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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


Man shot while biking in Walthourville

Shots reportedly were fired Sunday at a man who was riding a bicycle shortly after 7 p.m. on Busbee Road near Highway 84, according to an incident report filed by Walthourville Police Officer Brandon Calhoun. The victim, however, still has not been found.

June 22, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Commission approves $24M operating budget

The Liberty County Commission reviewed current budgetary expenses and approved its next annual budget during Thursday's mid-month meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway streamlines utility-bills process

Midway water and sewer customers will have 10 days to pay their bills following action by the city council that streamlines procedures in the utility department.

June 21, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ken Howard recognized for GCCMA service

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard, right, was recognized recently by Alan Ours, president of the Georgia City-County Management Association, for serving as GCCMA president from April 2010-March 2011.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


City, workers to pay more for health insurance

Hinesville city employees will have to pony up more money for their health insurance in the coming year. So will the city.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Ex-Loonie Farms operator returned to area

Christiane Judd, former owner of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue, is back in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Detective Lt. Tom Sollosi. Judd arrived via commercial inmate transfer service at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and immediately was processed.

June 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Black bear killed on Liberty Co. highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Walkers look to preserve history

Saturday morning's overcast sky provided the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester participants with an intermittent breeze and protection from the hot June sun, which broke through the clouds later in the day.

June 20, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Chase ends in cow pasture

A report of stolen aluminum pipes at a mobile home park Thursday morning eventually gave way to a 23-mile high-speed chase through Long County.

June 20, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Lucheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

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


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