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Ludowici gets $87,500 grant for sewer work

Ludowici was approved for a loan of $87,500 on May 13 to finance its wastewater-treatment facility, according to a news release provided by Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark.

May 20, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway council aims to hire officers, update utilities ordinance

Midway City Council will meet today with the hopes of hiring two police officers. The city has funded an additional officer for the current budget year and now also seeks a replacement for Officer Jeanette Griffin, who resigned earlier this month.

May 20, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Discovery of remains raises questions

More questions than answers have surfaced regarding the carnage found Monday morning on the site of the former Loonie Farms Animal Rescue facility in Ludowici.

May 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Pet remains found at site of shelter

Hundreds of bones and animal carcasses were uncovered Monday morning by local animal-rescue groups at the site of Loonie Farms Rescue Shelter in Long County. Representatives from local shelters and animal-welfare organizations said they received word from Christiane Judd that she was closing up Loonie Farms and not returning.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man hurt when truck flips

A Savannah man seriously was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident on North Coastal Highway.

May 18, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friday wreck snarls traffic

An accident Friday evening snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 84 and Darsey Road in Hinesville after a driver failed to yield a stop sign, according to Hinesville Police Department accident investigators.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials dedicate justice center

During a dedication ceremony Saturday morning, downtown Hinesville was crowded with residents who wanted to get a sneak peek inside the new Liberty County Justice Center that sits on the corner of Main Street and MLK Drive.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


St. Catherines artifacts still in spotlight

The Franciscan mission that was buried within St. Catherines Island has been a treasure trove of history, and David Hurst Thomas, curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, has spent much of his career bringing those treasures into the light of day.

May 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Local news


Defense requests mistrial in soldier's capitol case

The murder trial of Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich was interrupted this week when the defense requested a mistrial because the prosecution failed to share information with them concerning Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson, one of the victims in the case.

May 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Staff Writer | Local news


Town hall meeting addresses fire damage

Long County held its "after the smoke clears" town hall meeting Wednesday night at Smiley Elementary School.

May 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst’s council search continues

Since an Allenhurst councilman resigned last month, a spot on the council has yet to be filled and may not be until November.

May 14, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville City Council begins redistricting process

The Hinesville City Council poured over district maps and discussed population splits between voting districts Monday afternoon during a redistricting workshop.

May 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Liberty County wins Kiss-A-Pig

For the second time in 15 years, the team representing Liberty County got to pucker up and kiss Reba the pig at the 19th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, which benefits the American Diabetes Association.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man breaks into, robs Long store

A man reportedly broke into the Mystik convenience store last week in Ludowici, damaging and robbing the store.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Farmers market kicks off with a crowd

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday now through Oct. 27. HDDA officials say vendors will be selling area-grown fresh produce, grass-fed beef, eggs and dairy products, honey, arts and crafts, soy candles, jams and jellies and customized woodwork. For more information, call 877-4332 or email discoverdowntown@coastalnow.net.

May 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Red Cross awards Sheriff for blood drive victory

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes accepted an award Thursday for his office's victory in the third round of the Battle of the Badges blood drive, which took place Aug. 22 at the district attorney's office in Hinesville.

October 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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