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Argument, Manning’s resignation highlight September meeting

Continued discussion over an alley and hard-liquor sales culminated in heated words and an audience member being removed from the recent Ludowici City Council's September meeting.

September 22, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Special-election candidates vie for District 2 seat

The son of a Hinesville city councilman is squaring off against a former Liberty County commissioner to fill the county board of commissioners District 2 seat that has been vacant since May.

September 20, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tentative agreement over sales tax shares

It has yet to be approved by both governing bodies, but Liberty County and Hinesville representatives reached a tentative verbal agreement Tuesday for allocation of local-option sales tax revenues as required every 10 years due to census population counts.

September 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Wife says Tomato Patch killer gets parole

After serving 14 years of a life sentence, Billy Crowder might be getting closer to starting a new life outside prison walls.

September 19, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local news


Student's death stirs emotions at BI

Bradwell Institute students and teachers began Friday on a somber note as they learned that one of their own has passed away.

September 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Area high schools commemorate Sept. 11, 2001, attacks

JROTC cadets from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute participated in 9/11 observances last week.

September 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Flags retired at 9/11 ceremony in Riceboro

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 conducted its second annual Patriot Day observance Tuesday in the grassy park near Riceboro City Hall.

September 15, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mural, party help city celebrate 175th birthday

Hinesville's first-ever public art display was unveiled Wednesday as part of the city's birthday celebration. The display - a large, colorful mural - now is hanging on the outside wall of the old Manna House building at the corner of East Court Street and North Commerce Street.

September 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


United Way to launch campaign, award volunteers

A Thursday evening event will offer the chance to become acquainted with area nonprofit organizations, tour the Liberty College and Career Academy and recognize the area's top volunteers.

September 13, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Lawmaker backs Obama at DNC

Among the thousands of delegates who nominated President Barack Obama to run for a second term on the Democratic ticket at last week's national convention in Charlotte, N.C., was Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.

September 12, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Images from local 9/11 ceremony

Students from Lyman Hall Elementary and members of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club participated in a Freedom Walk ceremony Tuesday.

September 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Leaders ink resolution sequestration

Four Liberty County mayors, the chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the Liberty County sheriff signed a joint resolution Tuesday against possible sequestration that could take effect Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress and the president don't agree to compromised budget cuts.

September 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Movie day benefits United Way

Kick back, take in a flick and enjoy some snacks. Georgia Theatre Company is planning its ninth annual "Film and Food for a Cause" event Sunday, Sept. 23. For a $12 donation, customers receive a movie ticket, concession combo that includes popcorn and a small soda, and a packet of restaurant coupons.

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


Liberty Co., Ludowici receive $500K grants

Liberty County and Ludowici each will receive $500,000 Community Block Development Grants for water and sewer improvements.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Court request planned on election

Two Ludowici residents will ask a judge to force an election to fill two open city council spots.

September 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Traffic scheduled to shift Monday on Veterans Parkway

The contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled a northbound traffic shift around 9 a.m. Monday on Veterans Parkway between E.G ...

February 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City officials say late tax bills prompt grace period

Hinesville City Council covered late property tax bills, appointments and business licenses at its meeting Thursday.

February 11, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Councilman’s departure marks an end of an era

"Servant, well done," describes the service that David Anderson rendered to the city of Hinesville and the greater community.

February 10, 2016 | By Edith Anderson | Local news


Second Chances rescues horses — and people

After serving in the Air Force and spending 20 years outside the country, Andrea Doolittle returned home to Gum Branch and reignited a passion she ...

February 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County leaders talk SPLOST — preliminarily

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners recently held a preliminary discussion on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which voters likely will decide on ...

February 09, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County coroner seeks help finding deceased woman’s family, friends

The Liberty County Coroner's Office is seeking help finding family members or friends of Ernestine Williams.

February 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Borrow pit OK unearths bad feelings

A rezoning request for a borrow pit at the intersection of Brigdon Road and Islands Highway, which drew much opposition from neighbors, has been approved ...

February 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville vigil honors man

Friends, family and Walthourville police officers gathered underneath the pavilion at Johnnie Frasier Park to remember Kenneth Lee Jackson, who died after being shot in ...

February 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Advance presidential primary voting starts Monday

Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.

February 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


EF-1 tornado confirmed on Fort Stewart; donations being accepted

By Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

February 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Severe weather threat passes; rain to continue in Liberty, Long counties today

After Wednesday's wild weather with tornado watches and warnings and one that touched down on Fort Stewart, the main threat from Mother Nature in ...

February 04, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tornado touches down on Fort Stewart

10:57 p.m. Update: Press conference, press release and school closure

February 03, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City warned of plans to drill for oil off coast

A recent three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting consisted of a number of presentations and two executive sessions. One of the closed sessions lasted an hour ...

February 03, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor ...

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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