Ludowici Mayor James Fuller and city council members Mark Chesser, Mary Hamilton, Frank McClelland Jr., Gwen Davis and City Municipal Court Judge Larry Flowers officially were sworn in Tuesday during a ceremony at Ludowici City Hall. Long County Probate Judge Marie Middleton presided over the ceremony, which drew a large group of onlookers.
Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.
An elderly Midway woman's home was destroyed by fire Friday morning.
A Liberty County student who allegedly received hand-written notes containing sexual content from a middle-school teacher last year has filed suit against the Liberty County School System seeking more than $15,000 in damages.
Several new laws passed last year by the Georgia legislature and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal become effective today, Jan. 1, 2012. Among these new laws are House Bill 87, Senate Bill 240 and House Bill 269.
Progress continues on the historic Mills House's move to its new home in Long County. Its carport has already been removed and taken to another site. A 10-foot by 35-foot section on the right face of the old home has been separated from the rest of the house and laid on long steel I-beams and wooden blocks.
If your New Year's resolution is to rediscover the finer things in life, the Hinesville Area Arts Council has upcoming events aimed to help you succeed.
Citizens of Liberty County may notice that some sheriff's deputies are sporting a new look.
The city of Hinesville held an inauguration ceremony Thursday for its newly re-elected officials, including five city council members and mayor. City Manager Billy Edwards served as host for the event while Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall administered the oath of office to the officials.
In the final of our four-part retrospective, the Courier recalls the top headlines from October through the end of 2011.
The city of Hinesville's Grievance and Appeals Committee unanimously decided Tuesday to uphold a decision by Police Chief George Stagmeier and City Manager Billy Edwards to fire former police officer Mark Scott. While admitting he made some mistakes that warranted disciplinary action, Scott appealed their September 2011 decision, saying none of his mistakes, when considered separately, warranted termination.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced recently that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville decreased to 8.9 percent in November, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.4 percent in October. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in November a year ago was also 8.9 percent.
The Crown Rydaz's recent charitable car wash netted more than $500, which was used to buy toys and gifts for the children at Gabriel's House in Hinesville. Club members thanked the community for support. (Photo provided)
The Mills House, a historic home on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Memorial Drive, is not going to be destroyed, but it is going to be taken apart and moved. The 125-year-old property was purchased by attorneys Joel and Jay Osteen in 2004, but a request for a zoning change and a decision about what to do with the house on the property have hampered
Though 2011 Liberty County property tax bills are just now hitting mailboxes, Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones is spreading the message that property owners don't have to wait for their invoices to make payments.
Liberty Regional Medical Center formally will cut the ribbon on its expanded emergency room at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. However, patients already were being treated in the new ER addition as early as Aug. 6, according to hospital officials.
Chris Roessler still is the acting chairman of the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Growth Management Partnership.
An afternoon swim turned tragic for a Long County girl who drowned Sunday in a borrow pit adjacent to Country Manor mobile home park.
The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday meeting approved the purchase of more than a half million dollars worth of equipment for its public-works department.
Georgia Land Trust staffers recently informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners of possible violations of conservation easements, such as unauthorized timbering and trespassing on conservation lands in the county.
Federal and state funding cuts, in addition to a sluggish economy, are hurting local organizations and the services they provide.
First District representative Mary Hamilton gave Ludowici City Council options on Tuesday for the city to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.
Parents with children attending the Liberty County Pre-K Center have complained the center's new afternoon parent walk-in pick-up policy is inconvenient and forces those who arrive early to wait outside. School officials say there is little to no wait for parents to pick up their children if they arrive on time.
Hinesville City Council members Thursday saw and approved preliminary plans for a Zaxby's that is to be built on Highway 84, across from First Presbyterian Christian Church.
Representatives from the city of Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority and their respective attorneys met Friday to discuss the manner in which water and wastewater usage rates and connection fees are charged. The city and development authority have an intergovernmental agreement in place to share water and sewer infrastructure. The authority operates an industrial park in Midway and the Tradeport East Business Park adjoining Midway's city limits.
In an effort to prepare for any potential hurricanes that could strike the coast this season, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency already has its post-storm debris-cleanup plan in place.
Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Luckey Lovette recently was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah.
The Hinesville Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon received a $4,100 donation from Firehouse Subs to provide car seats to eligible applicants. The money comes from the company's Public Safety Foundation, which was created after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. For more on this story, see Friday's Coastal Courier.