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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


Candidates who qualified early

The following candidates had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Secretary of State's website at sos.ga.gov. Incumbents are designated with an asterisk (*).

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates warned about signs along roads

JESUP - Georgia Department of Transportation Southeast District Maintenance Office reminds citizens that placing signs or other objects in the state's right-of-way is illegal.

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


Hinesville City Council addresses contracts, grants, comments

The Hinesville City Council addressed several informational items on contract proposals, proclamations and board appointments at its meeting Thursday.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New park lights, road projects coming soon to Long County

Last week's Long County Board of Commissioners meeting had a short agenda.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Dancing with the Stars — for Atlantic Area CASA

Ed Milan says he can't dance.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Selling point: 1% Liberty County SPLOST would pay off half the debts

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners met again to discuss the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum planned for November and the proposed list of projects it would fund if passed.

March 08, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Area lawmaker retiring

ATLANTA - State Sen. Tommie Williams, R-Lyons, announced his retirement from the Georgia State Senate Wednesday. Williams will not qualify to run for re-election for Senate District 19, which includes Long County and a portion of Liberty County, but will serve out the rest of his term.

March 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trump, Clinton win primaries here

Liberty County voters came out to the polls early on Super Tuesday.

March 05, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition hosts open house

The Liberty County Prison Reentry Coalition Inc., hosted an open house Friday afternoon to showcase some of the renovations and upgrades already made to its new office at 205 E. Court St. in Hinesville.

March 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Probate clerk retires after 34 years

Gretta Logan, office manager and senior deputy clerk of Liberty County Probate Court, retired after 34 years with the county.

March 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Real estate professional earns GRI designation

Margarita Fell has earned the Georgia REALTOR Institute designation, according to Leigh Smiley, managing broker of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors.

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Two FPCA students on Washington Youth Tour

Coastal Electric Cooperative has announced the names of six area student delegates it will send on a week-long, all-expenses paid leadership trip to Washington, D ...

May 05, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Commissioners OK construction of first part of Fleming Park

Starting construction on phase 1 of Fleming Park, at the corner of Beasleyville and Freedman Grove roads, was a point of concern for some Liberty ...

May 05, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Trauma Awareness Month brings call to donate blood

May is Trauma Awareness Month and the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to help ensure lifesaving blood products are ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Seafood fest on River Street

SAVANNAH - Throw on your flip flops and grab the family for music and fresh seafood at the 2016 River Street Seafood Fest Friday and Saturday.

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County deputies recover stolen gun, make felony arrest

An arrest in Long County Monday resulted in felony charges and the recovery of a stolen handgun, according to the Long County Sheriff's Office.

May 04, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah celebrates preservation of heritage

SAVANNAH - Historic Savannah Foundation, which is committed to preserving Savannah's heritage, is having its fifth annual Savannah Preservation Festival Thursday-Saturday. The events mark the ...

May 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Businessman challenging chief magistrate

A local businessman and the incumbent Liberty County chief magistrate are facing off for the Democratic nominations for that seat.

May 04, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County race is rematch of 2013 primary

Two candidates are again vying for the Democratic nomination to run for Long County District 1 Commissioner seat, while one Republican is unopposed.

May 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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