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Liberty schools budgeting for more students

The Liberty County Board of Education was informed Tuesday that school administrators are busy shaping a budget for the 2014-15 school year. School-board members were told that before a final draft budget can be presented, the district must clear three hurdles: projecting enrollment and teacher allocations, developing a budget for capital projects and estimating costs for advancing technology in the schools.

March 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Fire destroys "man cave" in Long Co.

A fire broke out late Thursday afternoon in Long County and destroyed a mobile home on Dena Circle that Long County resident Mike Dollins used as his "man cave," according to Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Richard Truman.

March 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news

Tickets will be given for left turns

During Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting, Police Chief James Steiner told the council that the police department will issue citations to drivers who make illegal left turns at the intersection of Highway 84 and North/South Main Street.

March 13, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Split vote stymies recommended firings

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya S. Lee's recommendation to terminate married teachers Brian and Tiffany Griggs for abandonment of contract failed Monday when the board of education delivered a split vote in the couple's combined fair-dismissal hearing. Had the Griggs been terminated, they most likely would have faced sanctions from the state Professional Standards Commission, to include having their teaching certificates revoked in Georgia and states of reciprocity, including Florida, Alabama and South Carolina.

March 13, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Long has yet to act on EMS contract

With speculation in the air and a deadline approaching, the Long County Commission, as of Monday, still had not taken any formal action regarding the continuation of emergency medical service to Long County, according to commission Chairman Robert Long.

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

Ads on buses get council attention

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only three action items and five information items on the agenda.

March 11, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Planning meeting for Flemington

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community planning meeting for Flemington from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Flemington City Hall, 156 Old Sunbury Road.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

State to hear Long County concerns over bombing range

First District Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, told a packed Long County Courthouse on Tuesday that he would take concerns over the Townsend Bombing Range expansion directly to Gov. Nathan Deal.

March 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Democratic candidates greet, meet supporters

Democratic candidates for national, county and school board seats hobnobbed with supporters Thursday during a meet and greet event hosted by the Young Democrats of Liberty County and the Liberty County Democratic Committee at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

County weighs possible animal-control sites

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday discussed three possible sites on which to build a new animal-control facility. The county would fund the project with Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds.

March 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Commerce Street closes for a week

Due to roadway construction and drainage work, North Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville will be closed from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through March 14. Motorists should plan to use alternate routes during those times.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

Warrants not issued on former Ludowici chief

Long County Probate/Magistrate Judge Marie Middleton on Wednesday dismissed five warrant requests against former Ludowici Police Department chief James Rogers.

March 06, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

Candidate qualifying runs through Friday

Qualifying is under way for Liberty County offices and for Georgia's May 20 primary, with Republicans and Democrats filing their paperwork to appear on the ballot. The general election is Nov. 4. Qualifying began Monday and ends at noon Friday. Candidates must qualify at the Board of Elections and Registration in suite 1600 in the courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Hinesville.

March 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local news

School to offer free breakfasts, charge a dime more for lunch

The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.

March 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Hinesville resident stranded in Sweden

Susanne Lawler went back to her native Sweden last summer to undergo medical treatment and get medicines she could not afford in this country. She left her American husband and then-9-year-old son here in Hinesville for what she thought would be a three-week trip. That was six months ago.

March 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

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Boil water advisory in east Liberty continues

A boil water advisory has been issued for any Liberty County residents who receive water services through Water Utility Management.That company provides water through ...

October 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Fire displaces Long County family

A family of five lost their home on Old Barrington Road in Long County to a fire Tuesday morning, according to Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire ...

October 12, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Long County schools closed rest of week

Here's more fallout from Hurricane Matthew: Schools in Long County will be closed for the rest of the week, Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters announced ...

October 11, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville's pump station failure leads to sewage spill

The city of Hineville just announced a sewage spill in Peacock Creek caused by the failure of the city's master pump station Oct. 8 ...

October 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

When in doubt, throw it out

Residents facing the daunting task of cleaning up flooded homes and wondering whether high water or power outages have ruined their food can follow a ...

October 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Teen Summit focuses on right choices

The best way to act when you encounter a police officer is to be nice and follow their instructions.

October 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Shelter in place order issued

Liberty County officials have now issued a shelter in place order for residents who did not evacuate.

October 07, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Latest advisory shows Matthew still close to coast

The National Hurricane Center's most recent public advisory shows Hurricane Matthew is still expected to stay close to shore as it moves northward. The ...

October 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Closures and cancellations

As Hurricane Matthew approaches the area with sustained winds at 110 miles per hour, several area events are being cancelled or rescheduled. Local government offices ...

October 06, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Search on for identity fraud suspects

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a couple conducting fraudulent transactions using a stolen credit card.

October 05, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Long County officials on full alert

Long County Emergency Management Director Edward Brewer said officials there are monitoring the storm and will make a decision sometime within the next 24 hours ...

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Residents east of I-95 need to be vigilant of incoming storm

Liberty County Emergency Management Director Mike Hodges said Hurricane Matthew will get relatively close, enough so that he and County Administrator Joey Brown encouraged residents ...

October 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Eby challenging Bowen for commission seat again

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of profiles on candidates running for office in Liberty County.

October 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to former sheriff

Hundreds came out to say their final goodbyes to a man they considered a stalwart champion of the Liberty County community. Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes ...

October 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Political forums set for Tuesday

Voters will get a chance to hear from several of the candidates themselves during political forums next week in both Liberty and Long counties, thanks ...

October 02, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

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