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Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 5: The housesitter for a residence on Gen. Stewart Way reported the theft of a flat-screen television valued at $700 from the home.

February 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Long County board asked to spread word about programs for elderly

Lillian Simmons, Long County's representative on the Coastal Regional Commission for Aging, recently asked the Long County Commission for help spreading the word about available programs that help the elderly.

February 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lewis Frasier launches 50-day health challenge

Lewis Frasier Middle School launched a 50-day health challenge Feb. 3.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tybee hosting Mardi Gras festival

TYBEE ISLAND - The fourth annual Mardi Gras Tybee Festival is set for Feb. 17-18.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


‘Hobby farm’ is a place to learn, heal

Liberty County resident and amateur hydroponic farmer Bruce McCartney is happy to share his ever-expanding garden's nutrient-rich bounty with friends, neighbors and area residents.

February 15, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Health department boss moving on

After seven years of local civic engagement, Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell will begin a new journey in North Georgia at the end of the month.

February 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


BoC approves redistricting modification

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday meeting approved a modification to its previously adopted district boundaries, a bond extension for the Silver Dollar Lounge and $15,000 roadwork.

February 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Legislator wants to hear from business owners

ATLANTA - State Rep. Delvis Dutton, R-Glennville, is seeking input from small businesses in Liberty, Evans, Tattnall and Wayne counties for an initiative under way in the Georgia House of Representatives to review and evaluate Georgia's current regulatory environment.

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


Hinesville-Fort Stewart among top 4 job-growth leaders

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2011, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area ranks among the top four metros out of 372 metros in the United States in employment growth rates since November 2007, which was one month before the recession officially started.

February 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County commission to consider policy to limit tobacco

Parts of Long County may be on their way to a designated smoke-free status.

February 10, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ga. receives waiver from AYP

Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia a waiver from No Child Left Behind.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


LCSS rolls out iPads

With new technology in hand, local students may begin to see science in a different light.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici gets $265K grant for pond filtration

A recent $265,000 federal grant will help get the city of Ludowici's pond filtration system on the road to being up to standards.

February 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Director talks inspection issues with Rotary

Hinesville Director of Inspections Steve Welborn spoke to Hinesville Rotary Club members about code issues during their Tuesday meeting.

February 09, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Savannah university to enforce smoke-free campus

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia university plans to ban smoking on its Savannah campus later this year.

February 07, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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