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Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO: Prevention needs to be focus

Mike Hester, the CEO of the Liberty Regional Medical Center, wants to transform health care in Liberty County.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Security gates, wetlands top Liberty County Development Authority meeting

Interchange lighting repairs, security gates and new wetland requirements were discussed at Monday's Liberty County Development Authority board meeting.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


MidCoast Airport runway extension to break ground

Ground will be broken for the runway extension project at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Thursday morning.

March 29, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


'Safe zone' near jail is for transactions with strangers

Last January, an elderly Georgia couple was killed after meeting with a man who posted his classic car for sale on Craigslist.

March 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


City OKs road projects

The Hinesville City Council approved paving and painting stripes on miles of streets during its meeting Thursday.

March 25, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-in spections.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Founding president returns for Eleven Black Men of Liberty County annual banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County had its 22nd annual Scholarship Banquet Saturday at Club Stewart. The evening's theme was "There is Liberty in Literacy: Expand Your Mind, Expand Your Life."

March 22, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia House honors local student for saving classmate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently led the Georgia House in recognizing and honoring Mariyah Carter, a fourth-grader at Taylors Creek Elementary School, for saving the life of a fellow classmate.

March 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lights, roadwork highlight Long County work session

The Long County Board of Commissioners discussed the cost of lighting athletic fields and road conditions during a work session Tuesday.

March 21, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County to walk for homeless

For the fifth year in a row, the Liberty County Homeless Coalition is sponsoring the Good Friday Run/Walk for Shelter this Friday.

March 19, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Planned Hinesville shopping center advances

A traffic signal for a proposed shopping center near Wal-Mart Supercenter that will prohibit some drivers from turning left onto West Oglethorpe Highway became a main topic of discussion during the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

March 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Charity says it provides free vacations to redeploying soldiers, sets fundraiser

SAVANNAH - Two men hope to paramotor (fly under parachute wings with a fan strapped to their backs) from Savannah to the Florida Keys to raise money for combat veteran-run charity Operation ReConnect.

March 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Republicans have county convention Saturday

The Liberty County Republican Party will convene a mass meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to elect delegates and alternates to the Liberty County Republican Party Convention.

March 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Geocaching for locals and tourists

The Liberty County #no filterneeded Geocache Adventure will kick off April 9.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Senate panel defeats rural health-care tax-credit bill

ATLANTA - A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health-care organization.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


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City OKs Griffin Park rezoning

The Hinesville City Council approved a variety of agenda items at its meeting earlier this month, including a zoning petition, board appointments and changes to ...

June 29, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


LCDA adopts bigger budget

The Liberty County Development Authority unanimously adopted a $4.3 million general-fund budget for fiscal-year 2016-17 Friday.

June 29, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Leadership Liberty participants finish nine-month course

Members of the 2016 Leadership Liberty Class graduated and were recognized during a June 24 dinner. Each graduate received a plaque from Liberty County Chamber ...

June 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici tax bills may drop

Ludowici property owners can expect their city property-tax bills to go down.

June 28, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who legally owns land in the historic ...

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial ...

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales ...

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


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