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Baby, it could get cold out tonight

A freeze warning will be in effect for most of Georgia starting at midnight. That includes Long County. Even the western two-thirds of Liberty will be under a freeze watch, according to the National Weather Service's Charleston office.

March 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Spring sprang this a.m.

Spring began at 1:14 this morning.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | 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


Long Co. newcomers encouraged to attend meetings

The U.S. Census Bureau reported that from 2010-12, Long County was the fifth-fastest growing county in the nation. With new people coming into the county, many are unfamiliar with the local governing bodies and when they meet.

February 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Skies expected to start clearing

After a day of rain and two days of cloudy skies, the National Weather Service is forecasting that our skies will start clearing this afternoon.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Public health delays opening

Due to the possibility of dangerous winter weather, health departments in Liberty and Long counties will delay opening until 10 a.m. on Thursday, February 13. Coastal Health District officials will re-evaluate the time of the delayed openings at those two health departments should conditions deteriorate overnight.

February 13, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


HDDA to hold special called meeting

There will be a special called meeting of Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board of directors, to include an executive session, at 4 p.m. Thursday in the third-floor conference room of the Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive.

February 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Senate candidate campaigns in Hinesville

A crowd of about 35 people welcomed U.S. Senate hopeful Michelle Nunn on Tuesday to Hinesville's Bryant Commons, where they listened to the candidate talk about her platform, specifically veterans' issues.

February 12, 2014 | By Michelle K.W. Ricketson Correspondent | Local news


Animal control, E-911 focus of Long meeting

The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a town-hall meeting at Walker Elementary School in Ludowici.

February 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


H-ville Council recognizes one of its own

Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas recognized Councilman David Anderson as they began their meeting Thursday afternoon.

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


State seeks opinions on Highway 144 widening

Anyone interested in the planned widening of Highway 144 will want to mark Feb. 20 on the calendar.

February 10, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Snow not expected here

No snow is forecast for Coastal Georgia, even though winter storm warnings and watches have been issued for north and central parts of the state.

February 10, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Carter raises most in congressional campaign

This is an election year and with the primaries moved up to May 20, candidates vying for national offices are rushing to file statements of candidacy and disclose campaign contributions with the Federal Election Commission.

February 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Timeline set for comprehensive plan

In a public hearing held during Tuesday's county commission meeting, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Executive Director Jeff Ricketson recommended a two-year schedule for community-planning meetings. These planning sessions will be held to garner public input so residents have a voice in how they would like to see their communities develop, Ricketson said.

February 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County fire coordinator resigns

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown resigned Monday, county officials confirmed this week. Ashdown had served as the county's first fire coordinator for more than eight years.

February 07, 2014 | By 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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