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Homeless count has big implications

Dozens of service-providing organizations, government agencies and churches are collaborating next week under the direction of the Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program.

January 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Ludowici petitioner claims cops harassing him

A Long County man, who has been circulating a petition to force Ludowici to vote on the hard-liquor sales option, told the city council Thursday that law officers had been harassing him.

January 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

City's contract for water works questioned

An otherwise-routine Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday took a serious turn when a citizen questioned the city's compliance with a state code.

January 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Breakfast celebrates King legacy

A keynote speaker on Saturday issued a challenge to local leaders in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Commission OKs repair projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved $95,130 in work to county buildings.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Workers nick gas line, traffic diverted

Construction crews working on the installation of sewage pipes on Dunlieve Road in Allenurst knicked a one-inch gas line, forcing closure of the road for about an hour Thursday morning.

January 17, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news

Long chairman disavows job practices

The Long County Commission doesn't control the offices of the county's other constitutional officers, commission Chairman Bobby Walker said at a Jan. 8 meeting.

January 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

Options for Veterans Parkway discussed

City leaders met Wednesday in the administrative conference room at city hall for a work session that focused on developing a master plan for land use along Veterans Parkway.

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

Lawmaker thanks constituents with BBQ

More than 600 friends and supporters of U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston accepted his invitation to attend a free, 'thank you' barbecue Saturday at Dunham Farms in Sunbury.

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

Hot buttons await local lawmakers

The General Assembly begins its 2013 session Monday, and experts predict the 40 legislative days will be shaped by hot issues such as the state's budget, the Affordable Care Act and firearms rights and restrictions.

January 14, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news

Stalled subdivision revives, BoC approves zoning change

A stalled subdivision off of Leroy Coffer Highway has been revived, according to plat requests submitted Tuesday to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

January 12, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news

Woman jailed for unkempt home, addresses commission

A Long County woman who was cited, fined and jailed for not bringing her Wilkerson Road home into compliance with the county's zoning requirements went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday.

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

Shell-recycling center opens in area

Friends of South Newport River Inc. recently announced the opening of a shell-recycling center at Old Route 17 on the South Newport River at the Liberty/McIntosh counties border. The center is at the boat ramp off U.S. 17, just south of Exit 67 on Interstate 95.

January 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news

OMI has held city contract for 28 years

Hinesville's history with public-works contractor CHM2HILL OMI began in 1984 when it was contracted to operate the city's water-treatment plant, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

January 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

HPD donates to Komen

The Hinesville Police Department recently donated $1,600 to Susan G. Komen of the Coastal Empire.

January 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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Update: Authorities investigating threatening calls to Coastal Manor

Authorities are investigating a "verbal threat made to" Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici around noon Thursday, according to a press release sent Thursday night.

October 27, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

UPDATE: FEMA Representatives will be in Liberty County to help applicants apply for individual assistance in person:

October 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

Storms lead to shorter Christmas holiday

Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty ...

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Orange is the new nice

Students and school personnel across the district went orange in unity to stand against bullying

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Update on debris removal

The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:

October 25, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Library board still without chairman

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees is without a chairman and efforts to name one are stymied by persistent questions about the board's ...

October 25, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news

Hurricane aftermath makes for mosquitoes, lots and lots of them

Hurricane Matthew didn't just bring down trees and power lines as it blew through coastal Georgia. The storm that hit Liberty County on Oct ...

October 25, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news

Liberty, Long County approved for FEMA individual help

Liberty and Long County have just been approved for individual financial assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 24, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

YALL goes to City Hall

The city of Hinesville hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders on Oct. 20.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news

Insurance regulator estimates Matthew claims at $90 million

ATLANTA - With more than 30,000 claims reported, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has estimated that insured losses in the state from Hurricane Matthew reached ...

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Hinesville passes 2017 budget

Hinesville City Council adopted a budget of $36,514,056 for the 2017 fiscal year at Thursday's council meeting. The city's millage rate ...

October 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

Signing day for REACH

"I want you to commit. Move it from the paper to the heart and make it happen."

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Liberty County NAACP honors old guard, rising stars at banquet

The Liberty County NAACP honored members of its old guard and rising stars at the organization's annual Freedom Fund Banquet Friday at the Liberty ...

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Lee urges prayer, votes

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee urged members of the Liberty County NAACP to use the power of prayer and the strength of ...

October 19, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Manna from JROTC

The delivery from Bradwell Institute's JROTC canned food drive came at the right time for Manna House Ministries.

October 19, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

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