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Two local girls in Savannah's St. Patrick's parade

Two local girls will represent Hinesville and Long County in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah.

March 17, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


'Land of White Oak' beckons visitors

The site of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park by Blakely near the Alabama border was occupied by Native Americans more than 2,000 years ago.

March 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE OKs AP exam payment

A new Liberty County Board of Education fund allocation will allow more high school students to take tests that could earn them credit for college classes.

March 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici council will participate in training

A proposal to have council members attend Government Municipal Association training was among the items discussed during Tuesday's Ludowici City Council's meeting.

March 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local children give and receive

When First Presbyterian Christian Academy sophomore Kelsey Higgason was younger, she awoke once a year to find a colorful, treat-filled basket waiting outside her door to mark Easter Sunday.

March 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Historic horses on post

The Budweiser clydesdales and their drivers gallop through the parking lot at the Main Post Exchange on Fort Stewart around noon Wednesday.

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


BoC defines eight more goals

In addition to dubbing fire protection its No. 1 priority during a retreat on Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners defined eight other goals for the current year.

March 15, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Small World Festival discussed at meeting

Vicki Davis, executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, talked about spring events Tuesday at the Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon.

March 15, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Longtime Interstate executive dies

March 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County BoE expects graduation rate to drop

The Long County graduation rate probably will drop due to a new federal formula for calculating figures, the board of education learned at its March 12 meeting.

March 14, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Festival celebrates writers, literature

How do novels come to be? How does a writer navigate the changing publishing industry? Why is literacy important?

March 14, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Gas lines delay work on Savannah parkway

SAVANNAH - Workers are suspending construction on a major bypass in Savannah after crews twice cut into gas lines buried underground.

March 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Heating assistance still available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. still is assisting eligible households with heating bills.

March 12, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County real estate numbers stay up

While the national outlook on real estate seems to rise and fall with the stock market and mortgage company settlements, Liberty County sales figures during the past four months have held steady above last year's rates.

March 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fire protection is BoC’s top priority

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners identified fire protection as its No. 1 priority for the current year during a retreat Friday.

March 12, 2012 | 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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