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‘Chop shop’ discovered

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes and other deputies discovered 15 vehicles in various stages of being stripped down Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center raises more than $40,000 at luncheon

It seems The Fraser Counseling Center has quite a few friends who are willing to lend a helping hand, even when money is tight. About 250 community members threw their support behind the center by pitching in $41,334 during Wednesday's Friends of Fraser fundraising luncheon.

March 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mother of child who died faces charges

Hinesville Police Department detectives arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who was killed earlier this month. Jocelyn Carroll, 25, has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child. She was arrested without incident at her job in Richmond Hill shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Doug Snider said.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County’s population jumps

The Census Bureau is delivering state-by-state data on a rolling basis through March.

March 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2010 Census numbers are in

The 2010 Census numbers show Liberty County and its cities have increased in population. Liberty County has a population of 63,453, and Hinesville has a population of 33,437, according to the 2010 census. In 2000, the county had just over 61,000 people and Hinesville had 30,392 residents, according to the census.

March 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


2 killed, 1 hurt in Long Co. shooting

Two men were killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Long County's Sand Hills community.

March 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council OKs six goals for 2011

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington had to cast two tie-breaking votes at the Midway City Council's March meeting, one of which approved a list of six 2011 goals for Midway.

March 22, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two dead from gunshots

Two men are dead, a third wounded, and a fourth is being sought after a shooting in Long County Sunday night.

March 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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


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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


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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