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Council Oks new bonds, zoning plans

The Hinesville City Council heard and approved 10 action items during Thursday's meeting, including a bond-resolution request by Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon as well as zoning-and-development plan requests by Rachel Hatcher of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission.

November 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici election in court Wednesday

A request to force Ludowici to have municipal elections goes before a Long County Superior Court judge Wednesday.

November 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long BoE hopeful challenges map

Long County Board of Education candidate Julie Dawson submitted papers last week challenging the decision of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia regarding Long County's new district map. According to Dawson, the new map has an error that places her legal residence in District 3. She said it's in District 5.

November 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Long County voters picking sheriff

Long County's lone local race will be decided Tuesday when voters chose a sheriff. Incumbent Craig Nobles, who was appointed in January to replace his late father, long-time sheriff Cecil Nobles, faces challenger Darrell Ballance. Nobles, who qualified as a Democrat, defeated Frank McClelland Jr. and James E. Rogers in the July general primary while Ballance, who qualified as a Republican, was unopposed.

November 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


What to take to the polls

Polls across the nation are open Tuesday. In Liberty and Long counties they will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

November 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Commission hopefuls talk taxes, new ideas

Eyes may be glued to the national stage for Tuesday's election, but two Liberty County Commission races will be decided.

November 05, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Heating assistance set for Long

Long County's Community Action Agency will operate the low-income heating energy assistance program funded by the Department of Human Resources, according to Community Services head Diane Rogers.

November 04, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Judge approves new Long County districts

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia Brunswick Division signed a ruling Tuesday establishing new district lines in Long County.

November 02, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City/post sewage plant spill eyed

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is monitoring what it calls a major spill by EPD guidelines at Hinesville/Fort Stewart's wastewater treatment plant Oct. 22-23.

November 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici making improvements

Ludowici has made several improvements during the last year, and according to Mayor James Fuller, more are planned for the future.

November 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Early voting drawing 400 a day

Voters hoping to skip lines at next week's election have until Friday to vote early - but there's no guarantee it will take less time than casting a ballot Nov. 6.

October 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Supreme Court: Candidate didn't qualify

The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Liberty County Board of Elections decision to disqualify an area resident from the 2011 Hinesville municipal elections.

October 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Show features Tea Grove Plantation on Thursday

Tea Grove Plantation will be among the locations featured in an RFD-TV show that airs at 9:30 p.m. Nov. 1.

October 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Committee to discuss library sites

When the site committee for Hinesville's new library meets Monday, members will have in hand a clear statement from the library's trustees favoring the current Memorial Drive location.

October 29, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Charles Frasier announces bid for mayor

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier on Thursday announced his intent to run for mayor in the November election.

January 30, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary holds speech contest for students

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted its annual speech contest for area high-school students.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


New rural water system up, running

On an appropriately wet Friday, Liberty County officials and residents turned out to the Miller Park well site for a "Turn on the Tap" ceremony, marking the completion of a project started over 10 years ago.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Zaxby's fans pack lot Monday for free food

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Liberty County restaurant, Zaxby's gave away one free menu item per week for the next year to the first 100 customers in line Monday morning. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was crowded and the line easily exceeded 100 people. The first customer to arrive, Charles Heatwole of Hinesville, said he had been in line since 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Man stabbed during domestic dispute

A Liberty County man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and later rushed to the hospital.

January 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to name playground for rec dept. supporter

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a request by the Liberty County Recreation Department board to dedicate a playground in honor of former rec department board member Mike Carreker.

January 18, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local artist holds gallery reception at arts council

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local CASA branch holds kickoff event

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 13, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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