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Election season looms

By Friday afternoon, rumors will be put to rest when the list of those who intend to seek elected office in November should be official.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


EMA asking for hurricane season preparations

Coastal Georgia is overdue to be hit by a hurricane, making it imperative for coastal residents to be prepared for the worst, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges.

May 17, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ludowici mayor’s pay dispute appears resolved

After two months of disagreement on what the per diem rate was supposed to be for the mayor, the Ludowici City Council voted May 8 that it would be $50.

May 16, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Thieves prey on museum

Thieves stole an entire heating/air conditioning unit May 3 from a living history museum in Liberty County.

May 14, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Firm marks Law Day in Long County

Arnold, Stafford and Randolph hosted a Law Day celebration May 1 at their Ludowici office.

May 12, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Comment time extended for harbor deepening plan

SAVANNAH (AP) - Interest groups and the public are getting 15 extra days to submit comments on a $653 million proposal to deepen the Savannah harbor.

May 10, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Board grants funding requests

For the second year, the Liberty County Commission on May 1 unanimously approved $86,090 in SPLOST grants for capital improvement projects at local historic and cultural sites.

May 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Trivial ticket challenge goes unanswered

No one responded to Midway City Councilman Terry Doyle's 30-day challenge to show evidence that a Midway Police officer had written anyone a ticket for speeding less than 5 miles per hour over the posted speed limit.

May 08, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Having some safe fun

Hinesville hosted its annual Safe Kids Day Saturday, closing down Central Avenue for activities.

May 08, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville council approves grant applications

The Hinesville City Council authorized submission of three community development applications during its Thursday meeting.

May 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gold buyer stiffs area woman with bad check

A Ludowici resident who recently sold some silver ingots at a buyer's road show is claiming the items were paid for with a bad check.

May 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Working out well

It may not be a super-aerobic calorie-burner, but it does help participants feel better.

May 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


3 arrested in Long Co., 2 at large

The Long County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people and is looking for two others for their alleged involvement in a kidnapping and assault that took place last week.

May 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lawyer: Ex-soldier can't recall hospital standoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A former soldier charged with taking hostages at gunpoint inside an Army hospital in Georgia suffers from severe post-traumatic stress and has no memory of the 2010 standoff, his defense attorney said Thursday.

May 04, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


BoC approves remount for ambulance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved an $84,707 request from Emergency Management Services to remount an ambulance onto a Dodge chassis.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate lowest since November 2008

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 6.2 percent, down 0.3 percentage point from 6.5 percent in March. This is the lowest the rate has been since November 2008, when it was 6.2 percent.

May 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Fort Stewart road work to continue in July

Road work on Highway 144 will continue until July 31, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE candidate profile: Justin McCartney

Justin McCartney thinks that he can bring a different perspective, a strong financial background, to the Liberty County Board of Education. McCartney is running for the District 6 seat that opened after Sampie Smith resigned from the position in February.

May 26, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville Memorial Day ceremony remembers military service members

It's easy to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day and just treat it as the holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer.

May 25, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


145 graduate from Long County High School

The commencement ceremony Friday at Long County High School saw 145 seniors graduate, and two other members of the Class of 2015 were remembered.

May 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County High valedictorian: ‘Hashtag YOLO’

On Friday night, 242 students walked across Donell Woods Stadium as Liberty County High School's graduating Class of 2015.

May 23, 2015 | Kayla Rand | Local news


Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids

The Fishin' for a Cure fishing tournament, held Saturday in Long County, gave $77,000 to seven children with cancer or some other medical condition.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Appeal likely for Palmetto Pipeline

Tuesday's denial of Kinder Morgan's request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity does not mean the Palmetto Pipeline is dead.

May 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Lawmaker updates BoE on education law

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, gave a mixed assessment on the recently concluded 2015 legislative session's handing of education matters during the Liberty County Board of Education meeting last week.

May 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long commissioners butt heads over contractor

Long County commissioners butted heads in regards to approving county contractors during a recent meeting.

May 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local high schools announce graduation logistics

It is once again time to recognize Liberty County seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Riceboro City Park breaks ground

New ground was broken earlier today to start construction on Riceboro City Park, located behind the Riceboro Youth Center. City and county officials gathered at the site to show support and talk about the progress of Riceboro. The main feature of the park will be a quarter mile walking trail, which will be handicap accessible. Paul Simonton, of engineering consulting firm P.C. Simonton & Association, Inc., said that he hopes to connect the park's walking trail to the coastal bikeway trail that runs along Highway 17, so bicyclists can use the park as a pulloff or rest station. The ...

May 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Event aims to attract more businesses to Hinesville

Hinesville officials say the first-ever Mayor's Small Business Conference next week is aimed at serving small-business owners and assuring any with entrepreneurial ambitions that the city is business-friendly.

May 12, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


County approves shooting range

A new, private gun club and shooting facility will be developed on the east side of North Coastal Highway 17 near the Leroy Coffer Highway intersection, close to the Bryan County line.

May 12, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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