The Liberty County Board of Education has begun the search for a new superintendent and is seeking the community's input.
Qualifying concluded last week in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. After all the paperwork had been turned in, it was discovered that three more candidates had tossed their hats into the ring.
Despite budget woes, Liberty County still is planning a transition to a paid countywide fire service that would be funded by a combination of service fees and insurance-premium taxes.
Liberty County's Childhood Fatality Review Board met Tuesday afternoon. It was the first official meeting the board has had in months, according to County Coroner Reggie Pierce.
ATLANTA - The Hinesville mayor, council, city manager and assistant city manager were among nearly 800 Georgia city officials to attend the Georgia Municipal Association's annual Mayors' Day Conference in Atlanta on Jan. 26-28. The annual conference provides city officials an opportunity to learn more about legislation under consideration at the Georgia Capitol, attend training sessions and hear from state leaders.
Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas is part of a newly formed Veterans Affairs Task Force that held its first meeting Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual meeting.
Ludowici Elections Superintendent and Long County Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham went before the Ludowici City Council on Tuesday and claimed The Long County Press committed libel against her, which is when a publication writes or publishes false statements that damage a person's reputation or character.
The planning for Liberty County's Cattle Hammock Marina, made possible by a $35,190 coastal-incentive grant, is delayed but under way.
Six of Liberty County's municipalities do not currently level a city property tax, but an agreement struck between the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the city of Hinesville could set taxes in motion.
Qualifying ended Wednesday in Long County for the upcoming general primary and election. Pick up a Wednesday Coastal Courier for a full story on the qualifying.
The revenues that feed the Liberty County Commission operating budget are dwindling, but the problem doesn't stop there.
On Tuesday, Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge D. Jay Stewart ruled that the city of Ludowici will hold an election June 18 to fill two vacant city council seats.
With its budget woes in mind, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners is considering pulling funding for a portion of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission funding.
Through its Homeless Prevention Program, Hinesville collaborates with the Liberty County Board of Education, the United Way of the Coastal Empire and other service providers to help homeless individuals and families find temporary shelter.
The Long County Board of Education learned during its Feb. 5 meeting that the required deceleration lane for the new high school will be built at no additional cost to taxpayers.
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.
After several years of discussion over whether the Ludowici Train Depot would be remodeled or torn down, it appears the historic building will be getting a face-lift.