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Hinesville reps participate in mayors’ motorcade

Santa Claus received a little help from some unlikely elves Wednesday when mayors and representatives from more than a dozen cities participated in a motorcade-style parade through the campus of Georgia Regional Hospital to deliver Christmas gifts for patients.

December 13, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Courier face-lift set to debut Friday

Call it a face-lift, a transformation or even an "Extreme Makeover: Print Edition" - the Coastal Courier will unveil a sleek, new look Friday.

December 12, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Liberty County BoC extends moratorium on Internet cafés

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners during its meeting Tuesday approved a 120-day extension to an existing moratorium on Internet sweepstakes cafés.

December 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walthourville council seat goes to Hayes

Sarah "Betty" Hayes won the Walthourville City Council Post 3 runoff election Tuesday, according to an election summary report released by the Liberty County Board of Elections.

December 10, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vigil keeps Moody’s missing-person case alive

It's been more than four years since Debora Gail Moody last was seen Dec. 4, 2007. That day, the Long County woman purchased a new pen for her dog, and the owner of the store where she bought it followed her home to help her unload it. That friend was the last person to see Moody, who was 42 at the time.

December 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Community gathers to memorialize teen, celebrate life

Hundreds of friends and relatives decked out in baseball attire gathered Saturday afternoon at Liberty County High School's baseball field to celebrate the life of Joe Watkins.

December 05, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA OKs timber services contract

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Wednesday to discuss service proposals for a timber-management plan for undeveloped sites within its industrial parks.

December 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty Co. Hospital Authority appoints a new member

The Liberty County Hospital Authority appointed one new member and reappointed its chairman Wednesday during a called meeting.

December 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Christmas in Park to affect area traffic

Christmas in the Park will affect traffic and parking in downtown Hinesville on Monday. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and roads will close beginning at 3 p.m.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. kicks off holiday season with festivities

Long County residents will kick off December by celebrating the holiday season at several planned events. The fun begins Saturday with the Long County Christmas Parade, hosted by the chamber of commerce. Floats and marchers will line up for the procession at 1 p.m. at Long County High School. Entries will be judged at 1:15, and the parade starts at 2. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance afterward at the Ludowici Well Pavilion, where children can make their Christmas requests and pose for photos with Santa. Entry forms for the parade are available at Town ...

December 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Coastal Health District offers free HIV testing

The Coastal Health District will offer free HIV testing in Savannah to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE to maintain tax rate of 15.5 mills

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Monday to maintain the millage rate of 15.5 mills for the 2011 tax year during a called meeting.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials investigate wreck that killed soldier

An infantry soldier assigned to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart, according to a 3rd ID public affairs office news release. Pvt. 1st Class Zachary Smith was traveling in the northbound lane on Gulick Avenue when the accident occurred, the release stated.

December 01, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Families glimpse history at festival

While shoppers flocked to stores last weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving deals, the 40-memeber volunteer staff at Sunbury's Dunham Farms offered an alternative to holiday season commercialism.

November 30, 2011 | Frenchi Jones | Local news


Midway teen succumbs to injuries

A Midway teen seriously injured Nov. 18 in a one-vehicle wreck on Isle of Wight Road died Saturday at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

November 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Culverts focus on complaints to county

"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."

April 22, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

April 15, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.

April 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission starting 2015 county budget

County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.

April 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.

April 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

April 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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