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Uniting to aid tourism -- sort off

Hinesville, Flemington and Liberty County have agreed to share almost a quarter million in tax dollars to aid tourism, but a law could paralyze the effort by slapping heavy restrictions on their spending.

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


Flames scorch 90 acres in Long

Firefighters who battled a 90-acre blaze in Long County Monday were able to stop the flames from consuming at least one home.

May 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Republicans active with conventions

Liberty County Republicans have recently been active in county and district conventions.

May 15, 2007 | Staff report | News


Drought conditions 'severe' here

Raging forest fires, water scarcity and environmental decay are just a few major dilemmas resulting from this year's statewide drought.

May 15, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


BoE sets key goals

During an all-day retreat this week at The Heritage Bank, the Liberty County Board of Education decided to stick with its five goals developed with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The board plans to make the information available to the public.

May 15, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


MACE sees impact drugs have on children

"It's shocking when we go and serve a search warrant at a house and they have a toddler walking around while a pile of marijuana is just sitting on top of the table, readily accessible," said an agent with the Multi Agency Crack Enforcement (MACE) drug task force who asked that his name not be revealed to protect his identity.

May 15, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Liberty not immune to child abuse, neglect

A 3-year-old boy cries himself to sleep each night from lack of food. A 12-year-old girl wanders the streets during the day instead of going to school. A family of four kids and two parents live in a bug infested, dilapidated trailer without running water.

May 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Walthourville in hot water over water use

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is cracking down on the city of Walthourville for its water use.

May 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Documents shed light on slavery here

As African American slaves once inhabited this area years ago, a hint of irony lingers since they too lived in a county predicated on and named for its liberty.

May 12, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Apology to be sought for slavery

State Rep. Al Williams is not giving up on his goal for Georgia to issue an official apology for slavery.

May 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


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


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Presidential eulogy for pastor

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Lines of mourners began forming at the crack of dawn at TD Arena at the College of Charleston, not far from the Emanuel AME Church, where the Rev. and South Carolina Sen. Clementa Pinckney and eight others were gunned down last week.

June 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Appeal filed in RH wrongful death suit

A wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Richmond Hill and one of its police officers is now headed to the Georgia Court of Appeals.

June 25, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | News


High court preserves all Affordable Care Act subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 6-3 ruling Thursday, upheld the Affordable Care Act subsidies that have helped millions of Americans, including 412,000 Georgians, obtain insurance coverage.

June 25, 2015 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | News


Liberty NAACP leader: Charleston church mass shooting highlights need for dialogue

The Wednesday night killing of nine people by a white gunman in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, highlights the need for everyone to come together and discuss the difficult topics of race, politics and religion, according to the Liberty County NAACP president.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | News


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