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Retail study funding questioned

Liberty County commissioners Tuesday didn't refuse a request for funding to hire a consultant to recruit retail business, but not all of the commissioners appeared to like the idea.

July 05, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Bombing range expansion funds denied

Long County leaders didn't receive the news they'd been hoping for last week regarding their recent request for impact funding from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project.

July 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Apparent robbery led to coach's death

Ernie Walthour Sr., a youth-sports supporter and well-known community member, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. Monday outside a Midway mobile home, the apparent victim of an armed robbery, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

July 03, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Leaders talk SPLOST at luncheon

Liberty County leaders last week held their first-ever state-of-the-county luncheon address.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Proof-of-citizenship ruling hits home

The United States Supreme Court last week struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, which effectively blocks part of a similar law in Georgia.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Wive of former 3rd ID commander remembered

A memorial mass was held Saturday afternoon at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici swears in new council members

Two new Ludowici City Council members were sworn in Thursday at the governing body's June meeting.

June 25, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Wife of former Stewart-Hunter commander dies

Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster and daughter of Col. Bill and Betty Grugin of Sunbury, died Saturday, according to family friend Bruce Muncher.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy Murray | Local news


Commission addresses Mite all-star flap

Coaches who allegedly conspired to bar athletes from a Liberty County Recreation Department all-star team will face some consequences, but the punishments have yet to be determined.

June 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Trashy yards draw council's ire

While approving or choosing to delay decisions on some agenda action items, Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting heated up during Councilman David Anderson's report. His apparent ire over trash on a particular property in his district drew comments from other council members.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Regional planners open Darien office

The Coastal Regional Commission held a ribbon cutting June 12 at its new facility in Darien.

June 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planning department gets new boss

A transformation is under way in Liberty County that affects all municipal governments.

June 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici has 2 new council members

The Ludowici City Council has two new members. Voters took to the polls Tuesday and elected Jim Fuller Jr. in District 3 and Kathy Phillips in District 4.

June 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Area leaders lobby in Washington

Mayor Jim Thomas said he and other political and business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to express their concerns about the affect sequestration has on Coastal Georgia's military communities.

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


Radio upgrades jam garage openers

Some residents living near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began having problems with their garage-door remote-control devices in April, right after the installation made changes to its radio equipment.

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


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UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add information on Republican candidate Mike Riddle that should have been included. This revised article will ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County observes National Day of Prayer

Thursday was the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, sparking public prayer gatherings around the country, including on the front steps of the Liberty County ...

May 07, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Democrats review 2016 legislative session

Democratic Georgia state representatives met with area media Wednesday in Savannah for a roundtable to discuss their accomplishments during the recent legislative session and issues ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Ludowici boy in memory contest

A Ludowici fifth-grader is on a voyage to become a national memory champion and earn a $10,000 grand prize.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Sandwich shop donation may save lives

More people in this area may survive wrecks thanks to a donation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to the Hinesville Fire Department.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Real estate professional earns GRI designation

Margarita Fell has earned the Georgia REALTOR Institute designation, according to Leigh Smiley, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Two FPCA students on Washington Youth Tour

Coastal Electric Cooperative has announced the names of six area student delegates it will send on a week-long, all-expenses paid leadership trip to Washington, D ...

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Commissioners OK construction of first part of Fleming Park

Starting construction on phase 1 of Fleming Park, at the corner of Beasleyville and Freedman Grove roads, was a point of concern for some Liberty ...

May 05, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Trauma Awareness Month brings call to donate blood

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Seafood fest on River Street

SAVANNAH - Throw on your flip flops and grab the family for music and fresh seafood at the 2016 River Street Seafood Fest Friday and Saturday.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies recover stolen gun, make felony arrest

An arrest in Long County Monday resulted in felony charges and the recovery of a stolen handgun, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah celebrates preservation of heritage

SAVANNAH - Historic Savannah Foundation, which is committed to preserving Savannah's heritage, is having its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival Thursday-Saturday. The events mark the ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County race is rematch of 2013 primary

Two candidates are again vying for the Democratic nomination to run for Long County District 1 Commissioner seat, while one Republican is unopposed.

May 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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