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Government consolidation is non-starter

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The controversial issue of government consolidation came up - sort of - at Liberty's Countywide Planning Workshop this week.

April 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


School sales tax passes 425-109

The few Liberty County voters who cast ballots Tuesday in a referendum on a sales tax for schools overwhelmingly approved the measure.

April 07, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Commander bids community farewell

The night before he and the rest of the Headquarters Co. deployed to Iraq, Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart, spoke about his thoughts and expectations for the division's time in the war-torn country.

April 07, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Peace caravan brings anti-war message

As part of a six-stop caravan headed toward the Gulf Coast, members of the Veterans for Peace organization rolled into Hinesville in their vibrant buses Wednesday afternoon to host an anti-Iraq war protest.

April 07, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Congressional 'day office' here

April 07, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Conference inspires, occupies youth

Having something to do to combat boredom and negativity drew more than 90 Liberty County students to Fort Stewart's Youth Center for the Future Leaders Conference March 12-15.

April 07, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Hinesville joins pro-water effort

The city council is preparing for a green future as members take on new engineering measures to make Hinesville a part of the WaterFirst Community Program.

April 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Development tops Hinesville agenda

The Hinesville City Council focused on development, and worked with local police and fire departments to broaden their services.

April 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


April eyed for Confederate History Month

While support for a state apology concerning slavery is slow coming, a bill in the Senate that would designate April as Confederate History and Heritage month in Georgia passed through the Senate Rules Committee with zero opposition.

April 05, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Commander, HQ head to Iraq

Third Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch and division Command Sgt. Jesse Andrews along with hundreds of headquarters troops left for Iraq Tuesday morning, joining more than 6,000 Marne soldiers already engaged in combat operations.

April 05, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


State leaders weigh-in on slavery apology

As members of the Georgia General Assembly returned to the Capitol on Monday, debates were already stirring over whether Georgia should follow in the footsteps of other states and apologize for its involvement in a dark part of American history.

April 05, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Peace vigil here Wednesday

Veterans for Peace will sponsor a vigil from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday outside Fort Stewart's main gate at 229 Gen. Screven Way.

April 05, 2007 | Staff report | News


Pembroke crash victims identified

Three Bryan County High School students were killed Wednesday morning in a wreck on Highway 119 just north of Pembroke.

April 05, 2007 | By Luke Hearn Bryan County News | News


ESPLOST vote is Tuesday

The Educational Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax election Tuesday will determine if the Liberty County Board of Education can raise more than $33 million from the penny tax to build and maintain its educational facilities.

April 03, 2007 | Daisy Jones | News


Emergency ordinances approved

If - or when - a natural or manmade disaster strikes Liberty County, local officials have a set of ordinances in place to allow them to deal with the situation.

April 03, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


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Donkey draws out officers

The term "all other duties assigned" had an extreme meaning this afternoon for Long County Sheriff's deputies.

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


City hopes to develop civic center

Hinesville is the only metropolitan statistical area that doesn't have a conference center, and although Hinesville has the second highest expenditures for family recreation in the Southeast, it doesn't have a family entertainment center.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Council approves rezoning

Despite protests from area residents, Hinesville City Council on Thursday rezoned five acres on Highway. 84 West to accommodate a new grocery store.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


City voters to decide water's fluoride content

In addition to hearing that Liberty and Bryan counties should reduce their withdrawal from the Floridan aquifer, Hinesville city leaders discussed other water-related issues last week during their annual planning workshop on St. Simons Island.

August 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Mayor wants to revamp alcohol permits

Hinesville city leaders agreed to take a closer look at the city's ordinance for alcoholic-beverage licenses during their annual planning workshop last week.

August 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Post highway closed Thursday afternoon

Highway 119 from its intersection with Highway 144 on Fort Stewart to the post's north boundary will be closed for about an hour Thursday afternoon.

August 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Child reported kidnapped is safe

A child reported abducted Monday night is safe and with his mother, according to Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Chris Reed

August 05, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


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