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Unforeseen obstacles stall completion of courthouse renovation

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners took little action during their Tuesday meeting, but they heard a host of updates on capital projects and discussed taking on a local contractor preference policy.

January 07, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


FPCA scores trip for ‘Undeniable’ announcement

Though their football team is not yet established, more than 120 supporters of First Presbyterian Christian Academy will travel to St. Petersburg, Fla., on Thursday for the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.

January 04, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici officials, mayor sworn into office

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller and city council members Mark Chesser, Mary Hamilton, Frank McClelland Jr., Gwen Davis and City Municipal Court Judge Larry Flowers officially were sworn in Tuesday during a ceremony at Ludowici City Hall. Long County Probate Judge Marie Middleton presided over the ceremony, which drew a large group of onlookers.

January 04, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two battalions deploying to Afghanistan

Two battalions from the Third Infantry Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received deployment orders to support Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan this year.

January 03, 2012 | Fort Stewart Public Affairs | Local news


Midway fire claims elderly woman’s home

An elderly Midway woman's home was destroyed by fire Friday morning.

January 01, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Student seeks $15K in damages from BoE

A Liberty County student who allegedly received hand-written notes containing sexual content from a middle-school teacher last year has filed suit against the Liberty County School System seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

January 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


New state laws take effect today

Several new laws passed last year by the Georgia legislature and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal become effective today, Jan. 1, 2012. Among these new laws are House Bill 87, Senate Bill 240 and House Bill 269.

January 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Progress continues on historic home’s relocation

Progress continues on the historic Mills House's move to its new home in Long County. Its carport has already been removed and taken to another site. A 10-foot by 35-foot section on the right face of the old home has been separated from the rest of the house and laid on long steel I-beams and wooden blocks.

January 01, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Council offers cooking classes, exhibition reception

If your New Year's resolution is to rediscover the finer things in life, the Hinesville Area Arts Council has upcoming events aimed to help you succeed.

January 01, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Deputies grow goatees to help local families in need

Citizens of Liberty County may notice that some sheriff's deputies are sporting a new look.

January 01, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville councilmen sworn in

The city of Hinesville held an inauguration ceremony Thursday for its newly re-elected officials, including five city council members and mayor. City Manager Billy Edwards served as host for the event while Probate Judge Nancy K. Aspinwall administered the oath of office to the officials.

December 30, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


End of year brings Ludowici investigation, big meth bust

In the final of our four-part retrospective, the Courier recalls the top headlines from October through the end of 2011.

December 30, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Committee upholds officer’s termination

The city of Hinesville's Grievance and Appeals Committee unanimously decided Tuesday to uphold a decision by Police Chief George Stagmeier and City Manager Billy Edwards to fire former police officer Mark Scott. While admitting he made some mistakes that warranted disciplinary action, Scott appealed their September 2011 decision, saying none of his mistakes, when considered separately, warranted termination.

December 30, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville’s jobless rate dips to 8.9 percent

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced recently that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville decreased to 8.9 percent in November, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 9.4 percent in October. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in November a year ago was also 8.9 percent.

December 30, 2011 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Club’s car wash helps children

The Crown Rydaz's recent charitable car wash netted more than $500, which was used to buy toys and gifts for the children at Gabriel's House in Hinesville. Club members thanked the community for support. (Photo provided)

December 29, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


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Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


God and Country Day planned in Ludowici

Faith Baptist Church will host "God and Country Day" at 11 a.m. Sunday at 12 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.

July 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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