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Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

March 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council modifies code

Ludowici City Council modified the city's land development code at its March 10 meeting and learned the following week that a requested easement for the proposed McDonald's/Flash Foods had been approved.

March 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spring is the time for nominating, brightening and more cleaning

Spring is such a lovely time of the year. The flowers and green grass and budding trees really make up for the brown, bare, dormant look of winter.

March 24, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Williams finalist in national contest

Soprano soloist Chary Williams from Hinesville has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Young Artist Competition, hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


6 graduate from Liberty Co. DUI Court Program

Six participants of the DUI Court Program, offered by Liberty County DUI Court, graduated in a special ceremony Wednesday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 23, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

March 18, 2015 | Randy C.Murray | Local news


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County school board hears elementary school rezoning proposals

Attendance zone lines at three Liberty County schools could be redrawn to better balance their student populations.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long buys building for 911 center

The Long County Commission has agreed to buy a building in Ludowici to bring 911 service back to the county.

March 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Work starting on new library

Ground is to be broken for a new public library in Hinesville at 11 a.m. Friday next to the current library, across Memorial Drive from where the new Armstrong State University Liberty Center is going up.

March 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King Correspondent | Local news


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