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Long County commission supports study on ‘inaccurate’ census figures

The Long County Commission voted at its June meeting to support a study that the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has proposed regarding the population figures in the area.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Kingston swears in Long Co. chamber’s directors, officers

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, served as the keynote speaker Tuesday at the 2011-12 Long County Chamber of Commerce installation banquet.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New assistant district attorney joins Atlantic Judicial Circuit

A new assistant district attorney was sworn in by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell on Friday morning in courtroom C of the new justice center.

July 05, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


16-year-old dies from accidental shooting

A 16-year-old girl from the Atlanta area has died after what police are calling an accidental shooting in Hinesville Sunday evening.

July 04, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Out with the old: Ga. votes for new plates

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

July 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan The Gainesville Times | Local news


United Way solicits program-funding applications

SAVANNAH - Local nonprofit human-service organizations have from July 15-Sept. 12 to apply for program funding from The Community Fund of United Way of the Coastal Empire.

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


Hinesville growth expected to surge

Hinesville-Fort Stewart was ranked No. 5 on a top-10 list of metro areas projected to become boom towns in the year 2020, according to a report published by real estate publication Inman News.

July 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Soldier allegedly stole to support habit

A 23-year-old Fort Stewart soldier faces five charges after a victim reportedly saw him stealing a barbecue grill, according to Julian Miller, a public affairs administrator with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

July 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Rural transit program aims for alternative fuels

Within the next fiscal year, select Coastal Regional Coaches could be used to test cost-cutting measures through alternative fuel sources.

June 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Portion of Bradwell Park temporarily closed

A portion of Bradwell Park near a large oak tree has been closed to the public as a safety precaution, according to Hinesville officials.

June 28, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Book sale benefits cancer research

The historic Mills House was transformed into an old-fashioned bookstore Saturday, each room devoted to a particular literary genre. There were romances perfect for relaxing at the beach and poolside, mysteries suited for plane trips, science fiction and fantasy for evening reads as well as how-to manuals, glossy textbooks, children's literature and DVDs.

June 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Property owners to receive estimates before being billed

By Friday, Liberty County property owners should have known the assessed values of their businesses, boats and real properties for the 2011 tax year.

June 25, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


LCDA plans $3.4M in budget cuts

The Liberty County Development Authority met Wednesday to discuss its preliminary budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which is down $3,471,313 from the previous year.

June 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Environmental health office demolished

After more than 50 years serving Hinesville as a Ford dealership and a county administrative office, the building located at 101 N. Commerce St. has come tumbling down.

June 23, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Lumpkin murder trial moving forward

The murder trial for Kenneth Lumpkin may be forthcoming as the case was moved to the rule 20 calendar.

June 22, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting.

October 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.

September 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week

Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is "This is How We Blue Tide." The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game.

September 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Seven graduate from DUI court

Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Training exercise under way at Long Co. H.S.

The Courier has received some calls asking whether there is some sort of emergency happening at Long County High School. However, we checked with the emergency management agency and learned that the county is just conducting a training exercise out there. EMA Director Bob Heffley said there is no cause for concern and the students are safe.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Couple welcomes baby on Leroy Coffer

Fort Stewart 1st Lt. Daniel Wynn and his wife, Corina, headed to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart on Thursday night to welcome their new baby; however, the infant had other plans.

September 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Patriotic quilt donated for Veterans Salute

As Nov. 1 and the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons draw near, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee continues to work on details for the event to honor all veterans, past and present.

September 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City budget session reveals deficit

As Hinesville's fiscal-year 2015 budget workshop went into its final day Monday afternoon, the books showed the city's total revenues at $33,672,911, but total expenditures were $34,155,044, leaving a deficit of $482,133.

September 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


FPCA club observes world day of prayer

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Interact Club hosted "See You at the Pole," an internationally observed day of prayer, at the school's flagpole Wednesday morning.

September 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary hears from local nonprofit, Buddy Carter

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday heard a presentation from Charlestine Hutchison, a Long County teacher and president of Hodari Hope Inc., a local nonprofit organization.

September 24, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City gets $306K to fix substandard housing

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented a big check to Mayor Jim Thomas and city-council members at the start of Thursday's council meeting.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Saucy fare, tunes pair well

The winds were a little blustery Saturday and brought with them dark, threatening clouds. Rather than prompting local residents to stay home, though, something in the winds drew folks to downtown Hinesville. It was the sound of good music and the smell of great barbecue emanating from the Hinesville Area Arts Council's 11th annual Blues and BBQ festival.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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