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Donors honored in Long Co.

Donors to the inaugural Santa for Seniors in Long County were invited to lunch Dec. 17 at the Long County Senior Center. Each donor received a framed certificate and a small gift. Pictured to the left are 5 of the donors.

December 30, 2014 | Photo Provided | Local news


Local bikers ride for clothes, diaper drive

Ray Curtis, a retired Army command sergeant major and Hinesville general manager for Omni Financial, recently accepted a challenge from his son, an airman stationed at Columbus Air Force Base in Mississippi to ride his Harley Davidson on a particularly cold morning. Curtis, in turn, decided to challenge yet another biker.

December 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Christmas dinner takes time and lots of love

Holiday dinners are a labor of love and commonly are regarded as well worth every hour invested in preparation.

December 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici to hold first MLK parade

Ludowici will host its first Martin Luther King Jr. Parade at 10 a.m. Jan. 10. Long County MLK Observance Committee member Mary Hamilton said that the parade's theme is "Living the Dream, Where Do We Go from Here." She said that participants may walk, drive a vehicle, ride a horse or enter a float. The deadline to enter the parade is Jan. 3, and the line-up time is 9 a.m.

December 30, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Suicide victim's body found in tree

The body of an apparent suicide victim was found hanging from a tree, about 19 feet above the ground, around 3:30 p.m. Monday behind the parking lot of Islands Real Estate in Midway.

December 29, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commission recognizes resident's 100th birthday

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recognized Neloweze Williams Cooper with an official proclamation last Thursday.

December 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Nonprofit’s kindness brightens seniors’ holiday

A delivery consisting of more than 200 Christmas gifts brightened an otherwise cold, wet and gloomy Monday for the residents of Woodland Healthcare in Midway. The act of holiday cheer, courtesy of Eleven Black Men of Liberty County and the donations of numerous other community members, was just a small part of the nonprofit entity's mission to teach children by setting good examples.

December 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Chairman vows to restore damage

Donald Lovette, chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, called the recent damage to the outer wall of the historic Liberty jail a setback, but vowed restoration and repairs will move forward.

December 26, 2014 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Area students send Christmas cards to terminally ill child

For most children, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness. But for 6-year-old Addie Fausett, this year it's mostly struggle and pain.

December 26, 2014 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Historic structure damaged by vehicle

A single-vehicle accident Thursday on South Main Street in Hinesville damaged the brick that surrounds the historic Liberty jail.

December 26, 2014 | Lewis Levine Courier Correspondent | Local news


County recognizes LIVE Well program participants, awards winners

Liberty County employees who participated in the county's wellness program were awarded for their efforts at the annual LIVE Well luncheon on Dec. 17.

December 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Commission tables request for new batting cages

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to table a request from the Liberty County Recreation Department for new batting cages at Liberty Independent Troop Park.

December 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Drug court graduates 11

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Felony Drug Court graduated 11 participants in a ceremony Dec. 15 at the Liberty County Justice Center in Hinesville.

December 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC follow-up land use meeting sees small turnout

Turnout was light Tuesday evening for a follow-up land-use planning meeting at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council revises road maintenance improvement list

Hinesville's city council meeting ran smoothly and quickly Thursday until the board reached an action item to approve submission of the city's local maintenance-improvement grant project list to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


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