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Luncheon raises funds for Fraser Center

Supporters of the Fraser Counseling Center and the Mary Lou Fraser Foundation for Families gathered Wednesday at the Liberty County YMCA gymnasium to celebrate the center's mission.

April 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville student injured in hit-and-run

A 4-year-old Liberty County preschool student was struck and injured Thursday afternoon while crossing a Hinesville street after exiting his school bus.

April 16, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tide Idol showcases students’ skills

The 2012 Blue Tide Idol talent competition allowed Long County High School students to showcase their singing skills April 6.

April 14, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


CRC hears propane presentation

The Coastal Regional Commission heard a special presentation about alternative fuels during its April meeting Wednesday at Richmond Hill City Center.

April 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Graduation rates fall under new rules

The Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday released a new, four-year public high school graduation rate of 67.4 percent statewide, down from 80.9 percent under the previous calculation.

April 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BI security system work bids inadequate, new deadline set

A light agenda and few speakers kept Tuesday night's Liberty County Board of Education meeting brief.

April 13, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


A groundbreaking moment

After months of value-engineering and contract negotiations, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners broke ground Wednesday at the future East End Community Complex.

April 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville among fastest-growing areas in 2010-11

Although it was not among the 100 fastest growing between 2000 and 2010, Hinesville-Fort Stewart recently was named one of the 50 fastest-growing communities between 2010 and 2011, according to a release from the U.S. Census Bureau.

April 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


‘Seven Wonder’ Providence Canyon teaches erosion lesson

About 160 years ago, Providence Canyon was a network of 3- to 5-foot deep drainage ditches created by rainwater runoff from farmers' fields.

April 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Road work may cause delays

Georgia DOT contractor R.B. Baker will begin resurfacing work on U.S. 84/S.R. 38 beginning south of S.R. 119 and extending east of Ryon Avenue in the cities of Walthourville, Allenhurst and Hinesville in Liberty County, weather permitting. This work will be performed from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. through Friday, April 27. A single lane closure and/or flagmen will be utilized for this work. Motorists should reduce their speed in these and all work zones.

April 11, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Community meeting space tops for long term

Short-term issue resolution plans were not the only ones on the table during the Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop, which was held March 28-30 at the King and Prince Golf & Beach Resort on St. Simons Island.

April 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long Co. boasts largest Relay for Life turnout yet

Long County residents participated in the 2012 Relay for Life on Friday night and Saturday morning at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici.

April 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Trek raises funds for homeless

Despite the threat of rain and dropping temperatures, more than 200 people participated in the first-ever Good Friday Walk for Shelter.

April 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kingston featured at Hinesville event

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., touched on budget issues and government programs Tuesday during the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Eggs & Issues Breakfast at the Board of Education Transportation Complex.

April 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lewis Frasier School honored

One Liberty County school was recognized as a Healthy Schools Program model for its success in cutting high-calorie beverages and increasing its servings of fresh fruits and vegetables.

April 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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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


Arts council asks county to renew lease

The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Businessman Raleigh Way dies

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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