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Food drive held at BI

A local food drive held at Bradwell Institute's gymnasium and sponsored by the Liberty County office of the United Way of the Coastal Empire gave away more than 17,000 pounds of food that included frozen turkeys, canned fruits and vegetables, bread and drinks. Area United Way Director Jennifer Darsey said a large crowd waited in the bleachers for the food to be bagged before it was distributed.

June 03, 2013 | Randy Murray | Local news

Area leaders wrangle with Liberty County issues

The annual Liberty Countywide Planning Workshop wrapped Friday after two days of sessions held within county lines for the first time.

June 03, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Fort Stewart Fire helps in rescue

Fort Stewart firefighters used their specialized lifesaving skills and training to rescue a Tattnall County maintenance worker May 21.

June 03, 2013 | By Kevin Larson Fort Stewart public communications chief | Local news

Model-plane club controls skies over old airport

A remote-control model airplane club has brought new life to Liberty County's old airport. The Blazing Angels RC Squadron club members now are wowing spectators with aerobatic maneuvers by model aircraft.

May 31, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Coastal EMC brings power to village

Billy Kirk and Clint Durrence, lead line technicians with Coastal Electric Membership Cooperative of Midway, along with a line tech from Cobb EMC and another from Washington EMC, this weekend are heading to Costa Rica, where they'll bring electricity for the first time to a remote jungle village.

May 29, 2013 | Randy Murray | Local news

Long County vet memorial deadline approaching

The foundation for the planned Long County Veterans Memorial recently was laid in Ludowici. With that work completed, the next step toward completing the three-year project is to have the names of veterans and supporters engraved on the marble stones that will be sitting at Friendship Park.

May 29, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Area marks Memorial Day

Liberty County residents observed Memorial Day on Monday in a variety of ways. While some opted to relax at home or enjoy traditional backyard cookouts, others took advantage of events around the area, such as the American Legion Post 168's morning observance or Fort Morris State Historic Site's commemoration, which featured Revolutionary War musket- and cannon-firing demonstrations.

May 29, 2013 | Hollie Barnidge | Local news

Law Day recognized in Long County

Law Day was celebrated last week at the Long County Courthouse.

May 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

BoC talks marina, sheriff’s-office construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday discussed two capital project designs for which construction funding has yet to be secured.

May 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Graduations Friday, Saturday

It is once again time to join the Liberty County School System as it recognizes the class of 2013 and sends them on new chapters in their lives.

May 23, 2013 | Staff report | Local news

New Long Commission hopes to be accessible

The new Long County Board of Commission on Wednesday held its first meeting.

May 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

City tells developer to produce plan before vote

Most of Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting focused on a request to approve a "concept proposal" of the final plat for the Magnolia Oaks shopping complex at the intersection of Highway 196 West and 15th Street.

May 20, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Four running for Ludowici Council seats

Qualifying ended Wednesday for the two vacant seats on the Ludowici City Council. According to Ludowici assistant city clerk Tina Skipper, Price Chapman Jr. and Jim Fuller qualified in District 2, and Janis M. Goode and Kathy L. Phillips qualified in District 4. The Ludowici special election is June 18, and early voting begins May 28 at Ludowici City Hall.

May 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Long board at odds over terms

Four days before the new Long County Commission members were sworn in, the outgoing commission members on May 9 held their final meeting. At that meeting, Board of Elections Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham discussed the terms of office for the new commissioners.

May 19, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Midway Middle wins $10K in recycling rally

Midway Middle School placed second in its bracket for the PepsiCo Dream Machine Recycle Rally, a victory that comes a $10,000 for green improvements. "Our students, faculty and the community worked so hard this year," teacher and coordinator Joy Kennedy said. "I am so excited -- second place in the nation."

May 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

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Two pups rescued from trash bags

It's a story all too familiar to Meike Wilder, who rescues animals for the nonprofit organization Carpathia Paws.

October 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news

Voter registration deadline is Monday

Time is running out to register for participation in the November municipal elections.

October 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Candidate forum set for Monday

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

October 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

5th Candidate wants to be Hinesville mayor

Tyrone Adams is the fifth and final candidate to declare his run for the office of Mayor of Hinesville.

September 30, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Wedding seals same-sex relationship

On a warm autumn morning, in a simple wedding ceremony that took about two minutes, two lives were joined together in marriage.

September 29, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news

‘Fireball Run’ to film in downtown Hinesville

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that "Fireball Run" will film live in Liberty County on Thursday and Friday.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Coastal Georgia Greenway’s benefits are touted

RICHMOND HILL - Supporters of the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway touted its economic potential and health and safety benefits to a joint study committee that met ...

September 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Local news

Candidate forum planned for Oct. 5

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Adult day-care center opens in Ludowici

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Coastal Manor Daybreak was held Friday in Ludowici.

September 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Long County remembers 9/11 with personal stories, respect for emergency personnel

The Woodmen of the World and the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremony Sept. 11 at the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department ...

September 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Political forum is set for Oct. 5

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Sunbury might get sailing school

A permanent sailing school may soon be in place in Sunbury.

September 22, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news

Will road be ready for new store?

Polestar Exchange Georgia, the developer for the under-construction Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Hinesville's eastern edge, has requested that the city enter into a development ...

September 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

Long County gets yet another new fire chief

In a split vote, the Long County Commission Thursday morning hired a second fire chief in less than a month.

September 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Walthourville manages to approve election contract

The city of Walthourville will have its election this year after all.

September 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news

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