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BoE approves energy audit

The Liberty County Board of Education on Wednesday approved an agreement for district-wide energy management services, a vote it had delayed for several meetings.

April 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Highway closure planned

A state highway that crosses Fort Stewart's training area will close in early May for a field artillery exercise.

April 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City’s water loss said to be within acceptable range

Nearly 10 percent of the water that Hinesville pumps into its distribution system goes unaccounted for but, officials say, that is an accepted loss.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Obama visit not open

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit Fort Stewart on Friday, but don't count on getting to see him, unless you're being invited.

April 24, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Festival acts from around the world

Ready for a trip around the world?

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Earth Day spreads message

The sixth annual Earth Day celebrations for Hinesville and Liberty County were a success, despite high winds that played havoc with covered shelters, static displays and signs.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


DFCS transitioning to new place

Less than two weeks before its new building will be in operation, Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services board members toured the site Wednesday along with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.

April 22, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walking against cancer

More than 1,000 people gathered Friday evening for a celebration of hope on the track at Liberty County's Recreation Center for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser.

April 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Food drive nets a ton of food

Hinesville Curves members recently participated in the gym's 14th annual food drive, which netted more than 2,100 pounds of non-perishable food for the Manna House. Thelma Lane, above, collected more than 400 pounds by inviting her neighbors to contribute. Curves owner Peggy McRae introduced Manna House to the Feinstein Foundation Challenge, which will match the amount of food collected during March and April. Donors still can drop off food at either Manna House or Curves through April 30.

April 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Leadership SE Ga. Class holds Liberty Co. session

Leadership Southeast Georgia held its monthly session in Liberty County this weekend. The six-month program features a class of 24 community leaders from the 10 Coastal Georgia counties.

April 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Superintendent updates Long Co. chamber on new school

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters gave an update on the new high school during Tuesday's Long County Chamber of Commerce meeting.

April 21, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Changes considered to law tied to lemonade-stand controversy

The Midway City Council will meet Monday to consider changes in the city's law for transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors.

April 21, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty lags in health ranking

A study released earlier this month indicates that despite public-health and education efforts, Liberty County residents need to clean up their health behaviors.

April 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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


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Rotary holds annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted its annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party Tuesday evening for area foster children.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


County's long-range transportation plan discussed

The Stakeholder's Advisory Committee of the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization met Tuesday to hear an update on Liberty County's long-range transportation plans and view the prioritized project list.

December 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty Center construction delayed

Construction on the Armstrong Liberty Center's new building has been delayed, according to Liberty Center Director Pete Hoffman.

December 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

The Liberty County School System held its first-ever Holiday Extravaganza on Monday and Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Roughly 30 Liberty County residents and elected officials demonstrated peacefully in downtown Hinesville Friday afternoon.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

A 400-pound, 60-year-old-tortoise named Benjamin Franklin paid a visit to Hinesville on Friday afternoon. Randy Gallagher, the owner of the tortoise, was passing through on his way to various cities in Georgia as a way to raise awareness for turtle conservation. Benjamin drew a large crowd in the parking lot of Hinesville's Walmart as children and adults rode the animal and curious onlookers snapped photos. Gallagher has had Ben for 45 years. "All he pretty much does is eat and sleep," said Gallagher, who is from North Carolina.

December 12, 2014 | 400-pound, 60-year-old animal draws a crowd | Local news


4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

Members of Liberty County 4-H's Crafty Corners Club on Friday presented a very special gift to LaDona Andrews, a child support enforcement agent with Liberty County's Child Support Services.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Liberty County residents, Fort Stewart families and visitors from around the region turned out in droves Friday night for the 18thannual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, presented by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Celeste Betton, an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music, is one of six finalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition in San Antonio.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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