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Officials prep for planning retreat

City and county officials will come together on St. Simons Island starting Wednesday for a three-day workshop to discuss short- and long-term planning goals for Liberty County.

April 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville honors top employees, retirees

The city of Hinesville on Wednesday honored its employees of the year, new employees and retirees. Awards also were distributed to workers who had logged between five and 35 years of service with the city.

April 23, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Mayor: State of city good, not great

In his annual state-of-the-city address Thursday, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said the city is in good, not "great" shape. Thomas offered his take on the city's status during a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress through People luncheon at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84 in Hinesville.

April 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Man arrested after trying to rob bank

A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose Wednesday morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was in the process of robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.

April 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway continues search for new officer

The Midway City Council at its April meeting announced it will continue to look for applicants to fill an additional police officer position.

April 21, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Library board presses for new Hinesville branch

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees learned during Monday's quarterly meeting that the new site for the Midway-Riceboro branch may be ready next year, and members decided to press for action on the new building for the Hinesville branch.

April 21, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Pinching pennies at the pump

Gas prices just keep getting higher and higher, and there's no telling when it may stop.

April 20, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Group to rebuild home lost to Long fire

Long County residents gathered Monday at the Ludowici Church of God to begin the organizational process of building a house for Thomas and Gladys Patton, who lost their home last month in the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres. Fifteen people, including builders, homemakers and firefighters, attended the meeting to learn how they could help with the project.

April 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Land issue slows arrival of rail-trail in Liberty County

The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail that opened last spring in Camden County slowly but surely is growing and eventually could make its way to Liberty County.

April 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Week of the Young Child concludes this weekend

Helping keep young children safe is the goal for Week of the Young Child. Family-friendly activities will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. today at Faithful Temple Church of Deliverance Praise and Worship Center at 1060 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

April 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Winning instant lotto ticket sold in Hinesville store

ATLANTA - The Chevron Station at 1046 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville recently sold a winning Cruise for Cash instant ticket.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man killed in Isle of Wight crash

A Midway man was killed last Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Isle of Wight road in Midway.

April 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst councilman resigns from position

Allenhurst City Councilman Douglas Burgess Jr. stepped down from his position Friday.

April 13, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Local groups work to feed those in need

On Tuesday, Walthourville City Hall was filled with 13,000 pounds of food collected to help serve community members in need.

April 13, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Council weighs need to redistrict

Now that the 2010 Census numbers are out, many cities and counties across Georgia may decide to redraw voting districts to comply with the Voting Rights Act, and Hinesville is no exception.

April 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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