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Ken Howard recognized for GCCMA service

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard, right, was recognized recently by Alan Ours, president of the Georgia City-County Management Association, for serving as GCCMA president from April 2010-March 2011.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


City, workers to pay more for health insurance

Hinesville city employees will have to pony up more money for their health insurance in the coming year. So will the city.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Ex-Loonie Farms operator returned to area

Christiane Judd, former owner of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue, is back in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Detective Lt. Tom Sollosi. Judd arrived via commercial inmate transfer service at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and immediately was processed.

June 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Black bear killed on Liberty Co. highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Walkers look to preserve history

Saturday morning's overcast sky provided the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester participants with an intermittent breeze and protection from the hot June sun, which broke through the clouds later in the day.

June 20, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Chase ends in cow pasture

A report of stolen aluminum pipes at a mobile home park Thursday morning eventually gave way to a 23-mile high-speed chase through Long County.

June 20, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Courier wins 9 awards

The Coastal Courier recently earned several 2011 Georgia Press Association awards, which representatives from the newspaper received Friday at the association's annual Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and banquet on Jekyll Island. The prizes recognize the best newspapers in Georgia for their achievements in reporting, writing, photography, website content creation, newspaper page design and videography.

June 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Young, old walk to save landmark

More young people are expected to join their elders this Saturday for the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester.

June 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Robbery leads to high-speed chase

A reported robbery Tuesday night outside the Walmart Super Center on East Oglethorpe Highway eventually gave way to a high-speed chase that had Hinesville police, Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers traveling at speeds upwards of 93 miles per hour.

June 15, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Temporary VA clinic to open here

Area veterans' long wait for close and convenient medical care nearly is over. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a temporary health-care clinic July 5 in Hinesville.

June 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Cyclists bring bucks into Hinesville

On Friday, 1,200 bicyclists invaded Hinesville during the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour that allows bikers to see several cities in a week's span during a trip across the state.

June 13, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


Ex-SEAL writes best seller

Howard E. Wasdin had a rough and, at times, painful childhood in South Georgia, but he used those experiences as motivation later in life.

June 13, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Local news


Frank Cochran widening project meeting uneventful

None of the seven property owners affected by Hinesville's Frank Cochran road-widening project attended an informative meeting Tuesday. Only Paul Simonton, president and CEO of the city's engineering firm P.C. Simonton & Associates, and consulting appraiser David Davis showed up.

June 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Committee sets deadline for transportation project list

The executive committee of the Coastal Georgia Regional Roundtable set a deadline Wednesday for counties to submit a "constrained" list of desired transportation projects to the committee. The committee, which met at the Richmond Hill City Center, next will meet at 9 a.m. June 29 at the center in Richmond Hill to review local governments' pared-down lists of prioritized road projects.

June 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long Co. man charged in wreck

A Ludowici man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree for his involvement in a May 28 wreck that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old.

June 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

February 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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