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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


Hinesville prepares to resuscitate downtown

Hinesville lies on the cusp of progression as redevelopment efforts are expected to unfold this summer.

April 19, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Boardwalk at wetlands center burns

By Joe Parker Jr.

April 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Long County eyes zoning ordinance

The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center met with the Long County Land Development Code Committee for a workshop Thursday - the first meeting between the two entities aimed at establishing a zoning and regulation land code ordinance for the county.

April 17, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Sunday sales bill fails to 'cross over'

A number of contentious bills did not make it to the Georgia Senate floor last week, signaling the end of their run in this year's legislative session.

April 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


LCDA reports delinquent

The Liberty County Development Authority is close to completing its delinquent report of finances for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2006, and has awarded a contract to help with yet-to-file historic preservation annual monitoring reports, the first of which was due in March 2006.

April 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Soldier risks life to save wreck victim

U.S. Army Capt. Bryan Ash acted decisively as he rescued a man from the fiery wreckage of an overturned vehicle last fall.

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


Cause of fatal wreck investigated

A Ludowici woman died in a fatal one-car accident in Walthourville on Saturday.

April 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Vigil for teen killed by train

Family and friends came out Wednesday night to say goodbye and remember a teen killed in a train accident earlier this week.

April 14, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


ESPLOST could represent unsettling trend

By John Deike

April 14, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


House measure may cut kids off PeachCare

A bill approved by the Georgia House of Representatives on Tuesday could make fewer children eligible for the PeachCare for Kids program.

April 14, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


City, Army focus on drawing military downtown

A new program is supposed to attract Fort Stewart personnel downtown and give civilians the reason and means to revive and revitalize the historic area.

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


Jail, court wired for video hearings

During a 24-hour period, law enforcement officers often make several trips driving inmates to court in downtown Hinesville, tying up manpower and heightening security concerns.

April 12, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


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Controlled burn could bring smoke

Three burns in training areas of Fort Stewart are set for today and could bring smoke into the Hinesville area.

January 28, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Ludowici hires new attorney, limits mayoral terms

On Jan. 13, at the Ludowici City Council's first meeting of the year, members voted unanimously to contract out Bob Pirkle as the city's attorney. The council set Pirkle's base annual salary at $9,600. His hiring follows the death of attorney Joe Kitchings, who died Dec. 31, after serving as the city's attorney since March 2010.

January 27, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Activist, artist will be missed by many

A strong proponent in the preservation of historic Allenhurst was found dead Wednesday night.

January 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | News


Allenhurst mayor pro-tem dies

Amanda Cox, a Liberty County native who was mayor pro-tem of Allenhurst, has died, according to Liberty County Coroner Reginald Pierce.

January 22, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Long commissioners elect new chairman

Dwight Gordon is the new chairman of the Long County Commission.

January 22, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Man cited in Georgia for eating burger while driving

MARIETTA, Ga. – A man says he was cited by police outside Atlanta for eating a cheeseburger while driving.

January 20, 2015 | The Associated Press | News


City renames West Mills for Edelle Osgood

The city of Hinesville renamed West Mills Avenue during a ceremony held Jan. 3 where West Mills intersects with Rebecca Street. To posthumously honor Edelle Osgood, a local resident who served the community and city for many years, the street now bears her name.

January 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


Sunbury, Island planning meet Jan. 22

The sixth of 12 community-planning meetings will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at Dorchester Village Civic Center, 1804 Islands Highway in Midway. The meeting, hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, will let area residents offer input on the next comprehensive plan.

January 18, 2015 | Staff Report | News


Governor addresses schools, transportation

Lt. Governor Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members of the consular corps, my fellow Georgians:

January 14, 2015 | Staff Report | News


$100,000 in rewards for arrest

Peter J. Meyer, a Vietnam veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star, was laid to rest with military honors at the United States Military Academy at West Point Tuesday.

January 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


Area's lawmaker sworn-in in D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earl L. "Buddy" Carter was sworn in to the 114th United States Congress Tuesday as the representative for Georgia's First Congressional District, which covers Liberty and Long counties.

January 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | News


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