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Weather today? Hot and stormy

ATLANTA - National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Councilwoman takes on GMA leadership role

SAVANNAH - Walthourville Councilmember Luciria Luckey Lovette was elected second vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association's 12th district during the association's annual summer convention June 27 in Savannah. More than 2,000 elected officials from across the state were in attendance.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Regional transportation project list widens

Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the executive committee of the Regional Transportation Roundtable expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

August 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


City OKs redistricting, readies retreat

Meeting for the first time inside Hinesville's new city hall, council members voted 2-1 to approve an amendment to the city's charter to allow for redrawing council districts.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Liberty Co. receives grant to distribute emergency food and shelter funds

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $23,137 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

August 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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


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Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


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