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LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary holds speech contest for students

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted its annual speech contest for area high-school students.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


New rural water system up, running

On an appropriately wet Friday, Liberty County officials and residents turned out to the Miller Park well site for a "Turn on the Tap" ceremony, marking the completion of a project started over 10 years ago.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Zaxby's fans pack lot Monday for free food

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Liberty County restaurant, Zaxby's gave away one free menu item per week for the next year to the first 100 customers in line Monday morning. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was crowded and the line easily exceeded 100 people. The first customer to arrive, Charles Heatwole of Hinesville, said he had been in line since 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Man stabbed during domestic dispute

A Liberty County man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and later rushed to the hospital.

January 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to name playground for rec dept. supporter

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a request by the Liberty County Recreation Department board to dedicate a playground in honor of former rec department board member Mike Carreker.

January 18, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local artist holds gallery reception at arts council

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local CASA branch holds kickoff event

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 13, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County to propose new SPLOST referendum

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Death of Civilian hunter reported on Fort Stewart

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - A civilian hunter was found in a Fort Stewart training area by family members around 10 p.m. Sunday after he did ...

October 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ft. Stewart gears up for Fall Fest

A four-day carnival, part of Fall Fest at Fort Stewart, is coming to Donovan Field Thursday-Sunday.

October 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pastor running for Flemington Council seat

Editor's note: Profiles of candidates for the Flemington City Council ran in last Sunday's Courier. However, email problems kept one from getting his ...

October 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sixty years of lifting voices in song

Sarah Izzard has retired after 60 years of playing the piano at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, but shows few other signs of slowing ...

October 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Parker’s 5th Annual Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity

The 5th Annual Parker's Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised ...

October 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville council cuts tax bills; hikes water bills

The Hinesville City Council saved property owners some on taxes Thursday while also increasing how much all households and businesses pay in water bills.

October 21, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Teacher sorority recognized by local lawmaker

October 2017 was proclaimed International Alpha Delta Kappa month, an honorary organization for women educators, by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter at the Liberty County ...

October 21, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County patches Rye Patch

Contractors made repairs to areas of Rye Patch Road Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Home Depot volunteers to finish Veterans Memorial Walk, dog park at Bryant Commons

Home Depot announced Wednesday their involvment in completing the Cisco's Dog Park and Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilman in hospital

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in ...

October 19, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins hospitalized

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in ...

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two dead in car crash

The two people killed in an early morning car crash Thursday on E.B. Cooper Highway have been identified.

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County teacher charged with sexual assault

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the alleged victim is a male. We reported it was a female due to a source ...

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Liberty County loses leader

Liberty County lost a leader Saturday.

October 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


SPLOST, commission race on ballot in Long

Early voting is underway in Long County and there are two items on the ballot - a countywide vote on SPLOST renewal and District 5 commissioner.

October 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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