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Officials offer Rotary members a visual tour of Liberty County Justice Center

About 25 members of the Rotary Club of Hinesville got a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the Liberty County Justice Center on Tuesday, but they didn't have to set foot inside the building.

August 19, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Senators address local concerns

The crowd that greeted U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson for a town hall meeting Wednesday at Altamaha Technical College in Jesup was mostly supportive of the Republican politicians, voicing concerns rather than anger.

August 19, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Experts question data on income growth

Last week, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area was deemed as having one of the top four fastest personal income growth rates within the United States for its 2010 numbers.

August 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kingston to tour new local landmarks

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-1st District) will tour two new government buildings in Hinesville on Thursday. He will tour the Liberty County Justice Center at 10 a.m. and then walk across the street to tour the new Hinesville City Hall at 10:30 a.m., according to Kingston's district representative, Brooke Floyd.

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Veteran ADA joins Atlantic Judicial Court

Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender presided as incoming Assistant District Attorney Isabel Pauley took her oath of office, sealing her commitment to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fatal stabbing case goes to grand jury

A Fort Stewart soldier will have his case referred to the grand jury after a hearing to determine probable cause was held Monday morning in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.

August 17, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


City debates shelving Liberty Transit system

After discussing possible consequences for shelving Liberty Transit, the Hinesville City Council decided to "ride out" the challenges of funding the bus system for at least another year.

August 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New city hall is not a ‘civic center,' officials say

A number of community organizations already have approached city officials about meeting inside the new city hall. But the officials, citing security concerns, say city hall only should be used for city business.

August 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Victim’s family speaks out

Midway native Benjamin O'Neal grew up within walking distance to the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, and he spent a great deal of his life fishing and crabbing from its docks.

August 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long gets $1.27M in OEA funds

The Long County Commission received nearly $1.3 million in remediation funds from the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment last week as compensation for work the county did to prepare for a fifth military brigade.

August 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Regional Commission hears project updates

The Coastal Regional Commission saw a change in leadership when incoming Chairman Walter Gibson pounded the gavel at the start of the group's August meeting on Wednesday.

August 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici to gather input on Sunday alcohol sales

Acknowledging the recently passed state legislation that allows voters to decide whether to permit the sale of alcohol in stores on Sundays, Long County Elections Board Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham brought up the issue Tuesday at the Ludowici City Council's monthly meeting.

August 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville Area Arts Council lands new downtown lease

As soon as renovations to the former Liberty County Division of Elections office are complete, the Hinesville Area Arts Council will have a new home.

August 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Microburst downs trees, sinks boats

Four boats sank, a number of trees fell and one small area lost power during a thunderstorm that shook the coast Monday night.

August 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Weather today? Hot and stormy

ATLANTA - National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


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Community Health and Wellness Fair held in Riceboro

The fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair took place on Saturday at the Riceboro Youth Center. Hosted by Project Reach G.A.N.G Inc., a non-profit community youth outreach program, the fair provided resource information, health screenings, products and exercise activities for attendees to enjoy.

March 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Art exhibition to showcase local quilters

The Stars and Stripes Quilters Guild of Hinesville will open an art exhibit, showcasing quilts and other items, Thursday at the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery.

March 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Jury to be picked for ‘Midnight Rider’ trial

Jury selection in the trial of the death of "Midnight Rider" second camera assistant Sarah Jones is set for Monday, March 9, at the Wayne County Courthouse. The trial will begin March 10.

March 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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


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