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Early voting begins Monday

Advance voting for the upcoming local election begins Monday and is open to all registered voters. Residents have 21 days to participate in advance voting for the following qualifying municipalities: Hinesville, Walthourville and Riceboro.

October 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City addresses election allegations

The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Midway considers options for temporary gov. housing

The city of Midway is looking for a new temporary home for its government, but the city council has rejected all the options proposed except one: Midway Mall.

October 15, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Downtown Hinesville goes pink

Downtown Hinesville will be home to a pink invasion Thursday night when multiple community groups come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.

October 14, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville city meeting addresses elections allegations

The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.

October 14, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. | Local news


Assertion lights up political forum

An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.

October 14, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Ludowici candidates meet public

On Tuesday, the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a community meet-and-greet forum for the candidates running for offices in the upcoming Ludowici election.

October 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City election in question, meeting at 5

The emergency city council meeting has been set for 5 p.m., immediately following a budget hearing, according to City Clerk Sarah Lumpkin. The hearing and meeting will be in city hall and both are open to the public.

October 13, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Military family utilizes community development department program

Sgt. Jordan Alvarado and his family were joined by Hinesville officials and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board members recently to break ground for their new home in the Azalea Street Project.

October 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents enjoy wildlife festival in Long County

The 30th Long County Wildlife Festival, aided by sunny and cool weather, drew a large crowd Saturday to the event site off Lanier Road.

October 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Skies clear after storms drench Liberty County

While forecasts show clear skies ahead, some residents still may be cleaning up small debris from the winds and rain that moved through the area with little damage on Monday.

October 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


City election forum tonight

Candidates for municipal offices in Liberty County will be featured in a political forum from 6-8 this evening.

October 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


LCPC proposes streamlining zoning and planning code

After a yearlong review of land development codes for Hinesville and unincorporated Liberty County, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is seeking public comment on proposed revisions before the new codes are presented to the city and county.

October 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici candidates’ forum set

The Long County Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates' forum Tuesday for the upcoming Ludowici city election.

October 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Council will consider amending business license ordinance

Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones asked the city of Hinesville for help collecting delinquent personal property taxes that business owners may owe on their business' equipment and inventory.

October 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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