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Woman jailed for unkempt home, addresses commission

A Long County woman who was cited, fined and jailed for not bringing her Wilkerson Road home into compliance with the county's zoning requirements went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday.

January 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Shell-recycling center opens in area

Friends of South Newport River Inc. recently announced the opening of a shell-recycling center at Old Route 17 on the South Newport River at the Liberty/McIntosh counties border. The center is at the boat ramp off U.S. 17, just south of Exit 67 on Interstate 95.

January 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


OMI has held city contract for 28 years

Hinesville's history with public-works contractor CHM2HILL OMI began in 1984 when it was contracted to operate the city's water-treatment plant, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

January 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HPD donates to Komen

The Hinesville Police Department recently donated $1,600 to Susan G. Komen of the Coastal Empire.

January 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council meeting heats up over OMI contract

Discussions about Hinesville's public-works contractor, OMI, once again prompted heated exchanges during Thursday's city council meeting.

January 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway council approves budget

The Midway City Council approved a $2.9 million budget Dec. 27 during a special meeting.

January 05, 2013 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Viral video spurs Sonic roach controversy

The Hinesville Sonic is tight-lipped but open despite drawing regional attention after viral videos posted by a former employee exposed an alleged infestation of roaches.

January 04, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Cliff averted, cuts still possible

Both chambers of Congress pulled out a deal this week that prevents America from going over the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts that experts say would have chilled the economy and prompted an extended recession - but there's still much work ahead.

January 04, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation celebrated

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Liberty County's faithful gathered Jan. 1 at the Historic First African Baptist Church in Riceboro, where a bell tolled at noon, signifying the importance of the historic recollection.

January 04, 2013 | Edith Anderson | Local news


Hinesville man arrested in Va.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police say a suspect from Hinesville has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a car within 1,000 feet of a school. According to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department, the incident occurred between 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Dec. 29. Thurston said Miguel Antonio Childress approached a man, believing him to be responsible for a separate incident in which Childress' relative was assaulted. As Childress approached the Suffolk man's car, the man drove away, and Childress allegedly shot at the car. Childress was charged with one count each of shooting ...

January 04, 2013 | WAVY, TV Newport News, Va. | Local news


Hinesville man arrested in Va.

January 04, 2013 | WAVY, TV Newport News, | Local news


Services return to normal after holidays

With so many local, state and federal employees taking advantage of holiday breaks at Christmas and New Year's, some government services have been limited by the reduced staff, while other services were postponed until the holidays are over.

January 04, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County establishes polling places in 5 precincts

Long County, under order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia's Brunswick Division, has established polling places in each of its five districts.

January 04, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Traffic incident spurs probe

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has launched an investigation concerning a Dec. 22 incident that allegedly involves Liberty County Commissioner Marion Stevens.

January 02, 2013 | Patty Leon and Lewis Levine | Local news


LCSO staff sworn in

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes administers the oath of office Monday morning to his staff of deputies, jailers and detectives inside the Liberty County Justice Center's jury room. Several times between Friday morning and Monday morning, the sheriff administered the oath to his staff of nearly 60. Sikes said the deputies are sworn in every four years.

January 02, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat.

August 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf ...

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies ...

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Staggering Hinesville City Council elections and annexing Fort Stewart's cantonment area were among the topics discussed Thursday during a council retreat.

July 31, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New traffic signal installed on W. Oglethorpe Highway

Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.

July 31, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started ...

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


County have town hall meeting on Facebook

Liberty County will host its first virtual town-hall meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

July 29, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Keel joins Liberty school board

Dr. Yvette Keel became the newest Liberty County Board of Education member after she was sworn in Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special ...

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty ...

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from ...

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New organization formed to help Long County cancer patients

Cancer Association Relief Effort Support, or CARES, held its first fundraiser July 3 in Ludowici.

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Long County EMS moves to new location

Long County emergency-medical-service units have moved from the fire department to a new building on North McDonald Street in Ludowici, Paramedic Doug Diller of Excelsior ...

July 22, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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