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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


Midway gearing up for election

The city of Midway is preparing for the Nov. 5 municipal election to fill the mayor's seat and four at-large city council seats. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.

September 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Child murder case continued again

Torres and Candice Boles, a couple indicted in the death of their 3-year-old daughter, Andraia, were set to appear Monday in Liberty County Superior Court, but their hearing was continued and will take place later.

September 11, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City to allow RV parking in mobile home parks

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved a special permit request by the owner of Happy Acres to convert 34 manufactured-home lots into recreational-vehicle lots.

September 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Growth, lack of drivers strain Long transportation

Parents have complained about bus routes implemented this year in the Long County school system.

September 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Planning board discuss personnel policies

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board on Tuesday discussed amending its personnel policies regarding a pension administrator and rates of accrued leave for employees.

September 07, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


East-end resident fears line will interrupt pacemaker

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Hunten Ham Horn Feather’ airs Sunday

A local hunting show airs for the first time at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

September 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


City wants to annex post cantonment area

Near the end of a routine county-commission meeting, Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown asked commissioners to consider approving a request for a letter of support for the city of Hinesville in its efforts to annex Fort Stewart's cantonment area into the city. The request for a letter of support was not listed on the meeting agenda, nor was the agenda amended during the meeting to include the action item.

September 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Senators support strike on Syria

As they did a decade ago, American leaders are contemplating whether to take military action against a regime in the Middle East.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


I-95 exit 87 onto 17 to close Sunday

I-95 exit 87 southbound onto Highway 17 in Richmond Hill will be closed for a time on Sunday.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kingston rep in Liberty, Long counties this week

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will hold a Congressional Office Days next week in Long and Liberty counties.

September 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Women’s conference held in Ludowici

More than 100 people attended the women's conference "A Good Woman Is Hard to Find," Aug. 25 at St. Phillips Baptist Church in Ludowici.

September 02, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC holds Veterans Parkway workshop

Scores of Hinesville residents met Tuesday in city-council chambers for the second of three Veterans Parkway development workshops.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Ludowici tax bills may drop

Ludowici property owners can expect their city property-tax bills to go down.

June 28, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

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

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial ...

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales ...

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


2017 Liberty County budget: Costs to rise 22 percent

Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local lawmaker on pipeline committee

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, to the State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History buffs wanted

The Liberty County Cultural and Historical Resource Committee is looking for new members.

June 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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