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LCDA reviews major 2010 accomplishments

The Liberty County Development Authority held its monthly meeting Monday and board members reviewed the accomplishments and projects completed by the authority in 2010. The list of projects, awards and accolades is as follows:

March 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mayor recovering from surgery

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas underwent surgery in mid-February for an unspecified condition. City officials, per Thomas's wishes, would not disclose what type of surgery the mayor had. They would say he is currently resting comfortably at home.

March 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Friends of Shellman Bluff prepare for St. Pat’s parade

The Friends of Shellman Bluff will celebrate its 10th year of parades and fundraising efforts Saturday, March 19. To commemorate the anniversary of 10 years supporting the volunteer fire departments and other community needs, the theme is "A Decade of Firin' It Up on the Bluff." Bill Aquiar, a founding member of Friends of Shellman Bluff and longtime volunteer, will serve as the grand marshal.

March 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bikers raise $6,000 for sick teen

A year ago, 15-year-old Josh Berry was just like many other Long County High School students. He had just completed a basketball season with the Blue Tide and was in the process of completing his sophomore year. But on Nov. 17, the lives of the Berry family were turned upside down when they found out their son had leukemia. Since that time, Berry has been receiving treatment for the disease, and the family is doing everything they can to support their son. But with this new obstacle for the family came additional expenses, including travel to and from the doctors ...

March 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Career academy construction now under way

Immediately after Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle spoke Friday at a luncheon, the audience was invited to the site where the new Liberty College & Career Academy foundation will be laid. The group prayed over the land as a wind shook the banner bearing the LCCA's new logo.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Lt. Gov. Cagle visits Liberty Co.

After much deliberation, the Liberty College & Career Academy location off Airport Road officially was deemed ready for construction during a luncheon Friday afternoon at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Advisory council lets citizens voice concerns

The Liberty County Commission Citizens Advisory Council wants to let residents know their voices and opinions count.

February 26, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Lawyer honored for giving back

Hinesville attorney Billy Jones was honored Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America Liberty District during the annual Good Scout award breakfast at First United Methodist Church in Hinesville.

February 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fire burns Long land, vehicles

A fire Sunday in Long County's Sand Hill community destroyed several structures and damaged vehicles.

February 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2 killed in separate area vehicle wrecks

The three-day Presidents Day Weekend turned deadly Sunday evening on area roads when the Georgia State Patrol reported fatalities in Liberty and Long counties.

February 23, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man charged in alleged spouse attack

A Long County High School teacher reportedly was beaten by her husband last week near a hunting club in Appling County.

February 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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


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Third wastewater spill since Jan. 4

Hinesville announced Tuesday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 7.62 million gallons of partially treated wastewater ...

January 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Stop the Bleed program comes to Liberty Co.

Liberty Regional EMS participated in the Stop the Bleed training Jan. 2 for representatives from the Liberty County School System.

January 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Courier Survey winner

Ruth Patterson just became the second winner in the Coastal Courier News reader survey.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former ...

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


MLK committee announces honors

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced award recipients for the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration, which is this weekend and Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Raider Brigade assigned nine-month deployment

The Army confirmed something Wednesday many around Fort Stewart had known, or at least suspected, for months.

January 13, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Allegations fly in Walthourville

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame City Council Member Larry Baker ...

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal ...

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at ...

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Former law firm for Liberty schools now representing victim in fatal school bus crash

The Liberty County school system's former law firm is now representing the family of the child killed in a Dec. 5 school bus crash ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former chief: Walthourville mayor wanted councilman framed

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame a city council member Larry ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


LPD investigating dog abuse

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a private Facebook page by a New-York-based ...

January 11, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Wastewater plant has second failure in a week

Hinesville announced Thursday that its Water Pollution Control Plant located on Ft. Stewart experienced a release of 5.65 million gallons of partially treated wastewater ...

January 11, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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