The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has supported and offered the Leadership Liberty program for the past six years and will graduate its seventh class in June. The nine-month class offers its participants insight into county/city government, public education and health, as well as a visit to the Capitol to meet with local legislators.
Some Hinesville city officials remember what life was like before desegregation, many years before school children and service members would proudly observe Black History Month each
February is Black History Month, a month during which Americans traditionally recognize contributions to society made by African Americans. This is something that Hinesville District 2 Councilmember David Anderson is proud to see take place.
Things that many Americans most would like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston recently told constituents.
In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and an adult suffered burns as gasoline used to fuel a bonfire got out of control.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will host a town hall meeting in Bryan County to give area residents a forum to share their views on what's happening in Washington.
Storm could bring snow to North Georgia
Midway will soon begin negotiations with Coastal Electric Membership Corp. for a franchise fee that will be tacked onto the electric bills of customers inside city limits.
M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville will be closed west of Main Street from Feb. 7-10. Work scheduled for that section of the road will include new asphalt and streetscapes, according to Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown. No detours are planned because it is only a partial road closure.
In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.
The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received updates during Tuesday's monthly meeting on the construction and renovations around Liberty County.
The city of Ludowici recently completed a paving and drainage project on Macon Street. According to Ludowici Maintenance Supervisor James Fuller Sr., the city had been aiming to wrap the work up since the late 1990s.
Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful are accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day photography contest until Feb. 10. E-mail photograph entries to firstname.lastname@example.org or deliver them on a disc to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The rules are:
Last week, the city of Ludowici received $88,871 in remediation funds from the Coastal Regional Commission/Office of Economic Adjustment.
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.
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.