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Senator bites state's stance on dog fighting

The recent charges leveled against Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for alleged involvement in dog fighting at his Virginia home has one state senator pushing for harsher penalties for the same crime in Georgia.

August 28, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


DFCS building possible; still a long shot

A memo delivered to state agencies could guarantee Liberty County gets a new Department of Family and Children Services building - or simply become the next chapter in the saga of Georgia lawmakers and Gov. Sonny Perdue.

August 28, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Long Commission asked to ponder needs

During their Aug. 7 meeting, Long County commissioners heard several requests from different departments, all having the same "theme" - additional funding.

August 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Riceboro to start Ricefest this year

Despite a quorum of only three members, the Riceboro City Council had a productive meeting this week, deciding among other things to launch the first Ricefest on Nov. 3.

August 25, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Senior center opens doors in Hinesville

Senior Citizens, Inc. opened a new senior center in Liberty County on Aug. 6. And through the Meals on Wheels program, SCI has expanded its home-delivered meals services for seniors in this area.

August 23, 2007 | Staff report | News


Long Co. committee maps out P&Z code

The Long County Land Development Code Committee met with the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center on Aug. 2 and the two panels concluded the planning and zoning ordinance was nearly ready for a final draft.

August 23, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Attorney announces mayoral bid

In front of a large group of supporters, Bob Pirkle announced his campaign to become the next mayor of Hinesville.

August 23, 2007 | Submitted | News


Tips lead to arrest, drug charges

An estimated $188,000 worth of marijuana was confiscated from a home on Seabrook Island, according to law enforcement authorities.

August 23, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Issue resolved: City ditches proposed fences

As residents from Bradwell Street Extension and Kings Road settled into the Hinesville City Hall meeting room this past week to discuss the possibility of constructing fences at the ends of both streets, Councilman Steve Troha immediately made an announcement.

August 23, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Ludowici woman denied bond

Despite an argument from Erica Brennan's defense attorney, John Pirkle, that burns resulting in the death of her 8-year-old stepdaughter may have been the result of a possible seizure while bathing, the woman was denied bond Monday by Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.

August 23, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


City convening annual workshop

The Hinesville City Council convened at Jekyll Island this past week for its annual workshop to collaborate on the various strategies for the betterment of the city.

August 21, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | News


School back in session

Smiles and laughter were abundant as children started a new school year Monday and caught up with friends.

August 21, 2007 | By Emily Peterson Staff Writer | News


Frank Cochran back on track?

This will come as a shock to many, but the extension of Frank Cochran Drive is reportedly only months away from completion.

August 18, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | News


Hot-diggity dog

If you were among those who thought they might be hallucinating Wednesday afternoon, no, that was really the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile.

August 18, 2007 | Staff report | News


LCRD offers after-school program

Registration is now under way for the 2007-2008 Liberty County Recreation Department's after-school program.

August 18, 2007 | Staff report | News


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Blood donation events set for Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

February 24, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


The STARs shine at Chamber lunch

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday, introducing this year's STAR students from Bradwell Institute and Liberty County ...

February 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Carter talks opioids at new Long campus

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., spoke about the opioid crisis and healthcare Tuesday as he toured the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates, Long County ...

February 24, 2018 | Patty Leon | News


Justice Department coordinates nationwide elder fraud sweep

U.S. Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions and law enforcement partners announced recently the largest coordinated sweep of elder fraud cases in history.

February 23, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Georgia Power offers tips to avoid common scams and fraud

Georgia Power works every day to not only keep customers' personal information secure, but also to help inform and educate customers about common scams and ...

February 23, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Highway 84 shutdown in Allenhurst

UPDATE at 3 p.m. Eastbound sections of Highway 84 remain closed. Westbound lanes have opened but delays are still expected.

February 21, 2018 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | News


Coastal district DOT rep among ‘100 Influential Women to Know’

Engineering Georgia magazine recently released its inaugural listing of "100 Influential Women to Know" – women of character, integrity and purpose, and nearly 10 percent of ...

February 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Corps seeking proposals for dredged material projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting proposals for beneficial use of dredged material pilot projects now through March 12.

February 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


I-516 lane closure set for this weekend

In conjunction with the Interstate vegetation management project, contractors for Georgia DOT will close one lane of I-516 near the CSX railroad overpass located between ...

February 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Free flu shots offered in Long County Feb. 20

The Long County Health Department will offer free flu shots 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, to those ages 3 and older ...

February 07, 2018 | Staff Report | News


Ga.'s flu death toll climbs to 51

Georgia has had 51 confirmed flu-related deaths as of Friday, up from 37 on Jan. 31 and 25 the week before.

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


Rep. Williams gets nod for community service

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, received in January a community service award for his dedication and commitment to his community.

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | News


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