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Fire evacuates Savannah Tech

A fire in an industrial building near Airport Road in Hinesville spurred the evacuation of Savannah Technical College and the Liberty County School System's bus barn Tuesday morning.

March 09, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway woman wins $500K in lottery

Lake George resident Sandra Smith, 45, said her half-million-dollar win from the $10 instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks won't drastically change her life. The mother and first-time grandmother-to-be plans to spend her $500,000 cash award helping out family and friends.

March 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Alleged child molester nabbed in Fla.

A Long County man who law enforcement authorities believe may have molested a relative was arrested last Wednesday by the Long County Sheriff's Office after he was picked up in Florida.

March 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Soldier's murder trial hearing focuses on funding

With the March 28 start date of Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich's court martial growing closer, the court cleared up several matters regarding panel selection, the potential bias of a key witness and additional funding for experts Friday during a motion hearing. Opening statements in the death-penalty case will be given April 18.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Meeting focuses on HOPE, pre-K cuts

After changes to the HOPE scholarship recently were proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal, parents, educators and students began to protest the idea of reducing the program's funds and limiting eligibility. The governor's plan also would cut pre-K sessions by two hours.

March 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


City to apply for grant for buses

To help keep its new bus system running, the Hinesville City Council approved the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's recommendation to apply for a federal transit assistance grant.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Riceboro councilman on League of Cities panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy recently was appointed to the National League of Cities' 2011 Council on Youth, Education and Families.

March 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Trailer hits eatery wall

A Meridian man's trailer detached from the truck he was driving Tuesday and crashed into a Ludowici restaurant.

March 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Truck plows through dry cleaners

A woman was injured Thursday afternoon when a man accidentally drove his 2003 Dodge Ram pickup into the storefront of Lamas Cleaners on Memorial Drive in Hinesville.

March 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


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


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BoC considers grant for new CGACAA facility

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a request from Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Executive Director Tres Hamilton at its mid-month meeting Thursday night.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at emergency food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted an emergency mass mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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