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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


$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


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Environmentalist to speak at banquet

Daniel Blackman, a 2014 candidate for Georgia Public Service Commission and a leader in environmental causes in Georgia, will be the keynote speaker at the Liberty County Democratic Party's annual awards banquet Saturday, May 2, at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


1,900-acre manufacturing facility sought for I-16 ‘megasite’

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 24, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten For the Coastal Courier | News


500-plus attend public hearing on proposed pipeline

RICHMOND HILL -- Allen Fore, Kinder Morgan's vice president of public affairs, was the first to speak at Tuesday's public hearing at the Richmond Hill City Center regarding the company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline Project.

April 22, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Long one of fastest growing counties

Long County was one of the fastest-growing counties in Georgia last year, according to data the U.S. Census Bureau released recently.

April 13, 2015 | Staff report | News


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


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