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Man killed clinging to moving car

The Walthourville Police Department and the Liberty County Sheriff's Office are investigating the Monday night death of a Hinesville resident.

February 22, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Dancers dazzle students

Modern and classical dance worlds collided Tuesday afternoon when The Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble performed for 1,200 middle and high school students.

February 22, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


East End Complex onto next phase

Though price negotiations continue, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners took a step Thursday that brings the East End Community Complex project closer to fruition.

February 22, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 9: An elementary school on Airport Road reported the theft of an iPad valued at $900.

February 21, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville council tackles Name change, new restaurant

An announcement that Frank Cochran Drive will be called Veterans Parkway starting May 1 was among several issues discussed or approved during Thursday's city council meeting.

February 21, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty’s brightest STARs honored

Liberty County's brightest students and the teachers who contributed most to their academic success were honored Thursday at a luncheon at Bethesda Church.

February 20, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Spreading green cheer

Trees: They're the unsung heroes of our world. They give us oxygen and provide us shade. Their blossoms turn to fruits and vegetables that give us sustenance, and their springtime blossoms give us a visual treat.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Student drops $15K suit against BoE

The plaintiff seeking $15,000 in damages from the Liberty County School System voluntarily dismissed the suit Thursday, one day before Judge David L. Cavender was to hear a pre-trial motion to dismiss.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville man killed in Long Co. wreck

A Hinesville man was killed around 5 a.m. Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Long County, according to GSP Trooper William Bowman and Adam Denton.

February 20, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center East to open next Sunday

Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center has a new partner.

February 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Dance Theatre of Harlem to perform in Hinesville

A touring ballet troupe will light up Hinesville next week.

February 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Charges against commissioners dropped

Disorderly conduct charges against a Long County commissioner and a former commissioner were dismissed this week.

February 18, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


BoE OKs price max for next BI renovation

The Liberty County Board of Education approved five items, including a construction bid, job descriptions and a redistricting revision, with no discussion during its Tuesday meeting.

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebration of culture

Midway Middle School students brought history to life Thursday during the annual multicultural program, "The Road to Freedom: Contributions of Many and Justice for All."

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long County board asked to spread word about programs for elderly

Lillian Simmons, Long County's representative on the Coastal Regional Commission for Aging, recently asked the Long County Commission for help spreading the word about available programs that help the elderly.

February 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Culverts focus on complaints to county

"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."

April 22, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


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


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