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Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest

Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.

August 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County resolution allows for $10M in debt

The Liberty County Commission approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council OKs rezoning for new store

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.

August 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Love-It Productions gears up for annual summer show

Liberty Countians looking for entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings need look no further than the local Performing Arts Center, where Love-It Productions will stage "My Sons from Another Mother," the latest from playwright and producer Donald Lovette.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gators removed from Bryant Commons

Trapper Jack removed four gators Wednesday morning from ponds in Hinesville's Bryant Commons Park. The city contracted Trapper Jack and his assistant, Valerie Jones, to remove the nuisance gators for fear they would attack children who fish in the ponds during special events. Bryant Commons, which is leased by the city, holds music festivals and events that draw large crowds. Jones said the gators will not be euthanized andwill be relocated 20-25 miles from Hinesville.

August 06, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City manager explains aquifer dilemma

The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Midway works with business to resolve fruit-stand issue

Midway police shut down a produce stand that was too close to the road last Wednesday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Back to School: Instagram your photos!

Liberty County Parents! Post your back to school photos or videos on Instagram using the hashtag #LCB2S (Liberty County Back 2 School) and we'll share some of our favorites on our new Instagram account CoastalCourier.

August 04, 2014 | Staff | Local news


SPLOST campaign plans underway

Representatives from Liberty County, its municipalities and the chamber of commerce met Tuesday to discuss campaign plans for the coming special-purpose local-option sales-tax referendum.

August 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced a new "Movies in the Park" series for five Friday nights beginning Aug. 8 in Bryant Commons' amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Teen killed in shooting was reportedly standing up for a friend

The victim in Wednesday's shooting at Eagles Landing Subdivision is described as a fiercely loyal teen who "loved those around him with all he ...

February 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Film crews may need permits

Looking to avoid a tragedy similar to the 2015 death of a film crew member in Wayne County, the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau ...

February 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Churches burglarized

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he has a message for whoever's responsible for a series of recent church break-ins.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Shooting victim, suspect identified

The victim in Wednesday's shooting has been identified as Clyde A. Weeks, 19 of Hinesville. According to HPD Chief of Detectives Chris Reid, Weeks ...

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


1,000 bike ride helps Shriners help sick children, their families

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights plan to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours for charity.

February 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County looks at countywide fire protection

The Liberty County commissioners devoted much of their planning session Monday to professional fire protection countywide.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal up for vote in March

Voters in Long County will soon be asked whether they want to renew a one cent sales tax for education to pay off debt from ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway moves closer to new city hall

Midway's City Council Monday took two more steps toward building a new city hall, a project they hope to complete this year.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville named Tree City

The city of Hinesville was recently named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fire displaces Hinesville family

A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon.

February 13, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Manor crowns first beauty queen

Coastal Manor's first resident beauty pageant is in the books and Rosetta Fleming was crowned Ms. Coastal Manor on Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Commissioners hear about proposed transportation tax

The Liberty County Commission is studying House Bill 134, a measure that would allow a single county to hold its own referendum to implement a ...

February 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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