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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

New city hall is not a ‘civic center,' officials say

A number of community organizations already have approached city officials about meeting inside the new city hall. But the officials, citing security concerns, say city hall only should be used for city business.

August 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Victim’s family speaks out

Midway native Benjamin O'Neal grew up within walking distance to the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, and he spent a great deal of his life fishing and crabbing from its docks.

August 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Long gets $1.27M in OEA funds

The Long County Commission received nearly $1.3 million in remediation funds from the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment last week as compensation for work the county did to prepare for a fifth military brigade.

August 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Coastal Regional Commission hears project updates

The Coastal Regional Commission saw a change in leadership when incoming Chairman Walter Gibson pounded the gavel at the start of the group's August meeting on Wednesday.

August 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Ludowici to gather input on Sunday alcohol sales

Acknowledging the recently passed state legislation that allows voters to decide whether to permit the sale of alcohol in stores on Sundays, Long County Elections Board Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham brought up the issue Tuesday at the Ludowici City Council's monthly meeting.

August 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Hinesville Area Arts Council lands new downtown lease

As soon as renovations to the former Liberty County Division of Elections office are complete, the Hinesville Area Arts Council will have a new home.

August 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Microburst downs trees, sinks boats

Four boats sank, a number of trees fell and one small area lost power during a thunderstorm that shook the coast Monday night.

August 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Weather today? Hot and stormy

ATLANTA - National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news

Councilwoman takes on GMA leadership role

SAVANNAH - Walthourville Councilmember Luciria Luckey Lovette was elected second vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association's 12th district during the association's annual summer convention June 27 in Savannah. More than 2,000 elected officials from across the state were in attendance.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Regional transportation project list widens

Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the executive committee of the Regional Transportation Roundtable expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

August 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news

City OKs redistricting, readies retreat

Meeting for the first time inside Hinesville's new city hall, council members voted 2-1 to approve an amendment to the city's charter to allow for redrawing council districts.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news

Liberty Co. receives grant to distribute emergency food and shelter funds

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $23,137 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

August 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty residents critique bus system, suggest some changes

Area residents put in more than their two cents worth on bus routes and Liberty Transit service Wednesday during a public hearing facilitated by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at the Liberty County Courthouse annex.

August 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Soldier ID’d in fatal car wreck

A 25-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident has been identified as Jonathan Glick.

August 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

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Former Gov. Zell Miller dies

Former governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller has died, statewide media are reporting.

March 23, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

LCHS plant sale kicks off this weekend

Liberty County High School will kick off its spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school greenhouse.

March 23, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

A meeting of the minds

Self-professed "young admirer" Cato Walthour III, right, stands with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, at the recent Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner in Atlanta ...

March 23, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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

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