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Soldier recovered from the Atlantic

The body of a 3rd Infantry Division soldier who went missing off St. Simons Island last weekend has been recovered.

June 08, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Charges for boy’s shooting

The stepfather of a Long County child who was fatally shot Saturday has been charged with murder.

June 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Inmate tries to escape at hospital

Liberty Regional Medical Center got tense Tuesday night as a Liberty County Jail inmate eluded control of his guard and authorities needed about an hour and a half to get him back into custody.

June 07, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Five indicted for double homicide

Five people, including four former Fort Stewart soldiers, were indicted Thursday in Long County Superior Court for the alleged murders of Michael Roark and Tiffany York.

June 07, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ga. House leader set for banquet

Stacey Abrams, House minority leader in the Georgia General Assembly and state representative for House District 84, will be the keynote speaker for the Liberty County Democratic Party's Annual Awards Banquet, which will start at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex on Airport Road.

June 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police capture escaped prisoner

Hinesville Police Department is reporting they have captured the escaped prisoner. The man was found on the ceiling of Liberty Regoional Medical Center near the emergency room area.

June 05, 2012 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier apparently drowns off St. Simons

A search for a 3rd Infantry Division soldier, who went missing off the coast of St. Simons Island while swimming Sunday, was suspended Monday.

June 05, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Two children die on same day

Tragedy struck Long County twice Saturday as two 7-year-old Smiley Elementary students died.

June 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Candidates challenged in Long County

Three Long County candidates have had their qualifications to run challenged.

June 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Storms threaten, do minor damage

Thousands of homes and businesses in Liberty and Long counties lost power during Monday's sudden thunderstorms, according to Greg Davis, dispatcher with Canoochee Electric Membership Corporation, and John Kraft, spokesman for Georgia Power.

June 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Photography show opening Thursday

The Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery will have a familiar feel this month as it welcomes back its first exhibitor for an encore.

June 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tornado warning lapses, damage minor

A tornado warning for the Hinesville area has lapsed, after the storm that prompted it brought strong winds, hail and rain.

June 04, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Comments wanted on road projects

Those unhappy about the traffic in Liberty County have until June 11 to weigh in on Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, projects slated to be funded between this July and June 2015.

June 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Chairman seat is sole countywide contest

Two Democratic Party candidates are in the only countywide race during this year's Liberty County elections, so the outcome likely will be determined with the July 31 primary.

June 02, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Keeping them down on the farm

Farmers and farming organizations recently gathered in Long County to educate kids on the farm industry.

June 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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


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