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Top stories of 2010: November-December

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.

January 05, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


U.S. teen pregnancies down, Liberty’s up

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.

January 03, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Top stories of 2010: August-October

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.

January 03, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Top stories of 2010: April-July

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.

December 31, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Cities, counties must verify workers' legal status

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.

December 31, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Looking back: Top 2010 stories

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.

December 29, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Biker babes aid troops, charity

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.

December 29, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


911 operators reflect, look ahead

Liberty County Communications Director Tom Wahl will tell you his job is easy; it's his crew that does "the grunt work."

December 27, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Going to do better in 2011?

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.

December 27, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Look back: Top 2010 stories

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.

December 27, 2010 | Denise Etheridge | News


Grant sought to help pay Memorial work

The Hinesville City Council ratified Thursday the submission of a grant request to help fund the final phase of the Memorial Drive realignment project. The city proposes to realign Central Avenue to the intersection of Welborn Street, north of Westside Baptist Ministry.

December 20, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Workers say they're proud to work holiday

While most of us are snug in bed on Christmas Eve or excitedly opening gifts under the tree on Christmas day, there are folks in Liberty County diligently working to keep us safe.

December 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | About People


City asked to open up to tattoo parlors

The Hinesville City Council heard from residents Tuesday, regarding a proposed change to the city's zoning ordinance that would make it possile for tattoo parlors to open in the city. Council members are considering amending the ordinance's distance requirements, particularly concerning distances between tattoo studios and residences, schools, churches and businesses that sell alcohol. The city scheduled the hearing after Carter Ink Tattoos and Piercings owner Ray Carter first approached the council in October, asking for the ordinance to be changed. Carter wants to open a studio in Hinesville, but his prospective location does not meet the current ...

December 17, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Vets fear losing benefits

Local veterans have voiced concern over recent proposed changes to TRICARE and military retirement pay recommended by two federal debt panels in an attempt to reduce the government's unwieldy deficit.

December 06, 2010 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


City uses funds for debt

The Hinesville City Council decided Thursday to use fifth brigade remediation funds to pay off debt and set the remainder aside for future projects.

December 06, 2010 | Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


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Reception opens new exhibit at Gallery

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.

April 15, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Diploma-to-Work fair shows seniors options

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.

April 15, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


Courier wins top ad awards

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.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


EMA/911 host open house

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.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


New complex adds services, gears up for summer

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.

April 14, 2014 | Denise Etheridge | Outdoors/Recreation


Schools' app will keep students, parents informed

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.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


High school honors military kids at breakfast

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.

April 11, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Commission starting 2015 county budget

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.

April 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

April 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Families celebrate Easter, spring at egg roll

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.

April 07, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Lifestyle


Liberty Prom Promise has serious message

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.

April 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

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.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Arts council asks county to renew lease

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.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Prom Promise warns students of risks

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.

April 03, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Public Safety


BI media center named one of the best

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.

April 02, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Education


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