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Experts question data on income growth

Last week, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area was deemed as having one of the top four fastest personal income growth rates within the United States for its 2010 numbers.

August 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kingston to tour new local landmarks

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-1st District) will tour two new government buildings in Hinesville on Thursday. He will tour the Liberty County Justice Center at 10 a.m. and then walk across the street to tour the new Hinesville City Hall at 10:30 a.m., according to Kingston's district representative, Brooke Floyd.

August 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Veteran ADA joins Atlantic Judicial Court

Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender presided as incoming Assistant District Attorney Isabel Pauley took her oath of office, sealing her commitment to the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.

August 17, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fatal stabbing case goes to grand jury

A Fort Stewart soldier will have his case referred to the grand jury after a hearing to determine probable cause was held Monday morning in front of Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell.

August 17, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


City debates shelving Liberty Transit system

After discussing possible consequences for shelving Liberty Transit, the Hinesville City Council decided to "ride out" the challenges of funding the bus system for at least another year.

August 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New city hall is not a ‘civic center,' officials say

A number of community organizations already have approached city officials about meeting inside the new city hall. But the officials, citing security concerns, say city hall only should be used for city business.

August 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Victim’s family speaks out

Midway native Benjamin O'Neal grew up within walking distance to the Cay Creek Wetlands Interpretive Center, and he spent a great deal of his life fishing and crabbing from its docks.

August 15, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long gets $1.27M in OEA funds

The Long County Commission received nearly $1.3 million in remediation funds from the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment last week as compensation for work the county did to prepare for a fifth military brigade.

August 15, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Regional Commission hears project updates

The Coastal Regional Commission saw a change in leadership when incoming Chairman Walter Gibson pounded the gavel at the start of the group's August meeting on Wednesday.

August 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici to gather input on Sunday alcohol sales

Acknowledging the recently passed state legislation that allows voters to decide whether to permit the sale of alcohol in stores on Sundays, Long County Elections Board Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham brought up the issue Tuesday at the Ludowici City Council's monthly meeting.

August 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville Area Arts Council lands new downtown lease

As soon as renovations to the former Liberty County Division of Elections office are complete, the Hinesville Area Arts Council will have a new home.

August 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Microburst downs trees, sinks boats

Four boats sank, a number of trees fell and one small area lost power during a thunderstorm that shook the coast Monday night.

August 10, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Weather today? Hot and stormy

ATLANTA - National Weather Service forecasters say potentially strong thunderstorms could move over Georgia as temperatures were expected to remain very high.

August 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Local news


Councilwoman takes on GMA leadership role

SAVANNAH - Walthourville Councilmember Luciria Luckey Lovette was elected second vice president of the Georgia Municipal Association's 12th district during the association's annual summer convention June 27 in Savannah. More than 2,000 elected officials from across the state were in attendance.

August 08, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Regional transportation project list widens

Thanks to roughly $375 million in state supplements, the executive committee of the Regional Transportation Roundtable expanded its list of infrastructure projects that could be placed on next summer's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

August 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


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AASU unveils new Liberty Center plan

Local leaders got a glimpse of the future Tuesday during a Hinesville Rotary Club meeting when Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and Liberty Center Director retired Col. Peter Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new Liberty campus. The unveiling was held during a Rotary luncheon at the La Quinta Inn on Highway 84 in Flemington.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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