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Would-be commissioners unhappy with new election

Three candidates who thought they'd won district seats on the Long County Commission voiced complaints recently after the primary-election results were invalidated by a U.S. District Court ruling.

October 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Habitat called key to saving endangered species

Restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat are a key part of Fort Stewart's endangered-species program, according to Tim Beaty, chief of the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Environmental and Natural Resource Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

October 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Geechee corridor plan questioned

Though Liberty County has 217,754 acres within the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, none of the public comments released Oct. 2 address Liberty's role in the preservation plan.

October 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City: Thieves now target manhole covers

Several manhole covers have been stolen in Hinesville during recent weeks, prompting City Manager Billy Edwards and Mayor Jim Thomas to appeal for public support and assistance.

October 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


State official calls on Long officials

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Tuesday stopped in Ludowici to tour the courthouse and meet with several local officials.

October 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


BoC makes $600K in purchases

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved more than $600,000 in park, waste and vehicle purchases.

October 06, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Rename of I-95 exit requested in honor of Rev. Anderson

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution seeking to rename an Interstate-95 interchange after one of its own.

October 06, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Secretary of state flags upcoming elections

Liberty and Long counties received a surprise visit Tuesday from Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp, whose stop highlights just how quickly the Nov. 6 election is approaching.

October 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


New elections required in Long Co.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia told the Long County Board of Education and the county commission Friday that another election will be required.

October 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire-protection concerns discussed in work session

Fire-protection concerns dominated the Midway City Council's work session Sept. 24. Both the as-yet unsigned agreement for fire services for the current year and questions surrounding Midway's participation in the countywide fire protection plan were addressed.

October 02, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor, city administrator speak on Hinesville’s plans

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and City Administrator Billy Edwards were special guests Sept. 4 at the monthly Goldenheirs meeting at First Baptist Church.

October 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County required to have another election

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia told the Long County Board of Education and the county commission Friday that another election will be required. The earlier it could be is March 19. Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters said the decision was made by a panel of three judges who heard arguments in the case of the board of education and the board of commissioners versus the Long County Board of Elections over redistricting. The suit against the election board was filed after the civil-rights division of the U.S. Justice Department ruled ...

September 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Panel of judges to hear redistricting case today

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia today will hear the case of the Long County Board of Education and the Long County Board of Commissioners versus the Long County Board of Election over redistricting.

September 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Chinese delegates visit Hinesville

JianWu Zhang, delegation leader and vice mayor of Yichun, China, Hinesville's sister city, signed a new agreement Monday morning with Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


City council asked to restrict out-of-town fundraising

The Hinesville city council Thursday heard an unusual request to restrict fundraising efforts by non-local veterans groups.

September 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


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LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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