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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


Councilwoman takes on GMA leadership role

SAVANNAH - Walthourville Councilmember Luciria Luckey Lovette was elected second vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association's 12th district during the association's annual summer convention June 27 in Savannah. More than 2,000 elected officials from across the state were in attendance.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Regional transportation project list widens

Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the executive committee of the Regional Transportation Roundtable expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

August 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


City OKs redistricting, readies retreat

Meeting for the first time inside Hinesville's new city hall, council members voted 2-1 to approve an amendment to the city's charter to allow for redrawing council districts.

August 08, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Liberty Co. receives grant to distribute emergency food and shelter funds

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $23,137 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

August 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty residents critique bus system, suggest some changes

Area residents put in more than their two cents worth on bus routes and Liberty Transit service Wednesday during a public hearing facilitated by the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at the Liberty County Courthouse annex.

August 05, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Soldier ID’d in fatal car wreck

A 25-year-old Fort Stewart soldier killed Saturday in a single-vehicle accident has been identified as Jonathan Glick.

August 04, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


3-year-old’s death under investigation

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl.

August 03, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


No leads in Walthourville shooting

The victim of a Sunday shooting in Walthourville has been identified as Kevin Bacon, Walthourville Police Chief Terry Harget said Tuesday afternoon. The incident happened at 1 Jones Court near Hillary Lane in Walthourville.

August 03, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Saturday roll-over kills local soldier

A Fort Stewart soldier died in a single-vehicle accident in Long County early Saturday.

August 01, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


The sweet ‘taste of Liberty’

Thursday's Downtown Farmer's Market saw the debut of a product that was high in demand and short in supply: Liberty County Courthouse Honey.

August 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tax scam feared moving in

The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," could be applied to a rise in tax-return related scams being perpetrated across the Southeast, Internal Revenue Service officials say.

August 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New postal closures won’t affect Liberty Co.

The United States Postal Service announced on Tuesday that it will analyze more than 3,600 branches, offices and stations for possible closures - but none of Liberty County's locations are on the list.

July 30, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


New city hall receives historical scene

Local historian Judy Shippey presents the city of Hinesville with a painting on Tuesday of the old Liberty County Fair to grace the new city hall's Hinesville room. Shippey said Hinesville artist Ethelda Lee painted the fair scene.

July 30, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Power company affected by copper thefts

Last Friday's arrest of Danny Rittenberry was just one example of a rash of recent copper thefts that have affected a local power company.

July 29, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Hinesville honored for being a ‘Tree City’

Hinesville was among Georgia cities recognized Feb. 18 for their commitment to caring for and managing trees.

March 04, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Get involved in effort to protect Fort Stewart/Hunter

With current talks about sequestration, base realignment and closure (BRAC), troop reductions, and such, we are often approached with four questions - What is going on? Why does it matter? What are our elected officials doing? What can I do?

March 04, 2015 | By Paul Andreshak | Local news


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


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