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Shutdown hits Liberty and area

Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Staff writers | Local news


Coroner heads state association

Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital authority board, as treasurer and an executive board members of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, and is a member of the Midway Middle School ...

September 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidates get head start on 2014

Area voters got an early taste of the 2014 Republican primary election Thursday night at the Richmond Hill City Center when 10 candidates outlined their political platforms to more than 100 people who gathered to hear their views.

September 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Special to the Courier | Local news


Sunday alcohol, annexation on ballot

Hinesville has contracted with the Liberty County Board of Elections to hold special elections Nov. 5 for voters to decide two issues, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

September 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans Parkway plan to be unveiled Oct. 29

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson led the second of two scheduled workshops this week at city hall on the Veterans Parkway Overlay District Study with Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport board negotiating to change managers

The MidCoast Regional Airport Local Joint Management Board met Tuesday to discuss who will be awarded its fixed-base operator management services.

September 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


GOP candidates at forum Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


County backs city annexation onto post

The Liberty County Commission Thursday unanimously approved drafting a letter of support for the city of Hinesville to annex Fort Stewart's cantonment area.

September 23, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resident lectures council on blight

An angry Hinesville resident addressed the city council during the public comments section of Thursday's meeting.

September 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Changes suggested to city sign ordinance

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended amending Hinesville's sign ordinance Tuesday to allow for larger wall signs in certain districts. The LCPC also recommended approval on a rezoning petition, several variances and requests for conditional use.

September 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici keeps 'so help me God' in charter

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 10 reviewed and made a few changes to the proposed city charter at its regularly scheduled meeting.

September 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Thieves ram ATM with car; alarm scares them off

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who tried to break into an ATM in Midway early Sunday morning.

September 20, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Planners looking for opinions on needs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last Thursday invited 40 leaders from local governments, business and industry, education and Fort Stewart to form a Stakeholders Advisory Committee as part of the planning group's three-year Forward 40 initiative.

September 19, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hospital cuts ribbon on new ER

Fifteen years after Liberty Regional Medical Center held a grand opening for its brand-new facility at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway, the hospital celebrated again, this time cutting the ribbon on LRMC's expanded emergency room Wednesday.

September 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Buses still have city support

Liberty Transit System, which operates the county's buses, still has the full support of Hinesville's mayor and city manager, despite recent budget cuts that resulted in fewer buses on the road and shorter hours of operation.

September 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.

May 25, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who among them legally owns a valuable ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City considering code of conduct, parking changes

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.

May 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 18, 2016 | Marne Message | Local news


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County BoE District 2: Davis challenges Williamson

Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County sheriff: Nobles, Middleton face off; Works awaits in Nov.

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is facing opposition from fellow Democrat Shane Middleton and Republican Tim Works this election year.

May 17, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Candidates make appeals to Long County voters

Editor's note: Second of two parts. The first report on the Long County political forum appeared Sunday.

May 17, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County finalizes list of SPLOST projects

The list of projects that would be funded through a new Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax was approved by the Liberty County Board of ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


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