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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


Walthourville ponders affordable housing

Hoping to assist low-income residents, the Walthourville City Council is working to make housing in the city more affordable.

May 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


BoE starting search for superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education had a goal-setting retreat Monday and found their goals inextricably tied to the need for finding a new superintendent.

May 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


$250,000 lotto ticket sold in Riceboro

ATLANTA - A construction manager is all smiles after winning $250,000 in the April 6 Mega Millions drawing.

May 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | News


Council split on red-light cameras

Tensions surfaced Thursday as Hinesville City Council members disputed the necessity of installing red-light cameras in town.

May 08, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Area colleges eye security measures

The recent shooting spree at Virginia Tech by Seung-Hui Cho, 23, has many colleges and universities reviewing their security measures and policies to ensure students' safety.

May 08, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


College students react to VT shootings

When Georgia Southern University student Christy Curry awoke Monday morning, she had no idea within one lecture period 33 people would be dead on a college campus in Blacksburg, Va.

May 08, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Relay brings out thousands

Details from Friday-Saturday's Liberty County Relay for Life were still coming in Saturday afternoon, but it was pretty clear that it was a success.

May 08, 2007 | Staff report | News


Liberty property owners get some relief

Editor's note: There was a brief AP report Friday morning that said the bills that exempt minor home repairs from increasing tax assessments in Liberty County passed the Georgia General Assembly Thursday night. We'll have more on that Sunday.

May 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


New tool to combat old pest

Millions of critters and mosquitoes are planning their rebirth in Liberty County, and, unfortunately, they're imminently headed to a neighborhood near you.

May 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Structure fires also plague Long County

Two Long County houses were destroyed in separate blazes Sunday night - neither related to the wildfire that consumed an estimated 1,600 acres, authorities said.

May 03, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Voucher bill awaits fill House vote

A bill that would give vouchers to parents of special needs students squeaked its way out of a key Georgia House committee last week.

May 03, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Families planning to rebuild after fires

Three Liberty County families are struggling to rebuild after unrelated fires destroyed or heavily damaged their homes. All of them are in need of donations.

May 03, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Libraries hope to be growing

The Liberty County Library Board was sharply focused Monday on a new main library for Hinesville and relocation of the Midway/Riceboro Branch to the Midway community center complex.

May 03, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Lawmakers' pay garnished for taxes

State Rep. Al Williams of Midway is among a handful of Georgia legislators who have had their state paychecks garnished because of delinquent income tax.

May 01, 2007 | By Andrea Washington and Joe Parker Staff writer and correspondent | 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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