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Liberty’s brightest STARs honored

Liberty County's brightest students and the teachers who contributed most to their academic success were honored Thursday at a luncheon at Bethesda Church.

February 20, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Spreading green cheer

Trees: They're the unsung heroes of our world. They give us oxygen and provide us shade. Their blossoms turn to fruits and vegetables that give us sustenance, and their springtime blossoms give us a visual treat.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Student drops $15K suit against BoE

The plaintiff seeking $15,000 in damages from the Liberty County School System voluntarily dismissed the suit Thursday, one day before Judge David L. Cavender was to hear a pre-trial motion to dismiss.

February 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville man killed in Long Co. wreck

A Hinesville man was killed around 5 a.m. Friday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Long County, according to GSP Trooper William Bowman and Adam Denton.

February 20, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center East to open next Sunday

Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center has a new partner.

February 18, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Dance Theatre of Harlem to perform in Hinesville

A touring ballet troupe will light up Hinesville next week.

February 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Charges against commissioners dropped

Disorderly conduct charges against a Long County commissioner and a former commissioner were dismissed this week.

February 18, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


BoE OKs price max for next BI renovation

The Liberty County Board of Education approved five items, including a construction bid, job descriptions and a redistricting revision, with no discussion during its Tuesday meeting.

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebration of culture

Midway Middle School students brought history to life Thursday during the annual multicultural program, "The Road to Freedom: Contributions of Many and Justice for All."

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 5: The housesitter for a residence on Gen. Stewart Way reported the theft of a flat-screen television valued at $700 from the home.

February 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Long County board asked to spread word about programs for elderly

Lillian Simmons, Long County's representative on the Coastal Regional Commission for Aging, recently asked the Long County Commission for help spreading the word about available programs that help the elderly.

February 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lewis Frasier launches 50-day health challenge

Lewis Frasier Middle School launched a 50-day health challenge Feb. 3.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tybee hosting Mardi Gras festival

TYBEE ISLAND - The fourth annual Mardi Gras Tybee Festival is set for Feb. 17-18.

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


‘Hobby farm’ is a place to learn, heal

Liberty County resident and amateur hydroponic farmer Bruce McCartney is happy to share his ever-expanding garden's nutrient-rich bounty with friends, neighbors and area residents.

February 15, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Health department boss moving on

After seven years of local civic engagement, Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell will begin a new journey in North Georgia at the end of the month.

February 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

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


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

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


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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