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Plan for Midway area topic of meeting

The fifth of 12 community-planning meetings, hosted by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

November 19, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Bryan voters OK Sunday alcohol sales

Two-thirds of local voters said yes to the sale of alcohol on Sundays in the unincorporated parts of Bryan County, but it was unclear early Wednesday exactly when the new law will take effect.

November 06, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Long voters OK tax hike for new school

Long County voters passed a referendum Tuesday to increase the millage rate by 1.6 to help build a new school.

November 05, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Dog killed, left in Dumpster

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the brutal death of a mixed-breed puppy found in a Dumpster early Tuesday morning.

November 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Polls open until 7 tonight

Liberty County voters are deciding whether to renew a sales tax and Long County's are facing whether to increase property taxes during today's midterm elections.

November 04, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Long voters face school tax decision

A proposed new school in Long County dominated a public information meeting Tuesday held by Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters and the Board of Education.

November 03, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Civil suit dropped against Allman, others

Some defendants, including Richmond Hill's Gregg Allman, have been dropped from a lawsuit regarding the death of Sarah Elizabeth Jones on Feb. 20.

October 30, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Sample ballot for Nov. 4 voting

The media player at left holds a copy of the sample ballot that ran in Sunday's Coastal Couirer. You can download it by clicking on the icon in the playerl.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Drainage issues swamp Long commissioners

More complaints of inadequate drainage were heard by Long County commissioners during their recent monthly meeting.

October 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Mayor hopes to boost Bryan support for base

RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 22, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | News


Hospital CEO on state ebola team

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Fatal wreck may stem from RH hotel incident

A Florida woman was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.

October 18, 2014 | Staff report | News


Congressional debate streamed online tonight

A debate between the candidates for Georgia's Congressional District 12 will be online this evening.

October 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Former first lady campaigns for grandson

Former first lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter made a stop in Hinesville on Saturday morning to campaign for her grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, who is running on the Democratic ticket for governor of Georgia against incumbent Nathan Deal.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Allman files claim against producers

LOS ANGELES - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" film project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider," contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others.

October 15, 2014 | By Ted Johnson Reuters News Service | News


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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


Mayor promotes troop-strength meeting

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told business and community leaders Thursday that Monday's listen session with representatives from the Army Force Management Office will be the most important meeting in this community for many years to come.

November 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Groups hope to restore memorial walk

Members from the Long County Historic Preservation Committee, Long County Garden Club and Long County Beautification Committee recently met to decide how a memorial walk and wall would be reconstructed at the Ludowici Garden and Well Pavilion.

November 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Six alleged child predators arrested in, around Savannah

ATLANTA - J. Britt Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, announces the following arrests at Savannah, Georgia resulting from a inter-agency law enforcement operation focusing on child exploitation activities in the area.

November 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Rec coach gets kicked off field, park

Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include:

November 10, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Long school tax got 64 percent of vote

Long County voters on Tuesday passed a special referendum to increase the millage rate by 1.6 mills to raise funds to build a new school. The referendum passed with 1,354 voters (63.54 percent) endorsing the measure, while 777 (36.46 percent) opposed it. According to previous reports, the tax increase will raise up to $6.1 million dollars and qualify the school system for $25.7 million from the state. The money then will fund construction of a new school to house grades three through eight and make improvements to the transportation and maintenance facilities.

November 10, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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