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Troy Davis execution expected Wednesday

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Local news


BoC discusses need to hire locals, minorities, women

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners spent time discussing road improvement projects throughout the county during its mid-month meeting Thursday.

September 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two single mothers are first to graduate from city program

The Hinesville City Council recognized the first two graduates of the city's Assets for Independence program Thursday during a regular council meeting.

September 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New branch director reared in YMCA

David Holcomb has served as director for the Liberty County/Armed Services Branch, YMCA of Coastal Georgia for just one month, but he has been involved with the YMCA for most of his 39 years.

September 19, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Annual Day at Old Dorchester offers glimpse into area's past

It was standing room only in the main gathering hall of Midway's Historic Dorchester Academy on Saturday as spectators gathered to get a glimpse of life in the past during the school's annual Day at Old Dorchester fundraising event.

September 19, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Gum Branch announces candidates

The city of Gum Branch held qualifying for the city's mayor and council seats last week. Municipal elections will be Nov. 8.

September 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici landlords must fix trash, water

The Ludowici City Council approved a measure on Tuesday to reinforce code requirements regarding trash and water guidelines for multifamily dwellings.

September 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Post, neighbors address encroachment issues

Civilian and military leaders reviewed and discussed how to implement the 2005 Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) during a summit Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Defense says soldier didn't shoot roommates

FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.

September 13, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


United Way campaign kicks off this week

Cheerleaders for Liberty County's high schools will toss their pom-poms and debut new routines Thursday night, and drum lines will provide steady percussion - but the festive atmosphere won't be for football.

September 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Holmestown water system moves foward

The planned Holmestown-Screven Forks rural water system, a project in the works for years, will move ahead to the design and preparation stages thanks to good news from the United States Department of Agriculture.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Regional transportation projects finalized

With a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable was the first in the state to approve its list of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Kingston gives Rotary straight talk on military and budget

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., gave the Hinesville Rotary Club straight talk Tuesday on defense and other issues.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidates qualify for city seats

Candidates running for municipal offices are pawing at the starting gate since qualifying ended last week for the cities of Hinesville, Riceboro, Walthourville and Allenhurst.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


City extends moratorium on Internet gaming

The Hinesville City Council approved extending by six months a temporary moratorium on issuing business licenses to businesses, like Internet cafes, that engage in Internet gaming or sweepstakes. These activities involve electronic machines and devices, Internet services and telephone cards, city officials said.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville's future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

April 18, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county's top appointed official.

April 16, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

April 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

April 15, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

April 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long sheriff asks commission for more deputies

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before county commissioners April 1 and asked for additional deputies.

April 11, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Commission starting 2015 county budget

County commissioners and administrators met Monday for one of several finance-committee meetings to comb through a draft budget for fiscal year 2015, line item by line item. The committee will meet twice more this month.

April 10, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City eyes paying off city hall, new fire station with SPLOST

Members and officials of the Hinesville City Council had a full day Thursday, including a planning workshop, proclamation signings and a council meeting.

April 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Gubernatorial candidate stops in Ellabell

Republican gubernatorial candidate David Pennington talks pretty fast for a southerner whose Georgia roots stretch back hundreds of years.

April 08, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Two commission candidates challenged

One of three Liberty County commissioners up for re-election is running unopposed in the May 20 Democratic primary.

April 08, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidate stumps at nursing home

State Sen. Buddy Carter visited the residents and staff at Long County's Coastal Manor nursing home Thursday morning. Carter is a candidate for the U.S. 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Jack Kingston, who is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

April 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Leaders firm up SPLOST projects

Liberty County leaders focused on paying down bond debt and maintaining county roads using sale-tax money Wednesday during a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 planning session.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Arts council asks county to renew lease

The Hinesville Area Arts Council asked the Liberty County Commission Tuesday to renew the organization's lease on its 640-square-foot space on Commerce Street in Hinesville.

April 04, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Businessman Raleigh Way dies

April 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Primary ballot set in Long County

With qualifying having ended, the official ballot for the May 20th Republican and Democratic parties' primaries and the nonpartisan election has been set.

April 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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