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New sheriff in town

At his swearing-in on the courthouse steps Tuesday morning, Sheriff Steve Sikes pledged to serve all the citizens of Liberty County and mend a rift among voters caused by a close runoff election.

December 08, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Long light tree to start holidays

Community residents gathered Thursday night in Ludowici for Long County's annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

December 06, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | News

Vets fear losing benefits

Local veterans have voiced concern over recent proposed changes to TRICARE and military retirement pay recommended by two federal debt panels in an attempt to reduce the government's unwieldy deficit.

December 06, 2010 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

City uses funds for debt

The Hinesville City Council decided Thursday to use fifth brigade remediation funds to pay off debt and set the remainder aside for future projects.

December 06, 2010 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Memorial Drive gets a makeover

Parts of Hinesville have come a long way in the beauty department.

December 03, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News

Liberty County Commission agenda

The Liberty County Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7. The agenda is as follows:

December 03, 2010 | Staff Report | News

Land alloted for Long animal control

The Long County Development Authority voted Tuesday to give a little more than a half acre of land at the industrial site to the Long County Commission to build an animal control facility.

December 03, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News

Tax bills due out next week

Liberty County residents keeping an eye on their mailboxes and their checkbooks can expect their tax bills soon. The statements will be sent out as early as next week, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones said.

December 01, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News

Sikes wins sheriff's race

With 12 of 13 precincts reporting, Steve Sikes was the winner in a race for Liberty County Sheriff in Tuesday's runoff election. He received a total of 3,490 votes as of 8:15 p.m. His opponent, Warren Waye, received a total of 3,258 votes, a nail-biting 232-vote spread.

November 30, 2010 | by Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | News

Runoff voting Tuesday to pick sheriff

Liberty County voters will elect one of two men for sheriff Tuesday in a runoff election.

November 29, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News

Midway hoping to fit raises into budget

Midway officials are looking at a draft 2011 general fund budget that cuts almost $3,000 from the $861,000 current budget. But it's not easy going.

November 29, 2010 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News

Long County schedules ESPLOST vote

The Long County Board of Education approved a measure last week to put the continuation of the education special purpose local option sales tax on referendum in 2011.

November 26, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News

County holds millage at 11.98 for 2011

The millage rate for the county will stay the same as it has the past three years, County Finance Officer Kim McGlothlin said Thursday during the county commission's the mid-month meeting.

November 22, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News

Ludowici files for remediation funds

Last week, Ludowici Mayor Myrtice Warren signed the final papers required for the city to receive its remediation funds for projects completed in preparation for the fifth brigade, which was supposed to come to Fort Stewart but was canceled.

November 22, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News

City marks GIS day

Hinesville celebrated GIS Day on Nov. 17 with an open house at the Liberty County Courthouse Annex. Call 876-3564 for more information on GIS services.

November 22, 2010 | Special to the Courier | News

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Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News

Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News

Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News

Liberty County favors Carter, Kingston

State- and national-office runoff elections held Tuesday across Georgia produced some close, nail-biting results, none of which were complete by the time the Courier went to press at 9 p.m.

July 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray and Jeremy McAbee The Coastal Courier | News

Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News

Two eye Long County Commission seat

Qualifying recently closed in Long County for the vacant 4th District County Commission seat, for which someone will be elected in November. Initially, Clifton DeLoach, Alice Woodard and Joseph Duncan qualified, but according to elections supervisor Kierra Hamilton, Duncan has withdrawn his candidacy.

July 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News

Kroger smash driver identified

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, damaging the store extensively as customers and employees scrambled to get out of the way.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

Film crew members charged for fatal accident

One director and one producer of the Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" turned themselves into the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for booking on Sunday, according to Sheriff John Carter.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News

Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


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