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Regional library looking for new director

The Board of Trustees of Live Oak Public Libraries announced the resignation of Library Director Christian Kruse on Tuesday. He is leaving to focus on personal and family obligations.

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County sheriff, jailer tour Re-entry office

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Jail Administrator Jeff Hein toured the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition's new office building Thursday. Sikes and Hein were greeted by coalition members Morris Cockerm and Daisy Jones and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.

April 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Part of Holmestown Road to honor Freddie Walthour Sr.

A portion of Holmestown Road, from Westfield Road to Highway 119, will be renamed "Freddie Walthour Sr. Road."

April 09, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. 119 to be dedicated in Carl Dykes’ memory

ATLANTA - The Georgia House passed House Resolutions 1608 and 1655 to rename portions of roads, sponsored by state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, during the recent session.

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


Liberty Chamber hires new membership coordinator

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently named Haley Nickell as its new membership coordinator.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


News Briefs April 6

Crawfish Beauty Pageant deadline is April 18

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia hospitals grow to survive

The two deals are very different in size and other details, but the Georgia hospital combinations announced last week reflect the fast pace of such partnerships between sometimes distant health systems.

April 05, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Hinesville man running to be Clinton delegate

JESUP - The Democratic Party of Georgia will elect district delegates on April 16 for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

April 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2 SPLOST plans revealed during talks

Two different plans for projects that would be funded should voters approve a new Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax were presented at a stakeholders meeting Monday evening with local officials.

April 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Rep. Jeff Jones’ pool bill passes State Senate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently announced that House Bill 219, legislation he sponsored related to public and private pools, was passed by the State Senate.

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Grant to be used to remodel, update county’s welcome kiosks

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has received $5,000 from the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism division to fund the Gateway Heritage Rehabilitation and Renewal Project.

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deputy takes traffic training

FORSYTH - Advanced Deputy Matthew McKnight of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office completed a course in advanced traffic law at the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kinder Morgan suspends Palmetto Pipeline

After a series of legislative and judicial setbacks in recent weeks, Texas energy company Kinder Morgan announced Wednesday afternoon that it has suspended work on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline, which would have gone through Liberty and Long counties as part of its 360-mile route between Belton, South Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida.

March 30, 2016 | By Ted O’Neil Bryan County News | Local news


Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO: Prevention needs to be focus

Mike Hester, the CEO of the Liberty Regional Medical Center, wants to transform health care in Liberty County.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Security gates, wetlands top Liberty County Development Authority meeting

Interchange lighting repairs, security gates and new wetland requirements were discussed at Monday's Liberty County Development Authority board meeting.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | 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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