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Rising fertilizer, fuel costs hurting Georgia farmers

Those who recently have done gardening or lawn maintenance probably have noticed the price of fertilizer has increased exponentially.

March 23, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Test scores jump for students with disabilities

Test scores for Liberty County School System students with disabilities increased considerably in the 2010-11 school year, according to data released last week.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Sticker creator: No harm was meant

A Long County couple catching fire for an anti-President Barack Obama bumper sticker sold on their website wants to clear the air, while local political leaders say the message is unpatriotic, racist and a blight to the area.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Deal declares March 6 as Downtown Day

ATLANTA - Approximately 30 members of the Georgia Downtown Association, including Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis, gathered recently at the state Capitol to join Gov. Nathan Deal in proclaiming March 6, 2012, as Downtown Day in Georgia.

March 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sing-out raises money for Relay for Life

A gospel sing-out last weekend in Ludowici raised more than $500 to fight cancer.

March 22, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Downtown authority explains parking plan

Parking concerns in downtown Hinesville mostly are an issue of perception, Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis said.

March 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Logo contest calls on teens’ creativity

A local nonprofit organization is calling on teens to get involved in the community - but rather than asking for funds, it's seeking creativity.

March 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebrating St. Pat’s Day

Saturday brought out people by the thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

March 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Spring's yard warriors prepare for summer

Spring is here, and Liberty County residents are busy preparing their yards and flower gardens for a long, hot summer.

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


Howard accepts plea agreement

In a surprising turn of events, what was expected to be a weeklong trial ended abruptly when murder suspect Jason Howard suddenly accepted a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2004 deaths of his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Jewel Cleveland, in their Gum Branch home.

March 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Airport board approves facilities use request

The civilian joint-management board that governs MidCoast Regional Airport met Wednesday to discuss a facilities use request.

March 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walker Middle School plants tree

Several Walker Middle School students and teachers recently celebrated Arbor Day by planting a red maple tree on the school's campus.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoC audit for FY-11 indicates ‘good year’

The Liberty County audit for fiscal year 2011 showed that financial statements "present fairly" and indicate "a good year," according to auditor Wade Sansbury.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Bradwell Park re-design concept plan gets nod

After hearing about and making decisions on a full schedule of action items at Thursday's meeting, the Hinesville City Council reviewed the redesign concept plan for Bradwell Park.

March 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty gets $30,000 care grant

The Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Thursday that the Liberty County Health Department is among its eight recipients for 2012 grant awards.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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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


City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

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


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