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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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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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