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Qualifying for special BoC election this week

Qualifying for a special election to fill the vacant Liberty County Commission District 2 seat will be this week.

June 27, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tax commissioner post between Fowler and Carter

Today's Long County election story focuses on the tax commissioner race between incumbent Becky Fowler and challenger Deona Carter. Each candidate was given the same questions to respond to.

June 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Muddy road winds through commission again

Residents in a coastal subdivision who have repeatedly asked the Liberty County Commission to help with their unkempt road made another plea last week.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storm’s rain welcome

Tropical Storm Debby has inundated many parts of Florida with rain since Sunday, but local officials say its affect on our area is less than anticipated.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Child helps save sisters

Like most 7-year-olds, if Jennifer Allen even speaks to strangers, it's little more than a whisper. But her shyness disappears when her younger sisters are in trouble.

June 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Judd pleads guilty, sentenced to five years, fines

A woman responsible for the deaths of numerous animals last year pleaded guilty in Long County Superior Court Tuesday morning.

June 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long challenging Middleton for clerk of court

Between June 24 and the July 31 general primary, the Coastal Courier will provide in-depth coverage of the contested elections in Long County.

June 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City OKs public art mural for downtown

Hinesville City Council Thursday approved a community art mural as a 175th birthday present to the city and Liberty County from the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Camp’s replacement opens

The Coastal Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America has opened its camp near Sylvania that replaced Camp Blue Herron in Liberty County.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Grant furthers controversial marina

With the award of a $35,190 coastal incentive grant, a controversial Liberty County marina will advance to the planning stages later this year.

June 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Machine transport may slow I-16 traffic

A machine press being moved this weekend from Savannah to LaGrange may cause overnight traffic-flow issues on Interstates 16 and 75.

June 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Family, children services building dedicated

Less than a year after breaking ground, dignitaries gathered June 15 to dedicate the $4.8 million Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services building.

June 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. Commission decides on body transport

The Long County Commission has decided to continue using the body-transport the county has used for years.

June 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Calling Democrats to action

State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams was the keynote speaker June 9 for the Liberty County Democratic Annual Awards.

June 21, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Special to the Courier | Local news


One county race will go the distance

The sole Republican in this year's Liberty County elections is vying for the District 4 seat on the Liberty County Commission.

June 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Fast food doesn't have to be bland

The Food Network's Rachael Ray had a successful run with a show called "30 Minute Meals." I suspect it was popular because our lives are so hectic these days that when we get home in the evenings, no one feels like preparing a big supper.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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