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Saturday voting set

Liberty County Elections Supervisor Ella Golden said Wednesday that more than 415 voters cast ballots at the Memorial Drive early voting location, and there were no complications.

July 20, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates weigh in on T-SPLOST

The final T-SPLOST town hall meeting Wednesday drew more opponents, though the crowd was more amicable than at last week's meeting.

July 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Celebrity pup drops by, family reunited with pet

The long journey for two dogs that rose to local celebrity status ended Saturday in Liberty County where one was reunited with her family and the other revisited the place where she made history.

July 18, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Study examines bus use, ridership

The Hinesville Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for feedback on the efficiency and use of the Liberty Transit system in a comprehensive study that involves a survey, public meetings and talks with stakeholders.

July 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Mayor sees signs of life in Hinesville

Hinesville is growing as evidenced by new housing areas and commercial projects, Mayor Jim Thomas said during Thursday's city council meeting.

July 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Public works facilities no longer 'tin shanty'

Construction near the railroad tracks on E.G. Miles Parkway has been ongoing for some time, often causing drivers to rubber-neck to see what's going on.

July 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Vandals strike well, road signs

Vandals recently struck several locations in Long County, including the Ludowici Well Pavilion, according to both the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Department.

July 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Challenger McClelland, incumbent Nobles round out Long County sheriff candidates

The final feature of the series previewing contested races in Long County focuses on the final two candidates for sheriff: challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles. They are running against challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers, who were previewed in Wednesday's edition of the Courier.

July 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Crash kills Jesup man

A Jesup man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Thursday in Walthourville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Thornell King.

July 12, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Heated words at town hall

Tempers flared and sharp words were hurled at community leaders by residents at Wednesday's TSPLOST town hall meeting at Savannah Tech's Liberty County campus.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


No summer break for homelessness

For the fortunate, summer may mean lounging on beaches and weekend excursions.

July 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retreat aims at city goals and priorities

City Manager Billy Edwards said he, Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard and City Attorney Linnie Darden will be among the leaders attending the annual planning workshop July 18-21 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ballance, Rogers two of four up for Long County sheriff

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the sheriff's race. The first part of the preview looks at challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers. The second part of the preview will run Friday and look at challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles.

July 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Working through the heat

Today's forecast predicts temperatures will be down slightly from what they've been in recent days, but that's little comfort for people whose jobs put them outside most of the time.

July 10, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


TSPLOST gets airings

Two opportunities to learn more about TSPLOST and voice opinions on it are coming up in Liberty County.

July 10, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


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Long trips to Savannah persist

RICHMOND HILL - Repairs to the damaged Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 will not start until next month, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville mayor appointed to state public infrastructure panel

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas has been appointed to Georgia's Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act Guidelines Committee, Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently.

August 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Spots open on sheriff's citizen academy

A few spots remain open for the upcoming Liberty County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy.

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Prisoners may build Long County animal shelter

State and local officials met recently in Ludowici to discuss funding options for a proposed animal rescue shelter in Long County.

August 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Teen pleads to charges from fatal wreck

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County teenager charged in an September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people, including a Liberty County resident, has pled ...

August 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Porter wins lawsuit claim, awarded $3.5 million

A Liberty County jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million for the death of Barbara Porter in a lawsuit brought by her widower, Kenneth Porter.

August 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife ...

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of ...

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug ...

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently ...

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep ...

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


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