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Drawing for a cause

The United Way of Liberty County recognized the winners of a logo design contest Thursday during its meeting at Poole's Deli.

June 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Long County gets new health director

The Long County Board of Health got a new member and a new health director at its June 7 meeting.

June 19, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Walking with history

The sun was beginning to break through the treetops as participants tightened their shoelaces and stretched their hamstrings.

June 16, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier suspected in auto break-ins

A Fort Stewart soldier who reportedly issued phony citations from a stolen Hinesville Police Department citation book now may face charges of his own.

June 16, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Meet-the-candidates forum held in Ludowici

The Long County Chamber of Commerce held a meet-the-candidates forum Tuesday at Long County High School in Ludowici.

June 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ludowici City Council fires police officer

The Ludowici City Council fired Ludowici Police Department Officer Raymond Govero on Tuesday after charges were brought against him.

June 14, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Making things better

The 12th annual Walk to Dorchester fundraiser is Saturday, and walkers should notice the school has been spruced up, thanks to a visiting youth group.

June 14, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


County expecting 3% increase in budget

The proposed $25.8 Liberty County budget for fiscal year 2013 is up 3 percent from this year, according to a Monday presentation by County Finance Officer Kim McGlothlin.

June 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Overcoming hurdles

Area homeless and nearly homeless had an opportunity to connect with 30 private organizations and government agencies able to provide them with the resources at Mt. Zion Community center Saturday.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


City amphitheater to cost $500,000

The Hinesville City Council approved a $405,689 bid Thursday from R.H. Tyson Construction Co. for an amphitheater.

June 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Long County candidates beat challenges to their qualifications

The Long County Board of Elections Friday rejected challenges to three candidates' qualifications. The action followed a Wednesday hearing.

June 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Area police team to appear on TV

An area law-enforcement team will be featured on national TV for the second time this year.

June 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Living the aquatic life

Greg McFall estimates he has made more than 500 dives at Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, about 17 miles east of Sapelo Island.

June 09, 2012 | Jeff Whitten Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 wreck Friday kills Savannah man

A Savannah man was killed Friday morning in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Liberty County.

June 09, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cards may help cut medical costs

Liberty County residents can now sign up for discounts on prescriptions and some other medical expenses after a commission vote Tuesday.

June 09, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


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Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Deputy credited for saving baby

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Liberty County NAACP seeks partnership between community, police

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP recently held what was widely viewed as a successful, well-attended Community Policing Awareness forum.

April 11, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sister city delegation visits Hinesville

A delegation from Hinesville's sister city in China visited the area to explore economic, cultural and educational opportunities.

April 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Texas man charged with lewd conduct with child

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man suspected of lewd conduct with a child after asking the public's help in identifying him.

April 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Man charged with allowing boy, 13, to drive car that wrecked

A 20-year-old man has been charged with allowing a 13-year-old boy to drive a car that led to a wreck and serious injuries, police said.

April 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


HDDA partners meeting discusses new initiatives

A Hinesville Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning focused on attracting business to area.

April 08, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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