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County OKs $2,000 for business recruiter

A majority of the Liberty County Commission changed its collective mind Tuesday and voted to commit $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market the county and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.

August 12, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Long County concerned about 911, EMS

The Long County Commission on Tuesday reported that fees collected to cover the cost of the 911 service were coming up short, and the cost of the county's emergency-management service is going to increase.

August 09, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Long County OKs private-land burial

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

No Westboro protesters sighted at funeral

More than 1,000 people from around the coastal region descended on Long County on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to and support the family of Sgt. Stefan Smith, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier and Ludowici resident who was killed in action July 23 in Afghanistan. Smith's wife, Kristi Smith, and children, Dewey, Denver and Gracie Smith, live in Ludowici.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle By Lewis Levine | Local news

Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Owl helps store avoid dirty sign

Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Coastal Bank consent order lifted

The Coastal Bank announced this week that the FDIC and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance have removed the consent order, which was entered into in May 2011.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Storm evacuation data digitized, made easily accessible

Hurricane-preparedness experts successfully have reduced a 500-plus-page binder filled with storm-surge maps and other valuable data to a single interactive CD.

August 02, 2013 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Supporters line road as soldier's remains pass

As a sign of solidarity, supporters from around the coastal region lined the sides of Highway 84 in Hinesville on Friday morning as the remains of Sgt. Stefan Smith were returned home. Hundreds of people waved flags and stood solemnly as a hearse, flanked by the Patriot Guard, made its way to Carter's Funeral Home.

August 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news

Former Pembroke chief of police seeks a public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 02, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Community asked to line 84 as soldier's remains pass

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is working to obtain community support for the family of Sgt. Stefan M. Smith as his remains will be escorted by the Patriot Guard to Carter Funeral Home in Hinesville on Friday, Aug. 2, between 10-11 a.m.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news

Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Associate magistrate dies

Liberty County Magistrate Judge David L. (Trey) Aspinwall III, 44, died Tuesday, according to a family friend. Aspinwall was the son of Liberty County Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall.

July 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local news

Long County may get emergency center from bombing range expansion

Long County commissioners Wednesday told U.S. Marine Corps representatives how expanding the Townsend Bombing Range would hurt the county, cutting more than 20,000 acres from the its property tax base.

July 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

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Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer ...

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham ...

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design ...

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news

Early voting underway in Hinesville runoff elections

Voters who would like to cast their ballots in the runoff elections for Hinesville mayor and the District 3 City Council seat may now do ...

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Advocate asks Long County to help feed senior citizens

Long County commissioners were asked last week to help provide more meals to senior citizens in the county.

November 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Spaceport Camden gains Coastal Regional Commission support

RICHMOND HILL - Support for building a spaceport similar to the one in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is increasing, as government leaders comprising the Coastal Regional Commission ...

November 12, 2015 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news

Hinesville City Council recognizes resident for help in arresting robbery suspect

Mayor Jim Thomas and Hinesville City Council members recognized a resident who assisted in the capture of a suspected armed robber.

November 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Ground broken on Hinesville's Veterans Memorial Walk

Hinesville and Liberty County community and military leaders broke ground on the future Veterans Memorial Walk on Saturday morning at Bryant Commons before the start ...

November 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Stonehenge Drive in Hinesville to close for 8 days

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile-long widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary ...

November 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Hinesville election heads into runoff

Hinesville voters have another chance to show their support for their favorite mayoral and council candidates as two races head into runoff elections.

November 07, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Two incumbents unseated in Walthourville

Daisy Pray will serve as mayor once again for the city of Walthourville. Pray defeated her challenger, Carrie K. Anderson, 237 votes (65.5 percent ...

November 07, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Housing team gets update on statewide trends

Members of Liberty County's housing-initiative team attended the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing retreat, held Sept. 22-24 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus ...

November 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

'Web of Life' exhibit opens in Hinesville art gallery

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Samantha Lake is one ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

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