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Ludowici reinstates police chief

Ludowici City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday morning to reinstate Police Chief James Steiner, who has been on administrative leave for the previous three weeks.

June 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Truck snags cable, snarls traffic

A tractor-trailer carrying half of a mobile home down East Oglethorpe Highway on Thursday snagged a low-hanging support cable, causing a traffic jam.

June 13, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Long BoE hears of staffing service

The Long County Board of Education heard a presentation from a substitute-staffing service during the board's meeting Monday.

June 12, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


LCDA budget not yet final

The Liberty County Development Authority Board of Directors met Monday morning to hear the proposed budget for fiscal year 2015.

June 11, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Pembroke woman among food stamp fraud suspects

A federal indictment unsealed Tuesday in Savannah has charged 54 defendants for their alleged roles in a massive fraud upon the WIC and food stamp programs.

June 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council OKs rezoning despite concerns

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved, with special stipulations, a petition filed by Evans T & T Investments, LLC to rezone 44.12 acres of land for the Retreat at Oak Crest, Phase II and III, over-riding recommendations by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and public concerns.

June 10, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County to fine resident for improper addresses

After several years of requesting that Long County residents properly address their homes, the Long County Commission is determined to make sure their efforts haven't been an exercise in futility.

June 07, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission talks budget, road repairs

The Liberty County Commission received a proposed 2015 budget that is lower than the current year's spending plan Tuesday evening at its regular meeting.

June 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


DNR seizes 708 lbs of illegal shrimp

Shrimp season in Coastal Georgia waters begins Tuesday, but some shrimp-boat captains don't want to wait and will risk shrimping in closed waters. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Capt. Doug Lewis, they may face having their shrimp confiscated by DNR rangers, as well as heavy fines and criminal charges.

June 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


School board OKs tentative $108M budget

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday morning for a regularly scheduled work session. Among the agenda items were a presentation on summer professional development plans, a capital-projects plan update and a tentative budget adoption.

May 31, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Storm damages Long Co. business

Strong winds blew through a section of Long County on Wednesday afternoon, damaging a family owned business.

May 28, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Area public pools open

Summer is near, and the Liberty County Recreation Department has a number of events, classes and opportunities to let residents keep cool in the pool.

May 26, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


LCPC talks planning in Fleming

Fewer than a dozen Fleming residents showed up for a community-planning meeting Thursday with the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at Living Word Church of God. But those who came were not shy about voicing their concerns and preferences.

May 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Attorneys renew oaths for Law Day

Twenty-three lawyers gathered at the Liberty County Justice Center on Wednesday for an oath renewal ceremony.

May 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County getting new lawmaker

Brunswick businessman Jeff Jones defeated Tony Thaw on Tuesday to win the state House of Representatives 167th District seat, which includes portions of Long, McIntosh and Glynn counties. Unofficial results show that Jones took 55 percent of the vote (3,012 votes) to Thaw's 45 percent (2,425). Jones replaces Jeff Chapman, who ran for the U.S. House 1st District seat, which was vacated by Jack Kingston.

May 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting.

October 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.

September 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week

Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is "This is How We Blue Tide." The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game.

September 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Seven graduate from DUI court

Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Training exercise under way at Long Co. H.S.

The Courier has received some calls asking whether there is some sort of emergency happening at Long County High School. However, we checked with the emergency management agency and learned that the county is just conducting a training exercise out there. EMA Director Bob Heffley said there is no cause for concern and the students are safe.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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