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Hospital cuts ribbon on new ER

Fifteen years after Liberty Regional Medical Center held a grand opening for its brand-new facility at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway, the hospital celebrated again, this time cutting the ribbon on LRMC's expanded emergency room Wednesday.

September 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Buses still have city support

Liberty Transit System, which operates the county's buses, still has the full support of Hinesville's mayor and city manager, despite recent budget cuts that resulted in fewer buses on the road and shorter hours of operation.

September 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway gearing up for election

The city of Midway is preparing for the Nov. 5 municipal election to fill the mayor's seat and four at-large city council seats. Midway's mayor and council serve four-year terms.

September 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Child murder case continued again

Torres and Candice Boles, a couple indicted in the death of their 3-year-old daughter, Andraia, were set to appear Monday in Liberty County Superior Court, but their hearing was continued and will take place later.

September 11, 2013 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City to allow RV parking in mobile home parks

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday approved a special permit request by the owner of Happy Acres to convert 34 manufactured-home lots into recreational-vehicle lots.

September 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Growth, lack of drivers strain Long transportation

Parents have complained about bus routes implemented this year in the Long County school system.

September 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Planning board discuss personnel policies

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board on Tuesday discussed amending its personnel policies regarding a pension administrator and rates of accrued leave for employees.

September 07, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


East-end resident fears line will interrupt pacemaker

East-end Liberty County resident Otis Amason is concerned about the new high-voltage power lines being installed along Interstate 95 from the Tradeport East Industrial Park substation to the Burnt Church substation in Bryan County.

September 06, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Hunten Ham Horn Feather’ airs Sunday

A local hunting show airs for the first time at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8.

September 06, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


City wants to annex post cantonment area

Near the end of a routine county-commission meeting, Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown asked commissioners to consider approving a request for a letter of support for the city of Hinesville in its efforts to annex Fort Stewart's cantonment area into the city. The request for a letter of support was not listed on the meeting agenda, nor was the agenda amended during the meeting to include the action item.

September 06, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Senators support strike on Syria

As they did a decade ago, American leaders are contemplating whether to take military action against a regime in the Middle East.

September 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


I-95 exit 87 onto 17 to close Sunday

I-95 exit 87 southbound onto Highway 17 in Richmond Hill will be closed for a time on Sunday.

September 03, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kingston rep in Liberty, Long counties this week

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will hold a Congressional Office Days next week in Long and Liberty counties.

September 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Women’s conference held in Ludowici

More than 100 people attended the women's conference "A Good Woman Is Hard to Find," Aug. 25 at St. Phillips Baptist Church in Ludowici.

September 02, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


LCPC holds Veterans Parkway workshop

Scores of Hinesville residents met Tuesday in city-council chambers for the second of three Veterans Parkway development workshops.

September 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County celebrates MLK Day 2017

This past weekend was a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,, through the arts, which culminated with the annual MLK parade Monday in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he ...

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one ...

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p ...

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word ...

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions

If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


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