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Funding to save Mills House not forthcoming

The old white house with the bright red door has always been there, sitting on the corner of a busy intersection, shaded by large, Spanish moss-draped trees.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City’s annual action plan open to public review, comments

Hinesville's Community Development Department unveiled its annual action plan to a room empty of local residents Thursday evening inside the city's municipal courtroom.

March 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


‘Chop shop’ discovered

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes and other deputies discovered 15 vehicles in various stages of being stripped down Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center raises more than $40,000 at luncheon

It seems The Fraser Counseling Center has quite a few friends who are willing to lend a helping hand, even when money is tight. About 250 community members threw their support behind the center by pitching in $41,334 during Wednesday's Friends of Fraser fundraising luncheon.

March 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mother of child who died faces charges

Hinesville Police Department detectives arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who was killed earlier this month. Jocelyn Carroll, 25, has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child. She was arrested without incident at her job in Richmond Hill shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Doug Snider said.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County’s population jumps

The Census Bureau is delivering state-by-state data on a rolling basis through March.

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


2010 Census numbers are in

The 2010 Census numbers show Liberty County and its cities have increased in population. Liberty County has a population of 63,453, and Hinesville has a population of 33,437, according to the 2010 census. In 2000, the county had just over 61,000 people and Hinesville had 30,392 residents, according to the census.

March 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


2 killed, 1 hurt in Long Co. shooting

Two men were killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Long County's Sand Hills community.

March 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council OKs six goals for 2011

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington had to cast two tie-breaking votes at the Midway City Council's March meeting, one of which approved a list of six 2011 goals for Midway.

March 22, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two dead from gunshots

Two men are dead, a third wounded, and a fourth is being sought after a shooting in Long County Sunday night.

March 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local officials talk water in D.C.

County and city officials traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March to speak with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a proposed rural water system for Liberty County's Holmestown area. In order to install the system, a proposal submitted by P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. for a $1.1 million loan and a $3.2 million grant first would need to be approved by the USDA.

March 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long Co. passes SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendums passed Tuesday by landslide margins in Long County.

March 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


ESPLOST in for another five years

On Tuesday, the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax passed with 472 votes in favor and 209 against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax in Liberty County.

March 18, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici council fires worker who wrecked vehicle

The Ludowici City Council voted at its March 8 meeting to dismiss city employee Elbert Hand, who reportedly wrecked a city vehicle at the Long County Recreation Department earlier this month. After addressing the matter in executive session, the council took its decision to dismiss Hand to maintenance supervisor James Fuller, who had recommended the action to the council.

March 17, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway council sets festival date

At their February meeting, Midway city council members planned for the annual Midway Day festival and scheduled several questions for discussion at the March session.

March 15, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

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


County examines SPLOST 2015 materials

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Daniel Clark unveiled the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 campaign posters at the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting Tuesday evening.

September 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


CivilianJobs.com to host job fair on Fort Stewart on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Co. Democrats open campaign HQ

A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats' campaign office in Hinesville.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fort Morris marks Labor Day with a bang

Fort Morris State Historic Site on Monday held its annual Labor Day celebration, which included Revolutionary War musket and cannon firings, food and informative talks.

September 03, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hinesville wins national innovation award

The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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