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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


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


Justice center moves forward

Construction on a $19 million judicial center is projected to begin late this summer - an effort generally considered to be a major step in revitalizing the downtown area of Hinesville.

April 03, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Long Commission OKs UGA study of growth

Long County Commissioners approved during their March meeting to have the University of Georgia conduct a Growth Impact Assessment study.

March 31, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Liberty to elevate fire protection

During this past week's county commission meeting, the board approved a proposal to develop a master fire plan that members hope will provide adequate protection to all of Liberty County.

March 31, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


BoE must find new superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education is looking a new school superintendent.

March 31, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Yellow ribbons for soldiers

The Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will have an Operation Yellow Bow Ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Veterans Park on Main Street and Memorial Drive.

March 31, 2007 | Staff Report | News


County allows Youman's work to proceed

During this month's county commission meeting, concerned residents of Liberty County's first district awaited a vote concerning the burying of storm water pipes on Youman's Road in conjunction with the construction of the Yellow Bluff Development.

March 31, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Police arrest alleged armed robber

Just hours after a store clerk was reportedly robbed Tuesday at knifepoint and sexually assaulted, Hinesville Police Department arrested 23-year-old Christopher Fletcher in connection with the incident.

March 31, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Tuesday wreck sends man to hospital

A Ludowici man remains in critical condition following a two-vehicle wreck that snarled traffic for about an hour Tuesday morning on Airport Road near Briarwood Court, according to Hinesville police.

March 29, 2007 | Staff report | News


ESPLOST vote set for March 20

Penny taxes spent by people shopping locally are averaging $500,000 a month in revenue for the Liberty County Board of Education to spend on building projects.

March 29, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Midway to buy high-tech water meters

Midway City Council voted Monday to purchase 900 new water meters to replace old, inaccurate or obsolete models in use now. Correct metering is expected to increase the city's water revenue.

March 29, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Liberty working to attract industry

Liberty County officials are hoping to improve wastewater management and draw new industries by building a new facility within a few years.

March 29, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


PeachCare enrollment frozen

Georgia's PeachCare for Kids will officially stop accepting new enrollments Monday while the state and federal government strive to work out the program's funding problem.

March 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Chamber fetes STAR students, teachers

Although graduation is just a couple of months away, Liberty County high school seniors Susan Ann Talley and Michael John Charlton were named top academic achievers at the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Luncheon on Feb. 28.

March 27, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


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Shooting suspect considered armed, dangerous

A suspect in the shooting of a Walthourville man during a home invasion Tuesday has been identified by the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

December 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Ludowici/Long names fireflighter of year

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department named Ronnell Houston its firefighter of the year during the department's annual Christmas party last Friday at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

December 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Man shot during home invasion

A Walthourville couple awoke to a home invasion in progress early Tuesday morning, and the male resident was injured by gunfire.

December 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Long Commission asked to stagger terms

Newly elected 4th District Commissioner Clifton DeLoach attended his first commission meeting Tuesday since being sworn in - and wasted no time in introducing a drastic idea for future elections.

December 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Former Midway Mayor Don Emmons dies

Don Emmons, 74, of Midway, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center after a short illness.

December 08, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Liberty selected for housing assistance program

Five Georgia communities have been selected to receive assistance with their housing needs through the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing, a public-private initiative focused on helping communities grow their economies through housing-related solutions.

December 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Long BoE adds half day to Christmas holiday

The Long County Board of Education voted during its recent monthly meeting to close all schools after lunch Dec. 18 to kick off Christmas break and give students and teachers an extra half-day off.

December 02, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


RH sewage plant may be partially solar-powered

Richmond Hill's new wastewater-treatment plant could be partially powered by solar energy when it opens for business in 2015.

November 30, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


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


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