Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently was honored by his peers and the Georgia Sheriff Association.
Even if Congress extends all or part of the so-called Bush income-tax cuts, most Americans still can expect to pay higher federal taxes in 2013 due to new taxes established by the Affordable Care Act and an end to a temporary payroll-tax reduction to the Social Security tax rate.
Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran has come full circle, finishing his career where he first began.
Several of Liberty County's elected officers for terms beginning in 2013 were sworn into office Thursday in a ceremony that packed a courtroom in the Liberty County Justice Center.
As we close the door on 2012, the Courier recalls stories that grabbed attention, piqued our interest and affected the community in the past 12 months. This is the final segment of a four-part series.
Liberty County welcomed new and returning leaders to their offices Thursday, but the joyous occasion for some was overshadowed by the fact that there were two ceremonies - and whether intentional or not, they were divided by race and gender.
Several elected and appointed Long County officials were sworn into their positions Dec. 18 at the Long County Courthouse. Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge Paul Rose and Long County Chief Magistrate and Probate Judge Marie Middleton administered the oaths of office. Rose swore in Middleton, who was re-elected to a four-year term.
Jan. 1 marks the official start of new four-year terms for some of Liberty County's recently elected officials, many of whom gathered on the justice center steps Thursday morning to be sworn in.
Three men and one minor were arrested for allegedly burglarizing a home Christmas Day in Long County.
One man spent Christmas behind bars and now faces numerous charges, and another man turned himself in after a car plowed into a Hinesville residence Tuesday.
Local and state law-enforcement agencies are ready to respond to emergencies like a hostage situation or an active shooter, according to Maj. J.W. Hodges, Hinesville assistant police chief, and Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Public Safety.
As we close the door on 2012, the Courier recalls stories that grabbed attention and affected the community in the last 12 months. This is the third in a four-part series.
One man spent Christmas behind bars and faces numerous charges while another man has turned himself in after a car plowed into a Hinesville residence Tuesday.
When Liberty County Commission Chairman John McIver adjourned the board's Dec. 20 meeting, he was adjourning more than that session.
Mayor Jim Thomas said he and Liberty County leaders plan to form an alliance with leaders of other communities surrounding Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. The alliance will serve as a collective voice, expressing concerns to leaders in Washington about future military base closures, he said.
County commissioners had a short mid-month meeting in August that included a proclamation, department updates and an intergovernmental agreement with the Liberty Regional Medical Center ...