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  • Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes Official asks for help in changing youths' lives Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting. Sikes, who also announced his intention to become a club member, issued a plea to the Rotarians to help him promote the Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes, which offers child care and support for at-risk youth who otherwise might end up in foster care or ...
  • Manufacturers seek apprentices Manufacturers seek apprentices For 2014 Bradwell Institute graduate Sharlisa Swift, some days at work look "like something you only see in movies.""When I first came, I got to watch them forge, and it was cool to see the metal heat up, watch the colors change and see the metallic reaction that produces parts," Swift said about working for local aerospace manufacturer Firth Rixson. ...
  • Employee complains of sexual harassment Employee complains of sexual harassment Hinesville PD blotters for Oct. 1 Recent reports filed with the Hinesville Police Department include: Sept. 14• Cruelty to a child/simple battery - An officer was dispatched to a Peacock Trail home in reference to a domestic dispute. A 7-year-old stated her parents were fighting and that she was afraid. When the officer spoke to the mother, she said that her boyfriend had choked her and ...
  • Long deputy completes training Long deputy completes training FORSYTH - Deputy David A. Horton of the Long County Sheriff's Office recently completed a course in advanced traffic law conducted by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The course is required by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council for Advanced Certification.The course provides public-safety officers an overview of the laws in ...
  • Development authority member trains Development authority member trains Melissa Carter Ray recently completed development authority training, provided by the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government, for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority.Ray is a member of the Liberty County Development Authority in Hinesville.Participants in the daylong training course learn about their responsibilities as members of development authority boards and the role ...
  • Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam. Thomas said there currently are 79 living Medal of Honor winners in the country ...
  • Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant Bakery says pin likely put in bread after it left plant Derst Baking Company President Paul Frankum said last week he's 99-percent certain a straight pin found last week by a Richmond Hill customer in a loaf of the company's bread was put there after it was made because "everything goes through a metal detector before it leaves the bakery.""There are very strict measures in place to ensure that type of ...
  • Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB Stewart infantrymen compete for EIB Foul weather is not an obstacle for the American infantryman. Although Monday was rainy and dreary, it was perfect weather for 3rdInfantry Division "grunts" to demonstrate their infantry skills as they competed for the Expert Infantryman's Badge. According to Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Galindo, president of this year's EIB Committee and command sergeant major for the 4thInfantry Brigade Combat Team's ...
  • Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week Celebration runs Oct. 5-11 4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October. According to its website, 4-H is an educational program that focuses on leadership, citizenship, public speaking and life skills. "(National 4-H Week) gives us that one time of year to stop and reflect ...
  • Sheriff adds, promotes personnel Sheriff adds, promotes personnel Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes, Chief Deputy Jon Long and jail administrator Jeff Hein officiated the swearing-in ceremony for several new deputies Wednesday morning at the Liberty County Justice Center.After the ceremony, two deputies also received their promotion stripes.Hein said many of the new deputies recently had started working at the Liberty County Jail, and a few had just been ...
  • Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car Ludowici thefts raise concerns, LPD gets new car The Ludowici Police Department recently added another police car to its fleet. According to LPD Chief Robert Poppell, a 2013 Chevrolet Caprice PPV was purchased by the city with funds from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant. The new car will be assigned to Sgt. Tony Fowler, who has been with the department for two years.Poppell said the department also ...
  • Five complete basics Five complete basics Military on the move Five young people with ties to our area have completed basic training with the U.S. Air Force and Army:Jackson graduates from basicAir Force Airman J'nel Jackson recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. Jackson is the daughter of Willie Jackson of Midway and Jacqueline Jackson of Statesboro.She is a 2013 graduate of ...
  • Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week Parade Thursday, football game Friday Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is "This is How We Blue Tide." The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game. Vying for the crown this ...
  • HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons Friday's showing is third in series of 5 The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3. Friday's show, sponsored by Holtzman Companies, is the third in a series of five movie screenings put on by the HDDA in Bryant Commons. "The Lego Movie" and "Grown Ups" both were shown ...
  • LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map. The meeting was part of LCPC's efforts to put together the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan, a two-year initiative to update future land-use maps for the entire county. Fewer than 10 Riceboro residents met at ...
  • Medal given after 23 years Medal given after 23 years Customers at a civilian barber shop wouldn't typically expect to see a military awards ceremony unfolding, but a few weeks ago, former soldier and local barber Willie Price unofficially was awarded a campaign medal he should have gotten 23 years ago. Price, owner of Willie's Ebony and Ivory Barber Shop on Gen. Screven Way, recently accepted an overdue Kuwait Liberation ...
  • SavTech to host military career fair SavTech to host military career fair Savannah Technical College will host a Military Career Fair and Hiring Event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in building 705 (100 W. 15th St.) on Fort Stewart. This event is open to soldiers, veterans and their family members. Representatives from more than 20 companies will be available to meet with attendees about jobs at places like Mitsubishi Hitachi ...
  • Courier to upgrade, move features Courier to upgrade, move features The Coastal Courier, Liberty County's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a two-edition-per-week frequency, all of Friday's features, including the community calendar, entertainment news, local sports, business news and Living Well will be rolled into either the Wednesday or Sunday editions. Advertising circulars ...
  • Drunk husband, wife argue over dinner Drunk husband, wife argue over dinner Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for Sept. 29 Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office inlcude:Sept. 6 Hit-and-run report - A man said he walked out to his driveway in the morning and discovered the front-right quarter panel of his 1996 Pontiac was severely damaged. The car had been parked at his Lewis Frazier home all night. He thinks someone used his driveway to turn around ...
  • Seven graduate from DUI court Seven graduate from DUI court Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning. Graduates' friends and family members packed a third-floor courtroom for the ceremony, presided over by the Honorable Leon M. Braun Jr., Liberty County State Court and DUI court judge. Before handing the graduates their ...

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