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Coastal EMC brings power to village

Billy Kirk and Clint Durrence, lead line technicians with Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative of Midway, along with a line tech from Cobb EMC and another from Washington EMC, this weekend are heading to Costa Rica, where they'll bring electricity for the first time to a remote jungle village.

May 29, 2013 | Randy Murray | Local news


Slow cookers symbol of a busy society, create good dinners

Slow cookers, or Crock-Pots, are similar in size, design and function to the old cast-iron Dutch ovens, which have been used in kitchens and campfires for hundreds of years.

May 29, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Holtzmans present cookbook

George and Babs Holtzman, Coldwell Bank Holtzman, Realtors, recently presented Mayor Jim and Claudia Thomas with a copy of their company's 35th Edition Cookbook. The cookbook, which is dedicated to soldiers and their families, is a collection of favorite family recipes from the community, including recipes by Babs Holtzman, Claudia Thomas, Connie Abrams, Jeff Ashmen, Donald Lovette, Jimmy and Brigitte Shanken and the Coastal Courier's food columnist. Holtzman earned his real estate license in 1974 and has owned his own business since 1978.

May 27, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


LCHS' 236 grads look to the future

Liberty County High School graduated 236 seniors from its class of 2013 during an early morning ceremony Saturday at Donell Woods Stadium.

May 27, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Council OKs shopping center plat

The Hinesville City Council held a special meeting Wednesday morning to review, discuss and approve the final plat for the Magnolia Oaks Shopping Center at Airport Road and Highway 196 West.

May 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Candlelight vigil for nation's fallen

Soldiers and members of the community joined more than 30 "Gold Star" family members Thursday morning at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for a candlelight vigil for America's fallen service members.

May 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Milk and cookies are addictive

In ancient times, before "inventive spelling," young minds were required to learn phonics and spelling rules. We even had word lists on which we were tested weekly - words we not only had to spell correctly but define and use properly in a sentence.

May 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City counting mosquitoes, looking for control

Mosquitoes are major pests in Coastal Georgia, and according to the Mosquito Control experts with Hinesville's Department of Public works, they're not going away.

May 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Relay for Life draws 55 teams, 500 walkers

The 2013 Liberty County Relay for Life included 55 teams and nearly 500 participants who raised nearly $120,000, according to the American Cancer Society's website for relay events.

May 22, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


92-year-old Riceboro man gardens by hand

In the cool of the morning, Henry Relaford leaned forward on an old push-plow. His strong, rugged hands pushed hard against the wooden handles, making the rusty big wheel turn and allowing the razor-sharp blade to cut through the soil.

May 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


City tells developer to produce plan before vote

Most of Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting focused on a request to approve a "concept proposal" of the final plat for the Magnolia Oaks shopping complex at the intersection of Highway 196 West and 15th Street.

May 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Garrison commander: Furloughs will hurt economy

Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army Garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, reported to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce during its Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at Connection Church.

May 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Little ones learn healthy habits

Winn Army Community Hospital's Department of Public Health and Fort Stewart's Dental Activities Command teamed up last month to teach healthy habits to children at Stewart's child-development centers as part of Winn's observance of Month of the Military Child.

May 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Living well


Bill supposed to help parks, communities

The recently signed Rural Tourism Protection Act helps Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites meet budget challenges and aids communities dependent on the tourism provided by the state's parks, historic sites or outdoor recreation areas within their communities, according to state Rep. Debbie Buckner, D-Junction City, who wrote the bill.

May 18, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


The Heritage Bank in Midway robbed

The Heritage Bank in Midway was robbed during the lunch hour Friday. Midway Police Chief Kelli Morningstar only could confirm the bank was robbed at 12:39 p.m. before deferring all questions to the Liberty County Sheriff's Office.

May 17, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


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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


Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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