As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier put together a year-in-review from the year's top headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred. The following is a look back at stories from January 2010.
Thirteen-year-old Charlotte Foxx has a lot going on in her life. Between balancing online class work, launching a music career and founding a national charity called Bundles for Babies, the list of things the young Liberty County resident can do appears endless - even mind-boggling. Her charity, Bundles for Babies, partnered with March of Dimes in 2008 to help provide education and resources for families who have premature babies. Donations from Savannah to Nashville, ...
A Bradwell Institute Spanish teacher will kick off the holiday with a $750,000 win. Hinesville resident Frank Boguszewski won his prize playing the Georgia Lottery's holiday-themed instant game Jingle Jumbo Bucks.
Liberty County Commissioners Marion Stevens, District 1; Donald Lovette, District 2; and Connie Thrift, District 3, were sworn into office Monday, Dec. 20, in the commission board room at the courthouse annex.
After a Dec. 20 budget session, the Midway City Council will meet again Dec. 27 to continue deliberations on the budget, which will go into effect Jan. 1.
There was little business to address at the Long County Board of Education's December meeting, but the panel did take another step toward preparing for a new high school. After a PowerPoint presentation by Craig Buckley, Buckley, & Associates, the board voted to approve the construction management at risk process.
Are more people riding the buses? Hinesville District 4 City Council Member Keith Jenkins asked Mayor Jim Thomas during a council meeting last week. Jenkins told the council some of his constituents say they see few passengers riding the new Liberty Transit bus system.
In routine business at its December meeting, the Ludowici City Counci: • Approved a measure to continue having their monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. The council had been meeting at this time on a trial basis, but decided to make it permanent. • Approved a measure that will allow three minutes to anyone who wants to speak at a city council meeting. • Approved a measure to allow ...
The Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies, detectives and correctional officers officially were sworn in Wednesday by Sheriff Steve Sikes. The ceremonies continued Thursday morning when Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall administered the oath of office to Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tom Durden, who is nearing 30 years of service in the circuit.
The Hinesville City Council ratified Thursday the submission of a grant request to help fund the final phase of the Memorial Drive realignment project. The city proposes to realign Central Avenue to the intersection of Welborn Street, north of Westside Baptist Ministry.
Motorists going over the hill to grandma's house for the holidays should have an easier trip on I-95 since the highway has finally been widened to six lanes.
The Midway City Council at a recent meeting received a preview of plans for the library, swimming pool, picnic area, walking trail and playground slated to be built at the former Liberty Elementary School site. Midway's city government temporarily occupies part of the LES complex, which is now owned by the county.
Gov. Sonny Perdue awarded the Liberty County Development Authority a $1 million OneGeorgia EDGE grant for the Firth Rixson Forgings site and the city of Hinesville a $500,000 OneGeorgia Equity grant for the Bryant Commons park project Wednesday in Dublin.
The Hinesville City Council heard from residents Tuesday, regarding a proposed change to the city's zoning ordinance that would make it possile for tattoo parlors to open in the city. Council members are considering amending the ordinance's distance requirements, particularly concerning distances between tattoo studios and residences, schools, churches and businesses that sell alcohol. The city scheduled the hearing after Carter Ink Tattoos and Piercings owner Ray Carter first approached the council in October, asking ...
Fort Stewart authorities released the name of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who was stabbed to death on Dec. 8.
The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people - a juvenile female and a man - have been arrested in Long County in connection with the fatal shooting.
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