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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


Teen killed in ATV crash

A Long County teen died Thursday from injuries he received in a four-wheeler wreck on Rye Patch Road, according to authorities.

April 24, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


City to consider traffic light cameras

Hinesville drivers may soon see the implementation of red-light cameras to curb careless commuting.

April 24, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


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


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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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