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Candidate forum is Tuesday night

Undecided voters for local elections will have the chance to hear directly from the candidates in three contested Liberty County races in a political forum exactly one week before the primary election.

July 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Bus stops getting shelters

OMI workers Wednesday installed the first of 15 new bus shelters at the Live Oak Public Library Hinesville Branch bus stop on Memorial Drive.

July 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Elections supervisor named

The Long County board of commissioners made two decisions at its July 10 meeting that will affect future elections in the county.

July 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Saturday voting set

Liberty County Elections Supervisor Ella Golden said Wednesday that more than 415 voters cast ballots at the Memorial Drive early voting location, and there were no complications.

July 20, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates weigh in on T-SPLOST

The final T-SPLOST town hall meeting Wednesday drew more opponents, though the crowd was more amicable than at last week's meeting.

July 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Celebrity pup drops by, family reunited with pet

The long journey for two dogs that rose to local celebrity status ended Saturday in Liberty County where one was reunited with her family and the other revisited the place where she made history.

July 18, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Study examines bus use, ridership

The Hinesville Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for feedback on the efficiency and use of the Liberty Transit system in a comprehensive study that involves a survey, public meetings and talks with stakeholders.

July 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Mayor sees signs of life in Hinesville

Hinesville is growing as evidenced by new housing areas and commercial projects, Mayor Jim Thomas said during Thursday's city council meeting.

July 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Public works facilities no longer 'tin shanty'

Construction near the railroad tracks on E.G. Miles Parkway has been ongoing for some time, often causing drivers to rubber-neck to see what's going on.

July 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Vandals strike well, road signs

Vandals recently struck several locations in Long County, including the Ludowici Well Pavilion, according to both the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Department.

July 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Challenger McClelland, incumbent Nobles round out Long County sheriff candidates

The final feature of the series previewing contested races in Long County focuses on the final two candidates for sheriff: challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles. They are running against challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers, who were previewed in Wednesday's edition of the Courier.

July 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Crash kills Jesup man

A Jesup man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Thursday in Walthourville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Thornell King.

July 12, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Heated words at town hall

Tempers flared and sharp words were hurled at community leaders by residents at Wednesday's TSPLOST town hall meeting at Savannah Tech's Liberty County campus.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


No summer break for homelessness

For the fortunate, summer may mean lounging on beaches and weekend excursions.

July 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retreat aims at city goals and priorities

City Manager Billy Edwards said he, Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard and City Attorney Linnie Darden will be among the leaders attending the annual planning workshop July 18-21 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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