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Council, mayor eye next election

Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Catch up with the new sheriff

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes made time to speak with the Coastal Courier this week about his first 60 days in office. Sikes, the son and grandson of former Liberty County sheriffs, was sworn into office Dec. 7. He told the Courier he has been getting to know his staff, the county's elected officials and administrators and meeting with other local law enforcement agencies.

February 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Army wives get star treatment

About 100 Army spouses from Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield received star treatment on Sunday.

February 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


West Point alums donate to Raider memorial

Three West Point graduates from the class of 1990, two of them former 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team soldiers, presented a $15,000 donation to the Raider Memorial fund Friday, following the brigade's change-of-command ceremony.

January 31, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Raiders pass colors, command

Before outgoing 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team commander Col. Roger Cloutier passed the brigade's colors and his command to incoming commander Col. James Crider Friday, he said the real purpose of the ceremony was to honor the 3,800 soldiers on Cottrell Field and the families who support them.

January 31, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Deputy’s widow repays club for support

The widow of Liberty County Sheriff Deputy John "Jay" Smiley paid it forward last week when she presented a $6,500 donation to the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised at a golf tournament held in Smiley's memory on Nov. 20, at Cherokee Rose Country Club. The late deputy's family and friends helped organize the event.

January 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


A whole lot of building going on

Construction on Fort Stewart's $427 million 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team complex will be close to completion and ready for troops to occupy in mid-July, when Vanguard soldiers return from a 12-month deployment to Iraq, according to Fort Stewart officials.

January 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Military


Panel: racial profiling allegations ‘unfounded’

A special committee formed to investigate alleged acts of racial profiling by the Hinesville Police Department's Crime Suppression Unit concluded the allegations were unfounded.

January 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Annual community health fair draws a steady crowd

One issue people of all ages and backgrounds seem to agree on is the importance of good health. A steady number of Liberty County residents concerned with getting or staying healthy attended the fourth annual community health fair held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory in Hinesville.

January 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Living well


Build brigade raises home walls

Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman lit up as he described how Alex, his 5-year old son, couldn't wait to help build the specially adapted house where his father, 12-year old brother Daniel and mother Elena will make a lasting home.

January 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Hinesville already a winner in Reader's Digest contest

Reader's Digest notified Hinesville city officials Thursday afternoon its loyal residents' online postings have earned the city a $1,000 donation and a spot on the magazine's national RV tour.

January 22, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Commander: No deployments on horizon

3rd Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo told the Hinesville Rotary Club Tuesday the deployment "treadmill" is "slowing down."

January 19, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


City launches 2011 Help Haiti campaign

One year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck near Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, the island nation is still in shambles, its people still suffering.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Center trying to keep seniors covered

"Many seniors in our area go without heat during the cold months in order to pay for groceries, medications and other essential items," said Mary Foley, marketing director for Senior Citizens Inc. "For more than seven years, (our organization) has distributed blankets to those seniors in need. This year, with the help of Georgia Natural Gas and Starbucks Coffee, the 2011 Blanket Drive will serve communities in six counties in Coastal Georgia."

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Lifestyle


Wounded warrior's new home in works

A Hinesville resident and disabled veteran will soon have his dream home, one with wide doors and an open floor plan to accommodate his needs, allowing him to live as independently as possible with his wife and three sons.

January 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Military


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