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Heart and Soul tour makes stop

Georgia Cities Foundation's 2012 Heart and Soul Bus Tour revisited Hinesville this year, arriving in front of the Liberty County Justice Center around 9:30 a.m. Thursday to a welcome celebration that featured Bradwell Institute's marching band and cheerleading squad.

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


Dept. of community development marks fair housing month

The Hinesville Community Development Department is celebrating April as Fair Housing Month to commemorate the passage of Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 - the Federal Fair Housing Law - and raise awareness about fair housing.

April 19, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Dental group gives $1,500 to Rotary scholarship

The founder of a Coastal Georgia and Lowcountry dental group presented the Hinesville Rotary Club with $1,500 toward its 2012 high school scholarships Tuesday.

April 18, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


North Georgia city extends moratorium on telecom fee

A North Georgia city last week extended a moratorium on its own communication tower and antenna site registration and renewal fee in response to pending litigation in Liberty County.

April 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Saddle up for summer fun

According to YMCA's website, summer camps help kids stay active, seek adventure and establish independence. The YMCA is not the only organization offering summer camp opportunities, however.

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


Superintendent denies rumors

The Liberty County School System superintendent wants to clear the air: She insists rumors circulating about her driving record and employment status are false.

April 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Downtown farmers market season opening

The Hinesville downtown farmers market will open its third regular season Thursday, May 3, on Commerce Street and in Bradwell Park.

April 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


MCRA board postpones management move

Though the MidCoast Regional Airport currently is on a month-to-month agreement with its management company, the MCRA Local Joint Management Board members on Friday requested more information before they vote on whether to continue the relationship.

April 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Anglers compete to land ‘the big one’

"Whoop!" The single-word utterance of an excited fisherman echoed across Fort Stewart's Metz Pond on Saturday morning. Someone caught a "whooper," a fish so big it causes the angler who catches it to shout "whoop!"

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


Luncheon raises funds for Fraser Center

Supporters of the Fraser Counseling Center and the Mary Lou Fraser Foundation for Families gathered Wednesday at the Liberty County YMCA gymnasium to celebrate the center's mission.

April 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville student injured in hit-and-run

A 4-year-old Liberty County preschool student was struck and injured Thursday afternoon while crossing a Hinesville street after exiting his school bus.

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


Tide Idol showcases students’ skills

The 2012 Blue Tide Idol talent competition allowed Long County High School students to showcase their singing skills April 6.

April 14, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Graduation rates fall under new rules

The Georgia Department of Education on Tuesday released a new, four-year public high school graduation rate of 67.4 percent statewide, down from 80.9 percent under the previous calculation.

April 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


BI security system work bids inadequate, new deadline set

A light agenda and few speakers kept Tuesday night's Liberty County Board of Education meeting brief.

April 13, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


A groundbreaking moment

After months of value-engineering and contract negotiations, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners broke ground Wednesday at the future East End Community Complex.

April 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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