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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


Four running for Ludowici mayor

Qualifying for the Nov. 8 Ludowici non-partisan general election concluded Friday.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Drainage project to close downtown streets temporarily

The city of Hinesville is nearing the end of a storm water drainage project to alleviate flooding in the downtown area, especially on South Main Street, during periods of intense rain.

September 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Suspect arrested in death of 3-year-old

An investigation into the July death of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl resulted in the arrest of a Fort Stewart soldier Thursday night.

September 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Airport hosts international pilot convention

The MidCoast Regional Airport is a buzz this week as officials welcome and network with members of the International Comanche Society. Pilots and enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the Hinesville/Fort Stewart airport for the 2011 ICS General Membership Convention.

September 03, 2011 | Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Local news


Poker run brings in $7,500 for young cancer patient

Area residents raised $7,500 during a motorcycle poker run Saturday to help 4-year-old Vicky Hall, a Ludowici girl who is fighting cancer. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February.

September 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Katia growing; still way off

Hurricane Katia is expected to develop into a major storm over the next few days, but forecasters say it is still too early to say if it will threaten Coastal Georgia.

September 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Midcoast changing fuel providers

With lower prices in mind, members of the MidCoast Regional Airport's local Joint Management Board voted Tuesday to change fuel providers.

September 01, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


New storm forming in Atlantic

While the Mid Atlantic through Northeast mops up after Hurricane Irene swept the area last week, hurricane experts in Florida have turned attention to Tropical Storm Katia, which was upgraded from a tropical depression Monday night.

August 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Commodity foods to be distributed this week

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodity foods to eligible area residents at the Midway Civic Center on Highway 84 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 1-2.

August 30, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Group to aid suffering families

With a sweep of her arm and a ragged sigh, Nichcole De Kok sadly comments that her living room is tidy, no longer strewn with her 9-month-old daughter Sophia's toys. De Kok then offers a quick look at her little red-headed girl's vacant room, decorated in delicate shades of pink, yellow and green with a lingering scent of baby powder in the air. The childless mother points to a fabric print of Disney's famous fawn Bambie nestled at his mother's side, saying it once hung in her nursery when she was an infant.

August 29, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Plans progressing for east-end community complex

County officials reported recently that plans are progressing for the development of the Liberty County Community Complex, formerly Liberty Elementary School, in Midway. Construction is expected to start in December and take about a year.

August 27, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Bikers and drivers can cruise for a charitable cause Saturday

Local bikers and car enthusiasts can take a summer drive on Saturday to help bring Christmas cheer to Georgia Regional Hospital patients in December.

August 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Some work downtown nearing end

The mess behind the courthouse annex in downtown Hinesville should start clearing up soon, engineer Trent Long told the Liberty County Commission Thursday.

April 23, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Culverts focus on complaints to county

"They're bragging out there that they got their's free. It kind of makes me mad. They're not free, those are tax dollars."

April 22, 2014 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Conservation efforts in Effingham get hand

Surrounded by cypress trees dating back more than a millennium and hosts of tupelo trees, Brian Cohen regaled a gathering of canoe- and kayak-paddlers with the story of Ebenezer Crossing.

April 19, 2014 | By Pat Donahue Correspondent | Local news


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


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