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Katia growing; still way off

Hurricane Katia is expected to develop into a major storm over the next few days, but forecasters say it is still too early to say if it will threaten Coastal Georgia.

September 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Midcoast changing fuel providers

With lower prices in mind, members of the MidCoast Regional Airport's local Joint Management Board voted Tuesday to change fuel providers.

September 01, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


New storm forming in Atlantic

While the Mid Atlantic through Northeast mops up after Hurricane Irene swept the area last week, hurricane experts in Florida have turned attention to Tropical Storm Katia, which was upgraded from a tropical depression Monday night.

August 30, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Commodity foods to be distributed this week

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority will distribute USDA surplus commodity foods to eligible area residents at the Midway Civic Center on Highway 84 from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, and from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Sept. 1-2.

August 30, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Group to aid suffering families

With a sweep of her arm and a ragged sigh, Nichcole De Kok sadly comments that her living room is tidy, no longer strewn with her 9-month-old daughter Sophia's toys. De Kok then offers a quick look at her little red-headed girl's vacant room, decorated in delicate shades of pink, yellow and green with a lingering scent of baby powder in the air. The childless mother points to a fabric print of Disney's famous fawn Bambie nestled at his mother's side, saying it once hung in her nursery when she was an infant.

August 29, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Plans progressing for east-end community complex

County officials reported recently that plans are progressing for the development of the Liberty County Community Complex, formerly Liberty Elementary School, in Midway. Construction is expected to start in December and take about a year.

August 27, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Bikers and drivers can cruise for a charitable cause Saturday

Local bikers and car enthusiasts can take a summer drive on Saturday to help bring Christmas cheer to Georgia Regional Hospital patients in December.

August 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hinesville mayor, council ready to run

The city of Hinesville is drawing closer to its upcoming municipal election set for Nov. 8.

August 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Rotary to collect 20K pounds of shoes

The Hinesville Rotary Club is turning used shoes into water.

August 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Rotary briefed on military-style Youth ChalleNGe Academy

The Hinesville Rotary Club received a military-style briefing Tuesday about Youth ChalleNGe Academy, a Georgia National Guard residence program on Fort Stewart for high school dropouts. Youth ChalleNGe integrates military-style discipline with teamwork, education, mentor support and encouragement.

August 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hurricane threat sends reminder to prepare

With Hurricane Irene barreling through the Caribbean, residents and emergency-management agencies alike have been scrambling this week to prepare for the possibility of the storm making landfall in the Southeast.

August 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Soldier stabbed trying to stop assault

A Fort Stewart soldier was stabbed multiple times Sunday in Long County while he reportedly was trying to help a woman who was being assaulted.

August 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Pizza Peddler owner dies

Gary Tabb, 55, owner of The Pizza Peddler in Midway and two pawnshops, died Monday morning when he was hit on I-95 near Brunswick.

August 24, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Lawmaker tours new government buildings

During a whirlwind schedule to connect with his constituents, U.S. Representative Jack Kingston (R-1st District) stopped in Hinesville on Thursday to tour the Liberty County Justice Center and the new Hinesville City Hall.

August 23, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Hinesville unveils new city hall

Army veteran and Hinesville resident Henry Ancheta brought his children, Athor, 10, Shirley, 9, and Angela, 7, to the grand-opening ceremony for Hinesville's new city hall so they could witness local history in the making.

August 22, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


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Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Adult care, movies, wetlands, sewer, traffic on agenda

Officials talked about developments in their departments and the results of projects during the first day of a countywide retreat on St. Simons Island Wednesday.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Local news


Despite surgery, former deputy improving

William Solomon, a former Liberty County deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority police officer, continues to make progress in his road to recovery after being struck by a tractor-trailer March 2.

April 22, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


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