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Shooting at Fort Stewart called accidental

FORT STEWART - Military officials say a civilian wounded at Fort Stewart this weekend was accidentally shot by an 11-year-old.

October 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local news


Elections board declares Burgess ineligible again

Hinesville City Council hopeful Douglas Burgess wasn't present for the most recent hearing regarding his eligibility to run, but the county elections board came to the same conclusion as they had before - the evidence presented showed the District 4 challenger still didn't meet the residency requirement.

October 18, 2011 | By Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville receives preclearance for new districts

Though a Thursday night meeting of the Hinesville City Council addressed allegations that its municipal election could be in jeopardy, the tides appear to have turned.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Education and county writer | Local news


Early voting begins Monday

Advance voting for the upcoming local election begins Monday and is open to all registered voters. Residents have 21 days to participate in advance voting for the following qualifying municipalities: Hinesville, Walthourville and Riceboro.

October 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City addresses election allegations

The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Midway considers options for temporary gov. housing

The city of Midway is looking for a new temporary home for its government, but the city council has rejected all the options proposed except one: Midway Mall.

October 15, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Downtown Hinesville goes pink

Downtown Hinesville will be home to a pink invasion Thursday night when multiple community groups come together to raise awareness for breast cancer.

October 14, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville city meeting addresses elections allegations

The Hinesville City Council held a called meeting Thursday to address allegations that this year's municipal election may be in jeopardy.

October 14, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Friday, Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. | Local news


Assertion lights up political forum

An assertion by one candidate at Tuesday night's political forum that the upcoming municipal elections might easily be challenged drew murmurs of disbelief.

October 14, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Ludowici candidates meet public

On Tuesday, the Long County Chamber of Commerce hosted a community meet-and-greet forum for the candidates running for offices in the upcoming Ludowici election.

October 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City election in question, meeting at 5

The emergency city council meeting has been set for 5 p.m., immediately following a budget hearing, according to City Clerk Sarah Lumpkin. The hearing and meeting will be in city hall and both are open to the public.

October 13, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Military family utilizes community development department program

Sgt. Jordan Alvarado and his family were joined by Hinesville officials and Hinesville Downtown Development Authority board members recently to break ground for their new home in the Azalea Street Project.

October 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents enjoy wildlife festival in Long County

The 30th Long County Wildlife Festival, aided by sunny and cool weather, drew a large crowd Saturday to the event site off Lanier Road.

October 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Skies clear after storms drench Liberty County

While forecasts show clear skies ahead, some residents still may be cleaning up small debris from the winds and rain that moved through the area with little damage on Monday.

October 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


City election forum tonight

Candidates for municipal offices in Liberty County will be featured in a political forum from 6-8 this evening.

October 11, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


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Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


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