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Rotary to collect 20K pounds of shoes

The Hinesville Rotary Club is turning used shoes into water.

August 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Rotary briefed on military-style Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The Hinesville Rotary Club received a military-style briefing Tuesday about Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a Georgia National Guard residence program on Fort Stewart for high school dropouts. Youth ChalleNGe integrates military-style discipline with teamwork, education, mentor support and encouragement.

August 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Hurricane threat sends reminder to prepare

With Hurricane Irene barreling through the Caribbean, residents and emergency-management agencies alike have been scrambling this week to prepare for the possibility of the storm making landfall in the Southeast.

August 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Soldier stabbed trying to stop assault

A Fort Stewart soldier was stabbed multiple times Sunday in Long County while he reportedly was trying to help a woman who was being assaulted.

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

Pizza Peddler owner dies

Gary Tabb, 55, owner of The Pizza Peddler in Midway and two pawnshops, died Monday morning when he was hit on I-95 near Brunswick.

August 24, 2011 | Staff report | Local news

Lawmaker tours new government buildings

During a whirlwind schedule to connect with his constituents, U.S. Representative Jack Kingston (R-1st District) stopped in Hinesville on Thursday to tour the Liberty County Justice Center and the new Hinesville City Hall.

August 23, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news

Hinesville unveils new city hall

Army veteran and Hinesville resident Henry Ancheta brought his children, Athor, 10, Shirley, 9, and Angela, 7, to the grand-opening ceremony for Hinesville's new city hall so they could witness local history in the making.

August 22, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news

County budget building deficit

The Liberty County general fund came in $216,094 over its anticipated budget for the 2011 fiscal year, according to reports presented during the Thursday Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 22, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news

Officials offer Rotary members a visual tour of Liberty County Justice Center

About 25 members of the Rotary Club of Hinesville got a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Liberty County Justice Center on Tuesday, but they didn't have to set foot inside the building.

August 19, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Senators address local concerns

The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.

August 19, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Experts question data on income growth

Last week, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area was deemed as having one of the top four fastest personal income growth rates within the United States for its 2010 numbers.

August 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Kingston to tour new local landmarks

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-1st District) will tour two new government buildings in Hinesville on Thursday. He will tour the Liberty County Justice Center at 10 a.m. and then walk across the street to tour the new Hinesville City Hall at 10:30 a.m., according to Kingston's district representative, Brooke Floyd.

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news

Veteran ADA joins Atlantic Judicial Court

Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender presided as incoming Assistant District Attorney Isabel Pauley took her oath of office, sealing her commitment to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Fatal stabbing case goes to grand jury

A Fort Stewart soldier will have his case referred to the grand jury after a hearing to determine probable cause was held Monday morning in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.

August 17, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news

City debates shelving Liberty Transit system

After discussing possible consequences for shelving Liberty Transit, the Hinesville City Council decided to "ride out" the challenges of funding the bus system for at least another year.

August 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

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Riceboro delays approval of solar farm

Riceboro City Council is delaying approval of a 32-acre passive solar farm planned near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the E.B ...

March 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news

Bradwell football documentary does the school, program proud

Suppose you could go back to a time where the iPhone hadn't been invented yet, Facebook was a collegiate novelty, and Instagram's founders ...

March 21, 2018 | John Wood Special to the Courier | Local news

Man convicted of 1996 hatchet attack on Hinesville woman back behind bars

A man convicted of a 1996 hatchet attack on a woman is back in jail after he was indicted earlier this by a Long County ...

March 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Liberty NAACP holding voter registration drive

An NAACP press release claims one in three young, female or minority voters who cast ballots in 2016 won't vote in the upcoming election.

March 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Lightning damages home

A home in the 900 block of Mandarin Drive sustained some damage from lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt ...

March 20, 2018 | Lewis Levine Contributor to the Courier | Local news

Liberty, Long and Bryan counties under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for several southeast Georgia counties, including Liberty, Long and Bryan. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Road work slated for Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing road work this week in Liberty County.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville kids to ‘kick butts’ on March 21

Kids in Georgia will unite against tobacco use on Wednesday as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than ...

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Thunderstorms possible in Liberty, Long counties tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning of the possibility of severe weather in Liberty and Long counties Monday night and Tuesday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Midway votes city hall project forward

The Midway City Council has voted to proceed with its new city hall complex after trimming more than $240,000 in costs.

March 19, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Long County man burning trash destroys home, property

A Long County man burning trash Friday on his property on the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Road lost his home, three vehicles and a ...

March 17, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Rotarian sees club's work in India

Rotary Club of Hinesville Assistant Governor Brigitte Shanken spoke Tuesday about her recent trip to India as part of Rotary's friendship exchange program.

March 17, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Bus maker, driver sued for fatal crash

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash Dec. 5 in Gum Branch are suing the company that made the ...

March 16, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

County gets mixed news on SPLOST

Liberty County's most recent monthly sales tax revenues met projections for the first time. Documents at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday showed that with ...

March 16, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

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