hinesville city council meeting for a special permit for property on Mattie Street.

September 07, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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