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Flemington loop plans open to public review

If you think traffic on Flemington's Old Sunbury Road is unbearable, you're not alone.

January 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Plans move forward for Bradwell Park redesign

Plans to redesign Bradwell Park moved forward - if only a little - following a two-hour meeting at Hinesville's city hall council chambers Thursday.

January 30, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA OKs building renovations, bond refinancing

The Liberty County Development Authority approved refinancing one bond debt into a tax-exempt bond at a lower interest rate and an $8,125 bid for repairs to one of its Hinesville Technology Park facilities during its meeting Monday.

January 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Local YMCA launches annual campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is launching Priceless Gifts, its' annual community support campaign.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local jobless rate goes up

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 9.2 percent in December, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in November.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New school enters construction phase

The construction phase for the new high school was approved at the Long County Board of Education's January meeting.

January 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Autopsy rules toddler’s death a homicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy on a Walthourville toddler who was found dead in a canal Jan. 15 declared homicide the cause of the child's death.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE debates district job advertisements

The Liberty County Board of Education tackled a full agenda that included construction, personnel and policy issues during its Tuesday work session.

January 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two more suspects arrested in Fleming stabbing

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Terry "TJ" Floyd, 19, who died after being stabbed several times Saturday night in Fleming.

January 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storms expected to move in tonight

Storms could be in Coastal Georgia's future.

January 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


City Council honors resident as crime fighter

The Hinesville City Council began its Jan. 19 meeting at the City Council chamber by recognizing a local citizen.

January 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SavTech not likely affected by closings

Savannah Technical College and its satellite campuses on Fort Stewart Army Education Center and in Liberty and Effingham counties, have not been considered for closure amid current talks, according to Gail Eubanks, the school's executive director of institutional advancement and communications.

January 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Facebook flap sparks LCDA action

The Liberty County Development Authority likes to be "liked."

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman who set LRMC site recalled

Mollie Ashmore called Hinesville her home all 96 years of her life. She died Sunday, and while friends and family members prepared for her funeral services today, they remembered "Miss Mollie," not just for her personal accomplishments but for her honest, straight-forward demeanor.

January 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Reading up a bowl tourney

For 124 students competing in the sixth annual Liberty County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl last Friday, the devil was in the details.

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | 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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