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Local officials talk water in D.C.

County and city officials traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March to speak with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a proposed rural water system for Liberty County's Holmestown area. In order to install the system, a proposal submitted by P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. for a $1.1 million loan and a $3.2 million grant first would need to be approved by the USDA.

March 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long Co. passes SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendums passed Tuesday by landslide margins in Long County.

March 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


ESPLOST in for another five years

On Tuesday, the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax passed with 472 votes in favor and 209 against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax in Liberty County.

March 18, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici council fires worker who wrecked vehicle

The Ludowici City Council voted at its March 8 meeting to dismiss city employee Elbert Hand, who reportedly wrecked a city vehicle at the Long County Recreation Department earlier this month. After addressing the matter in executive session, the council took its decision to dismiss Hand to maintenance supervisor James Fuller, who had recommended the action to the council.

March 17, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway council sets festival date

At their February meeting, Midway city council members planned for the annual Midway Day festival and scheduled several questions for discussion at the March session.

March 15, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Teenager charged in shooting

A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault in the Wednesday night shooting that killed one man and injured another in a mobile home on Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community.

March 14, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Set clocks forward tonight

Daylight savings time starts Sunday morning at 2.

March 12, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


AG’s office clears Ludowici in open-records case

The Georgia Attorney General's Office ruled last week that allegations claiming the city of Ludowici violated the Open Records Act were unsubstantiated.

March 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man arrested in child’s death

Hinesville police detectives arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Wednesday afternoon in connection with the death of a toddler.

March 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fleming shooting leaves one dead

One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire erupted Wednesday night in a mobile home on Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community.

March 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire evacuates Savannah Tech

A fire in an industrial building near Airport Road in Hinesville spurred the evacuation of Savannah Technical College and the Liberty County School System's bus barn Tuesday morning.

March 09, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway woman wins $500K in lottery

Lake George resident Sandra Smith, 45, said her half-million-dollar win from the $10 instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks won't drastically change her life. The mother and first-time grandmother-to-be plans to spend her $500,000 cash award helping out family and friends.

March 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Alleged child molester nabbed in Fla.

A Long County man who law enforcement authorities believe may have molested a relative was arrested last Wednesday by the Long County Sheriff's Office after he was picked up in Florida.

March 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Soldier's murder trial hearing focuses on funding

With the March 28 start date of Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich's court martial growing closer, the court cleared up several matters regarding panel selection, the potential bias of a key witness and additional funding for experts Friday during a motion hearing. Opening statements in the death-penalty case will be given April 18.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Meeting focuses on HOPE, pre-K cuts

After changes to the HOPE scholarship recently were proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal, parents, educators and students began to protest the idea of reducing the program's funds and limiting eligibility. The governor's plan also would cut pre-K sessions by two hours.

March 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


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BoC considers grant for new CGACAA facility

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a request from Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Executive Director Tres Hamilton at its mid-month meeting Thursday night.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at emergency food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted an emergency mass mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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