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  • Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff Bobby Smith will be the next probate judge in Long County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff. Smith easily won the runoff over Teresa Odum. Results show that Smith had 794 votes, or 60.5 percent, compared to Odum's 518, or 39.5 percent. In the May 24 primary, Smith received 912 votes and Odum finished second with 634. Rita Simmons ...
  • Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff Incumbent to face Republican challenger Mike Riddle in November Incumbent Robert Long has survived his second close race in a tightly fought Democratic primary for his District 2 seat on the Long County Board of Commissioners. His reward is a third and final race this year. Mike Riddle, who ran unopposed on the Republican ballot, awaits Long in the Nov. 8 general election. According to unofficial results posted on ...
  • BI student elected as state 4-H VP BI student elected as state 4-H VP Georgia 4-H'ers elected nine new individuals to represent them on the Georgia 4-H State Board of Directors during the recent State 4-H Council. Candidates outlined their qualifications for office, answered extemporaneous questions and campaigned throughout the weekend event. Each county across the state sent high school 4-H members as their voting representatives. These youth elected a president, vice president, three ...
  • Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting A finance report that included Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds - and a rough budget estimate - and a major road project bid were among topics the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed during its Thursday meeting. During her finance report, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin discussed the amount of SPLOST funds left for each district and said ...
  • Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting opened with Mayor Allen Brown reading a proclamation recognizing July 24, 2016, as "City of Hinesville Centennial Day," recognizing the anniversary of when Hinesville was incorporated as a city by the General Assembly. Brown also presented an award to Lynn Sikes, the mother of Sherriff Steve Sikes, for her work decades ago when she compiled ...
  • Liberty County School System below Georgia average in financial efficiency; Long district above Liberty County School System below Georgia average in financial efficiency; Long district above The Liberty and Long county school systems are around the statewide average in terms of their financial efficiency, according to a new state rating system. The Financial Efficiency Star Rating measures an individual school district's per-pupil expenditure in relation to the academic achievements of its students. The rating is based on a three-year average of per-pupil spending associated with the ...
  • Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it Woman allegedly cashed check after depositing it Hinesville PD blotter for July 25 Reports filed recently with the Hinesville Police Department include: July 20 Fraud - A Pineland Avenue resident called police because his bank had closed his account after $3,500 had been deposited in it. The report implies the bank took the action because it was out of charcter for the man, who reported that the day before he thought he had ...
  • Area leadership class seeks members Area leadership class seeks members Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course. The deadline to nominate is Aug. 15. Leadership Southeast Georgia aims to foster relationships between leaders in the region and strives to teach conflict resolution, self-awareness and critical thinking that helps to improve business and communication skills. Applicants may be ...
  • Schools announce spring honor lists Schools announce spring honor lists MOUNT VERNON - Joy Gopee of Ludowici qualified for the dean's list at Brewton-Parker College for the spring 2016 semester, Provost Dr. Robert Brian announced. Qualifying students were enrolled in 12 or more hours and earned a GPA of 3.6 or better. Georgia State University dean's list ATLANTA - To be eligible for the dean's list, degree-seeking students with a ...
  • Savanna Tech promotes industrial program at open house Savanna Tech promotes industrial program at open house The industrial systems program at Savannah Technical College will host an open house at the Liberty Campus from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. The campus is at 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville. A news release from the school said industrial systems is a career for those interested in tinkering with and maintaining machinery, or producing and manufacturing with their ...
  • Restaurant open today, ribbon cutting Thursday Restaurant open today, ribbon cutting Thursday Bojangles' will open a new franchise restaurant in Hinesville on Monday. Located at 130 Carter St., just off Highway 84, the restaurant will be operated by Highway 17 Bo LLC, based in Savannah. Founded in 1977 and billing itself as an icon of the South, Bojangles' focuses on chicken, biscuits, made from scratch every 20 minutes and iced tea. Bojangles' ...
  • Lawmaker to tour home Lawmaker to tour home U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., will tour Coastal Manor nursing home in Ludowici from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, contact Carter's Brunswick office at 912-265-9010.
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    Tank work to drop water pressure in western Liberty County Correction: During the July 21 city council meeting, updated information was provided that the work was going to be delayed for several months. The Coastal Courier regrets the error. According to a recent CH2M report, the Airport Road Water Tank will undergo interior renovations beginning Monday. The work will be performed by Utility Service Co. Customers will notice a drop ...
  • Election Day is Tuesday Election Day is Tuesday If you live in Long County and have not yet voted in the runoff election, Tuesday is your last chance. Liberty County has no runoff races. There are two runoffs in Long County. The nonpartisan contest for probate judge is between Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum. The current probate judge, Marie Middleton, chose not to seek re-election. The Democratic runoff ...
  • Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention Clinton campaign asks Williams to serve on rules panel at Democratic National Convention State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, will be in Philadelphia this week to attend the Democratic National Convention as a member of the convention's Rules Committee. "I was quite honored to be asked by the Clinton campaign to serve on the rules committee," he said. "And unfortunately a lot of seats go to those in the metro areas. So I thought ...
  • Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop Hinesville police give advice on how to respond during traffic stop With the backdrop of several high-profile fatal shootings by - and of - police officers across the nation in recent weeks, the Hinesville Police Department hosted a brief workshop to let people know how to respond during a traffic stop. It was held at First Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Hinesville. Members of the congregation were invited to attend the ...
  • Mosquito control contractors need state license Mosquito control contractors need state license Enjoy the outdoors this summer and help stop the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses by following these tips from the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Commissioner Gary W. Black to ensure the safety of family, friends and pets. • Take steps to protect skin from mosquito bites at all times of the day by applying an insect repellant containing at least ...
  • 1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek 1.6 million gallons of wastewater spills into Taylors Creek An electrical failure at the city of Hinesville's wastewater treatment plant led to more than a million gallons of partially treated wastewater to spill into Taylors Creek from Wednesday evening until Thursday morning. It is believed that a thunderstorm caused electrical failures at the plant, where then the overflow pumps went out and water eventually spilled over, according to Scott ...
  • Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County Hinesville murder suspect arrested in Camden County The man who was wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of a Fort Stewart soldier's spouse in Hinesville has been arrested, police said. Tyler McGriff, 24, was wanted on a murder charge in connection with the July 14 slaying of Shaun Williams in Harbor Rain Apartments, 601 Saunders Ave. in Hinesville. McGriff had been on the run since then. ...
  • Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant Hospice Savannah's caregiver program gets $50,000 grant SAVANNAH - Dr. Daniel Deloach, president of the Georgia Medical Society, and Executive Director CaRita Conner presented a check for $50,000 from the MagMutual Foundation to Dr. Kelly Erola, chief medical Officer of Hospice Savannah. Erola accepted the check on behalf of the hospice's Edel Caregiver Institute, housed at 6000 Business Center Drive, off Chatham Parkway in Savannah. The Institute ...

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