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Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County OKs private-land burial

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


No Westboro protesters sighted at funeral

More than 1,000 people from around the coastal region descended on Long County on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to and support the family of Sgt. Stefan Smith, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier and Ludowici resident who was killed in action July 23 in Afghanistan. Smith's wife, Kristi Smith, and children, Dewey, Denver and Gracie Smith, live in Ludowici.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle By Lewis Levine | Local news


Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Owl helps store avoid dirty sign

Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Coastal Bank consent order lifted

The Coastal Bank announced this week that the FDIC and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance have removed the consent order, which was entered into in May 2011.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Storm evacuation data digitized, made easily accessible

Hurricane-preparedness experts successfully have reduced a 500-plus-page binder filled with storm-surge maps and other valuable data to a single interactive CD.

August 02, 2013 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Supporters line road as soldier's remains pass

As a sign of solidarity, supporters from around the coastal region lined the sides of Highway 84 in Hinesville on Friday morning as the remains of Sgt. Stefan Smith were returned home. Hundreds of people waved flags and stood solemnly as a hearse, flanked by the Patriot Guard, made its way to Carter's Funeral Home.

August 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Former Pembroke chief of police seeks a public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 02, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Community asked to line 84 as soldier's remains pass

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is working to obtain community support for the family of Sgt. Stefan M. Smith as his remains will be escorted by the Patriot Guard to Carter Funeral Home in Hinesville on Friday, Aug. 2, between 10-11 a.m.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Associate magistrate dies

Liberty County Magistrate Judge David L. (Trey) Aspinwall III, 44, died Tuesday, according to a family friend. Aspinwall was the son of Liberty County Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall.

July 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long County may get emergency center from bombing range expansion

Long County commissioners Wednesday told U.S. Marine Corps representatives how expanding the Townsend Bombing Range would hurt the county, cutting more than 20,000 acres from the its property tax base.

July 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE reshuffles office staff

As part of her "100-Days Entry Plan," Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee recommended Tuesday the board reorganize its senior-level staff to "eliminate critical barriers to academic success" and ensure that the system operates more effectively.

July 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Locals protest verdict in Trayvon Martin case

The recent not-guilty verdict that exonerated neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in the 2012 Sanford, Fla., shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was not lost on the residents of Liberty County. They came out by the hundreds Sunday night to remember the teen, who, for many, has become a symbol of inequality in the justice system.

July 24, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


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Verdict expected tomorrow in election suit

A decision is expected Friday on a lawsuit filed by candidate William Bowman challenging May's Democratic primary results in the Liberty County sheriff's ...

August 25, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges

BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ...

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Subdivision approval recommended

Members of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission voted to recommended approval on a rezoning request for a proposed Flemington subdivision last week.

August 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend

The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project

Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city's McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday. The city also ...

August 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Oh, baby baby

Winn Army Community Hospital hosted its sixth annual Baby Expo for Fort Stewart area families on Saturday at Club Stewart.

August 24, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Meet Bianca Pendleton, published author and international superspy

Though only 9, Bianca Pendleton has already published her first book.

August 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


At last, a thank you

Eighty-seven Vietnam veterans gathered Friday at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington to receive certificates of honor signed by Gov. Nathan Deal as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal | Local news


Officials hope for bigger turnout at SPLOST meetings

After turnout was low at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting, officials are hopeful that meetings to follow, including one ...

August 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Holtzman's donate $50,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

George Holtzman, co-chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk board, along with his wife Babs presented $50,000 to Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown and the Hinesville ...

August 21, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Veteran helps raise suicide awareness

Veteran's suicide is a serious concern in the military community, with the services conducting classes and funding campaigns to inform soldiers and civilians about ...

August 20, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Riceboro gets water grant to protect, increase jobs

Riceboro, which has been looking to sink a well in McIntosh County for years, has received a $1.25 million grant for improvements to its ...

August 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Family medical practice reopens with ceremony

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Family Medical Center and Liberty Family Medicine at ...

August 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hearing on election challenge moved to Aug. 25

A hearing in Liberty County Superior Court that may decide the outcome of a suit filed by Will Bowman contesting the results of the May ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


More talks on way

Liberty County NAACP Branch President Graylan Quarterman said he had hoped a recent roundtable talk would prompt elected and appointed officials to agree to appoint ...

August 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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