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County discusses finances, construction

Finances, environmental concerns, community programs and construction projects were the key topics discussed this week during the Liberty County Commission meeting.

April 21, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Hinesville man lives to talk about plane crash

"I'm still alive," was the first thought that came to Hinesville resident Steven Carter Tuesday evening after he crashed his small plane in a field about two mile off Pate Rogers Road in the Fleming community.

April 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Man who grabbed charity jar here caught

A Florida man allegedly responsible for a multi-jurisdictional chase through Liberty County and Jasper County, S.C. Monday was arrested early Wednesday morning in Laurens County.

April 21, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Kingston voted Online Politician of Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet has honored U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston with its "People's Choice Award for Online Politician of the Year" during a ceremony here.

April 21, 2007 | Special to the Courier | News


Apparent suicide ends police standoff

A daylong standoff between the Long County Sheriff's Department and a local man in the Sand Hill Area of the county, ended in an apparent suicide on Sunday.

April 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Light bulbs spark church annex fire

Sixty-watt bulbs, used in place of 40-watt bulbs, have been determined to be the cause of a blaze that heavily damaged a church annex Friday, according to authorities.

April 19, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Deputies describe standoff

A Long County man, Dudley Epling, 70, who lived in the Sand Hill area, held police at bay for several hours Sunday and then took his own life instead of surrendering to law enforcement authorities.

April 19, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Hinesville prepares to resuscitate downtown

Hinesville lies on the cusp of progression as redevelopment efforts are expected to unfold this summer.

April 19, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Boardwalk at wetlands center burns

By Joe Parker Jr.

April 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Long County eyes zoning ordinance

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center met with the Long County Land Development Code Committee for a workshop Thursday - the first meeting between the two entities aimed at establishing a zoning and regulation land code ordinance for the county.

April 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Sunday sales bill fails to 'cross over'

A number of contentious bills did not make it to the Georgia Senate floor last week, signaling the end of their run in this year's legislative session.

April 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


LCDA reports delinquent

The Liberty County Development Authority is close to completing its delinquent report of finances for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2006, and has awarded a contract to help with yet-to-file historic preservation annual monitoring reports, the first of which was due in March 2006.

April 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Soldier risks life to save wreck victim

U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Ash acted decisively as he rescued a man from the fiery wreckage of an overturned vehicle last fall.

April 17, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Cause of fatal wreck investigated

A Ludowici woman died in a fatal one-car accident in Walthourville on Saturday.

April 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Vigil for teen killed by train

Family and friends came out Wednesday night to say goodbye and remember a teen killed in a train accident earlier this week.

April 14, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


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Long County BoE recognizes teachers of year, retirees

The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees.

August 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Mayor makes plea for SPEA comments

Mayor Jim Thomas talked Thursday about the importance of everyone in Hinesville and Liberty County relaying their thoughts on the potential loss of troops from Fort Stewart.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Remember pets during 'dog days of summer'

According to the Weather Channel, the term "dog days of summer" goes back to Roman astronomers and the brilliant, blue-white star called Sirius, the "dog star."

August 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Wi-Fi possible for Bradwell Park

Several months ago, as he waited for his coffee at a local coffee shop, Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards noticed the eatery was filled with people sipping their drinks, eating sandwiches and "playing" on electronic devices.

August 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Long County urged to not sell water

Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.

August 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Leaders take 'windshield tour' of city

Hinesville leaders conducted a first-ever "windshield tour" of city streets and sidewalks Monday afternoon.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Donkey reportedly on the loose in Long Co.

A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods.

August 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Rotary Club planning fishing tournament Sept. 20

The Hinesville Rotary Club is planning to host its first-ever fishing tournament Sept. 20, according to club member and tourney coordinator Mark Germonprez.

August 18, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Stewart-Hunter gets new garrison CSM

U.S. Army Garrison for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has a new command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted soldier Friday morning during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at Club Stewart.

August 18, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Ludowici gets new chief of police

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday appointed Robert Poppell as the city's new police chief. In the past 2½ years, four different people have led the department - T.J. Gaskin, James Rogers Sr., James Steiner and now Poppell.

August 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Ludowici advances plan for fast food eatery

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday moved one step closer to securing a McDonald's for the city. Real-estate agent Jimmy Shaken addressed the council on behalf of the proposed location's property buyer.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Part of I-95 named for former state lawmaker

Former state Rep. Joe E. Brown, who died in 1985, was honored Saturday with a ceremony, during which a section of Interstate 95, from exit 76, north to Bryan County, was dedicated in his name.

August 14, 2014 | by Tiffany King Correspondent | News


Community applying for new housing program

Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented information about a new state housing program to the Hinesville City Council during its Aug. 7 meeting. He said the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program would help communities create and implement plans to meet their housing and revitalization needs.

August 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Gators are common in Coastal Georgia

Residents of Coastal Georgia should not be surprised to see alligators in ponds, creeks or large drainage ditches, said David Mixon, regional supervisor with Georgia Department of Natural Resources' game-management operation.

August 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Rotary, MEDDAC entertain seniors

The Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command partnered for a special family day celebration Saturday at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


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