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Charges against commissioners dropped

Disorderly conduct charges against a Long County commissioner and a former commissioner were dismissed this week.

February 18, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


BoE OKs price max for next BI renovation

The Liberty County Board of Education approved five items, including a construction bid, job descriptions and a redistricting revision, with no discussion during its Tuesday meeting.

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebration of culture

Midway Middle School students brought history to life Thursday during the annual multicultural program, "The Road to Freedom: Contributions of Many and Justice for All."

February 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long County board asked to spread word about programs for elderly

Lillian Simmons, Long County's representative on the Coastal Regional Commission for Aging, recently asked the Long County Commission for help spreading the word about available programs that help the elderly.

February 16, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lewis Frasier launches 50-day health challenge

Lewis Frasier Middle School launched a 50-day health challenge Feb. 3.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tybee hosting Mardi Gras festival

TYBEE ISLAND - The fourth annual Mardi Gras Tybee Festival is set for Feb. 17-18.

February 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

Feb. 5: The housesitter for a residence on Gen. Stewart Way reported the theft of a flat-screen television valued at $700 from the home.

February 16, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


‘Hobby farm’ is a place to learn, heal

Liberty County resident and amateur hydroponic farmer Bruce McCartney is happy to share his ever-expanding garden's nutrient-rich bounty with friends, neighbors and area residents.

February 15, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Health department boss moving on

After seven years of local civic engagement, Liberty County Health Department Administrator Deidre Howell will begin a new journey in North Georgia at the end of the month.

February 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


BoC approves redistricting modification

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners during its Tuesday meeting approved a modification to its previously adopted district boundaries, a bond extension for the Silver Dollar Lounge and $15,000 roadwork.

February 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Legislator wants to hear from business owners

ATLANTA - State Rep. Delvis Dutton, R-Glennville, is seeking input from small businesses in Liberty, Evans, Tattnall and Wayne counties for an initiative under way in the Georgia House of Representatives to review and evaluate Georgia's current regulatory environment.

February 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville-Fort Stewart among top 4 job-growth leaders

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2011, the Hinesville-Fort Stewart metropolitan statistical area ranks among the top four metros out of 372 metros in the United States in employment growth rates since November 2007, which was one month before the recession officially started.

February 10, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County commission to consider policy to limit tobacco

Parts of Long County may be on their way to a designated smoke-free status.

February 10, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ga. receives waiver from AYP

Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced Thursday that the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia a waiver from No Child Left Behind.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


LCSS rolls out iPads

With new technology in hand, local students may begin to see science in a different light.

February 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | 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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