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Charlie Jones dies

One of Liberty County's most distinguished citizens, Charles M. Jones, 76, died Wednesday at Hospice of Savannah.

May 18, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


City may spend millions to save money

The Hinesville City Council will soon decide whether to spend millions to conceivably save millions in a complex development deal.

May 18, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Disaster declaration covers area

Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in 21 counties in southeast Georgia.

May 18, 2007 | Staff report | News


Liberty gets funding in state budget

Liberty County was one of the state's big winners when the Georgia General Assembly recently passed the $20.2 billion fiscal year 2008 budget.

May 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Uniting to aid tourism -- sort off

Hinesville, Flemington and Liberty County have agreed to share almost a quarter million in tax dollars to aid tourism, but a law could paralyze the effort by slapping heavy restrictions on their spending.

May 17, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Flames scorch 90 acres in Long

Firefighters who battled a 90-acre blaze in Long County Monday were able to stop the flames from consuming at least one home.

May 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Republicans active with conventions

Liberty County Republicans have recently been active in county and district conventions.

May 15, 2007 | Staff report | News


Drought conditions 'severe' here

Raging forest fires, water scarcity and environmental decay are just a few major dilemmas resulting from this year's statewide drought.

May 15, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


BoE sets key goals

During an all-day retreat this week at The Heritage Bank, the Liberty County Board of Education decided to stick with its five goals developed with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The board plans to make the information available to the public.

May 15, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


MACE sees impact drugs have on children

"It's shocking when we go and serve a search warrant at a house and they have a toddler walking around while a pile of marijuana is just sitting on top of the table, readily accessible," said an agent with the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement (MACE) drug task force who asked that his name not be revealed to protect his identity.

May 15, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Liberty not immune to child abuse, neglect

A 3-year-old boy cries himself to sleep each night from lack of food. A 12-year-old girl wanders the streets during the day instead of going to school. A family of four kids and two parents live in a bug infested, dilapidated trailer without running water.

May 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Walthourville in hot water over water use

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is cracking down on the city of Walthourville for its water use.

May 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Documents shed light on slavery here

As African American slaves once inhabited this area years ago, a hint of irony lingers since they too lived in a county predicated on and named for its liberty.

May 12, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Apology to be sought for slavery

State Rep. Al Williams is not giving up on his goal for Georgia to issue an official apology for slavery.

May 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Relay for life exceeds goals

Liberty County's Relay for Life has proven to be a huge success, with more than $163,000 in donations being raised for the American Cancer Society, according to organizers.

May 10, 2007 | Staff report | News


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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


Former mayor decides to try it again

Allen Brown, who served as Hinesville mayor from 1992-99, announced Thursday he intends to run again for the office.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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