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Bryan OKs $200,000 for interchange

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners has decided how much money it can contribute toward the long-planned interchange project at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road.

February 07, 2013 | By Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


HPD officer charged with fraud

Hinesville Police Cpl. Anthony Martin has been arrested and charged with one count of financial transaction card fraud.

February 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville man celebrates $1M lottery win

ATLANTA – Alexander Rivera, a Hinesville resident, has won a $1 million top prize playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Georgia Lottery Black. Rivera, who retired five months ago from the U.S. Army, is excited about his windfall.

February 06, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Georgia Trend: Hinesville is Renaissance City

Georgia Trend Magazine chose Hinesville as one of Georgia's top eight "Renaissance Cities" for its February 2013 edition. According to the article by Candice Dyer, Patty Rasmussen and John McCurry, the eight cities that made the list were Blue Ridge, Columbus, Dahlonega, Decatur, Hinesville, Roswell, Savannah and Statesboro.

February 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Class furloughs will hit teacher pay hardest

The Liberty County Board of Education has not been coy about its financial hardship in recent months, and its decision earlier this month to adopt a calendar with six teacher-furlough days for the coming academic year should not have been a surprise.

February 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Armstrong still seeking green light from state

The Pirates still are trying to stake their claim on Hinesville soil, but the $4.75 million funding request from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia still hangs in the balance.

February 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Expect traffic snags in Flemington Tuesday

From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Georgia Department of Transportation temporarily will close various traffic lanes at the intersection of Old Sunbury Road, Old Hines Road and Oglethorpe Highway for road maintenance. Signs will alert drivers to changes in traffic flow. Motorists should expect delays in the area.

February 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


4th suspect arrested in attempted robbery

Another suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 15 attempted robbery that reportedly began at Liberty Inn & Suites and affected Wells Fargo Bank on Gen. Screven Way. According to a Liberty County Sheriff's Office report, Ladonna Yvette Frasier turned herself in and is being housed at the Liberty County Regional Jail.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Development authority pays member for Midway work

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday approved payment to one of its own for $16,825 for repairs to a wastewater-flow meter.

January 30, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Groups weigh countywide workshop options

Public perception on the annual Liberty Countywide Planning Retreat seems to have caught up with Liberty leaders, as the phrase was thrown around several times Wednesday during a planning session.

January 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County beautification, marketing under way

This fall, area residents may see new branding for Liberty County and the communities it encompasses. Support for the brand will take the shape of community gardens, residential upkeep incentives and gateway makeovers if funding comes forward.

January 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Homeless count has big implications

Dozens of service-providing organizations, government agencies and churches are collaborating next week under the direction of the Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program.

January 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici petitioner claims cops harassing him

A Long County man, who has been circulating a petition to force Ludowici to vote on the hard-liquor sales option, told the city council Thursday that law officers had been harassing him.

January 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City's contract for water works questioned

An otherwise-routine Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday took a serious turn when a citizen questioned the city's compliance with a state code.

January 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Breakfast celebrates King legacy

A keynote speaker on Saturday issued a challenge to local leaders in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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County leaders develop action plans to address issues

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Developing action plans for three issues in Liberty County was the focus for day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop at The ...

May 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Road work closures suspended for weekend

ATLANTA - To ease Memorial Day weekend traffic congestion, the Georgia Department of Transportation is suspending construction-related lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leaders attend county-wide planning workshop

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May 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Riceboro FD lowers ISO rating

The members of the Riceboro Volunteer Fire-Rescue Department received notification from the Insurance Service Office that the city's public fire protection classification has been ...

May 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Fire Department begins business safety checks

The Ludowici/Long County Volunteer Fire Department is starting to perform safety inspections of businesses.

May 25, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sheriff races: Nobles wins big; Sikes has majority with nearly all votes in

The Liberty and Long county sheriffs enjoyed strong support as results were coming in Tuesday evening, but several Long County incumbents were ousted, according to ...

May 24, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County mulls increasing fire coverage

A proposal for three 24-hour manned fire stations in Liberty County was presented to Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday.

May 24, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 5: Howard challenges incumbent member Dawson

Long County Board of Education District 5 representative Julie Norman Dawson is facing a challenge from David "Bubba" Howard.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County BoE Dist. 4: Watford seeks second term; DeLoach wants seat back

Long County Board of Education District 4 representative Janet Watford faces a challenge from former school board member Linda Sasser DeLoach.

May 21, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


GDOT awards $200,000 for Liberty County road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced a $1,815,000 award for 21 safety projects in 15 counties in southeast Georgia, including $200,000 ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia Supreme Court rules in Sapelo Island land dispute

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

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City considering code of conduct, parking changes

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council and city administrators attended a planning workshop Friday and Saturday at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference center.

May 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic

Join in for a Welcome Home event at the Hinesville VA Outpatient Clinic Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

May 18, 2016 | Marne Message | Local news


Prisoner re-entry program asks for state money

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition welcomed visitors from the Georgia Department of Community Supervision Office Thursday.

May 18, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Long County BoE District 2: Davis challenges Williamson

Dr. Carolyn Williamson, the incumbent Long County Board of Education District 2 member, will face challenger Arthur Davis in a nonpartisan race on the May ...

May 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


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