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Charges against commissioners dropped

Disorderly conduct charges against a Long County commissioner and a former commissioner were dismissed this week.

February 18, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


BoE OKs price max for next BI renovation

The Liberty County Board of Education approved five items, including a construction bid, job descriptions and a redistricting revision, with no discussion during its Tuesday meeting.

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebration of culture

Midway Middle School students brought history to life Thursday during the annual multicultural program, "The Road to Freedom: Contributions of Many and Justice for All."

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 5: The housesitter for a residence on Gen. Stewart Way reported the theft of a flat-screen television valued at $700 from the home.

February 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Long County board asked to spread word about programs for elderly

Lillian Simmons, Long County's representative on the Coastal Regional Commission for Aging, recently asked the Long County Commission for help spreading the word about available programs that help the elderly.

February 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lewis Frasier launches 50-day health challenge

Lewis Frasier Middle School launched a 50-day health challenge Feb. 3.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tybee hosting Mardi Gras festival

TYBEE ISLAND - The fourth annual Mardi Gras Tybee Festival is set for Feb. 17-18.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


‘Hobby farm’ is a place to learn, heal

Liberty County resident and amateur hydroponic farmer Bruce McCartney is happy to share his ever-expanding garden's nutrient-rich bounty with friends, neighbors and area residents.

February 15, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Health department boss moving on

After seven years of local civic engagement, Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell will begin a new journey in North Georgia at the end of the month.

February 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


BoC approves redistricting modification

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday meeting approved a modification to its previously adopted district boundaries, a bond extension for the Silver Dollar Lounge and $15,000 roadwork.

February 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Legislator wants to hear from business owners

ATLANTA - State Rep. Delvis Dutton, R-Glennville, is seeking input from small businesses in Liberty, Evans, Tattnall and Wayne counties for an initiative under way in the Georgia House of Representatives to review and evaluate Georgia's current regulatory environment.

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


Hinesville-Fort Stewart among top 4 job-growth leaders

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2011, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area ranks among the top four metros out of 372 metros in the United States in employment growth rates since November 2007, which was one month before the recession officially started.

February 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County commission to consider policy to limit tobacco

Parts of Long County may be on their way to a designated smoke-free status.

February 10, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ga. receives waiver from AYP

Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia a waiver from No Child Left Behind.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


LCSS rolls out iPads

With new technology in hand, local students may begin to see science in a different light.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

February 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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