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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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Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Offshore drilling meeting draws interest

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An article about the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's "scoping" meeting on offshore drilling held March 24 in Savannah incorrectly characterized the 50-mile buffer. That buffer is only for exploration off the Atlantic coast, not other coasts such as the Gulf of Mexico or Alaska. Also, the term "Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement" was incorrectly stated in the article.

March 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | State, National


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy C.Murray | Local news


Hinesville area becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy Murray | Food


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Recreational travel show stops by Fort Stewart

Active duty and retired soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and family members came to Fort Stewart's Corkan Family Fun Center to learn about regional recreational opportunities.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Military


Bryant Commons opened as City Park

It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City recognizes heroic action of HPD officer

Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Asphalt contractor rips up, re-paves part of Bright’s Lake Road

East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former mayor decides to try it again

Allen Brown, who served as Hinesville mayor from 1992-99, announced Thursday he intends to run again for the office.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Farmers' Market season open

The Hinesville Farmers' Market opened Thursday afternoon.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Questions focus on pipeline jobs, uses

Jobs created by a proposed pipeline through the area and the intention of the fuel it carries were questioned at a public meeting at the Country Inn & Suites in Hinesville Thursday.

March 09, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


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