Last June, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that from 2010-2012 Long County was the fifth-fastest-growing county in the nation, verifying what most leaders in Long County already knew. In anticipation of the arrival of 2014, several officials and notable community members shared their hopes for the new year and previewed some of their organizations' and entities' plans.
Now that we have welcomed 2014, the Courier takes a look back at last year's stories, some sad, some hopeful. This is part two of a two-part series. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.
STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.
As we move into 2014, the Courier takes a look back at events that shaped our community in 2013. This is part one of a two-part series. Note the dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.
One of Hinesville's 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.
Chief code enforcement officer John Bradley told the Long County Commission that the county should assume maintenance of several roads.
The Liberty County Commission appointed residents to various boards Dec. 19, during the last regular meeting of 2013.
The Ludowici City Council at a recent meeting voted unanimously to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.
A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.
Tax bills were mailed Dec. 19 to Liberty County property owners, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
The Liberty County Commission was updated Thursday on a proposed fire plan that recommends partnering with the county's cities, except Hinesville, to consolidate fire services.
According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."
Voters here one-day may be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.
After several years of discussion over whether the Ludowici Train Depot would be remodeled or torn down, it appears the historic building will be getting a face-lift.
United Way of the Coastal Empire recognized Liberty County's Backpack Buddies program during the regional organization's annual meeting and awards luncheon in Savannah.
Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.
The First Congressional District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party will hold its district convention from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at ...
The 1st Congressional District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party will have its district convention from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at ...
Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.
Liberty County officials and residents recalled memories of an "entrepreneur extraordinaire" Saturday morning during the dedication of Carl Dykes Highway.
SAVANNAH - Savannah State University hosts several summer camps each year on campus.
The Liberty Initiative for Community Housing Committee will sponsor a housing summit Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.
The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman made a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...
A local theater production company is putting on "Steel Magnolias" this week at the Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway.
Geocachers raced around Liberty County on Saturday as part of the #nofilterneeded Geocache Adventure, learning about the county's history and culture along the way.
The Hinesville City Council is considering establishing a historic district downtown.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Wednesday to discuss the agency's assessment of the Hatch nuclear plant's two ...
The Board of Trustees of Live Oak Public Libraries announced the resignation of Library Director Christian Kruse on Tuesday. He is leaving to focus on ...