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Public sounds off on bombing-range plan

Seventy-five Long County residents attended a Marine Corps public meeting Thursday in Ludowici City Hall to discuss the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range.

August 13, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Williams: Transportation, budget are critical

Expect transportation, education and the state budget to be hot issues in the Georgia General Assembly session that begins in January.

August 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parking lot threatens adult club's license

Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the venue's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license.

August 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Parents petition to change BoE visitor policy

A petition requesting the Liberty County Board of Education to change its new visitor policy is gaining momentum on Change.org.

August 09, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville enters NYC mayor's challenge

Hinesville is one of 394 U.S. cities entering New York mayor and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg's Mayor Challenge, which is intended to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas to solve challenges and improve urban life, according to Bloomberg Philanthropies.

August 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Long Co. results confirm close win

The official results of last week's Long County general primary election confirmed the close victory by challenger Sherry Long in the clerk of courts race.

August 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New attorney joins DA’s office

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's Office welcomed newly hired assistant district attorney Megan Lane on Monday morning as she took her oath of office in Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavender's courtroom at the justice center.

August 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Adult club gets second chance

Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the club's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license. The Liberty County Commission Tuesday granted lounge owner Sun Cha Seals a second extension this year on parking lot improvements required at the Highway 196 site. When the business asked for the six-month extension in February, a representative said financial obstacles prevented the lounge from completing the drainage, grading, piping and landscaping required to maintain a business license.

August 08, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Bonelle Rocker, wife of former BoE chairman, dies

August 07, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Council meeting subdued after primary

Hinesville's city council meeting seemed subdued Thursday, following Tuesday's primary elections in which the T-SPLOST referendum failed.

August 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Columnist | Local news


T-SPLOST failure disappoints officials

Hinesville leaders collectively are disappointed by Tuesday's failed T-SPLOST referendum, according to Mayor Jim Thomas and Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier.

August 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


What's next for transportation projects

The controversial 1-percent sales tax for transportation projects failed in the Coastal Region, garnering 53,760 no votes compared to 39,699 yes.

August 03, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Long sheriff's office still pending

Long County voters decided whether 10 incumbents might get to keep their jobs during Tuesday's primary election, including the office of sheriff, clerk of superior court, tax commissioner, public service commissioners, county commissioners for districts 1, 2 and 5, and board of education seats for districts 2 and 4.

August 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Nine of 12 regional voted no to T-SPLOST

ATLANTA (AP) - Voters have rejected a penny sales tax referendum to pay for transportation projects in nine of 12 regions in Georgia, including in metro Atlanta, unofficial returns show.

August 01, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Nobles to face Ballance in Nov. sheriff's race

In Long County, Craig Nobles won the Democrat nod for the sheriff's post with 1,404 votes. Frank McClelland Jr. garnered 704 votes while James E. Rogers took 152. Nobles will face Republican challenger G. Darrell Ballance in November. Sherry McFann Long beat Frank Middleton for the superior court clerk seat, 1,115 to 1,100. Becky S. Fowler beat Deona Walker Carter in the tax commissioner race, 1,625 to 588. In the county commission races, Gerald Blocker, Robert A. Long and Dwight Gordon defeated their challengers for the District 1, District 2 and District 5 seats, respectively ...

August 01, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


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Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long buys building for 911 center

The Long County Commission has agreed to buy a building in Ludowici to bring 911 service back to the county.

March 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Work starting on new library

Ground is to be broken for a new public library in Hinesville at 11 a.m. Friday next to the current library, across Memorial Drive from where the new Armstrong State University Liberty Center is going up.

March 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Local news


TUMBLEBUS

The TUMBLEBUS held a ribbon-cutting Feb. 27 at its location, 908 S. Main St., suite 104 in Hinesville.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long County officials go to capital to talk issues

Three Long County commissioners and other officials traveled to the state capital Feb. 9 to discuss local issues with state representatives.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Web series set for Liberty County in fall

A web series that bills itself as a 2,000-mile trivia game and road rally that also publicizes the hunt for missing children, is expected to liven up Liberty County next fall.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Solomon making small strides from accident

Hundreds of well-wishers are forming prayer chains for William Solomon, a former Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority officer who was injured March 2.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bryant Commons opened as City Park

It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Midnight Rider’ death trials over

JESUP - The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury even was selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.

March 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City recognizes heroic action of HPD officer

Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Asphalt contractor rips up, re-paves part of Bright’s Lake Road

East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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