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Officials build action plan for top local issues

A mix of officials selected the three most important issues in their respective communities Wednesday during the first day of the countywide planning workshop on St. Simons Island.

May 02, 2011 | By Seraine Page | Local news


Sneak peek at new city hall

Construction on Hinesville's new 48,327-square-foot, three-story city hall currently is ahead of schedule. The city broke ground on the $7 million brick and balustrade structure last June after demolishing the old city-hall building.

May 01, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Officials announce updates, projects

City and county officials convened Wednesday to discuss community issues, low Census numbers and what each entity has been involved in since last year's workshop.

April 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials get ‘OK’ grade at workshop

City and county officials gave themselves a C average when grading how they have followed up on projects in the past year.

April 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Nearly $3,000 raised for Long Co. teen with cancer

The Long County Sheriff's Office and the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department Auxiliary donated $2,982 to the family of Josh Berry to help with the costs of the teen's cancer treatment.

April 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Local legal icon honored

Municipal Court Judge Gary Sinrich was honored Tuesday for his 23 years of service to the city of Hinesville. Sinrich told those assembled that he loves his job and does not plan to retire anytime soon. Municipal court is held at 8 a.m. every Wednesday.

April 27, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County ready to move into new justice center

There's a lot of moving going on in downtown Hinesville.

April 26, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Council expects to move forward with road-widening

The widening and reconstruction of Frank Cochran Drive soon will move forward, Hinesville officials said Thursday during a regular city council meeting.

April 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Officials prep for planning retreat

City and county officials will come together on St. Simons Island starting Wednesday for a three-day workshop to discuss short- and long-term planning goals for Liberty County.

April 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville honors top employees, retirees

The city of Hinesville on Wednesday honored its employees of the year, new employees and retirees. Awards also were distributed to workers who had logged between five and 35 years of service with the city.

April 23, 2011 | Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Mayor: State of city good, not great

In his annual state-of-the-city address Thursday, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said the city is in good, not "great" shape. Thomas offered his take on the city's status during a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress through People luncheon at the National Guard Armory on Highway 84 in Hinesville.

April 22, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Man arrested after trying to rob bank

A Hinesville Police Department officer sustained a broken nose Wednesday morning when he got into a scuffle with a suspect who reportedly was in the process of robbing Bank of America in Hinesville.

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


Midway continues search for new officer

The Midway City Council at its April meeting announced it will continue to look for applicants to fill an additional police officer position.

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


Library board presses for new Hinesville branch

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees learned during Monday's quarterly meeting that the new site for the Midway-Riceboro branch may be ready next year, and members decided to press for action on the new building for the Hinesville branch.

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


Pinching pennies at the pump

Gas prices just keep getting higher and higher, and there's no telling when it may stop.

April 20, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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Liberty County receives $6K wellness grant

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded Liberty County a $6,000 Health Promotion and Wellness grant.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest

Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.

August 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County resolution allows for $10M in debt

The Liberty County Commission approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council OKs rezoning for new store

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.

August 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Love-It Productions gears up for annual summer show

Liberty Countians looking for entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings need look no further than the local Performing Arts Center, where Love-It Productions will stage "My Sons from Another Mother," the latest from playwright and producer Donald Lovette.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gators removed from Bryant Commons

Trapper Jack removed four gators Wednesday morning from ponds in Hinesville's Bryant Commons Park. The city contracted Trapper Jack and his assistant, Valerie Jones, to remove the nuisance gators for fear they would attack children who fish in the ponds during special events. Bryant Commons, which is leased by the city, holds music festivals and events that draw large crowds. Jones said the gators will not be euthanized andwill be relocated 20-25 miles from Hinesville.

August 06, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City manager explains aquifer dilemma

The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Midway works with business to resolve fruit-stand issue

Midway police shut down a produce stand that was too close to the road last Wednesday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Back to School: Instagram your photos!

Liberty County Parents! Post your back to school photos or videos on Instagram using the hashtag #LCB2S (Liberty County Back 2 School) and we'll share some of our favorites on our new Instagram account CoastalCourier.

August 04, 2014 | Staff | Local news


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