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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


Photography contest spotlights coastal trees

The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful are accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day photography contest until Feb. 10. E-mail photograph entries to chairman@hinesvillearts.com or deliver them on a disc to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The rules are:

February 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici receives remediation funding

Last week, the city of Ludowici received $88,871 in remediation funds from the Coastal Regional Commission/Office of Economic Adjustment.

February 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long Sheriff’s Office joins National Crime Map

Neighborhood safety is consistently a hot-button issue in communities throughout Coastal Georgia. Who hasn't grown curious about what's happening when flashing blue lights fly down a residential street? Long County residents who want to know how safe their neighborhoods are can now find out through a new partnership between the Long County Sheriff's Office and CrimeReports, creator of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.

February 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents earn city $1,000 from Reader's Digest

In the warmth of the sun on Saturday afternoon, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce accepted a check from Reader's Digest for $1,000.

January 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Park's amphitheater planning beings

Bryant Commons Joint Management Board members met with an acoustics engineer Thursday to sound out concepts for an amphitheater in Hinesville's Bryant Commons.

January 31, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Ludowici gets new fire engines

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently bought two new fire trucks and added them to their fleet. The department bought a 1987 KME engine that holds 500 gallons and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute and a 1983 engine that holds 1,000 gallons of water and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute.

January 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Wreaths for Warriors Walk held Saturday

The 11thAnnual Wreaths for Warriors Walk was held Saturday on Fort Stewart.

December 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sheriffs lobby for raises for deputies

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes hosted a lunch Tuesday to promote raises for deputies and it attracted nearly a dozen sheriffs, a roomful of deputies ...

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long time counsel drops school board

The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Project aims to help wounded Fort Stewart veterans

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 16, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday ...

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


State awards local DNR rangers for heroism

Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week presented Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Bobby White and Ranger 1stClass Patrick Gibbs with the Governor's Public Safety ...

December 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Rangers honored for heroic rescue

Two local Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement rangers were hailed as heroes last week by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2916 rescue of ...

December 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreaths for Warriors Walk is Saturday

The 11th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk is at noon Saturday at Cottrell Field. The event honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division ...

December 13, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners ...

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with officials in D.C.

Members of the Long County Board of Commissioners met last week with White House officials in Washington, D.C., discussing several topics.

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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