Six incumbents lost their seats in Long County primary voting Tuesday and a runoff will be required in the only three-person race.
New Coastal Health District Health Director Dr. Diane Weems dealt with allegations and complaints regarding Long County's environmental-health office Thursday during the Long County Board of Health's quarterly meeting.
There's a new development authority in Hinesville, but Mayor Jim Thomas said it won't compete with what the other two do, that it will complement them.
A prescribed fire is being conducted today, March 8, in Liberty County. Residents of Liberty, Long, Wayne and Tattnall counties may see and smell smoke from the fire, which is being conducted by Fort Stewart Forestry.
The Liberty/Long Department of Family and Children Services has seen changes in recent years, like highs from moving into a state-of-the-art facility and lows associated with state budget cuts.
If a proposed animal-ordinance overhaul is adopted, Liberty residents who own dangerous dogs would be required to register and microchip the animals and carry liability insurance greater than $15,000.
Former and current Georgia Army National Guard veterans met for breakfast Feb. 28 at Michael's Deli in Hinesville. Older soldiers shared war stories with younger soldiers, who had plenty of tales of their own, many having recently returned from Afghanistan. Wayne Stewart, a retired "citizen-soldier," said local National Guard members have been meeting for breakfast, cookouts or fish fries at least once a month since 1987.
A United States District Court judge Feb. 25 denied a Liberty County School System motion to dismiss a civil suit.
Early voting in the general primary hasn't been as high as hoped, according to Long County Board of Election Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham.
Beginning at 5:50 a.m. Monday, the Liberty Transit system implemented new routes and schedules in the area. The changes came following a strategic planning study conducted March-December 2012 by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.
Taxes - it's the buzzword of the moment for the Liberty County commissioners, who on Thursday received a report on current collections, new vehicle-tax laws and upcoming property-tax sales from Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
The Ludowici City Council received good news at its February meeting - the city will receive more than $50,000 in grants for infrastructure and safety needs.
Hinesville is in compliance with state code regarding contracting with water-treatment companies, according to City Attorney Linnie Darden III.
Wednesday's announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that the Pentagon is prepared to furlough Department of Defense civilian personnel drew strong reactions from local and state leaders, while military leaders at Fort Stewart said they'll continue to prepare for budget cuts.
Hugh Ridgeway was sworn in as a new assistant district attorney Friday by Chief Judge David Cavender of the Superior Court of Liberty County.
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.
As we move into 2014, the Courier takes a look back at events that shaped our community in 2013. This is part one of a two-part series. Note the dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred.
One of Hinesville's 2014 resolutions is to make the city look cleaner, and it is threatening to ticket residents who leave trash containers out along streets too long.
Chief code enforcement officer John Bradley told the Long County Commission that the county should assume maintenance of several roads.
The Liberty County Commission appointed residents to various boards Dec. 19, during the last regular meeting of 2013.
The Ludowici City Council at a recent meeting voted unanimously to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.
A soldier, his wife and their three children lost everything in a fire at their home three days before Christmas.
Tax bills were mailed Dec. 19 to Liberty County property owners, according to Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones.
The Liberty County Commission was updated Thursday on a proposed fire plan that recommends partnering with the county's cities, except Hinesville, to consolidate fire services.
According to online media reports, Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., is drawing Georgia residents' ire for suggesting that children who qualify for free lunches at public schools should do janitorial work to help them learn that there's "no such thing as a free lunch."
Voters here one-day may be asked again to approve a penny sales tax for local road improvements if a Bryan County Board of Commissioners resolution gets any traction at the state level.
According to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news release, the federal government will stop printing traditional paper nautical charts after April 13.