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Long commisisoners divide duties

The Long County Commission in May had a complete overhaul, with five new members being elected.

July 17, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Road work outside new school OKed

The Long County Board of Education signed an intergovernmental agreement Monday with the Long County Board of Commissioners to complete the required deceleration lane in front of the new high school. Last week, commissioners signed the agreement and now, according to Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters, everything is on track to complete the work by the time the school opens for the 2013-14 academic year.

July 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City considers way to attract water park

City leaders are working months ahead in preparation for required changes to their districts if an annexation referendum is passed by Liberty County residents in isolated areas on the west side of Hinesville.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HPD blotter for July 15

June 10: Burglary (forced entry) - An officer was called to a residence after a woman cleaning the home noticed a bedroom window was broken. Broken glass was inside and outside the window. The officer observed most of the furniture was missing, but the complainant said the homeowner was in the process of moving. The homeowner was contacted, and he asked the complainant to see if his son's laptop was in the dining room. It was not, and the victim was unsure whether any other items were missing. The homeowners planned to return to their residence to see if anything ...

July 15, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Community leader Gary Dodd dies

Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died Saturday morning.

July 15, 2013 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Sunday alcohol sales likely on Hville ballot

Among the 12 agenda items considered on the first day of the 2013 city planning workshop was a proposal to change the city's ordinance for alcohol sales.

July 15, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Community activist Gary Dodd dies

Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died about 2 a.m. Saturday.

July 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici cuts taxes by a mill

In an effort to support the citizens of Ludowici, according to Mayor James Fuller, the city council on Tuesday lowered the city's millage rate by one mill.

July 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County agrees to help clean up Ludowici Depot

The Long County Commissioners on July 2 heard resident requests to clean up the former Ludowici Train Depot and for permission to sell firearms from a private home.

July 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Sheriff asks that firing guns in neighborhoods be banned

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday and asked it to pass two new ordinances, one of which deals with using firearms in residential areas.

July 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Retail study funding questioned

Liberty County commissioners Tuesday didn't refuse a request for funding to hire a consultant to recruit retail business, but not all of the commissioners appeared to like the idea.

July 05, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Bombing range expansion funds denied

Long County leaders didn't receive the news they'd been hoping for last week regarding their recent request for impact funding from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project.

July 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Apparent robbery led to coach's death

Ernie Walthour Sr., a youth-sports supporter and well-known community member, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. Monday outside a Midway mobile home, the apparent victim of an armed robbery, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

July 03, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Leaders talk SPLOST at luncheon

Liberty County leaders last week held their first-ever state-of-the-county luncheon address.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Proof-of-citizenship ruling hits home

The United States Supreme Court last week struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, which effectively blocks part of a similar law in Georgia.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Water pressure on Airport Road lowered

Water customers near Airport Road will have lower water pressure due to renovations.

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Detour in Walthourville this weekend

At the request of CSX Railroad, the Georgia DOT is planning a three-day road closure in conjunction with railroad crossing improvements on Highway 119 in ...

February 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Re-entry group needs more housing

The Liberty County Re-Entry Coalition is seeking reentry housing partners to help them serve recently released and paroled prisoners who return to the Liberty County ...

February 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Man pays $460 restitution in dog case

The man who took responsibility for an accident that killed a family's pet dog in December has paid restitution.

February 05, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pete is one popular cat

"The moral of Pete's story is no matter what you step in you just keep walking along and singing your song because it's ...

February 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Schools' finance officer threatens lawsuit

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is being threatened with a lawsuit by the system's chief financial officer, Roger Reese, according to ...

February 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Authorities find missing man

UPDATE: Larry "Tony" Thompson has been located unharmed. He is safe and back with family.

February 03, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Microplastics could be major concern along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage ...

February 03, 2017 | By Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


City Council amends part of zoning ordinance

The Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's zoning ordinance relating to nonconforming uses and structures.

February 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police get boy out of tree

Showing there is much more to their jobs than just chasing bad guys, Hinesville Police Officers rescued a young boy stuck in a tree Thursday ...

February 02, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Police seek suspects in troubling case

The Hinesville Police Department is seeking out the suspect or suspects responsible for entering and vandalizing the vehicle of a Hinesville man Sunday.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia NAACP: Trump is 'divider in chief'

The head of the Georgia NAACP is among those calling Donald Trump an "illegitimate president."

February 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Family coping with loss of pet killed by pit bulls

The holidays were all but ruined for Marvis Robinson and her family.

February 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Re-Entry program orientation is Saturday

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is set to host a five-week course called SOAR from Dreams to Reality.

February 01, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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