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Williams sums up 2010 session

Georgia House Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, spoke to members of the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday during the group's regular weekly meeting. The lawmaker described the 2010 legislative session, which ended April 29, as one of the toughest in recent memory because of the state's budget woes.

June 25, 2010 | By Amy Johstono | State, National


July 4th festivities and more

Finally - it's almost here! We've waited all year for Fort Stewart's legendary 4th of July celebration and the big day is quickly approaching. However, there are plenty of other fun things to do in and around Liberty County as you look forward to food, fun and fireworks on post. Spend a summer day enjoying one of these events:

June 25

June 25, 2010 | By L. Dana Findley Dodge correspondent | Things to Do


At the movies for June 25-27

Hinesville's Liberty Cinemas will show "Grown Ups" (PG13 at 1:20 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:10 p.m., 9:40 p.m.), "The Karate Kid" (PG at 12:15 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.), "Knight and Day" (PG13 at 1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 9:45 p.m.), "Toy Story 3 in 3D" (G at 11:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.) "Toy Story in 2D" (G ...

June 25, 2010 | Staff Report | Sound off


Sound off for June 25

These are some of the issues that area residents are discussing. The messages were phoned in anonymously, so the Courier does not vouch for their veracity, nor do we now what motivated the callers.

June 25, 2010 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


New sheriff candidate enters race

Another contender for sheriff emerges today. Quinton O'Neal announced his plans to run for sheriff in November's special election.

June 25, 2010 | By Amy Johstono | News


Two more nabbed for child porn

Two Hinesville men were arrested last weekend and charged with several counts of sexual exploitation of children.

June 25, 2010 | Staff report | Public Safety


No ID on body found last week in Liberty

According to Hinesville Police Department Detective Doug Snider, a body found in Liberty County near Juanita Road last week still has not been identified. Authorities don't know if the body is that of Savannah Smith, 22, who has not been seen since June 8.

June 25, 2010 | Staff report | News


Danger remains in Iraq, commander says

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2010 - Iraq has been transformed, but dangers remain, President Barack Obama's nominee to lead U.S. forces there said today.

Army Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in a confirmation hearing. If he's confirmed by the Senate, he'll receive his fourth star and succeed Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno as commander of U.S. Forces Iraq. Odierno has been nominated to lead U.S. Joint Forces Command.

June 24, 2010 | By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service | Military


Judge considers psych exam for fake soldier

AUGUSTA - A judge is considering whether to order a battery of psychiatric tests for an ex-national guardsman charged with impersonating a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Gordon after he convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

Authorities arrested Anthony Todd Saxon, 34, on the Army post last week after military police found him with stun grenades, a land mine and a laser targeting sight.

June 24, 2010 | Associated Press | Military


Hearing for Troy Davis in second day

SAVANNAH - A Georgia death row inmate is due back in federal court in Savannah for a second day in a rare hearing ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court to give him a shot at proving his innocence.

Prosecutors for Georgia's attorney general will have their turn Thursday to present evidence rebutting claims by Troy Anthony Davis that he was wrongly convicted of murder in the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail.

June 24, 2010 | Associated Press | State, National


Child drowns in Long County

Tragedy struck Long County Sunday when a 1-year-old boy apparently drowned.

June 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Public Safety


We must uphold Declaration at all costs

"Decades later the Declaration of Independence was canonized as American scripture," the vinegary historian Walter McDougall writes of the nation's founding document, "but in 1776 it was generally read once - in army camps, taverns and village greens - cheered, and forgotten."

June 23, 2010 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Teens need places to work

Editor, Calling all local businesses: A community should have concern for its youth. Being the future of America, teens ought to have substantial work experience in order to transition into today's work force. This community is privileged to have an organization that is willing to keep local teens active during the summer by providing them with work and pay.

June 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Letters to the Editor


Long BoE honors retirees at meeting

The Long County Board of Education honored several retiring school system employees at its June 14 meeting.

June 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE


Rec department increasing pavilion rent

Fees for renting pavilions at Liberty County parks will increase July 1 after a vote by the county commission at its last meeting.

June 23, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Outdoors/Recreation


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Long County deputies honored

For the past 13 years, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has partnered with the MADD Georgia chapter to celebrate successes in the ongoing ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class tours post

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class toured Fort Stewart on April 11, as part of their leadership development class.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Sheriff’s Office needs public's help in locating missing man

According to Long County Sheriff's Detective, Tom Sollosi, Larry Anthony "Tony" Thompson has been reported missing, by his family. Mr. Thompson is 46 years ...

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


Eleventh annual Keep Liberty Beautiful Earth Day celebration

Spring break cut into participation at this year's Liberty County Earth Day, but the organizer said she thought everybody was having a good time.

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | LIBERTY LIFE


Howard is masons’ top 2017 civil servant

During his 27-year career, Hinesville Police Department Lt. Tracey Howard has been a beat cop, a detective and is now head of HPD's traffic ...

April 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Pre-K Center registration this Saturday

Liberty County Pre-K Center registration will be held Saturday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pre-K Center, 206 Bradwell St.

April 26, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Verbal dispute over game cards leads to punches

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

April 26, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Sound off for April 26

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...

April 26, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


New Midway city hall hits snag over cost

It hasn't even been built yet, but Midway's plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the ...

April 26, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Before Camp Stewart came

Like many over the decades, Wyman May relocated to Hinesville because of the Army.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Military


Long County Schools sets high school graduation date, time

The Long County Board of Education has set high school graduation for May 26.

April 26, 2017 | Justin Hall Correspondent | Education


Fair Housing Month in Hinesville

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown signs a proclamation on April 6 declaring April as Fair Housing Month in the city. Other activities during the month included ...

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Coastal advisors to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's spring meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 4, at ...

April 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Memories of biscuit adn egg sandwiches

Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, began dreary, and it began drizzling about 10. Gene had returned from men's Bible study at church and I had ...

April 25, 2017 | By Margie Love Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Fort Morris event to showcase Revolution era skills

Fort Morris State Historic Site will host Women of the American Revolution from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the historic site ...

April 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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