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LCDA reviews major 2010 accomplishments

The Liberty County Development Authority held its monthly meeting Monday and board members reviewed the accomplishments and projects completed by the authority in 2010. The list of projects, awards and accolades is as follows:

March 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mayor recovering from surgery

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas underwent surgery in mid-February for an unspecified condition. City officials, per Thomas's wishes, would not disclose what type of surgery the mayor had. They would say he is currently resting comfortably at home.

March 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Friends of Shellman Bluff prepare for St. Pat’s parade

The Friends of Shellman Bluff will celebrate its 10th year of parades and fundraising efforts Saturday, March 19. To commemorate the anniversary of 10 years supporting the volunteer fire departments and other community needs, the theme is "A Decade of Firin' It Up on the Bluff." Bill Aquiar, a founding member of Friends of Shellman Bluff and longtime volunteer, will serve as the grand marshal.

March 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bikers raise $6,000 for sick teen

A year ago, 15-year-old Josh Berry was just like many other Long County High School students. He had just completed a basketball season with the Blue Tide and was in the process of completing his sophomore year. But on Nov. 17, the lives of the Berry family were turned upside down when they found out their son had leukemia. Since that time, Berry has been receiving treatment for the disease, and the family is doing everything they can to support their son. But with this new obstacle for the family came additional expenses, including travel to and from the doctors ...

March 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Career academy construction now under way

Immediately after Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle spoke Friday at a luncheon, the audience was invited to the site where the new Liberty College & Career Academy foundation will be laid. The group prayed over the land as a wind shook the banner bearing the LCCA's new logo.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Lt. Gov. Cagle visits Liberty Co.

After much deliberation, the Liberty College & Career Academy location off Airport Road officially was deemed ready for construction during a luncheon Friday afternoon at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex.

February 28, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Advisory council lets citizens voice concerns

The Liberty County Commission Citizens Advisory Council wants to let residents know their voices and opinions count.

February 26, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Lawyer honored for giving back

Hinesville attorney Billy Jones was honored Thursday by the Boy Scouts of America Liberty District during the annual Good Scout award breakfast at First United Methodist Church in Hinesville.

February 25, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fire burns Long land, vehicles

A fire Sunday in Long County's Sand Hill community destroyed several structures and damaged vehicles.

February 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2 killed in separate area vehicle wrecks

The three-day Presidents Day Weekend turned deadly Sunday evening on area roads when the Georgia State Patrol reported fatalities in Liberty and Long counties.

February 23, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man charged in alleged spouse attack

A Long County High School teacher reportedly was beaten by her husband last week near a hunting club in Appling County.

February 21, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Wreck injures 3, snarls traffic

A two-car collision Friday night in Hinesville sent three people to the hospital and snarled rush-hour traffic near the intersection of Frank Cochran Drive and South Main Street for hours.

February 21, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


United Way seeks volunteer nominees

SAVANNAH - United Way Hands On Savannah is seeking nominations for the 2011 Volunteer Recognition Awards, a program that honors extraordinary volunteer work in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Liberty counties. The deadline for nominations is March 8.

February 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership Liberty visits lawmakers

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has supported and offered the Leadership Liberty program for the past six years and will graduate its seventh class in June. The nine-month class offers its participants insight into county/city government, public education and health, as well as a visit to the Capitol to meet with local legislators.

February 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Black History Month: City leaders reflect, say more work to do

Some Hinesville city officials remember what life was like before desegregation, many years before school children and service members would proudly observe Black History Month each

February 18, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

September 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County examines SPLOST 2015 materials

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Daniel Clark unveiled the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 campaign posters at the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting Tuesday evening.

September 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


CivilianJobs.com to host job fair on Fort Stewart on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Co. Democrats open campaign HQ

A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats' campaign office in Hinesville.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fort Morris marks Labor Day with a bang

Fort Morris State Historic Site on Monday held its annual Labor Day celebration, which included Revolutionary War musket and cannon firings, food and informative talks.

September 03, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hinesville wins national innovation award

The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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