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Mayor touts city’s assets

The stagnant economy along with federal and state budget cuts have had a negative impact on cities throughout Georgia and the country, but Hinesville is in good financial shape, according to Mayor Jim Thomas.

April 29, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Obama aiming at degree mills

President Obama signed an executive order Friday on Fort Stewart to crack down on aggressive and deceptive strategies used by for-profit colleges to recruit service members, veterans and their families.

April 29, 2012 | Caitlyn Boza | Local news


President, first lady visit

The speaker was larger than his message for many who attended President Barack Obama's appearance Friday on Fort Stewart.

April 28, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Visit shows Obama, troops looking past deployments

Their constant cycle of overseas deployments seemingly over, soldiers at Fort Stewart are starting families, shopping to buy their first homes and weighing first steps toward civilian careers.

April 27, 2012 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


Come Out & Support Scott

Scott Germann is suffering from Cerebellar Atazia which is a condition causing his brain to dry up and shrink. He is up for his next set of tests which will hopefully get him in line with some clinical trials to help find a cure.

April 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Reports from Obama visit to Fort Stewart

Soldiers and family members line the streets, waving, talking pictures and Soldiers saluting as motorcade passes by.

April 27, 2012 | Pool reports | Local news


Obamas flying in at Hunter

Army troops at Fort Stewart are getting a visit from their commander-in-chief.

April 27, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Obama to sign executive order during Stewart visit

During his visit to Fort Stewart Friday, President Barack Obama is expected to sign an executive order that addresses aggressive and deceptive targeting of service members, veterans and spouses by educational institutions.

April 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


‘Magic’ Cupcake War a hit

Visitors to the Hinesville Area Arts Council on Tuesday got to follow a yellow-brick road into a magic-filled flavor voyage inspired by fairy tales, Disney movies and nature.

April 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long Co. commissioner gets DUI

Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker was cited for driving under the influence Tuesday night in Long County.

April 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE approves energy audit

The Liberty County Board of Education on Wednesday approved an agreement for district-wide energy management services, a vote it had delayed for several meetings.

April 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Highway closure planned

A state highway that crosses Fort Stewart's training area will close in early May for a field artillery exercise.

April 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City’s water loss said to be within acceptable range

Nearly 10 percent of the water that Hinesville pumps into its distribution system goes unaccounted for but, officials say, that is an accepted loss.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Obama visit not open

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit Fort Stewart on Friday, but don't count on getting to see him, unless you're being invited.

April 24, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Festival acts from around the world

Ready for a trip around the world?

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


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Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Culverts focus on complaints to county

"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."

April 22, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

April 15, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.

April 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission starting 2015 county budget

County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.

April 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.

April 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

April 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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