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Midcoast changing fuel providers

With lower prices in mind, members of the MidCoast Regional Airport's local Joint Management Board voted Tuesday to change fuel providers.

September 01, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


New storm forming in Atlantic

While the Mid Atlantic through Northeast mops up after Hurricane Irene swept the area last week, hurricane experts in Florida have turned attention to Tropical Storm Katia, which was upgraded from a tropical depression Monday night.

August 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Commodity foods to be distributed this week

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodity foods to eligible area residents at the Midway Civic Center on Highway 84 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 1-2.

August 30, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Group to aid suffering families

With a sweep of her arm and a ragged sigh, Nichcole De Kok sadly comments that her living room is tidy, no longer strewn with her 9-month-old daughter Sophia's toys. De Kok then offers a quick look at her little red-headed girl's vacant room, decorated in delicate shades of pink, yellow and green with a lingering scent of baby powder in the air. The childless mother points to a fabric print of Disney's famous fawn Bambie nestled at his mother's side, saying it once hung in her nursery when she was an infant.

August 29, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Plans progressing for east-end community complex

County officials reported recently that plans are progressing for the development of the Liberty County Community Complex, formerly Liberty Elementary School, in Midway. Construction is expected to start in December and take about a year.

August 27, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Bikers and drivers can cruise for a charitable cause Saturday

Local bikers and car enthusiasts can take a summer drive on Saturday to help bring Christmas cheer to Georgia Regional Hospital patients in December.

August 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hinesville mayor, council ready to run

The city of Hinesville is drawing closer to its upcoming municipal election set for Nov. 8.

August 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Rotary to collect 20K pounds of shoes

The Hinesville Rotary Club is turning used shoes into water.

August 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Rotary briefed on military-style Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The Hinesville Rotary Club received a military-style briefing Tuesday about Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a Georgia National Guard residence program on Fort Stewart for high school dropouts. Youth ChalleNGe integrates military-style discipline with teamwork, education, mentor support and encouragement.

August 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hurricane threat sends reminder to prepare

With Hurricane Irene barreling through the Caribbean, residents and emergency-management agencies alike have been scrambling this week to prepare for the possibility of the storm making landfall in the Southeast.

August 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldier stabbed trying to stop assault

A Fort Stewart soldier was stabbed multiple times Sunday in Long County while he reportedly was trying to help a woman who was being assaulted.

August 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Pizza Peddler owner dies

Gary Tabb, 55, owner of The Pizza Peddler in Midway and two pawnshops, died Monday morning when he was hit on I-95 near Brunswick.

August 24, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Lawmaker tours new government buildings

During a whirlwind schedule to connect with his constituents, U.S. Representative Jack Kingston (R-1st District) stopped in Hinesville on Thursday to tour the Liberty County Justice Center and the new Hinesville City Hall.

August 23, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Hinesville unveils new city hall

Army veteran and Hinesville resident Henry Ancheta brought his children, Athor, 10, Shirley, 9, and Angela, 7, to the grand-opening ceremony for Hinesville's new city hall so they could witness local history in the making.

August 22, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


County budget building deficit

The Liberty County general fund came in $216,094 over its anticipated budget for the 2011 fiscal year, according to reports presented during the Thursday Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 22, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


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Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders' meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever "Flags for Heroes" fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

February 26, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

February 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee's subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

February 25, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

February 25, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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