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Pilot program aims to ease student hunger

While groups like Savannah Feed the Hungry and Manna House work to ease hunger in the wider population, a recent community effort aims to alleviate the problem in a smaller group: school children.

March 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Young, Lester honored at STAR ceremony

The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently honored student Lauren Young and teacher Sherry Lester during the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) ceremony at the Ludowici Church of God.

March 01, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'Fatal Attraction' monster truck to visit Hinesville

The "Fatal Attraction" monster truck and owner/driver Jeff Murphy will be at O'Reilly's in Hinesville from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

March 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


‘Entertaining and educational’

Coastal residents and out-of-state visitors alike converged on Riceboro to learn about the Geechee culture Saturday through exhibits, demonstrations, performances and music.

March 01, 2012 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


LCDA audit shows fair statements

Despite a finding that information was not provided in a timely manner, auditor Christopher Lightle said Monday that the Liberty County Development Authority's fiscal-year 2011 statements were "totally correct and fairly stated."

February 29, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fraser Center annex open for business

The official opening of the Fraser Counseling Center annex was held Sunday at Midway Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.

February 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Group feeds area hungry

Savannah Feed the Hungry made an encore visit to Liberty County on Saturday and the charitable food distribution organization brought along a special guest: Naomi Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 29, 2012 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Walthourville welcomes new chief of police

Tracy McFadden was named Walthourville's new police chief last Friday. He replaces Terry J. Harget, who led the department since its inception in 2009.

February 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Geechee culture will be celebrated at Riceboro event

Local residents can hear, watch and experience the Geechee story live through "Rice, Riddum 'n' Rime" starting at noon Saturday at the Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Riceboro.

February 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lakeside lodge offers variety of family fun

Georgia manages 63 state parks and historic sites, but only four lodges. One of those is George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, a 700-acre lakeside getaway on the eastern banks of Lake Eufaula near the Alabama border.

February 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge’s pay questioned at Ludowici council meeting

The pay of Ludowici Municipal Judge Larry Fowler was questioned at the February Ludowici City Council meeting.

February 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


FPCA commended for spirit

They've been heralded for their perseverance, creativity and spunk. It has been dubbed "the little school that could," and they rallied the community around a spirited two-month competition.

February 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Guests go all around town

Imagine an ideal budget-friendly vacation. One might picture traipsing the coast, observing the arts, visiting historical markers, sipping wine and snacking on sweets.

February 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Effects of NCLB waiver being determined in Long County

The Long County Board of Education received a presentation Feb. 13 from Dr. Glenn Purcell, assistant superintendent/curriculum director, concerning how Georgia's waiver from meeting No Child Left Behind standards will affect the school system.

February 23, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Property rights dominate code revision talk

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday revisited code and zoning revisions recommended by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission with Jeff Ricketson, director of the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership.

February 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Liberty County school board lifts hiring freeze

The Liberty County Board of Education has officially lifted a hiring freeze imposed in January, but that doesn't mean the school system's financial situation has suddenly improved.

March 31, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Project Lifesaver helps find girl — again

A partnership between the Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's directorate of emergency services proved beneficial this past week in helping authorities find an autistic girl who recently wandered away from her home.

March 31, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is there racial profiling in Liberty County?

One of the most controversial questions during a Community Policing Awareness forum Monday evening in Hinesville concerned racial profiling. Specifically, does it exist in Liberty County?

March 31, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville police: Teen drives vehicle into tree

A vehicle accident sent two to the hospital after a 13-year-old driver slammed a vehicle into a tree in Hinesville, police said.

March 29, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local boys compete in 4-H competition

Levi and Peyton Mixon have worked on their family farm all their lives. Farming is very hard work, but the fourth- and sixth-grade boys will tell you farming can be fun.

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


Variations to sloppy Joes are endless

The kid in me still loves sloppy Joes.

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


Faith Baptist gym closed

The gymnasium at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici has been closed, according to Long County Fire Marshal Shawn Smith.

March 26, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council modifies code

Ludowici City Council modified the city's land development code at its March 10 meeting and learned the following week that a requested easement for the proposed McDonald's/Flash Foods had been approved.

March 26, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spring is the time for nominating, brightening and more cleaning

Spring is such a lovely time of the year. The flowers and green grass and budding trees really make up for the brown, bare, dormant look of winter.

March 24, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Williams finalist in national contest

Soprano soloist Chary Williams from Hinesville has been selected as a finalist for the 2015 National Young Artist Competition, hosted by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


6 graduate from Liberty Co. DUI Court Program

Six participants of the DUI Court Program, offered by Liberty County DUI Court, graduated in a special ceremony Wednesday at the Liberty County Justice Center.

March 23, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


RH voters to decide Sunday package sales

Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to let voters decide whether they want Sunday package sales of alcohol in the city limits.

March 19, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville becoming barbecue country

Hinesville is rapidly becoming the go-to place for barbecue.

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


Fuel mix up slows city fleet

A mix-up by a fuel transport company temporarily disabled 13 Hinesville vehicles Wednesday.

March 18, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty County EMA recognizes local hero

Local resident Edwardo Zapata was enjoying an afternoon with his son Edwardo Jr. Friday, Feb. 27. But when he saw a man waving for help from where he was standing in the marsh some 400 feet from shore, he acted quickly and helped save the man's life.

March 17, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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