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Discovery of remains raises questions

More questions than answers have surfaced regarding the carnage found Monday morning on the site of the former Loonie Farms Animal Rescue facility in Ludowici.

May 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Pet remains found at site of shelter

Hundreds of bones and animal carcasses were uncovered Monday morning by local animal-rescue groups at the site of Loonie Farms Rescue Shelter in Long County. Representatives from local shelters and animal-welfare organizations said they received word from Christiane Judd that she was closing up Loonie Farms and not returning.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man hurt when truck flips

A Savannah man seriously was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident on North Coastal Highway.

May 18, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friday wreck snarls traffic

An accident Friday evening snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 84 and Darsey Road in Hinesville after a driver failed to yield a stop sign, according to Hinesville Police Department accident investigators.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials dedicate justice center

During a dedication ceremony Saturday morning, downtown Hinesville was crowded with residents who wanted to get a sneak peek inside the new Liberty County Justice Center that sits on the corner of Main Street and MLK Drive.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


St. Catherines artifacts still in spotlight

The Franciscan mission that was buried within St. Catherines Island has been a treasure trove of history, and David Hurst Thomas, curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, has spent much of his career bringing those treasures into the light of day.

May 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Local news


Defense requests mistrial in soldier's capitol case

The murder trial of Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich was interrupted this week when the defense requested a mistrial because the prosecution failed to share information with them concerning Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson, one of the victims in the case.

May 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Staff Writer | Local news


Town hall meeting addresses fire damage

Long County held its "after the smoke clears" town hall meeting Wednesday night at Smiley Elementary School.

May 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst’s council search continues

Since an Allenhurst councilman resigned last month, a spot on the council has yet to be filled and may not be until November.

May 14, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville City Council begins redistricting process

The Hinesville City Council poured over district maps and discussed population splits between voting districts Monday afternoon during a redistricting workshop.

May 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Liberty County wins Kiss-A-Pig

For the second time in 15 years, the team representing Liberty County got to pucker up and kiss Reba the pig at the 19th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, which benefits the American Diabetes Association.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man breaks into, robs Long store

A man reportedly broke into the Mystik convenience store last week in Ludowici, damaging and robbing the store.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Farmers market kicks off with a crowd

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday now through Oct. 27. HDDA officials say vendors will be selling area-grown fresh produce, grass-fed beef, eggs and dairy products, honey, arts and crafts, soy candles, jams and jellies and customized woodwork. For more information, call 877-4332 or email discoverdowntown@coastalnow.net.

May 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Animal-control center, shelter work together under one roof

From the dirt road out front, the bold black lettering on the small, blue, brick building seems like a joke: "Animal Control."

May 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City redoing districts

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to redraw its voting districts to comply with the Voting Rights Act. The city's 2010 Census numbers shows two of its districts' populations swelled in the past 10 years, and another district's population has declined somewhat.

May 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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City adopts lower-than-proposed millage rate

The Hinesville City Council adopted a millage-rate increase during Thursday's meeting that was smaller than the proposed 1.2 mill increase over last year, which would bring the total millage rate to 11.7.

December 04, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County holds final hearing sessions, approves millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held the last of three public hearing sessions regarding the millage rate increase before adopting the new rate at its 6 p.m. regular meeting.

December 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gingerbread house competition under way

Guests of La Quinta Inn and Suites on Oglethorpe Highway won't have much trouble getting into the holiday spirit this year.

December 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County reduces proposed millage increase

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday held its second public hearing concerning a proposed millage-rate increase.

December 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Christmas in the Park free family fun night

Families began gathering around Bradwell Park at 5 p.m. Monday, making for an early start to this year's Christmas in the Park festivities, hosted by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

December 02, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Alternative plan allows LCPC employees to keep raises, bonuses

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board met Monday morning in the LCPC conference room to discuss a request by Hinesville officials to amend the LCPC's 2015 budget.

December 01, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-Hers learn about cotton, consumer choices

Liberty County 4-H members recently competed in the annual Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree competition Nov. 4 in Lyons.

December 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Black Friday deals lure Liberty shoppers

Cooler temperatures didn't stop Liberty County shoppers from taking advantage of Black Friday deals at area stores the day after Thanksgiving.

November 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

November 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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