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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

Sikes earns leadership award

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently was honored by his peers and the Georgia Sheriff Association.

January 02, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news

2013 ushers in higher taxes

Even if Congress extends all or part of the so-called Bush income-tax cuts, most Americans still can expect to pay higher federal taxes in 2013 due to new taxes established by the Affordable Care Act and an end to a temporary payroll-tax reduction to the Social Security tax rate.

December 31, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Chief deputy starts next chapter

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Keith Moran has come full circle, finishing his career where he first began.

December 31, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news

Swearing-in ceremony featured choir, reception

Several of Liberty County's elected officers for terms beginning in 2013 were sworn into office Thursday in a ceremony that packed a courtroom in the Liberty County Justice Center.

December 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

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Former Hinesville resident falls just short on ‘The Voice’

Former Hinesville resident Celeste Betton was eliminated Monday night from NBC's "The Voice" singing competition.

October 13, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Area traffic enforcement wins award

MACON - The Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network was one of several organizations to take home a prize recently when the Governor's Office of Highway ...

October 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Courier wants your photos, videos

Do you have a camera? Do you post oodles of photos and videos on Facebook or YouTube, yet yearn for more?

October 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Ludowici mayoral candidates to take center stage Tuesday morning

Ludowici mayoral candidates James Fuller and Robert Parker will speak at the Long County Chamber of Commerce's semiannual breakfast gathering Tuesday.

October 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Dollar General coming near Gum Branch?

A Dollar General store might be built just east of Gum Branch, on Highway 196 and Cooper Lane.

October 11, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news

Watch Monday's municipal elections forum

October 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Ga. NAACP leader: Carry on fight for equal rights

Today's leaders need to remember that they were not first, that others came before them and blazed trails in the fight for equal rights ...

October 06, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news

Two pups rescued from trash bags

It's a story all too familiar to Meike Wilder, who rescues animals for the nonprofit organization Carpathia Paws.

October 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news

Candidate forum set for Monday

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

October 03, 2015 | Staff report | Local news

Wedding seals same-sex relationship

On a warm autumn morning, in a simple wedding ceremony that took about two minutes, two lives were joined together in marriage.

September 29, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news

‘Fireball Run’ to film in downtown Hinesville

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announces that "Fireball Run" will film live in Liberty County on Thursday and Friday.

September 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Coastal Georgia Greenway’s benefits are touted

RICHMOND HILL - Supporters of the proposed Coastal Georgia Greenway touted its economic potential and health and safety benefits to a joint study committee that met ...

September 26, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Local news

Candidate forum planned for Oct. 5

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

September 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Adult day-care center opens in Ludowici

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Coastal Manor Daybreak was held Friday in Ludowici.

September 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

Long County remembers 9/11 with personal stories, respect for emergency personnel

The Woodmen of the World and the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ceremony Sept. 11 at the Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department ...

September 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news

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