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Library board presses for new Hinesville branch

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees learned during Monday's quarterly meeting that the new site for the Midway-Riceboro branch may be ready next year, and members decided to press for action on the new building for the Hinesville branch.

April 21, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Pinching pennies at the pump

Gas prices just keep getting higher and higher, and there's no telling when it may stop.

April 20, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Group to rebuild home lost to Long fire

Long County residents gathered Monday at the Ludowici Church of God to begin the organizational process of building a house for Thomas and Gladys Patton, who lost their home last month in the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres. Fifteen people, including builders, homemakers and firefighters, attended the meeting to learn how they could help with the project.

April 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Land issue slows arrival of rail-trail in Liberty County

The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail that opened last spring in Camden County slowly but surely is growing and eventually could make its way to Liberty County.

April 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Week of the Young Child concludes this weekend

Helping keep young children safe is the goal for Week of the Young Child. Family-friendly activities will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. today at Faithful Temple Church of Deliverance Praise and Worship Center at 1060 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

April 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Winning instant lotto ticket sold in Hinesville store

ATLANTA - The Chevron Station at 1046 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville recently sold a winning Cruise for Cash instant ticket.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man killed in Isle of Wight crash

A Midway man was killed last Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Isle of Wight road in Midway.

April 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst councilman resigns from position

Allenhurst City Councilman Douglas Burgess Jr. stepped down from his position Friday.

April 13, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Local groups work to feed those in need

On Tuesday, Walthourville City Hall was filled with 13,000 pounds of food collected to help serve community members in need.

April 13, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Council weighs need to redistrict

Now that the 2010 Census numbers are out, many cities and counties across Georgia may decide to redraw voting districts to comply with the Voting Rights Act, and Hinesville is no exception.

April 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Storms gone, better weather is in forecast

Downed trees were cleared Tuesday and power was restored to Fort Stewart after severe thunderstorms moved through coastal Georgia early Tuesday morning.

April 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Man drives car into post office

A local resident drove his car through the wall of the Ludowici post office on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man hurt in Luke Rd. shooting

An argument Saturday afternoon over a pickup truck and liquor led to a gunfire exchange in Midway.

April 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire victims find help, support in neighbors

The recent rain may have helped to cool the Long County land that was scorched by a fire that broke out March 24, but the damaged structures and charred vegetation remain. Some residents lost their homes and others are dealing with damaged property.

April 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long County rallies at relay, fights cancer

Long County hosted its 2011 Relay for Life on Friday night and Saturday morning at Veterans Stadium. Though temperatures were on the cool side, Chairwoman Carla Carter said this year's event appeared to draw one of the largest crowds ever. Twenty teams joined in the fun, setting a participation record for Long County's Relay for Life, which has been going strong for six years.

April 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations'

The general elections are a week away, but Liberty Countians have been casting ballots since Oct. 13 at two polling locations.

October 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Jeff Whitten | Local news


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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