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Man who grabbed charity jar here caught

A Florida man allegedly responsible for a multi-jurisdictional chase through Liberty County and Jasper County, S.C. Monday was arrested early Wednesday morning in Laurens County.

April 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Kingston voted Online Politician of Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet has honored U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston with its "People's Choice Award for Online Politician of the Year" during a ceremony here.

April 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | News


Apparent suicide ends police standoff

A daylong standoff between the Long County Sheriff's Department and a local man in the Sand Hill Area of the county, ended in an apparent suicide on Sunday.

April 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Light bulbs spark church annex fire

Sixty-watt bulbs, used in place of 40-watt bulbs, have been determined to be the cause of a blaze that heavily damaged a church annex Friday, according to authorities.

April 19, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Deputies describe standoff

A Long County man, Dudley Epling, 70, who lived in the Sand Hill area, held police at bay for several hours Sunday and then took his own life instead of surrendering to law enforcement authorities.

April 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Hinesville prepares to resuscitate downtown

Hinesville lies on the cusp of progression as redevelopment efforts are expected to unfold this summer.

April 19, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Boardwalk at wetlands center burns

By Joe Parker Jr.

April 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Long County eyes zoning ordinance

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center met with the Long County Land Development Code Committee for a workshop Thursday - the first meeting between the two entities aimed at establishing a zoning and regulation land code ordinance for the county.

April 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Sunday sales bill fails to 'cross over'

A number of contentious bills did not make it to the Georgia Senate floor last week, signaling the end of their run in this year's legislative session.

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


LCDA reports delinquent

The Liberty County Development Authority is close to completing its delinquent report of finances for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2006, and has awarded a contract to help with yet-to-file historic preservation annual monitoring reports, the first of which was due in March 2006.

April 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Soldier risks life to save wreck victim

U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Ash acted decisively as he rescued a man from the fiery wreckage of an overturned vehicle last fall.

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


Cause of fatal wreck investigated

A Ludowici woman died in a fatal one-car accident in Walthourville on Saturday.

April 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Vigil for teen killed by train

Family and friends came out Wednesday night to say goodbye and remember a teen killed in a train accident earlier this week.

April 14, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


ESPLOST could represent unsettling trend

By John Deike

April 14, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


House measure may cut kids off PeachCare

A bill approved by the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday could make fewer children eligible for the PeachCare for Kids program.

April 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


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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


Reward offered in Hinesville dog killing

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the killing of a mixed-breed puppy found in a dumpster in Hinesville.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Community rallies around Stewart, troops

There was no place to park outside the Liberty County Performing Arts Center Monday night, so community members attending the public listening session with representatives of the Army's Force Management Office parked on both sides of the road leading back out to U.S. 84.

November 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Senator announced re-election bid

ATLANTA – Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Senator announces re-election bid

ATLANTA – Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today announced he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 17, 2014 | Special to the News | News


Mayor promotes troop-strength meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told business and community leaders Thursday that Monday's listen session with representatives from the Army Force Management Office will be the most important meeting in this community for many years to come.

November 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Groups hope to restore memorial walk

Members from the Long County Historic Preservation Committee, Long County Garden Club and Long County Beautification Committee recently met to decide how a memorial walk and wall would be reconstructed at the Ludowici Garden and Well Pavilion.

November 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Six alleged child predators arrested in, around Savannah

ATLANTA - J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the following arrests at Savannah, Georgia resulting from a inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation activities in the area.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Rec coach gets kicked off field, park

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Long school tax got 64 percent of vote

Long County voters on Tuesday passed a special referendum to increase the millage rate by 1.6 mills to raise funds to build a new school. The referendum passed with 1,354 voters (63.54 percent) endorsing the measure, while 777 (36.46 percent) opposed it. According to previous reports, the tax increase will raise up to $6.1 million dollars and qualify the school system for $25.7 million from the state. The money then will fund construction of a new school to house grades three through eight and make improvements to the transportation and maintenance facilities.

November 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Bryan voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

Two-thirds of local voters said yes to the sale of alcohol on Sundays in the unincorporated parts of Bryan County, but it was unclear early Wednesday exactly when the new law will take effect.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Long voters OK tax hike for new school

Long County voters passed a referendum Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.6 to help build a new school.

November 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Dog killed, left in Dumpster

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the brutal death of a mixed-breed puppy found in a Dumpster early Tuesday morning.

November 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Polls open until 7 tonight

Liberty County voters are deciding whether to renew a sales tax and Long County's are facing whether to increase property taxes during today's midterm elections.

November 04, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Long voters face school tax decision

A proposed new school in Long County dominated a public information meeting Tuesday held by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters and the Board of Education.

November 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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