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Drowning victim's family needs help

Antwonette Wynn, the mother of Anjalia Drake, remembers her daughter as a beautiful child who always had a smile on her face.

August 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Consultant to help iron out LCDA, Midway differences

The Liberty County Development Authority took care of housekeeping items Monday, discussing the search for a consultant to analyze water and sewer rates and a request for a road dedication among various project updates and reports.

August 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


One less candidate to remember

SAVANNAH – First District of Georgia congressional candidate David Schwarz has suspended his campaign.

August 27, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Hospital opening new ER, remodeling

Liberty Regional Medical Center formally will cut the ribbon on its expanded emergency room at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. However, patients already were being treated in the new ER addition as early as Aug. 6, according to hospital officials.

August 26, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Growth partnership lacks traction

Chris Roessler still is the acting chairman of the Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Growth Management Partnership.

August 26, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Girl drowns in Long County pond

An afternoon swim turned tragic for a Long County girl who drowned Sunday in a borrow pit adjacent to Country Manor mobile home park.

August 25, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Council buys $500K in equipment

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday meeting approved the purchase of more than a half million dollars worth of equipment for its public-works department.

August 21, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Conservation easement violations suspected

Georgia Land Trust staffers recently informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners of possible violations of conservation easements, such as unauthorized timbering and trespassing on conservation lands in the county.

August 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hospital notes drop in patients

Federal and state funding cuts, in addition to a sluggish economy, are hurting local organizations and the services they provide.

August 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici may join Friends of Fort Stewart

First District representative Mary Hamilton gave Ludowici City Council options on Tuesday for the city to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.

August 19, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Administrators say student pick-up policy is for safety

Parents with children attending the Liberty County Pre-K Center have complained the center's new afternoon parent walk-in pick-up policy is inconvenient and forces those who arrive early to wait outside. School officials say there is little to no wait for parents to pick up their children if they arrive on time.

August 19, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Council OKs preliminary plan for restaurant

Hinesville City Council members Thursday saw and approved preliminary plans for a Zaxby's that is to be built on Highway 84, across from First Presbyterian Christian Church.

August 19, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Midway, LCDA hope to agree over bills

Representatives from the city of Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority and their respective attorneys met Friday to discuss the manner in which water and wastewater usage rates and connection fees are charged. The city and development authority have an intergovernmental agreement in place to share water and sewer infrastructure. The authority operates an industrial park in Midway and the Tradeport East Business Park adjoining Midway's city limits.

August 15, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Storm-debris cleanup plan in place

In an effort to prepare for any potential hurricanes that could strike the coast this season, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency already has its post-storm debris-cleanup plan in place.

August 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Walthourville councilwoman trains

Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Luckey Lovette recently was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah.

August 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Police arrest eight on drug, gambling charges

Authorities have arrested eight people for drugs and gambling in Walthourville, according to the city's police chief.

March 30, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Projects Echo, Valor and Cosign coming to Liberty County?

The Liberty County Development Authority decided Monday to offer benefits its members hope will bring three new projects and up to $77 million in investments ...

March 29, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Lunch program focuses on hospital

Liberty Regional Medical Center will be the topic of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday.

March 29, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bond hearing for man suspected of shooting his mother

The man accused of shooting his mother March 3 on Highway 196 as she was driving him in her car will get a bond hearing ...

March 29, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


FPCA's Braun a national champ

When she was 9, Bunny Braun took her first horseback ride while visiting Chile. That ride ignited a passion for horses that has led to ...

March 29, 2017 | Marcia Graham Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville has 'unique place' for seniors

Active seniors looking for a safe, healthy and fun place to spend time instead of money may want to look no farther than the Liberty ...

March 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop by the sea sets priorities

More than 100 Liberty countians met Thursday and Friday to review the county's progress during the last year and to plan for the future ...

March 27, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Man on bond for murder arrested for drugs

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs.

March 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Meetings on fire protection set for April

On April 6, Liberty County officials will begin a series of town hall meetings intended to provide information on the plan for countywide professional fire ...

March 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Jeffrey Osteen appointed state court judge

Hinesville attorney Jeff Osteen was appointed state court judge to replace Leon Braun, according to a press release.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal passes

Voters in Long County overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in Tuesday's special election.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County High School getting new principal

Long County High School will get a new principal and new head coaches beginning next fall.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty 911 director found dead in home

Liberty County 911 Director Tom Wahl was found dead Monday at his home in Hinesville, according to Deputy Coroner Terry Satterfield.

March 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Police dog gets early retirement

One of Hinesville's four-legged finest is getting an early retirement.

March 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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