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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


$100,000 in rewards for arrest

Peter J. Meyer, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, was laid to rest with military honors at the United States Military Academy at West Point Tuesday.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


Area's lawmaker sworn-in in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earl L. "Buddy" Carter was sworn in to the 114th United States Congress Tuesday as the representative for Georgia's First Congressional District, which covers Liberty and Long counties.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


Local phone-company owner elected for hall of fame

Glenn E. Bryant, former owner of Hinesville Telephone Company, has been elected to the Telephone Hall of Fame of the Independent Telecommunications Pioneer Association. He will be inducted April 27 at the association's annual assembly in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

December 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Lawmaker gets committee appointments

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep.-elect Earl L. "Buddy" Carter recently earned appointment to several posts with seats on the Homeland Security, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.

December 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Ludowici looking at providing public defenders

The Ludowici City Council decided during its Dec. 9 meeting to accept bids from prospective attorneys to provide legal counsel for defendants appearing in city court.

December 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Shooting suspect considered armed, dangerous

A suspect in the shooting of a Walthourville man during a home invasion Tuesday has been identified by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Ludowici/Long names fireflighter of year

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department named Ronnell Houston its firefighter of the year during the department's annual Christmas party last Friday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Man shot during home invasion

A Walthourville couple awoke to a home invasion in progress early Tuesday morning, and the male resident was injured by gunfire.

December 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Long Commission asked to stagger terms

Newly elected 4th District Commissioner Clifton DeLoach attended his first commission meeting Tuesday since being sworn in - and wasted no time in introducing a drastic idea for future elections.

December 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Former Midway Mayor Don Emmons dies

Don Emmons, 74, of Midway, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Liberty selected for housing assistance program

Five Georgia communities have been selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, a public-private initiative focused on helping communities grow their economies through housing-related solutions.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Long BoE adds half day to Christmas holiday

The Long County Board of Education voted during its recent monthly meeting to close all schools after lunch Dec. 18 to kick off Christmas break and give students and teachers an extra half-day off.

December 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


RH sewage plant may be partially solar-powered

Richmond Hill's new wastewater-treatment plant could be partially powered by solar energy when it opens for business in 2015.

November 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Hearing on new I-95 exit generally positive

Georgia Department of Transportation Board member Ann Purcell likes to joke she will have life-size photo cutouts of herself and Bryan County Commission Chairman Jimmy Burnsed made in case neither lives long enough to see work begin on the long-anticipated I-95 interchange at Belfast Keller Road.

November 27, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | 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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