The start date in a Fort Stewart soldier's death penalty case has been delayed, to give the defense time to have their experts examine additional evidence and to accommodate witnesses coming to the United States from Iraq.
CenturyLink, a communications company with local offices in Hinesville, recently announced it will merge with Qwest, considered by some to be a leader in the networks services market because of its national fiber-optic network.
Tri County Protective Agency staffers say the community is currently experiencing a "honeymoon phase" with the recent Christmas holidays and the return of most 3rd Infantry Division troops to Fort Stewart. But they don't expect the quiet to last.
Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday is fast approaching and this year's events emphasize reaching out to youth, expanding on the theme, "Back to the basics … saving a generation: education, service and integrity."
A 2010 Gallup poll shows more Americans are filling church pews than did two or three years ago. Liberty County, with its myriad of churches, appears to be following this national trend even with the transient nature of its military population.
As 2011 shifts into high gear, the Courier takes its last look back at 2010's front page stories. The dates listed are when the Courier published the stories, not the dates on which the events occurred. These following stories made headlines in November and December 2010.
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report citing a downward trend in the national teen pregnancy rate. However, Coastal Health District statistics show Liberty County's birth rate for teen mothers aged 15-19 was higher in recent years compared with neighboring counties. Local health officials say this is because the county's rates are impacted by the area's military population.
As a new decade begins, the Courier looks back at stories that made headlines in 2010. The dates listed are the date on which the Courier published the stories, not when the events occurred. These following stories made the front page in August, September and October 2010.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier is taking a look back at this past year's headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published the stories, not when the events occurred. These following stories were splashed across the front page in April, May, June and July 2010.
On Jan. 1, cities and counties across the state must be in compliance with Department of Homeland Security requirements; namely, local governments must be able to verify the legal status of people they hire or contract for services.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier is taking a look back at this past year's headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred. The following is a look back at the biggest stories of February and March 2010.
Bomber Girls Ladies Riding Club members are hard-core - when it comes to supporting soldiers. These civic-minded bikers raise funds to send care packages to deployed soldiers year-round.
Liberty County Communications Director Tom Wahl will tell you his job is easy; it's his crew that does "the grunt work."
Liberty County's public servants shared their professional and personal New Year's resolutions with the Courier. All say they want to better themselves and work harder to improve the community.
As 2010 comes to a close, the Courier put together a year-in-review from the year's top headlines. The dates listed are the dates on which the Courier published these stories, not when the events occurred. The following is a look back at stories from January 2010.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery on Commerce Street in downtown Hinesville was packed with art-curious business people and artists seeking other artists Thursday during a reception and Liberty County Chamber of Commerce business-after-hours event.
High-school seniors who graduate next month but still are unsure of which career path to take were introduced to a variety of options Friday during the Liberty County School System's first Diploma to Work event at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center in Flemington.
The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.
Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.
The Liberty County Community Complex is a busy place, and county officials say it is about to get even more foot traffic with tag-renewal services, summer library programs and the pool opening.
Liberty County Board of Education members were introduced Tuesday to the school system's newly designed free app and taught a lesson in using social media. The Liberty County School System app will debut May 1, school officials said.
So-called military "brats" learn how to make friends quickly because they never know when they once again might have to say their goodbyes, move to a new town and enroll in a new school. They must carry on with growing up while their active-duty service-member parent or parents are away, focused on protecting the nation's interests. Military children are taught early on to be self-sufficient. During April, the Month of the Military Child, these kids' resiliency and sacrifices are recognized.
County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.
One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.
Spring weather greeted families Saturday during the second annual Easter Egg Roll at Bryant Commons in Hinesville. The event was organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority and Fort Stewart MWR.
Convicted felon Adam Cochrane told Liberty County High School students Thursday during a prom-promise that the choices one makes are like ripples on a pond - they leave behind consequences that affect others. Cochrane, a Bradwell Institute graduate, said his choosing to drink and drive one night in 2004 cost three people their lives.
Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.
The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.
Teens think they're invincible, that they'll live forever. The possibility they could be killed or maimed in a car crash on prom night is not on their minds.
The days when school libraries were hushed environments where students sat hunched over musty books are long gone, as demonstrated by Bradwell Institute's award-winning media center during an open house last Friday.
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