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Ludowici PD chief on unpaid leave

Ludowici Police Department Chief James Rogers has been put on administrative leave without pay, pending the results of an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, the reported use of racial slurs and a possible EEOC investigation stemming from events that may have occurred at the Ludowici Police Department, according to city attorney Joe Kitchings, who spoke Friday morning on behalf of the city of Ludowici. The move was made in light of information obtained by the city council and mayor.

January 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commissioner cleared in traffic incident

Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens confirmed this week he was cleared by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in a Dec. 22, 2012, traffic incident. The investigation was completed last month, Stevens said, but he would not comment further.

January 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Temperatures expected to moderate

Freezing temperatures are on their way out. The National Weather Service is forecasting the high today in the upper 40s, possibly low 50s and the weekend highs in the 70s, above normal.

January 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lawmakers predict fast, furious session

Local state lawmakers are predicting that the 2014 legislative session, which begins Monday, Jan. 13, likely will be the quickest one on record.

January 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Prescribed burns on post today

Fort Stewart is conducting controlled burns today, according to a news release from the post.

January 07, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici PD, ex-employee at odds

Former Ludowici Police Department employee Robert Kicklighter and the city of Ludowici are in agreement that he no longer works for the city, but they are at odds over the circumstances surrounding his departure.

January 06, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Last week's storm has little impact

Liberty County residents woke to nearly freezing temperatures Friday morning, according to Larry Logan, assistant director of Liberty County Emergency Management Agency.

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


Midway swears in new administration

Monday's swearing-in ceremony for Midway's newly elected officials became a standing-room only event as city hall quickly filled with residents eager to see re-elected Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington, new Councilman Stanley Brown and incumbent city council members Melice Gerace, Levern Clancy and Curtes Roberts take their oaths. Stanley replaced former Councilman Terry Doyle, who lost his mayoral bid to Washington.

January 03, 2014 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Locals encouraged to take transportation survey

Liberty County residents are encouraged to take part in a transportation survey conducted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

January 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Voting will seem early in 2014

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.

January 01, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Long leaders think about 2014

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.

January 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Soldier's funeral, militia plea big news in 2013

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.

January 01, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Statesboro woman running for insurance commissioner

STATESBORO - Elizabeth "Liz" Johnson, a 40-year insurance-industry veteran, has announced her candidacy for state insurance commissioner.

December 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New faces shape year for county, region

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.

December 30, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Trash-cart neglect may draw tickets

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.

December 29, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Power back on

Power has been restored to the 650 homes in east Liberty County that lost it Wednesday morning as Tropical Storm Julia made itself felt.

September 14, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit-and-run victim aspired to law school

Ethan Pringle, who was set to graduate Armstrong State University in December and aspired to attend law school at the University of Georgia, will be ...

September 14, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Long fire chief dies

Former Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire and Rescue Fire Chief Richard Truman died Wednesday morning at his Ludowici home.

September 14, 2016 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville's mosquito man

Editor's note: This is the first in an occasional series looking at various public health safety issues through the eyes of the people who ...

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


NAACP political forum set for Oct. 4

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP is giving voters an opportunity to find out where candidates stand on issues before November's general election.

September 14, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


SPLOST meetings back

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has scheduled more Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass the ...

September 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County may combine courts

The Long County Commissioners met Tuesday and discussed an effort to combine the county's magistrate and probate courts into one.

September 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Thirty days left to register

ATLANTA - Sunday marked one month until Georgia's voter registration deadline, Secretary of State Brian Kemp encourages eligible individuals to apply now.

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


County talks water

Liberty County Commissioners got an update Tuesday on the county's rural water system and were told of a grant that could help expand that ...

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Another 9/11 anniversary marked

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and local groups are commemorating 9/11 in a number of ways.

September 11, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway Middle's Carter is student-advocate for his peers

You've heard of student-athletes. Well, Grayson Carter is a student-advocate.

September 11, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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