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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


LCDA members fail to connect

The Liberty County Development Authority attempted a meeting Thursday, but the only clear decision reached was to try to meet again at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

May 01, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Governor pledges support for law enforcement

Law enforcement personnel from throughout the area attended a cookout in their honor Thursday.

April 29, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Bust nets 75 pounds of pot

What started as a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning led to a drug bust that netted 75 pounds of marijuana worth an estimated $250,000, according to authorities.

April 28, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Future of marshes uncertain

The preservation of the marshlands along the Georgia coast faces an uncertain future as development and population growth are expected to rise in the area.

April 28, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Sand Hill residents seek park

Several residents from the Sand Hill area attended the April meeting of the Long County Commission and voiced their desires for a recreation park in their neighborhood.

April 28, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Tourism promotion panel forming

An intergovernmental agreement among Hinesville, Flemington and Liberty County has been reached to create and maintain a non-profit organization to promote tourism, trade shows and conventions. The organization will be funded by a five percent hotel/motel tax revenue, which was previously allocated to the Liberty County Development Authority.

April 26, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


County's delinquent taxpayers on notice

Liberty County officials are currently corralling the 10 percent of the public who are delinquent in paying their property taxes.

April 26, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Midway discusses festival, sewage

Midway is officially "a city on the move;" at least it will be on May 19, the second annual Midway Day.

April 26, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | News


Alcohol sales to minors draw probation

Hinesville City Council discussed a number of issues during its meeting last week, including:

April 26, 2007 | Staff report | News


Train, grader collide, killing driver

A Long County employee was killed Monday when the motor grader he was driving was struck by a train at the Simmons Cross Roads in Long County.

April 25, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Driver in fatal wreck charged

The driver in a fatal one-vehicle wreck in which two people were also seriously injured in Liberty County Thursday afternoon has been charged in the incident.

April 24, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


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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


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


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