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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


Liberty NAACP founder dies

November 25, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Animal-sanctuary addresses Long Commission

Safe Hollow Animal Sanctuary founder Debbie Calicutt addressed the Long County Commission during its recent November meeting about an ongoing issue with a neighbor.

November 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Plan for Midway area topic of meeting

The fifth of 12 community-planning meetings, hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


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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


$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


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