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Manager says city taxes not going up

City Manager Billy Edwards said a news release issued by the city in accordance with Georgia law and printed in the Courier's Oct. 30 issue has created a lot of unnecessary concern and negative comments.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council will now decide Sunday alcohol sales

Westside voters said no to annexation Tuesday. Of 109 votes cast in two precincts, six voted yes and 103 voted no. For the referendum for Sunday package sales of alcohol, 298 Hinesville voters cast their votes, with 190 voting for the referendum and 108 voting no.

November 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public views parkway master plan

Hinesville residents who live or own property along Veterans Parkway were able to see the final draft of the master plan for the Veterans Parkway Overlay District on Tuesday at city hall.

November 04, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Providers have a new commander

The 3rd Infantry Division's 3rd Sustainment Brigade got a new commander Friday morning during a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

November 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Former Marne commander returns for book signing

Retired Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and his wife Sarah returned Friday to Fort Stewart for a book-signing event at the installation's main Post Exchange.

November 04, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Classes cover building code changes

The Hinesville Inspections Department is conducting classes on changes to construction codes approved by the International Code Council in 2012, according to Inspections Department Director Steve Welborn.

November 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Robots inspire Diamond students

A special science project for fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students at Fort Stewart's Diamond Elementary School incited students' creativity and appreciation for science, explained Nathaline Simons, who, with Kathy Sheets, helped organize the school's Robot Fest, held Thursday morning in the gymnasium.

November 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Commander getting to know area

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, said he has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual assault among 3rd ID soldiers, whether on post or off. The Marne Division commander spoke candidly during an interview at the Coastal Courier on Wednesday afternoon.

November 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Veterans hosting 5K, preparing holiday baskets

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 will host its second annual 5K fun run/walk at 8 a.m. Saturday near the Historic Midway Church.

October 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Salad without dressing is rabbit food

Basic training in 1973 at Fort Jackson, S.C., was not a culture shock to me. Daddy was a Marine, so I grew up under strict supervision and was used to being dropped for pushups or called a maggot.

October 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Georgia Gardner advises garden club

Hinesville's Morning Glory Garden Club received help Thursday morning from the state's expert gardener. Walter Reeves, a.k.a, the Georgia Gardener, agreed to advise the garden club ladies about a special project they're working on at Fort Stewart's Pet Grooming

October 28, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Georgia, how does your garden grow?

Walter Reeves, who is best known as the Georgia Gardener, served as the guest speaker Thursday at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress through People luncheon at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

October 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Elected officials fund retirement accounts

A Sound off caller recently expressed concern regarding information in a Courier article about the city council's approval of the fiscal year 2014 budget, which included an increase in council members' personal contribution to the state's retirement system for government workers and elected officials.

October 25, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Army mentoring volunteers sought

Fort Stewart is reaching out to the civilian community, asking for female volunteers to serve as mentors to young female soldiers.

October 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Saying 'cheese' makes you smile

Back in the Stone Ages - before hot wings were invented to satiate armchair quarterbacks, and when pro-football games were on Friday, Saturday or Monday and did not interfere with Sunday church services - football fanatics chowed down pounds of cheese, summer sausage and tater chips during the game.

October 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


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SPLOST promotions start with breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Eggs & Issues" breakfast Thursday at the Performing Arts Center as a way to kick off its promotion for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.

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


United Way sets goals, touts volunteers

The Liberty County chapter of the United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign and held its volunteer of the year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

September 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


West Nile found in Hinesville

A mosquito recently found in a trap set by mosquito-control program employees with Hinesville's public-works contractor, CH2MHILL/OMI, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

September 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Certain bacteria levels up in area waters

The Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources routinely sends out health advisories when coastal waters are found to be contaminated.

September 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


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