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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


Defense says soldier didn't shoot roommates

FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.

September 13, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


United Way campaign kicks off this week

Cheerleaders for Liberty County's high schools will toss their pom-poms and debut new routines Thursday night, and drum lines will provide steady percussion - but the festive atmosphere won't be for football.

September 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Holmestown water system moves foward

The planned Holmestown-Screven Forks rural water system, a project in the works for years, will move ahead to the design and preparation stages thanks to good news from the United States Department of Agriculture.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Regional transportation projects finalized

With a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable was the first in the state to approve its list of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Kingston gives Rotary straight talk on military and budget

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., gave the Hinesville Rotary Club straight talk Tuesday on defense and other issues.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Candidates qualify for city seats

Candidates running for municipal offices are pawing at the starting gate since qualifying ended last week for the cities of Hinesville, Riceboro, Walthourville and Allenhurst.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


City extends moratorium on Internet gaming

The Hinesville City Council approved extending by six months a temporary moratorium on issuing business licenses to businesses, like Internet cafes, that engage in Internet gaming or sweepstakes. These activities involve electronic machines and devices, Internet services and telephone cards, city officials said.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Four running for Ludowici mayor

Qualifying for the Nov. 8 Ludowici non-partisan general election concluded Friday.

September 06, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Drainage project to close downtown streets temporarily

The city of Hinesville is nearing the end of a storm water drainage project to alleviate flooding in the downtown area, especially on South Main Street, during periods of intense rain.

September 06, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Suspect arrested in death of 3-year-old

An investigation into the July death of a 3-year-old Hinesville girl resulted in the arrest of a Fort Stewart soldier Thursday night.

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


Airport hosts international pilot convention

The MidCoast Regional Airport is a buzz this week as officials welcome and network with members of the International Comanche Society. Pilots and enthusiasts from around the world gathered at the Hinesville/Fort Stewart airport for the 2011 ICS General Membership Convention.

September 03, 2011 | Timothy Byler Special to the Courier | Local news


Poker run brings in $7,500 for young cancer patient

Area residents raised $7,500 during a motorcycle poker run Saturday to help 4-year-old Vicky Hall, a Ludowici girl who is fighting cancer. She was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in February.

September 02, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Katia growing; still way off

Hurricane Katia is expected to develop into a major storm over the next few days, but forecasters say it is still too early to say if it will threaten Coastal Georgia.

September 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


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Locals at St. Simons retreat

County and city leaders have gathered on St. Simons Island for the annual county-wide planning workshop to discuss initiatives, community issues and updates on topics from last year's meeting. Jeff Ricketson, executive director of Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, opened the meeting by having everyone sharing what makes them Liberty County-proud.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Mayor has resident escorted from meeting

Hinesville resident Joe Stuart has spoken directly to City Council on numerous occasions during the public-comment portion of its twice-monthly meetings.

April 22, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Public voice opinions on proposed pipeline

An estimated 200 people attended a public meeting on a proposed pipeline at the Richmond Hill city center Tuesday to hear information and voice their opinions. Vice President of Public Affairs Allen Fore from Kinder Morgan, the company proposing the pipeline, gave a 10-minute speech about its proposal and the reasoning behind placing a pipeline along the coast of Georgia, including Bryan, Liberty and Long counties.

April 21, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


911 operators in spotlight for week

Dispatchers in Liberty County's 911 center spend hours in front of computer monitors in a dimly-lit, windowless room fielding calls that they don't know whether they'll be about a noise complaint or a shooting.

April 21, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Roads, repairs dominate Long Co. meeting

Roads dominated much of the Long County Commission meeting on April 7.

April 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty Transit to offer free rides for Earth Day

The Liberty Transit public transportation system will offer free rides Wednesday in recognition of Earth Day.

April 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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