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Bombing range expansion OKed

The Department of the Navy on Friday released information officially confirming the expansion of Townsend Bombing Range in Long County. Confident the announcement was coming, the Long County Commission on Thursday held a town-hall meeting at Long County Middle School to discuss the expansion's effects on the county.

February 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Jeep plows through Motel 6

A Jeep plowed through the side of Motel 6 on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville on Tuesday morning. According to Hinesville Police Department Traffic Investigator Lt. Bill Kirkendall, two vacant rooms were damaged extensively, and the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but no one was injured.

February 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Officials plotting November SPLOST vote

Government officials, educators, Fort Stewart representatives, business leaders and others met Friday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway for a mid-year review, to contemplate how far the community has come since a community-wide planning workshop was held last May.

February 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Few costs from area's 'snow days'

Erring on the side of caution, local schools closed Wednesday and Thursday, and government offices closed Wednesday, following predictions that winter weather would make area roads dangerously slick.

February 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


School board hears fund requests

Liberty County School System department heads offered board of education members first glance at the price tags for a number of proposed initiatives and programs Tuesday during the board's annual retreat.

February 01, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


County sets candidate qualifying fees

The Liberty County Commission set qualifying fees Tuesday, ahead of the May 20 primary election. The general election will be Nov. 4.

January 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Despite forecast, not much snow and ice here

Although severe weather, including an accumulation of snow and ice, had been predicted for the Coastal Georgia area Wednesday and Thursday, Liberty County experienced only rain early Wednesday morning.

January 31, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Long court clerk brings in $1 million

Long County Superior Court Clerk Sherry Long recently reported that her office collected $1,028,128 from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2013.

January 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Stewart/Hunter open as usual Thursday

* Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will reopen at 8 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30.

January 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


DOT reports on road conditions

JESUP – Georgia DOT crews have been traveling state roads in Southeast Georgia throughout the night, according to the district office here.

January 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


DOT reports on road conditions

JESUP – Georgia DOT crews have been traveling state roads in Southeast Georgia throughout the night, according to the district office here.

January 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Local news


Ice warning lifted; weather still bad

The ice storm warning that had been in effect in our area has been cancelled. But the winter storm warning is still in effect until 5 p.m. Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Shelter available for homeless

The city of Hinesville and Liberty County Homeless Coalition can find shelter for people tonight if they have no other place to stay, according to the city's homeless prevention coordinator Daisy Jones.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Many closings Wednesday for storm

Here's a list of some of the closings we've learned of Tuesday morning.

January 28, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 27-Feb. 7

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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AASU unveils new Liberty Center plan

Local leaders got a glimpse of the future Tuesday during a Hinesville Rotary Club meeting when Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and Liberty Center Director retired Col. Peter Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new Liberty campus. The unveiling was held during a Rotary luncheon at the La Quinta Inn on Highway 84 in Flemington.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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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