After discussing possible consequences for shelving Liberty Transit, the Hinesville City Council decided to "ride out" the challenges of funding the bus system for at least another year.
A number of community organizations already have approached city officials about meeting inside the new city hall. But the officials, citing security concerns, say city hall only should be used for city business.
Midway native Benjamin O'Neal grew up within walking distance to the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, and he spent a great deal of his life fishing and crabbing from its docks.
The Long County Commission received nearly $1.3 million in remediation funds from the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment last week as compensation for work the county did to prepare for a fifth military brigade.
The Coastal Regional Commission saw a change in leadership when incoming Chairman Walter Gibson pounded the gavel at the start of the group's August meeting on Wednesday.
Acknowledging the recently passed state legislation that allows voters to decide whether to permit the sale of alcohol in stores on Sundays, Long County Elections Board Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham brought up the issue Tuesday at the Ludowici City Council's monthly meeting.
As soon as renovations to the former Liberty County Division of Elections office are complete, the Hinesville Area Arts Council will have a new home.
Four boats sank, a number of trees fell and one small area lost power during a thunderstorm that shook the coast Monday night.
ATLANTA - National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high.
SAVANNAH - Walthourville Councilmember Luciria Luckey Lovette was elected second vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association's 12th district during the association's annual summer convention June 27 in Savannah. More than 2,000 elected officials from across the state were in attendance.
Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the executive committee of the Regional Transportation Roundtable expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.
Meeting for the first time inside Hinesville's new city hall, council members voted 2-1 to approve an amendment to the city's charter to allow for redrawing council districts.
Liberty County has been chosen to receive $23,137 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
Area residents put in more than their two cents worth on bus routes and Liberty Transit service Wednesday during a public hearing facilitated by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at the Liberty County Courthouse annex.
A 25-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident has been identified as Jonathan Glick.
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.
STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.