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Commission approves $24M operating budget

The Liberty County Commission reviewed current budgetary expenses and approved its next annual budget during Thursday's mid-month meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Midway streamlines utility-bills process

Midway water and sewer customers will have 10 days to pay their bills following action by the city council that streamlines procedures in the utility department.

June 21, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Ken Howard recognized for GCCMA service

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard, right, was recognized recently by Alan Ours, president of the Georgia City-County Management Association, for serving as GCCMA president from April 2010-March 2011.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

City, workers to pay more for health insurance

Hinesville city employees will have to pony up more money for their health insurance in the coming year. So will the city.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news

Ex-Loonie Farms operator returned to area

Christiane Judd, former owner of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue, is back in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Detective Lt. Tom Sollosi. Judd arrived via commercial inmate transfer service at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and immediately was processed.

June 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news

Black bear killed on Liberty Co. highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news

Walkers look to preserve history

Saturday morning's overcast sky provided the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester participants with an intermittent breeze and protection from the hot June sun, which broke through the clouds later in the day.

June 20, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Chase ends in cow pasture

A report of stolen aluminum pipes at a mobile home park Thursday morning eventually gave way to a 23-mile high-speed chase through Long County.

June 20, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Courier wins 9 awards

The Coastal Courier recently earned several 2011 Georgia Press Association awards, which representatives from the newspaper received Friday at the association's annual Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and banquet on Jekyll Island. The prizes recognize the best newspapers in Georgia for their achievements in reporting, writing, photography, website content creation, newspaper page design and videography.

June 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local news

Young, old walk to save landmark

More young people are expected to join their elders this Saturday for the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester.

June 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Robbery leads to high-speed chase

A reported robbery Tuesday night outside the Walmart Super Center on East Oglethorpe Highway eventually gave way to a high-speed chase that had Hinesville police, Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers traveling at speeds upwards of 93 miles per hour.

June 15, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Temporary VA clinic to open here

Area veterans' long wait for close and convenient medical care nearly is over. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a temporary health-care clinic July 5 in Hinesville.

June 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news

Cyclists bring bucks into Hinesville

On Friday, 1,200 bicyclists invaded Hinesville during the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour that allows bikers to see several cities in a week's span during a trip across the state.

June 13, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news

Ex-SEAL writes best seller

Howard E. Wasdin had a rough and, at times, painful childhood in South Georgia, but he used those experiences as motivation later in life.

June 13, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Local news

Frank Cochran widening project meeting uneventful

None of the seven property owners affected by Hinesville's Frank Cochran road-widening project attended an informative meeting Tuesday. Only Paul Simonton, president and CEO of the city's engineering firm P.C. Simonton & Associates, and consulting appraiser David Davis showed up.

June 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

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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

Hinesville Housing Authority launches new website

The Hinesville Housing Authority is pleased to announce a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new ...

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Still serving: Liberty Chapter 789 of Vietnam Veterans of America celebrates 20 years

When Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America met March 6 at the Golden Hibachi in Hinesville, the group's monthly agenda included reminders ...

March 14, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual ...

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Army squad leader coaching, making an impact on local athletes

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email this reporter.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Fort Stewart could grow by one SFAB

Col. Jason Wolter, garrison commander of Fort Stewart, told officials at the Liberty County countywide planning workshop the population of the fort was probably at ...

March 13, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Southern Living features Liberty businesses

Three locally-owned and operated businesses were featured in a recent online article in Southern Living magazine, thanks to the efforts of Liberty County Convention & Visitors ...

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Susie Baker King Taylor 'ain't a stranger no more'

More than a century after her heroic acts, Liberty County legend Susie Baker King Taylor was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement hall of ...

March 10, 2018 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty County school board races to be contested

For now, it appears every seat on the Liberty County school board up for election in 2018 will be contested.

March 10, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Easter walk for shelter set for March 31 in Hinesville

Fridays were good for the Liberty Regional Homeless Shelter. They're betting Saturdays will be better.

March 10, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

ACLU weighs in on Bradwell Institute suspensions

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said a five-day suspension given to a Bradwell Institute student who participated in a March 2 ...

March 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

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