Jackie Gilliard–Henderson loved children. So much so that her son, Gary Gilliard, created a memorial scholarship for high school seniors in her honor, raising more than $4,000 to give several scholarships to deserving graduating seniors from the class of 2012. A seven-mile walk-a-thon on May 21 hosted by Georgia Coastal Youth Inc. and Seven Ministries allowed residents to participate by walking and/or making a donation to honor Gilliard-Henderson's memory. A 10-team softball ...
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.
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.
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.
A community's unique history can come in packages smaller than a courthouse or mansion, such as a craftsman-style bungalow.
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.
Liberty County commissioners discussed several options Thursday for appealing what most local officials consider an inaccurate 2010 Census count.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Savannah man seriously was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident on North Coastal Highway.
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.
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.
A committee formed by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to consider amending an attendance policy that affects those appointed to serve on locally created county boards.
The city of Hinesville on Monday announced its intention to increase the property taxes it will levy this year by 3.49 percentage over the rollback millage rate.
The Liberty County Board of Education agreed during last week's work session to contract a coordinator to oversee the Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.
The Long County Commission had a full plate at its Oct. 8 meeting. Here are some updates to key items of business that were discussed and acted on at that meeting.
A Sound off caller recently expressed concern regarding information in a Courier article about the city council's approval of the fiscal year 2014 budget, which included an increase in council members' personal contribution to the state's retirement system for government workers and elected officials.
State Rep. Al Williams sponsored a town-hall meeting Monday on the Affordable Care Act at the courthouse in Hinesville. The gathering was designed to inform residents about the new health-care law and to equip consumers with the knowledge they need to apply for insurance on the health-care exchanges.
Several Long County school system students and employees recently were recognized for their achievements.
Gov. Nathan Deal covered a range of topics in his 25-minute speech on Olvey Field this morning. You can listen to it by clicking on the media player at left. Some parts do have wind noise, but all of his address is understandable.
Radio-control pilots demonstrated their model aeronautic skills last weekend at the Veterans and Angels Fly-in as they directed their planes into loops and turns and deftly maneuvered small copters overhead. The local Blazing Angels RC Squadron club organized the event at the old airport that straddles the Liberty and Long county line off Airport Road. Pilots' fees and donations from thepublic benefited Fort Stewart's Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Hinesville City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday afternoon.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners formed a committee to review and evaluate the county's locally created boards to ensure they are responsive to the commission and the public.
An exercise is under way through Oct. 23 on military-training areas on Fort Stewart, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla., and in the surrounding communities.
Long County Code Enforcement Officer Steve Atkins said that the Making of Miracle Stories animal-rescue shelter has until Dec. 1 either to relocate or have all animals on the site removed.
Novant Health and Memorial Health on Friday announced a shared-services partnership with Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville, which is designed to reduce expenses, improve patient care and extend offerings in Liberty County.
Residents of the east end of Liberty County can soon patronize a new and improved neighborhood library. The Midway-Riceboro Branch of the Live Oak Public Library will open at 10 a.m. Monday.