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Gum Branch election results

By a 13-vote margin, Kathy Todd won the mayoral race in Tuesday's Gum Branch municipal election.

November 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City council asked to consider pit-bull ban

The Hinesville City Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday, voting on or agreeing to further discussion on zoning and community development issues, surplus property and alcoholic beverage special event permits and license renewals. And, during the public commenting period, council members heard from a man who said he is fed up with a particular dog breed.

November 08, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ludowici election set for Tuesday

After much campaigning, the Ludowici city election is set for Tuesday.

November 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Water reclamation plant on hold

After months of quiet on a heated issue, the Liberty County Development Authority confirmed that its Laurel View water reclamation facility is not moving forward at this time.

November 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoC to negotiate for complex construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed project proposals for the East End Community Complex and a request for a county marijuana ordinance during its Tuesday meeting.

November 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


City addresses homelessness

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr. proclaimed this week Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week on Tuesday at city hall during a town hall meeting organized by Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones, who works in the city's Community Development Department.

November 04, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Man run over while he slept

A man, apparently hitchhiking toward Florida, was killed in a freak accident early Thursday.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Election Tuesday, early voting ends Friday

Early voting at the Liberty County Board of Elections office for the Nov. 8 elections will end at 5 p.m. Friday, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

November 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Indigent burial prices on the rise

While many households, businesses and governments are engaging in widespread austerity, one expense is on the rise: burials.

October 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Scarecrows, beggars invade city

Scarecrows, beggars and thousands of their ghoulish friends invaded downtown Hinesville on Friday for the third annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night, organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ludowici city councilman dies at 91

Ludowici City Councilman A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah from congestive heart failure, according to Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ludowici councilman dies

Ludowici City Councilman, A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah.

October 26, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Church burglary suspect arrested, remorseful

A man suspected of stealing a safe in September from Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst was arrested Tuesday without incident, according to LCSO Detective Julie Hibbeler.

October 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


New voter registration cards on way to some residents

The Liberty County Board of Elections soon will mail out new voter registration cards to those voters affected by Hinesville's recent redistricting plan, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

October 26, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Board seeks progress on new library

Liberty County's library board formed a committee Monday to press for progress on the delayed construction of a new Hinesville library.

October 25, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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