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Working out well

It may not be a super-aerobic calorie-burner, but it does help participants feel better.

May 05, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


3 arrested in Long Co., 2 at large

The Long County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people and is looking for two others for their alleged involvement in a kidnapping and assault that took place last week.

May 05, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lawyer: Ex-soldier can't recall hospital standoff

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A former soldier charged with taking hostages at gunpoint inside an Army hospital in Georgia suffers from severe post-traumatic stress and has no memory of the 2010 standoff, his defense attorney said Thursday.

May 04, 2012 | Russ Bynum The Associated Press | Local news


BoC approves remount for ambulance

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved an $84,707 request from Emergency Management Services to remount an ambulance onto a Dodge chassis.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Food Network star visits FPCA

The Deen family of Food Network fame may be known for meals that evoke indulgent Southern comfort, but Jamie Deen, co-owner of Savannah restaurant The Lady and Sons, is on a mission to raise awareness and collect food for the hungry.

May 03, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Open-burning bans now in effect

Georgia's northern counties and the city of Hinesville currently are under an open-burning ban, according to Hinesville Fire Marshal Capt. Ricky Perryman.

May 03, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Farmers Market to reopen today

Hinesville's Downtown Farmers Market reopens for the season at 4 p.m. Thursday at Bradwell Park and Commerce Street.

May 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Midway may soon allow lemonade stands

Midway is close to enacting a new transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors ordinance to replace the one that brought publicity when the city shut down in June a lemonade stand operated by three girls.

May 03, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival draws all kinds of artists

Blue skies were the backdrop for the seventh Midway Arts Festival on Saturday, as artists, craftsmen, authors, musicians and period-dressed tour guides provided entertainment.

May 03, 2012 | By Debra Brown Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway may soon allow lemonade stands

Midway is close to enacting a new transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors ordinance to replace the one that brought publicity when the city shut down in June a lemonade stand operated by three girls.

May 03, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Groundbreaking held for new Long Co. school

The Long County Board of Education had a groundbreaking ceremony for a new high school Monday.

May 01, 2012 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Read Across Liberty unites kids, community

Leaders across Liberty gathered in schools last week for the fifth annual Read Across Liberty in conjunction with Georgia Cities Week.

May 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


A world of culture

Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide, the fourth annual Small World Festival bridged cultural gaps Saturday and brought the community downtown.

May 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Heritage Bank downsizing its operations

Heritage Bank is downsizing operations, including closing a branch, adjusting hours of operation for some branches and laying off a significant number of employees, according to public relations director John Crowley.

May 01, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


OEA approves health-care planning grant

The Office of Economic Adjustment has approved a grant request from the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership for Healthcare Strategic Planning, according to FSGMP Director Jeff Ricketson.

May 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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