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School board finalizes dress code policy

The Liberty County school board Tuesday approved a finalization of the uniform dress code policy allowing jewelry in piercings in ear lobes only.

May 26, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Storm watch lifted

A tropical storm watch that had been issued for the coast along South Georgia and Florida has been discontinued, the National Weather Service announced Thursday morning.

May 25, 2007 | Staff report | News


Debate rages over guns and mental health

In the wake of the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine reported to the Virginia-Pilot newspaper, that he was working on legislation to close a loophole in the state's gun laws.

May 24, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Perdue withdraws veto of budget

After a three-week standoff with Republican leaders in the Georgia House, Gov. Sonny Perdue withdrew his veto of the midyear budget on Tuesday, opting instead to give a line-item veto for a one-time tax rebate for Georgia property owners.

May 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Kansas policeman's death felt here

The death of a Kansas policeman Tuesday from injuries suffered during the massive wave of storms that swept that area Friday was felt on Fort Stewart, as a young soldier readied to deploy to Iraq.

May 24, 2007 | Staff report | News


Hinesville ponders drainage improvements, paying for it

Hinesville city officials may have a plan to lessen the impact of storm-water pollution, which has reportedly played a significant role in disrupting the ecosystem of the marshes.

May 24, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Residents in need to get help

While problems of poverty linger throughout the area, some disadvantaged residents will soon receive a helping hand from Liberty County and the state.

May 22, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


East-end sewage plant to cost $30 million

The Liberty County Development Authority has decided to borrow up to $30 million to fund construction of a large, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant to serve East Liberty.

May 22, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Burn ban in place in Long County

"Don't burn anything, period," was the blanket statement given by Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Darrell Ballance, when asked about current restrictions on burning in Long County.

May 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Weapon found near High School

Liberty County Sheriff's Department and Liberty County School System officials confirmed a gun was found near the Liberty County High School campus Thursday.

May 19, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Wreck victim survived by 3 young boys

Police are still investigating the cause of an early morning crash on Airport Road that took the life of 33-year-old Brittney Ann Cassell.

May 18, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


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


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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


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


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