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Pipeline proposed to run through area

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. hopes to build a pipeline through the Southeast, including an offshoot that would run through Liberty County.

March 05, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Harris Neck descendants hope to lease ancestral land

Descendants of the original 70-plus African-American families who had their property taken through eminent domain in 1942 are hoping the government will agree to their recent requests to lease a portion of their ancestral lands.

February 09, 2015 | By Patty Leon | News


Count finds 37 possible homeless people

More than 70 Liberty County residents volunteered the night of Jan. 26 to assist with a count of homeless people in the county.

February 06, 2015 | By Randy Murray | News


Three injured in Long Co. crash

Three people where injured Saturday afternoon in a two-car collision in Long County.

January 31, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Drilling off Georgia coast proposed

The federal government is proposing opening the Atlantic Ocean to offshore drilling, and is soliciting comments from the public.

January 30, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Ken Smiley dies

January 29, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Controlled burn could bring smoke

Three burns in training areas of Fort Stewart are set for today and could bring smoke into the Hinesville area.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Ludowici hires new attorney, limits mayoral terms

On Jan. 13, at the Ludowici City Council's first meeting of the year, members voted unanimously to contract out Bob Pirkle as the city's attorney. The council set Pirkle's base annual salary at $9,600. His hiring follows the death of attorney Joe Kitchings, who died Dec. 31, after serving as the city's attorney since March 2010.

January 27, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Activist, artist will be missed by many

A strong proponent in the preservation of historic Allenhurst was found dead Wednesday night.

January 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | News


Allenhurst mayor pro-tem dies

Amanda Cox, a Liberty County native who was mayor pro-tem of Allenhurst, has died, according to Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce.

January 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Long commissioners elect new chairman

Dwight Gordon is the new chairman of the Long County Commission.

January 22, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Man cited in Georgia for eating burger while driving

MARIETTA, Ga. – A man says he was cited by police outside Atlanta for eating a cheeseburger while driving.

January 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | News


City renames West Mills for Edelle Osgood

The city of Hinesville renamed West Mills Avenue during a ceremony held Jan. 3 where West Mills intersects with Rebecca Street. To posthumously honor Edelle Osgood, a local resident who served the community and city for many years, the street now bears her name.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


Sunbury, Island planning meet Jan. 22

The sixth of 12 community-planning meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Dorchester Village Civic Center, 1804 Islands Highway in Midway. The meeting, hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, will let area residents offer input on the next comprehensive plan.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Governor addresses schools, transportation

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | News


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Jury finds man guilty in Fort Stewart soldier’s death

It took a jury of eight women and four men just one hour to find Carl Evan Swain guilty of murder and conspiracy to commit murder for money in the 2013 killing of his brother-in-law, Army Spc. John Eubank.

March 27, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


Faith Baptist pastor speaks out

The Ludowici pastor at the center of a storm after his facilities were raided Wednesday night by agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Agency defended his school Thursday and acknowledged there were defects in the students' living quarters.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Former Walthourville police chief arrested

Former Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget has been arrested for theft of government funds and violation of oath of office in metro Atlanta, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Students removed from private school

Federal and state authorities apparently removed students from housing at a private school in Ludowici Wednesday afternoon.

March 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Fender bender on 84 in Hinesville

A two-vehicle accident on Highway 84 in Hinesville sent one woman to a hospital Wednesday. According to Hinesville Police Patrol Officer Jimmel Hargrove, the accident occurred around 12:15 pm.

March 25, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | News


Savannah Tech introduces funding campaign for Liberty Campus

Hinesville Rotarians were given an up-close look at the new fundraising campaign for Savannah Technical College at their meeting Tuesday at the college's Liberty Campus.

March 24, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | News


Chief: Man bites Ludowici police officer

A man who ran from Ludowici police officers trying to arrest him on an outstanding warrant bit one of those officers, leaving an impression on her forearm, police said.

March 24, 2015 | Mike Riddle | News


Trial in Fort Stewart soldier's slaying is underway

A jury was selected and the trial started this week in federal court in Savannah in the death of a Fort Stewart soldier.

March 24, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


County may charge accident impact fees

Bryan County Emergency Services could be the next public-safety agency to seek compensation from insurance companies for the cost of responding to vehicle crashes.

March 21, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Milton-Jones to keynote 11 Black Men scholarship banquet

The 11 Black Men of Liberty County will host the 21st Annual Scholarship Banquet at the Club Stewart Ballroom on Saturday. A reception will be held from 6:15-6:45 p.m., and dinner will begin at 7 p.m.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Circus coming to Hinesville

The Lewis & Clark Circus will take place at Bryant Commons Park Saturday and Sunday.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Dorchester Village Civic Center to dedicate Dennis Christiansen Pavilion

The Dorchester Village Civic Center will host a dedication of the Dennis Christiansen Pavilion at 3 p.m. Sunday.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Injured deputy's wife forgives alleged drunk driver

A probation revocation hearing for the man accused of injuring a former Liberty County deputy at the Port of Savannah was continued until May 5.

March 19, 2015 | By Patty Leon | News


No farm market today

Today's Downtown Farmers Market has been canceled because of the rain, according to a release from Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Hearing on offshore drilling in Savannah

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will hold a public meeting Tuesday on proposed offshore drilling along the Georgia coast.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


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