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Councilman honored for training

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier received a certificate of distinction from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 78th annual convention June 27 in Savannah.

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


Shooting at Fort Stewart called accidental

FORT STEWART - Military officials say a civilian wounded at Fort Stewart this weekend was accidentally shot by an 11-year-old.

October 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local news


Elections board declares Burgess ineligible again

Hinesville City Council hopeful Douglas Burgess wasn't present for the most recent hearing regarding his eligibility to run, but the county elections board came to the same conclusion as they had before - the evidence presented showed the District 4 challenger still didn't meet the residency requirement.

October 18, 2011 | By Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville receives preclearance for new districts

Though a Thursday night meeting of the Hinesville City Council addressed allegations that its municipal election could be in jeopardy, the tides appear to have turned.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Education and county writer | Local news


Early voting begins Monday

Advance voting for the upcoming local election begins Monday and is open to all registered voters. Residents have 21 days to participate in advance voting for the following qualifying municipalities: Hinesville, Walthourville and Riceboro.

October 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City addresses election allegations

The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Midway considers options for temporary gov. housing

The city of Midway is looking for a new temporary home for its government, but the city council has rejected all the options proposed except one: Midway Mall.

October 15, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Downtown Hinesville goes pink

Downtown Hinesville will be home to a pink invasion Thursday night when multiple community groups come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.

October 14, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville city meeting addresses elections allegations

The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.

October 14, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. | Local news


Assertion lights up political forum

An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.

October 14, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Ludowici candidates meet public

On Tuesday, the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a community meet-and-greet forum for the candidates running for offices in the upcoming Ludowici election.

October 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City election in question, meeting at 5

The emergency city council meeting has been set for 5 p.m., immediately following a budget hearing, according to City Clerk Sarah Lumpkin. The hearing and meeting will be in city hall and both are open to the public.

October 13, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Military family utilizes community development department program

Sgt. Jordan Alvarado and his family were joined by Hinesville officials and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board members recently to break ground for their new home in the Azalea Street Project.

October 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents enjoy wildlife festival in Long County

The 30th Long County Wildlife Festival, aided by sunny and cool weather, drew a large crowd Saturday to the event site off Lanier Road.

October 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Skies clear after storms drench Liberty County

While forecasts show clear skies ahead, some residents still may be cleaning up small debris from the winds and rain that moved through the area with little damage on Monday.

October 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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The way it was to grow up black in Sunbury 70 years ago

Editor's note: This is the third part of a series examining what life was like for African-Americans in Liberty County before and during the ...

April 21, 2018 | Hermina Glass Hill Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Caseloads doubling, funding not

The Liberty County Commission Thursday heard from juvenile court officials who said their caseload had doubled and that they had already spent more than the ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


A monument for Morning Glories

Smooth white marble that was once used as a surface to roll out biscuits and pastry in the home of a loving grandmother now graces ...

April 21, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Remaining 3rd ID soldiers back home

The final group of more than 110 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division along with the division command team, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas and ...

April 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Interstate lane closures, detours set

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout the area. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue through ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Breakfast to host school board candidates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast featuring the candidates for the Liberty County School System Board of Education ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sister Howard's vision

When Sister Margaret Howard walked next door in early April to visit Pembroke Police Department Lt. Kelly Price at the department's Miller Village substation ...

April 15, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop to focus on gaining employment, record expungement

WorkSource Coastal will host a workshop with Georgia Legal Services from 2-4 p.m. April 30 at 140 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Hinesville.

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Fair Housing Symposium set for Thursday

The Hinesville Community Development Department will host its annual Fair Housing Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 ...

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Man sought in homicide in custody

A person of interest in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was "apprehended without incident," according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

April 12, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Prayer vigil tonight for family members, victims of Gause Street fire

There will be a prayer vigil tonight for a family who lost three members in an April 5 house fire on Gause Street.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Area roads to avoid this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on construction and maintenance projects. Closure schedule may change due to weather or other factors.

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway moves to fix potholes, adds police car

The Midway City Council Monday moved ahead to solve two long-standing infrastructure problems and acquire a new police car.

April 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Grant to provide breast health screenings in Liberty, Long

Diversity Health Center's Healthy Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) Project was awarded $50,000 March 29 from the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia to target ...

April 11, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Victims in burned house formally ID'd

The Hinesville Fire Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of three people found in a Gause Street home destroyed in an April 5 fire.

April 11, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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