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Georgia House honors local student for saving classmate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently led the Georgia House in recognizing and honoring Mariyah Carter, a fourth-grader at Taylors Creek Elementary School, for saving the life of a fellow classmate.

March 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lights, roadwork highlight Long County work session

The Long County Board of Commissioners discussed the cost of lighting athletic fields and road conditions during a work session Tuesday.

March 21, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County to walk for homeless

For the fifth year in a row, the Liberty County Homeless Coalition is sponsoring the Good Friday Run/Walk for Shelter this Friday.

March 19, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Planned Hinesville shopping center advances

A traffic signal for a proposed shopping center near Wal-Mart Supercenter that will prohibit some drivers from turning left onto West Oglethorpe Highway became a main topic of discussion during the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

March 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Charity says it provides free vacations to redeploying soldiers, sets fundraiser

SAVANNAH - Two men hope to paramotor (fly under parachute wings with a fan strapped to their backs) from Savannah to the Florida Keys to raise money for combat veteran-run charity Operation ReConnect.

March 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Republicans have county convention Saturday

The Liberty County Republican Party will convene a mass meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to elect delegates and alternates to the Liberty County Republican Party Convention.

March 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Geocaching for locals and tourists

The Liberty County #no filterneeded Geocache Adventure will kick off April 9.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Senate panel defeats rural health-care tax-credit bill

ATLANTA - A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health-care organization.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici planning Juneteenth Jubilee

This year, Ludowici will stage a Juneteenth Jubilee, Mayor Pro Tem Mary Hamilton announced at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

March 14, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Summit brings law, youth together

A criminal justice youth summit, hosted Liberty County Commissioner Justin Frasier March 5 at the Shuman Recreation Center, allowed teens the chance to asked a panel of lawyers, probation officers and law enforcement professionals, a variety of questions.

March 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriffs being opposed in upcoming elections

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's paper. Incumbent Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is a Democrat. He will face a Democratic challenger, Shane Middleton, in the May primary election and a Republican, Timothy Works in the November general election. Nobles' party affiliation was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Sunday. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

March 13, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wilkes retiring; Thompson to become first female elected clerk in county’s history

F. Barry Wilkes, clerk and administrator of the superior, state, juvenile, and magistrate courts of Liberty County announced Friday that he is not seeking reelection and is retiring on December 31 after 33 years of service, ending a career that began on November 13, 1984. His longtime chief deputy clerk, Linda G. Thompson, qualified for election on Friday and will run unopposed in the primary and general elections this year. She will take office on January 1, 2017, becoming the first female clerk in the county's and the local superior court's 227-year history.

March 11, 2016 | Barry Wilkes Press release | Local news


Lawmaker's 'day office' in Ludowici

A representative from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter's office will be in Ludowici to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming "congressional day office."

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway seminar focuses on trees

Trees provide economic, environmental and health benefits to many cities and counties in Georgia.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Skidaway lecture on climate change

SAVANNAH - A vast storehouse of carbon, frozen in the Arctic permafrost for millennia, may play a role in future global climate change.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Long County Board of Commissioners District 2: Long, Brady in runoff; winner to face Riddle

The May 24 Democratic primary for the Long County District 2 Board of Commissioners seat could not have been much closer than it was.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Smith, Odum battle for open Long County probate judge post

Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum advanced to the July 26 runoff in a three-way nonpartisan primary race for Long County probate judge.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition draws on faith, education programs to help former inmates

The Liberty County Reentry Coalition recently hosted a workshop to teach faith-based organizations how they can help former inmates during their transition back into society.

July 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Early voting in Long County runoff elections starts Tuesday

Early voting for the two countywide races that were forced to a runoff election begins Tuesday and goes through July 22, according to Long County ...

July 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County sheriff, Board of Elections answer lawsuit

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and the Board of Elections recently filed responses denying allegations of wrongdoing in the May 24 Democratic primary for sheriff ...

July 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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