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$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Ludowici

ATLANTA - A Tattnall County tree surgeon recently won $1 million from the Georgia Lottery. Jonathan Hilliard of Collins won his prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

July 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riders invited to sound off on bus system

If you have an opinion on Hinesville's Liberty Transit bus system, now is the time to express it. City officials and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are accepting public comment on proposed changes to existing bus routes through Aug. 8.

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Comments sought on bus system

Liberty Transit is considering changing its bus system in and around Hinesville and asking for the public's opinion on how it could be changed.

July 12, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City and state draw closer to redistricting

Like many cities across the United States, Hinesville is drawing closer to establishing new voting districts.

July 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


United Way weighs funding applications carefully

Local nonprofit human-service organizations seeking funding for 2012 may start applying Friday for allocations from the United Way of the Coastal Empire's community fund.

July 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Designations are good news for area economy

The local economy may be in store for some treats.

July 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County looks to unearth drainage problem source

The Liberty County Commission focused on business development, drainage and road projects at Tuesday night's meeting.

July 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Still time to leave ‘imprint’ on Memorial Drive

There's still time for residents, businesses and civic groups to make a lasting impression on the Memorial Drive roundabout. The deadline to buy a personalized engraved clay brick or granite stone for the Memorial Drive Sculpture Buy-A-Brick Campaign has been extended to July 29.

July 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Amateur radio operators ham it up for national Field Day

Amateur radio operators, also known as ham operators, from all over the area recently put on their headsets and attached their antennas to participate in the American Radio Relay League's national Field Day. The event is an international competition that tests the ability to set up and conduct emergency communications.

July 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Shaw selected to lead ACCG policy committee

President Melvin Davis of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently appointed Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw as the 2011-12 second vice chairman of the Revenue and Finance Policy Committee.

July 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Vote for the best

The Coastal Courier and Liberty Life magazine are conducting their annual Liberty Loves contest, which allows area residents to vote for their favorite businesses, professionals and services. To cast a vote, either go to www.coastalcourier.com/libertyloves or www.coastalcourier.com and use the drop-down menu that appears under the "Things to do" section.

July 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Atlanta teen reportedly fatally shot by Hinesville teen

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a Sunday shooting on Elm Street in which a 14-year-old girl allegedly shot and killed Brianna Poole, 16.

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


Lemonade stand operation goes sour

When Midway mother Amy Roberts learned that her daughters wanted to set up a lemonade stand in their front yard last week, she couldn't help but take a quick trip down memory lane.

July 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 25: Police recovered small amounts of marijuana during a traffic stop at Frank Cochran Drive and South Main Street. The driver was pulled over for suspended registration and illegally transferred decals. During a search of his person, officers found a green leafy substance. The driver also was cited for driving without a license.

July 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Long County commission supports study on ‘inaccurate’ census figures

The Long County Commission voted at its June meeting to support a study that the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has proposed regarding the population figures in the area.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to name playground for rec dept. supporter

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a request by the Liberty County Recreation Department board to dedicate a playground in honor of former rec department board member Mike Carreker.

January 18, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local artist holds gallery reception at arts council

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local CASA branch holds kickoff event

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 13, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County to propose new SPLOST referendum

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County to move forward with November SPLOST referendum

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.

January 08, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Walthourville Fire Department adds two paid personnel members

The city of Walthourville's fire department will add two paid personnel to its roster this year, marking the first step in its planned move from an all-volunteer unit to a full-time, fully staffed firefighting force.

January 05, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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