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$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Ludowici

ATLANTA - A Tattnall County tree surgeon recently won $1 million from the Georgia Lottery. Jonathan Hilliard of Collins won his prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

July 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riders invited to sound off on bus system

If you have an opinion on Hinesville's Liberty Transit bus system, now is the time to express it. City officials and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are accepting public comment on proposed changes to existing bus routes through Aug. 8.

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Comments sought on bus system

Liberty Transit is considering changing its bus system in and around Hinesville and asking for the public's opinion on how it could be changed.

July 12, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City and state draw closer to redistricting

Like many cities across the United States, Hinesville is drawing closer to establishing new voting districts.

July 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


United Way weighs funding applications carefully

Local nonprofit human-service organizations seeking funding for 2012 may start applying Friday for allocations from the United Way of the Coastal Empire's community fund.

July 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Designations are good news for area economy

The local economy may be in store for some treats.

July 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County looks to unearth drainage problem source

The Liberty County Commission focused on business development, drainage and road projects at Tuesday night's meeting.

July 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Still time to leave ‘imprint’ on Memorial Drive

There's still time for residents, businesses and civic groups to make a lasting impression on the Memorial Drive roundabout. The deadline to buy a personalized engraved clay brick or granite stone for the Memorial Drive Sculpture Buy-A-Brick Campaign has been extended to July 29.

July 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Amateur radio operators ham it up for national Field Day

Amateur radio operators, also known as ham operators, from all over the area recently put on their headsets and attached their antennas to participate in the American Radio Relay League's national Field Day. The event is an international competition that tests the ability to set up and conduct emergency communications.

July 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Shaw selected to lead ACCG policy committee

President Melvin Davis of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently appointed Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw as the 2011-12 second vice chairman of the Revenue and Finance Policy Committee.

July 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Vote for the best

The Coastal Courier and Liberty Life magazine are conducting their annual Liberty Loves contest, which allows area residents to vote for their favorite businesses, professionals and services. To cast a vote, either go to www.coastalcourier.com/libertyloves or www.coastalcourier.com and use the drop-down menu that appears under the "Things to do" section.

July 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Atlanta teen reportedly fatally shot by Hinesville teen

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a Sunday shooting on Elm Street in which a 14-year-old girl allegedly shot and killed Brianna Poole, 16.

July 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lemonade stand operation goes sour

When Midway mother Amy Roberts learned that her daughters wanted to set up a lemonade stand in their front yard last week, she couldn't help but take a quick trip down memory lane.

July 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 25: Police recovered small amounts of marijuana during a traffic stop at Frank Cochran Drive and South Main Street. The driver was pulled over for suspended registration and illegally transferred decals. During a search of his person, officers found a green leafy substance. The driver also was cited for driving without a license.

July 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Long County commission supports study on ‘inaccurate’ census figures

The Long County Commission voted at its June meeting to support a study that the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has proposed regarding the population figures in the area.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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LCPC follow-up land use meeting sees small turnout

Turnout was light Tuesday evening for a follow-up land-use planning meeting at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council revises road maintenance improvement list

Hinesville's city council meeting ran smoothly and quickly Thursday until the board reached an action item to approve submission of the city's local maintenance-improvement grant project list to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Car found in pond contained body

Officials are looking into a Friday morning accident in Hinesville that claimed the life of a man whose car landed upside down in a pond at E.G. Miles Parkway and Curtis Road.

December 19, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Rotary holds annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted its annual Dodd-Brown Christmas party Tuesday evening for area foster children.

December 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Plane makes emergency landing off I-95

A small, one-person plane made an emergency landing Thursday morning in McIntosh County.

December 18, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Golden Corral back on the market

The Golden Corral building on Highway 84 in Hinesville is back on the market. A Realtor's sign was placed on the property sometime this week.

December 17, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


County's long-range transportation plan discussed

The Stakeholder's Advisory Committee of the Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization met Tuesday to hear an update on Liberty County's long-range transportation plans and view the prioritized project list.

December 17, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty Center construction delayed

Construction on the Armstrong Liberty Center's new building has been delayed, according to Liberty Center Director Pete Hoffman.

December 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Community turns out for LCSS Holiday Extravaganza

The Liberty County School System held its first-ever Holiday Extravaganza on Monday and Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty residents, leaders protest grand-jury verdicts

Roughly 30 Liberty County residents and elected officials demonstrated peacefully in downtown Hinesville Friday afternoon.

December 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Giant tortoise visits Hinesville

A 400-pound, 60-year-old-tortoise named Benjamin Franklin paid a visit to Hinesville on Friday afternoon. Randy Gallagher, the owner of the tortoise, was passing through on his way to various cities in Georgia as a way to raise awareness for turtle conservation. Benjamin drew a large crowd in the parking lot of Hinesville's Walmart as children and adults rode the animal and curious onlookers snapped photos. Gallagher has had Ben for 45 years. "All he pretty much does is eat and sleep," said Gallagher, who is from North Carolina.

December 12, 2014 | 400-pound, 60-year-old animal draws a crowd | Local news


4-Hers make one family’s Christmas a little warmer

Members of Liberty County 4-H's Crafty Corners Club on Friday presented a very special gift to LaDona Andrews, a child support enforcement agent with Liberty County's Child Support Services.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Annual illuminated parade draws huge crowd to Hinesville

Liberty County residents, Fort Stewart families and visitors from around the region turned out in droves Friday night for the 18thannual Illuminated Christmas Parade in Hinesville, presented by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau.

December 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Golden Corral temporarily closed

The Golden Corral restaurant on Oglethorpe Highway is closed but, according to vice president of operations Bob Heyward, that is temporary.

December 10, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fort Stewart spouse finalist in Army-wide Operation Rising Star

Celeste Betton, an Army spouse, worship leader, choir director and pre-K teacher's assistant who has a passion for singing and a love for music, is one of six finalists in the 2014 Operation Rising Star competition in San Antonio.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


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