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Oktoberfest canceled for this year

In 2009 and 2010 Hinesville's popular OktoberFest drew record crowds to the city's downtown. City officials said the festival will not be held this year because the authentic German entertainment the event is known for could not be obtained.

September 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Council hopefuls prep for election

A number of new candidates are running against incumbent Hinesville City Council members in the Nov. 8 municipal election.

September 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidate’s council run is off

The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday that candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.

September 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Burgess found not qualified to run

The Liberty County Board of Elections determined Thursday candidate Douglas Burgess is not qualified to run for the District 4 Hinesville City Council seat.

September 23, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


City's budget process is under way

The Hinesville City Council met with city staff last week and this week for several budget workshops to hammer out, line item by line item, a budget for fiscal year 2012. The council held a budget workshop this morning and also scheduled one for 10 a.m. Wednesday at city hall, Hinesville Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon confirmed.

September 23, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Council candidate faces qualifying challenges

Five voters filed challenges with the Liberty County Board of Elections in the past two weeks alleging Douglas Burgess Jr. is not qualified to run for Hinesville City Council. These voters question Burgess' residency as a Hinesville city resident, claiming he may not have lived in the city the required 12 months before Nov. 8, the date of the municipal election.

September 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Lane closure on Main downtown for a week

Avoid South Main Street in downtown Hinesville for the next week if you can.

September 20, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Troy Davis execution expected Wednesday

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Local news


BoC discusses need to hire locals, minorities, women

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners spent time discussing road improvement projects throughout the county during its mid-month meeting Thursday.

September 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two single mothers are first to graduate from city program

The Hinesville City Council recognized the first two graduates of the city's Assets for Independence program Thursday during a regular council meeting.

September 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New branch director reared in YMCA

David Holcomb has served as director for the Liberty County/Armed Services Branch, YMCA of Coastal Georgia for just one month, but he has been involved with the YMCA for most of his 39 years.

September 19, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Annual Day at Old Dorchester offers glimpse into area's past

It was standing room only in the main gathering hall of Midway's Historic Dorchester Academy on Saturday as spectators gathered to get a glimpse of life in the past during the school's annual Day at Old Dorchester fundraising event.

September 19, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Gum Branch announces candidates

The city of Gum Branch held qualifying for the city's mayor and council seats last week. Municipal elections will be Nov. 8.

September 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici landlords must fix trash, water

The Ludowici City Council approved a measure on Tuesday to reinforce code requirements regarding trash and water guidelines for multifamily dwellings.

September 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Post, neighbors address encroachment issues

Civilian and military leaders reviewed and discussed how to implement the 2005 Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) during a summit Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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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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