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Job fair Thursday focuses on veterans; others welcome, too

About 20 employers will be recruiting workers at a career fair for veterans and other job seekers on Thursday in Savannah.

June 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Confusion over Hinesville ordinances stalls Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission applications

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled two petitions at its May 17 meeting because of confusion over Hinesville city ordinances.

May 31, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Homeless program marks 10 years, announces expansion

"Without shelter, life can be horrendous," said the Rev. Dale Thornton, pastor of First United Methodist Church at the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless' 10th anniversary celebration May 17.

May 31, 2016 | By Irving White Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty County workshop discusses SPLOST, Wi-Fi, economic development

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - County and city leaders attended their annual two-day countywide planning workshop, Wednesday and Thursday at The King and Prince resort to discuss new initiatives and review department activities.

May 31, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Sheriffs win primaries; 2 runoffs in Long County

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs won their respective primaries Tuesday, one Long County commissioner primary went to a recount Friday, and another Long commissioner primary might go to a recount next week.

May 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

County leaders develop action plans to address issues

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Developing action plans for three issues in Liberty County was the focus for day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop at The King and Prince resort.

May 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates, and limiting lane closures on state routes that directly serve major tourist and recreation centers.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop


May 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been lowered to the new rating of 05/5X from 6/9.

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.

May 25, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news

Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to unofficial vote totals.

May 24, 2016 | Staff report | Local news

Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news

Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news

GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 in Liberty County. The funds are part of the fiscal 2016 Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant Off-System Safety Program, according to a news release issued Thursday night.

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and ...

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Navy chief has fond memories of life at sea

WATCH A SHORT VIDEO of Ernie Mitchell.

February 27, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Deputies seek man who allegedly led them on high speed chase onto I-95

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Michael James Waller Jr after he allegedly led deputies on ...

February 27, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

City probes IT failure

An investigation into what slowed or shut down IT services Tuesday for the city of Hinesville continues, officials said.

February 26, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Hinesville fire captain dies

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2018) – City of Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) Captain Earnest "Moe" McDuffie died Tuesday, February 20 while performing fire department mandated physical ...

February 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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