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Wreck injures 3, snarls traffic

A two-car collision Friday night in Hinesville sent three people to the hospital and snarled rush-hour traffic near the intersection of Frank Cochran Drive and South Main Street for hours.

February 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


United Way seeks volunteer nominees

SAVANNAH - United Way Hands On Savannah is seeking nominations for the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Awards, a program that honors extraordinary volunteer work in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The deadline for nominations is March 8.

February 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership Liberty visits lawmakers

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has supported and offered the Leadership Liberty program for the past six years and will graduate its seventh class in June. The nine-month class offers its participants insight into county/city government, public education and health, as well as a visit to the Capitol to meet with local legislators.

February 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Black History Month: City leaders reflect, say more work to do

Some Hinesville city officials remember what life was like before desegregation, many years before school children and service members would proudly observe Black History Month each

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hinesville mayor, council mark Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a month during which Americans traditionally recognize contributions to society made by African Americans. This is something that Hinesville District 2 Councilmember David Anderson is proud to see take place.

February 17, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kingston touches on health care, budget at meeting

Things that many Americans most would like to cut, such as foreign aid and farm subsidies, make up relatively tiny slices of the federal budget, while things most don't want to touch, such as Medicare and Social Security, take far larger portions, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston recently told constituents.

February 16, 2011 | Al Hackle Special to the Courier | Local news


Bonfire gets out of hand, burns three, one critical

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and an adult suffered burns as gasoline used to fuel a bonfire got out of control.

February 14, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kingston to host town hall meeting in Bryan County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will host a town hall meeting in Bryan County to give area residents a forum to share their views on what's happening in Washington.

February 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Winter storm not expected to reach us

Storm could bring snow to North Georgia

February 09, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Midway may take franchise fee onto electric bills

Midway will soon begin negotiations with Coastal Electric Membership Corp. for a franchise fee that will be tacked onto the electric bills of customers inside city limits.

February 08, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Partial closure of M.L. King Jr. Dr. planned

M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville will be closed west of Main Street from Feb. 7-10. Work scheduled for that section of the road will include new asphalt and streetscapes, according to Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown. No detours are planned because it is only a partial road closure.

February 07, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City to seek grant for fire-prevention devices

In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.

February 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County’s projects advancing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received updates during Tuesday's monthly meeting on the construction and renovations around Liberty County.

February 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici completes Macon Street project

The city of Ludowici recently completed a paving and drainage project on Macon Street. According to Ludowici Maintenance Supervisor James Fuller Sr., the city had been aiming to wrap the work up since the late 1990s.

February 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Council, mayor eye next election

Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Brynslet Sellers gets new heart

Liberty County resident Brynslet Sellers, 2, has undergone heart-transplant surgery, accordingto posts on www.facebook.com/prayers4brynslet.

September 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


BoC considers grant for new CGACAA facility

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a request from Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Executive Director Tres Hamilton at its mid-month meeting Thursday night.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at emergency food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted an emergency mass mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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