As part of her "100-Days Entry Plan," Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee recommended Tuesday the board reorganize its senior-level staff to "eliminate critical barriers to academic success" and ensure that the system operates more effectively.
The recent not-guilty verdict that exonerated neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in the 2012 Sanford, Fla., shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was not lost on the residents of Liberty County. They came out by the hundreds Sunday night to remember the teen, who, for many, has become a symbol of inequality in the justice system.
The Hinesville City Council conducted a show-cause hearing Thursday regarding the 2013 business license for Best Western Inn & Suites.
The Liberty County commissioners decided Thursday night they needed more information before committing $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market Liberty County and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.
A Community Development Block Grant is helping Hinesville clean up slum and blighted areas, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard said.
The Long County Commission in May had a complete overhaul, with five new members being elected.
The Long County Board of Education signed an intergovernmental agreement Monday with the Long County Board of Commissioners to complete the required deceleration lane in front of the new high school. Last week, commissioners signed the agreement and now, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, everything is on track to complete the work by the time the school opens for the 2013-14 academic year.
City leaders are working months ahead in preparation for required changes to their districts if an annexation referendum is passed by Liberty County residents in isolated areas on the west side of Hinesville.
June 10: Burglary (forced entry) - An officer was called to a residence after a woman cleaning the home noticed a bedroom window was broken. Broken glass was inside and outside the window. The officer observed most of the furniture was missing, but the complainant said the homeowner was in the process of moving. The homeowner was contacted, and he asked the complainant to see if his son's laptop was in the dining room. It was not, and the victim was unsure whether any other items were missing. The homeowners planned to return to their residence to see if anything ...
Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died Saturday morning.
Among the 12 agenda items considered on the first day of the 2013 city planning workshop was a proposal to change the city's ordinance for alcohol sales.
Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died about 2 a.m. Saturday.
In an effort to support the citizens of Ludowici, according to Mayor James Fuller, the city council on Tuesday lowered the city's millage rate by one mill.
The Long County Commissioners on July 2 heard resident requests to clean up the former Ludowici Train Depot and for permission to sell firearms from a private home.
Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday and asked it to pass two new ordinances, one of which deals with using firearms in residential areas.
State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, has been appointed by Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, to serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for the $20 billion annual state budget.
Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to City Attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city.
The Liberty County Commission Tuesday asked Georgia lawmakers to let counties to seek voter approval for local transportation special purpose local option sales taxes.
Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to city attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city of Ludowici. The move was made in light of information obtained by the city council and mayor.
Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens confirmed this week he was cleared by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a Dec. 22, 2012, traffic incident. The investigation was completed last month, Stevens said, but he would not comment further.
Freezing temperatures are on their way out. The National Weather Service is forecasting the high today in the upper 40s, possibly low 50s and the weekend highs in the 70s, above normal.
Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.
Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.
Former Ludowici Police Department employee Robert Kicklighter and the city of Ludowici are in agreement that he no longer works for the city, but they are at odds over the circumstances surrounding his departure.
Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.
Monday's swearing-in ceremony for Midway's newly elected officials became a standing-room only event as city hall quickly filled with residents eager to see re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, new Councilman Stanley Brown and incumbent city council members Melice Gerace, Levern Clancy and Curtes Roberts take their oaths. Stanley replaced former Councilman Terry Doyle, who lost his mayoral bid to Washington.
Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.
Georgia's 2014 elections will most likely start two months earlier than in past statewide election seasons, with a general primary May 20, instead of in July. Candidates – including local ones – will need to qualify March 3-7.
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.