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Liberty residents critique bus system, suggest some changes

Area residents put in more than their two cents worth on bus routes and Liberty Transit service Wednesday during a public hearing facilitated by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at the Liberty County Courthouse annex.

August 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Soldier ID’d in fatal car wreck

A 25-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident has been identified as Jonathan Glick.

August 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


3-year-old’s death under investigation

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl.

August 03, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


No leads in Walthourville shooting

The victim of a Sunday shooting in Walthourville has been identified as Kevin Bacon, Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget said Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at 1 Jones Court near Hillary Lane in Walthourville.

August 03, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Saturday roll-over kills local soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier died in a single-vehicle accident in Long County early Saturday.

August 01, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


The sweet ‘taste of Liberty’

Thursday's Downtown Farmer's Market saw the debut of a product that was high in demand and short in supply: Liberty County Courthouse Honey.

August 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tax scam feared moving in

The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," could be applied to a rise in tax-return related scams being perpetrated across the Southeast, Internal Revenue Service officials say.

August 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New postal closures won’t affect Liberty Co.

The United States Postal Service announced on Tuesday that it will analyze more than 3,600 branches, offices and stations for possible closures - but none of Liberty County's locations are on the list.

July 30, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


New city hall receives historical scene

Local historian Judy Shippey presents the city of Hinesville with a painting on Tuesday of the old Liberty County Fair to grace the new city hall's Hinesville room. Shippey said Hinesville artist Ethelda Lee painted the fair scene.

July 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Power company affected by copper thefts

Last Friday's arrest of Danny Rittenberry was just one example of a rash of recent copper thefts that have affected a local power company.

July 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Head-on collision injures 5

Five people were injured in a head-on collision Tuesday afternoon in Liberty County.

July 29, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Murder trial moved to Fort Stewart

His fiancée says Army Staff Sgt. Rashad Valmont quit eating and put in extra hours at the gym and sauna after being ordered to shed 3 percent of his body fat in a hurry. Two days later he walked into a superior's office holding a Glock handgun, took aim and fired six shots, killing the man.

July 28, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


LCDA lobbies for Benning’s 3rd HBCT, harbor expansion

The Liberty County Development Authority is voicing its unity with other leaders who want the Army to consider transferring the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team to Fort Stewart.

July 27, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Historic sights get SPLOST money

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners presented five Liberty Trail-related organizations with $72,000 in SPLOST funds at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 25, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


City votes to redistrict

In a 4-1 vote Thursday, the Hinesville City Council approved amending the city's charter to allow the creation of new city council districts.

July 25, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


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Water council member discusses offshore exploration, drilling

Oil exploration and drilling off Georgia's coast present both pros and cons, a McIntosh community resident says.

April 01, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze

The Liberty County Board of Education has officially lifted a hiring freeze imposed in January, but that doesn't mean the school system's financial situation has suddenly improved.

March 31, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County?

March 31, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council modifies code

Ludowici City Council modified the city's land development code at its March 10 meeting and learned the following week that a requested easement for the proposed McDonald's/Flash Foods had been approved.

March 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spring is the time for nominating, brightening and more cleaning

Spring is such a lovely time of the year. The flowers and green grass and budding trees really make up for the brown, bare, dormant look of winter.

March 24, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Williams finalist in national contest

Soprano soloist Chary Williams from Hinesville has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Young Artist Competition, hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


6 graduate from Liberty Co. DUI Court Program

Six participants of the DUI Court Program, offered by Liberty County DUI Court, graduated in a special ceremony Wednesday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 23, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy C.Murray | Local news


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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