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VA clinic advancing, loose ends remain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Liberty County leaders heard an update Thursday on the long-elusive and largely anticipated Hinesville VA clinic project during the Liberty County Planning Workshop on St. Simons Island.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


TIA referendum support top seed for county groups

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - After entity updates and presentations on education, military issues, health and the Transportation Investment Act referendum, participants at the Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop identified priority issues Thursday.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


We all scream for ice cream

Sara Taylor, pre-kindergarten teacher with Liberty County Pre-K Center and a top 10 finalist for the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year, got a sweet surprise Thursday afternoon.

April 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former ‘Guardians’ president arrested for fraud

The former leader of a Savannah-area nonprofit recent was arrested, and he is accused of using the charity's funds for personal expenses.

April 02, 2012 | By Tuquyen Mach Courtesy of WSAV-TV | Local news


Locals hold rally for Trayvon Martin

A case involving the death of an unarmed Florida teenager that has gripped the nation for the past several weeks now has taken root in Hinesville.

April 02, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway opens new city hall

The city of Midway hosted a ribbon-cutting celebration March 5 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

March 31, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


FCC radio mandate triggers school-system shift

To comply with an FCC regulation that requires all public safety and industrial communications to convert their radios to digital format, the Liberty County Board of Education voted Tuesday to build its own private network.

March 31, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County-wide planning workshop under way

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - The 2012 Liberty County Planning Workshop started Wednesday on St. Simons Island with about 45 participants.

March 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Leaders get ‘economic engine’ update

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - While the topic of military base realignment and closures never is entirely off the table, leaders provided news during Wednesday's Liberty County Planning Workshop that indicates Fort Stewart likely is safe for now.

March 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Pilot’s behavior baffles associates

Area residents reacted with surprise upon hearing the news that Richmond Hill resident and JetBlue Airlines captain Clayton Osbon's erratic behavior Tuesday forced an emergency landing of the plane he was piloting.

March 30, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Mercury found at BI

Officials confirmed Wednesday that a suspected hazardous material found Wednesday morning at Bradwell Institute was mercury, according to Hinesville Fire Chief T. Lamar Cook.

March 30, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray and Danielle Hipps The Coastal Courier | Local news


Area teen hospitalized after snake bite

A Richmond Hill teen has been released from the hospital after he was bitten by a snake last Tuesday near Daniel Siding Loop Road.

March 29, 2012 | By Crissie Elrick celrick@bryancountynews.net | Local news


Long Co. gears up for Easter weekend

Next Sunday, children will sport their finest Easter outfits and head to church with their families after digging through baskets filled with goodies. Some may even search for eggs that the Easter Bunny has hidden around their yards.

March 29, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


SGMS, LFMS named ‘focus schools’

With a new education evaluation system moving into place in light of the Georgia waiver from No Child Left Behind standards, two Liberty County schools have been named "focus schools."

March 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Eleven Black Men celebrate at banquet

Eleven Black Men of Liberty County held its 18th annual banquet Saturday on Fort Stewart, where the group honored its eight middle- and high-school aged members for their achievements.

March 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Fast food doesn't have to be bland

The Food Network's Rachael Ray had a successful run with a show called "30 Minute Meals." I suspect it was popular because our lives are so hectic these days that when we get home in the evenings, no one feels like preparing a big supper.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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