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Teacher to face battery charge

A state court judge Wednesday granted a warrant request against a Liberty Elementary School second-grade teacher who allegedly tipped over a student's desk Sept. 21.

October 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Crew working to pull barge from Medway

A crew is working this week to extract a sunken barge from the Medway River.

October 18, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parade to close Ludowici highway Thursday

Highway 57, McDonald Street, in Ludowici will be closed temporarily Thursday evening for the Long County High School homecoming parade.

October 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor, city manager explain budget restraints

Despite starting with a general fund shortfall of $1.1 million during its annual budget workshop last week, city council members will vote Thursday on a balanced budget for Hinesville's fiscal year 2013 budget, according to Mayor Jim Thomas and City Manager Billy Edwards.

October 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ambulance response time questioned

Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services drew the ire of a Long County commissioner at the government entity's Oct. 2 meeting in Ludowici.

October 15, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Actor McLeod speaks at Long Co. youth revival

Actor Jason McLeod, who appeared in the films "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," spoke Sunday during the youth fall revival at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

October 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE fretting over federal impact aid again

The Liberty County Board of Education could face a mid-year budget cut due to federal reductions, and though it's premature to name remedies, the district's financial officer said salaries and benefits could be affected.

October 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City squares off against $1M budget shortfall

Hinesville City Council members, the mayor, city manager and department heads met Tuesday to deal with a $1.1 million shortfall in the general fund during the annual budget workshop at city hall.

October 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Congressional candidate here tonight

Lesli Messinger, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, will be a guest of the Liberty County Democratic Party tonight in Hinesville.

October 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Would-be commissioners unhappy with new election

Three candidates who thought they'd won district seats on the Long County Commission voiced complaints recently after the primary-election results were invalidated by a U.S. District Court ruling.

October 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Habitat called key to saving endangered species

Restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat are a key part of Fort Stewart's endangered-species program, according to Tim Beaty, chief of the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Environmental and Natural Resource Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

October 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Geechee corridor plan questioned

Though Liberty County has 217,754 acres within the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, none of the public comments released Oct. 2 address Liberty's role in the preservation plan.

October 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City: Thieves now target manhole covers

Several manhole covers have been stolen in Hinesville during recent weeks, prompting City Manager Billy Edwards and Mayor Jim Thomas to appeal for public support and assistance.

October 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


State official calls on Long officials

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Tuesday stopped in Ludowici to tour the courthouse and meet with several local officials.

October 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


BoC makes $600K in purchases

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved more than $600,000 in park, waste and vehicle purchases.

October 06, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Walthourville vigil honors man

Friends, family and Walthourville police officers gathered underneath the pavilion at Johnnie Frasier Park to remember Kenneth Lee Jackson, who died after being shot in ...

February 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Advance presidential primary voting starts Monday

Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.

February 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


EF-1 tornado confirmed on Fort Stewart; donations being accepted

By Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

February 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Severe weather threat passes; rain to continue in Liberty, Long counties today

After Wednesday's wild weather with tornado watches and warnings and one that touched down on Fort Stewart, the main threat from Mother Nature in ...

February 04, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tornado touches down on Fort Stewart

10:57 p.m. Update: Press conference, press release and school closure

February 03, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City warned of plans to drill for oil off coast

A recent three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting consisted of a number of presentations and two executive sessions. One of the closed sessions lasted an hour ...

February 03, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor ...

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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