On Tuesday, the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax passed with 472 votes in favor and 209 against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax in Liberty County.
The Ludowici City Council voted at its March 8 meeting to dismiss city employee Elbert Hand, who reportedly wrecked a city vehicle at the Long County Recreation Department earlier this month. After addressing the matter in executive session, the council took its decision to dismiss Hand to maintenance supervisor James Fuller, who had recommended the action to the council.
At their February meeting, Midway city council members planned for the annual Midway Day festival and scheduled several questions for discussion at the March session.
A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Wednesday night shooting that killed one man and injured another in a mobile home on Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community.
Daylight savings time starts Sunday morning at 2.
The Georgia Attorney General's Office ruled last week that allegations claiming the city of Ludowici violated the Open Records Act were unsubstantiated.
Hinesville police detectives arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Wednesday afternoon in connection with the death of a toddler.
One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire erupted Wednesday night in a mobile home on Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community.
A fire in an industrial building near Airport Road in Hinesville spurred the evacuation of Savannah Technical College and the Liberty County School System's bus barn Tuesday morning.
Lake George resident Sandra Smith, 45, said her half-million-dollar win from the $10 instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks won't drastically change her life. The mother and first-time grandmother-to-be plans to spend her $500,000 cash award helping out family and friends.
A Long County man who law enforcement authorities believe may have molested a relative was arrested last Wednesday by the Long County Sheriff's Office after he was picked up in Florida.
With the March 28 start date of Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich's court martial growing closer, the court cleared up several matters regarding panel selection, the potential bias of a key witness and additional funding for experts Friday during a motion hearing. Opening statements in the death-penalty case will be given April 18.
After changes to the HOPE scholarship recently were proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal, parents, educators and students began to protest the idea of reducing the program's funds and limiting eligibility. The governor's plan also would cut pre-K sessions by two hours.
To help keep its new bus system running, the Hinesville City Council approved the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's recommendation to apply for a federal transit assistance grant.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy recently was appointed to the National League of Cities' 2011 Council on Youth, Education and Families.
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.