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Storms gone, better weather is in forecast

Downed trees were cleared Tuesday and power was restored to Fort Stewart after severe thunderstorms moved through coastal Georgia early Tuesday morning.

April 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Man drives car into post office

A local resident drove his car through the wall of the Ludowici post office on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man hurt in Luke Rd. shooting

An argument Saturday afternoon over a pickup truck and liquor led to a gunfire exchange in Midway.

April 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire victims find help, support in neighbors

The recent rain may have helped to cool the Long County land that was scorched by a fire that broke out March 24, but the damaged structures and charred vegetation remain. Some residents lost their homes and others are dealing with damaged property.

April 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long County rallies at relay, fights cancer

Long County hosted its 2011 Relay for Life on Friday night and Saturday morning at Veterans Stadium. Though temperatures were on the cool side, Chairwoman Carla Carter said this year's event appeared to draw one of the largest crowds ever. Twenty teams joined in the fun, setting a participation record for Long County's Relay for Life, which has been going strong for six years.

April 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Area homeless and veterans remembered

With the needy and forgotten veterans in mind, Lockheed Martin Readiness and Stability Operations employees from Fort Stewart donated 360 pounds of canned and nonperishable food and $276 to the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless on Thursday at the center's K&K Thrift Shop off Highway 84.

April 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Store proves lucky for lottery winners

The BP Food Mart on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville appears to be a hot spot for winning lottery tickets.

April 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


LCDA board changes method for recording minutes

During a Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority decided that any future meeting minutes would be transcribed word-for-word from recorded tapes.

March 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Prosecuting ADA found dead

Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney John Hope, 56, was found dead Tuesday morning in his Wilmington Island backyard, according to Gena Moore, public information officer for the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.

March 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lumpkin enters not-guilty plea

A former Liberty County corrections officer pleaded not guilty Monday to the September murder of a Fort Stewart soldier's wife.

March 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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


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Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting.

October 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.

September 30, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.

September 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week

Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is "This is How We Blue Tide." The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game.

September 29, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community's land-use map.

September 29, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Seven graduate from DUI court

Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning.

September 29, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Training exercise under way at Long Co. H.S.

The Courier has received some calls asking whether there is some sort of emergency happening at Long County High School. However, we checked with the emergency management agency and learned that the county is just conducting a training exercise out there. EMA Director Bob Heffley said there is no cause for concern and the students are safe.

September 29, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Couple welcomes baby on Leroy Coffer

Fort Stewart 1st Lt. Daniel Wynn and his wife, Corina, headed to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart on Thursday night to welcome their new baby; however, the infant had other plans.

September 26, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Patriotic quilt donated for Veterans Salute

As Nov. 1 and the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons draw near, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee continues to work on details for the event to honor all veterans, past and present.

September 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City budget session reveals deficit

As Hinesville's fiscal-year 2015 budget workshop went into its final day Monday afternoon, the books showed the city's total revenues at $33,672,911, but total expenditures were $34,155,044, leaving a deficit of $482,133.

September 26, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


FPCA club observes world day of prayer

First Presbyterian Christian Academy's Interact Club hosted "See You at the Pole," an internationally observed day of prayer, at the school's flagpole Wednesday morning.

September 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary hears from local nonprofit, Buddy Carter

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday heard a presentation from Charlestine Hutchison, a Long County teacher and president of Hodari Hope Inc., a local nonprofit organization.

September 24, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City gets $306K to fix substandard housing

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented a big check to Mayor Jim Thomas and city-council members at the start of Thursday's council meeting.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Saucy fare, tunes pair well

The winds were a little blustery Saturday and brought with them dark, threatening clouds. Rather than prompting local residents to stay home, though, something in the winds drew folks to downtown Hinesville. It was the sound of good music and the smell of great barbecue emanating from the Hinesville Area Arts Council's 11th annual Blues and BBQ festival.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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