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Fire evacuates Savannah Tech

A fire in an industrial building near Airport Road in Hinesville spurred the evacuation of Savannah Technical College and the Liberty County School System's bus barn Tuesday morning.

March 09, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway woman wins $500K in lottery

Lake George resident Sandra Smith, 45, said her half-million-dollar win from the $10 instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks won't drastically change her life. The mother and first-time grandmother-to-be plans to spend her $500,000 cash award helping out family and friends.

March 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Alleged child molester nabbed in Fla.

A Long County man who law enforcement authorities believe may have molested a relative was arrested last Wednesday by the Long County Sheriff's Office after he was picked up in Florida.

March 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Soldier's murder trial hearing focuses on funding

With the March 28 start date of Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich's court martial growing closer, the court cleared up several matters regarding panel selection, the potential bias of a key witness and additional funding for experts Friday during a motion hearing. Opening statements in the death-penalty case will be given April 18.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Meeting focuses on HOPE, pre-K cuts

After changes to the HOPE scholarship recently were proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal, parents, educators and students began to protest the idea of reducing the program's funds and limiting eligibility. The governor's plan also would cut pre-K sessions by two hours.

March 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


City to apply for grant for buses

To help keep its new bus system running, the Hinesville City Council approved the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's recommendation to apply for a federal transit assistance grant.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Riceboro councilman on League of Cities panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy recently was appointed to the National League of Cities' 2011 Council on Youth, Education and Families.

March 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trailer hits eatery wall

A Meridian man's trailer detached from the truck he was driving Tuesday and crashed into a Ludowici restaurant.

March 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Truck plows through dry cleaners

A woman was injured Thursday afternoon when a man accidentally drove his 2003 Dodge Ram pickup into the storefront of Lamas Cleaners on Memorial Drive in Hinesville.

March 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA reviews major 2010 accomplishments

The Liberty County Development Authority held its monthly meeting Monday and board members reviewed the accomplishments and projects completed by the authority in 2010. The list of projects, awards and accolades is as follows:

March 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mayor recovering from surgery

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas underwent surgery in mid-February for an unspecified condition. City officials, per Thomas's wishes, would not disclose what type of surgery the mayor had. They would say he is currently resting comfortably at home.

March 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Friends of Shellman Bluff prepare for St. Pat’s parade

The Friends of Shellman Bluff will celebrate its 10th year of parades and fundraising efforts Saturday, March 19. To commemorate the anniversary of 10 years supporting the volunteer fire departments and other community needs, the theme is "A Decade of Firin' It Up on the Bluff." Bill Aquiar, a founding member of Friends of Shellman Bluff and longtime volunteer, will serve as the grand marshal.

March 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bikers raise $6,000 for sick teen

A year ago, 15-year-old Josh Berry was just like many other Long County High School students. He had just completed a basketball season with the Blue Tide and was in the process of completing his sophomore year. But on Nov. 17, the lives of the Berry family were turned upside down when they found out their son had leukemia. Since that time, Berry has been receiving treatment for the disease, and the family is doing everything they can to support their son. But with this new obstacle for the family came additional expenses, including travel to and from the doctors ...

March 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Career academy construction now under way

Immediately after Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle spoke Friday at a luncheon, the audience was invited to the site where the new Liberty College & Career Academy foundation will be laid. The group prayed over the land as a wind shook the banner bearing the LCCA's new logo.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Lt. Gov. Cagle visits Liberty Co.

After much deliberation, the Liberty College & Career Academy location off Airport Road officially was deemed ready for construction during a luncheon Friday afternoon at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


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