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Shelter received eight violations

Long County authorities still are searching for Christiane Judd, the owner of the now-defunct Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici, where countless animal remains were discovered the morning of May 16.

May 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Effort under way to preserve Jordye Bacon house

A community's unique history can come in packages smaller than a courthouse or mansion, such as a craftsman-style bungalow.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Part of Forest Street sidewalk to be replaced

Although pleased with the recently completed reconstruction of Forest Street, the Hinesville City Council approved having the project's contractor replace some sections of the sidewalk to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements during a regular meeting Thursday.

May 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County may consider appealing census count

Liberty County commissioners discussed several options Thursday for appealing what most local officials consider an inaccurate 2010 Census count.

May 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resource fair to help those in financial need

Homeless and low- to no-income individuals are invited to a resource fair June 4 at the National Guard Armory to connect with services offered by local businesses and government entities to make life a little bit easier.

May 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici gets $87,500 grant for sewer work

Ludowici was approved for a loan of $87,500 on May 13 to finance its wastewater-treatment facility, according to a news release provided by Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway council aims to hire officers, update utilities ordinance

Midway City Council will meet today with the hopes of hiring two police officers. The city has funded an additional officer for the current budget year and now also seeks a replacement for Officer Jeanette Griffin, who resigned earlier this month.

May 20, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Discovery of remains raises questions

More questions than answers have surfaced regarding the carnage found Monday morning on the site of the former Loonie Farms Animal Rescue facility in Ludowici.

May 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Pet remains found at site of shelter

Hundreds of bones and animal carcasses were uncovered Monday morning by local animal-rescue groups at the site of Loonie Farms Rescue Shelter in Long County. Representatives from local shelters and animal-welfare organizations said they received word from Christiane Judd that she was closing up Loonie Farms and not returning.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man hurt when truck flips

A Savannah man seriously was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident on North Coastal Highway.

May 18, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friday wreck snarls traffic

An accident Friday evening snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 84 and Darsey Road in Hinesville after a driver failed to yield a stop sign, according to Hinesville Police Department accident investigators.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials dedicate justice center

During a dedication ceremony Saturday morning, downtown Hinesville was crowded with residents who wanted to get a sneak peek inside the new Liberty County Justice Center that sits on the corner of Main Street and MLK Drive.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


St. Catherines artifacts still in spotlight

The Franciscan mission that was buried within St. Catherines Island has been a treasure trove of history, and David Hurst Thomas, curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, has spent much of his career bringing those treasures into the light of day.

May 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Local news


Defense requests mistrial in soldier's capitol case

The murder trial of Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich was interrupted this week when the defense requested a mistrial because the prosecution failed to share information with them concerning Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson, one of the victims in the case.

May 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Staff Writer | Local news


Town hall meeting addresses fire damage

Long County held its "after the smoke clears" town hall meeting Wednesday night at Smiley Elementary School.

May 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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