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Area leaders lobby in Washington

Mayor Jim Thomas said he and other political and business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to express their concerns about the affect sequestration has on Coastal Georgia's military communities.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Radio upgrades jam garage openers

Some residents living near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began having problems with their garage-door remote-control devices in April, right after the installation made changes to its radio equipment.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long BoE working on turn lane for new school

Some Long County Commissioners attended Monday's Board of Education meeting to receive more information on a joint project for a proposed deceleration lane required at the new high school.

June 18, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Study to weigh what county lacks

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and area governments want to know which products residents are buying out of county, and they're going to hire a retail firm to find out.

June 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Congressional candidate meets with Long Chamber

District 1 state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter, who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, addressed Long County leaders Tuesday at a dinner hosted by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Lillian Simmons' home.

June 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Panel discusses new developments

Commercial and residential developments are growing in Liberty County, and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is preparing and planning for it.

June 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long asks for funds to offset bombing range expansion losses

Long County's newly elected board of commissioners has asked the U.S. Marine Corps for federal funds to offset the loss of tax revenue from nearly 21,000 acres that would become part of the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion.

June 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Storms expected in area tonight

After a hot day, a cold front moving across the state today could bring storms to Liberty and Long counties tonight.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Two dozen agenda items make for long council meeting

The Hinesville City Council heard, discussed and decided on 23 action and information items during Thursday's meeting, which lasted three hours.

June 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long animal shelter survives scrutiny

A Long County animal shelter that has drawn the ire of neighbors on Hugh Gordon Lane again survived scrutiny by the Long County Commission last week.

June 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council okays work contracts

The Ludowici City Council on Thursday held a special called meeting Thursday to approve a contract for infrastructure work, including sidewalk repair and pipe installation.

June 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Rezoning makes way for Zaxby's

During Thursday's three-hour meeting, the Hinesville City Council approved a rezoning request by Obro Inc. for local attorney Joel Osteen, and a site layout and traffic-circulation plan for a mixed-use development.

June 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Census estimates Liberty's growth lags

U.S. Census Bureau population estimates recently released indicate the Coastal Georgia region continues to grow, but the population inside Liberty County has not kept up with growth projections between 2010 and 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Liberty County hosts tourism seminar

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a workshop for tourism professionals June 4-5 at Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.

June 07, 2013 | | Local news


Liberty commission OKs Wild Heron Road bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $189,812 bid for improvements to Wild Heron Road, but the group tabled action on a bid for Rye Patch Road so some questions can be answered.

June 07, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County celebrates MLK Day 2017

This past weekend was a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,, through the arts, which culminated with the annual MLK parade Monday in ...

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he ...

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one ...

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

January 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p ...

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word ...

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


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