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Ga. receives waiver from AYP

Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia a waiver from No Child Left Behind.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


LCSS rolls out iPads

With new technology in hand, local students may begin to see science in a different light.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici gets $265K grant for pond filtration

A recent $265,000 federal grant will help get the city of Ludowici's pond filtration system on the road to being up to standards.

February 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Director talks inspection issues with Rotary

Hinesville Director of Inspections Steve Welborn spoke to Hinesville Rotary Club members about code issues during their Tuesday meeting.

February 09, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Savannah university to enforce smoke-free campus

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia university plans to ban smoking on its Savannah campus later this year.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


City hall hours expanded; Savannah CPA firm hired

The Ludowici City Council recently approved several changes during its first meeting of the year.

February 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Flemington loop plans open to public review

If you think traffic on Flemington's Old Sunbury Road is unbearable, you're not alone.

January 31, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Plans move forward for Bradwell Park redesign

Plans to redesign Bradwell Park moved forward - if only a little - following a two-hour meeting at Hinesville's city hall council chambers Thursday.

January 30, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA OKs building renovations, bond refinancing

The Liberty County Development Authority approved refinancing one bond debt into a tax-exempt bond at a lower interest rate and an $8,125 bid for repairs to one of its Hinesville Technology Park facilities during its meeting Monday.

January 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Local YMCA launches annual campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is launching Priceless Gifts, its' annual community support campaign.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local jobless rate goes up

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 9.2 percent in December, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in November.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New school enters construction phase

The construction phase for the new high school was approved at the Long County Board of Education's January meeting.

January 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Autopsy rules toddler’s death a homicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy on a Walthourville toddler who was found dead in a canal Jan. 15 declared homicide the cause of the child's death.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE debates district job advertisements

The Liberty County Board of Education tackled a full agenda that included construction, personnel and policy issues during its Tuesday work session.

January 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two more suspects arrested in Fleming stabbing

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Terry "TJ" Floyd, 19, who died after being stabbed several times Saturday night in Fleming.

January 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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LCPC follow-up land use meeting sees small turnout

Turnout was light Tuesday evening for a follow-up land-use planning meeting at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council revises road maintenance improvement list

Hinesville's city council meeting ran smoothly and quickly Thursday until the board reached an action item to approve submission of the city's local maintenance-improvement grant project list to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are looking into a Friday-morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of Fort Stewart soldier whose car landed upside-down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Rotary holds annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted its annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party Tuesday evening for area foster children.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


County's long-range transportation plan discussed

The Stakeholder's Advisory Committee of the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization met Tuesday to hear an update on Liberty County's long-range transportation plans and view the prioritized project list.

December 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty Center construction delayed

Construction on the Armstrong Liberty Center's new building has been delayed, according to Liberty Center Director Pete Hoffman.

December 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

The Liberty County School System held its first-ever Holiday Extravaganza on Monday and Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Roughly 30 Liberty County residents and elected officials demonstrated peacefully in downtown Hinesville Friday afternoon.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

A 400-pound, 60-year-old-tortoise named Benjamin Franklin paid a visit to Hinesville on Friday afternoon. Randy Gallagher, the owner of the tortoise, was passing through on his way to various cities in Georgia as a way to raise awareness for turtle conservation. Benjamin drew a large crowd in the parking lot of Hinesville's Walmart as children and adults rode the animal and curious onlookers snapped photos. Gallagher has had Ben for 45 years. "All he pretty much does is eat and sleep," said Gallagher, who is from North Carolina.

December 12, 2014 | 400-pound, 60-year-old animal draws a crowd | Local news


4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

Members of Liberty County 4-H's Crafty Corners Club on Friday presented a very special gift to LaDona Andrews, a child support enforcement agent with Liberty County's Child Support Services.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Liberty County residents, Fort Stewart families and visitors from around the region turned out in droves Friday night for the 18thannual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, presented by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Celeste Betton, an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music, is one of six finalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition in San Antonio.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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