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Christmas in Park to affect area traffic

Christmas in the Park will affect traffic and parking in downtown Hinesville on Monday. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and roads will close beginning at 3 p.m.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. kicks off holiday season with festivities

Long County residents will kick off December by celebrating the holiday season at several planned events. The fun begins Saturday with the Long County Christmas Parade, hosted by the chamber of commerce. Floats and marchers will line up for the procession at 1 p.m. at Long County High School. Entries will be judged at 1:15, and the parade starts at 2. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance afterward at the Ludowici Well Pavilion, where children can make their Christmas requests and pose for photos with Santa. Entry forms for the parade are available at Town ...

December 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Coastal Health District offers free HIV testing

The Coastal Health District will offer free HIV testing in Savannah to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE to maintain tax rate of 15.5 mills

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Monday to maintain the millage rate of 15.5 mills for the 2011 tax year during a called meeting.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials investigate wreck that killed soldier

An infantry soldier assigned to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart, according to a 3rd ID public affairs office news release. Pvt. 1st Class Zachary Smith was traveling in the northbound lane on Gulick Avenue when the accident occurred, the release stated.

December 01, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Families glimpse history at festival

While shoppers flocked to stores last weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving deals, the 40-memeber volunteer staff at Sunbury's Dunham Farms offered an alternative to holiday season commercialism.

November 30, 2011 | Frenchi Jones | Local news


Midway teen succumbs to injuries

A Midway teen seriously injured Nov. 18 in a one-vehicle wreck on Isle of Wight Road died Saturday at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

November 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


The search is on for 'Top 10 under 40'

For the second year in a row, Liberty Life magazine joined forces with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to find and feature the area's "Top 10 under 40."

November 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle wreck identified

A Third Infantry Division Soldier killed in a motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart Saturday morning has been identified as Private First Class Zachary Smith, according to a press released issued by Fort Stewart's PAO Office. The Marne Division expresses its deepest condolences to the family and continues to provide Chaplain support and family assistance during this time.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Neighboring Rotary Club to provide clean water to Haitians

Some residents of the northwestern Haitian town Bonneau soon will have clean water to drink thanks to efforts from the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

November 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Black Friday brings boom to businesses

'Twas the morning after Thanksgiving, and all through the town, some people shopped while others lay down.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Helen’s Haven advocates for innocent, defenseless victims

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

November 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty Co. continues TIA project planning

Though the fate of the Transportation Investment Act tax will not be determined by voters for another eight months, Liberty County officials are hard at work determining which projects would be funded if the tax passes at the polls.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hospital Authority pitches millage rate increase

The Liberty County Hospital Authority held two public hearings Tuesday to discuss its proposed millage rate increase from 3.1 mills to 3.25 mills.

November 25, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Community rallies to support injured teen

Members of the community filled Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway on Tuesday night to share prayers for Joe Watkins, a former Liberty County High School baseball player who was seriously injured Friday night in a one-vehicle accident on Isle of Wight Road.

November 25, 2011 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Fast food doesn't have to be bland

The Food Network's Rachael Ray had a successful run with a show called "30 Minute Meals." I suspect it was popular because our lives are so hectic these days that when we get home in the evenings, no one feels like preparing a big supper.

October 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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