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BoC approves remount for ambulance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved an $84,707 request from Emergency Management Services to remount an ambulance onto a Dodge chassis.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Food Network star visits FPCA

The Deen family of Food Network fame may be known for meals that evoke indulgent Southern comfort, but Jamie Deen, co-owner of Savannah restaurant The Lady and Sons, is on a mission to raise awareness and collect food for the hungry.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Open-burning bans now in effect

Georgia's northern counties and the city of Hinesville currently are under an open-burning ban, according to Hinesville Fire Marshal Capt. Ricky Perryman.

May 03, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Farmers Market to reopen today

Hinesville's Downtown Farmers Market reopens for the season at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bradwell Park and Commerce Street.

May 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Midway may soon allow lemonade stands

Midway is close to enacting a new transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors ordinance to replace the one that brought publicity when the city shut down in June a lemonade stand operated by three girls.

May 03, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival draws all kinds of artists

Blue skies were the backdrop for the seventh Midway Arts Festival on Saturday, as artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians and period-dressed tour guides provided entertainment.

May 03, 2012 | By Debra Brown Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway may soon allow lemonade stands

Midway is close to enacting a new transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors ordinance to replace the one that brought publicity when the city shut down in June a lemonade stand operated by three girls.

May 03, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Groundbreaking held for new Long Co. school

The Long County Board of Education had a groundbreaking ceremony for a new high school Monday.

May 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Read Across Liberty unites kids, community

Leaders across Liberty gathered in schools last week for the fifth annual Read Across Liberty in conjunction with Georgia Cities Week.

May 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


A world of culture

Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide, the fourth annual Small World Festival bridged cultural gaps Saturday and brought the community downtown.

May 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Heritage Bank downsizing its operations

Heritage Bank is downsizing operations, including closing a branch, adjusting hours of operation for some branches and laying off a significant number of employees, according to public relations director John Crowley.

May 01, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


OEA approves health-care planning grant

The Office of Economic Adjustment has approved a grant request from the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership for Healthcare Strategic Planning, according to FSGMP Director Jeff Ricketson.

May 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor pledges state money for harbor deepening

SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday he would have Georgia taxpayers pay a heftier portion of the $653 million tab to deepen the Savannah harbor rather than delay the project if the federal government hasn't funded its share once it's time to start dredging.

April 29, 2012 | By Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


Mayor touts city’s assets

The stagnant economy along with federal and state budget cuts have had a negative impact on cities throughout Georgia and the country, but Hinesville is in good financial shape, according to Mayor Jim Thomas.

April 29, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Obama aiming at degree mills

President Obama signed an executive order Friday on Fort Stewart to crack down on aggressive and deceptive strategies used by for-profit colleges to recruit service members, veterans and their families.

April 29, 2012 | Caitlyn Boza | Local news


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Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lucheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

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


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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