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Bonfire gets out of hand, burns three, one critical

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and an adult suffered burns as gasoline used to fuel a bonfire got out of control.

February 14, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kingston to host town hall meeting in Bryan County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will host a town hall meeting in Bryan County to give area residents a forum to share their views on what's happening in Washington.

February 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Winter storm not expected to reach us

Storm could bring snow to North Georgia

February 09, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Midway may take franchise fee onto electric bills

Midway will soon begin negotiations with Coastal Electric Membership Corp. for a franchise fee that will be tacked onto the electric bills of customers inside city limits.

February 08, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Partial closure of M.L. King Jr. Dr. planned

M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville will be closed west of Main Street from Feb. 7-10. Work scheduled for that section of the road will include new asphalt and streetscapes, according to Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown. No detours are planned because it is only a partial road closure.

February 07, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City to seek grant for fire-prevention devices

In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.

February 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County’s projects advancing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received updates during Tuesday's monthly meeting on the construction and renovations around Liberty County.

February 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici completes Macon Street project

The city of Ludowici recently completed a paving and drainage project on Macon Street. According to Ludowici Maintenance Supervisor James Fuller Sr., the city had been aiming to wrap the work up since the late 1990s.

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


Council, mayor eye next election

Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Photography contest spotlights coastal trees

The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful are accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day photography contest until Feb. 10. E-mail photograph entries to chairman@hinesvillearts.com or deliver them on a disc to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The rules are:

February 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici receives remediation funding

Last week, the city of Ludowici received $88,871 in remediation funds from the Coastal Regional Commission/Office of Economic Adjustment.

February 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long Sheriff’s Office joins National Crime Map

Neighborhood safety is consistently a hot-button issue in communities throughout Coastal Georgia. Who hasn't grown curious about what's happening when flashing blue lights fly down a residential street? Long County residents who want to know how safe their neighborhoods are can now find out through a new partnership between the Long County Sheriff's Office and CrimeReports, creator of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.

February 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents earn city $1,000 from Reader's Digest

In the warmth of the sun on Saturday afternoon, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce accepted a check from Reader's Digest for $1,000.

January 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Park's amphitheater planning beings

Bryant Commons Joint Management Board members met with an acoustics engineer Thursday to sound out concepts for an amphitheater in Hinesville's Bryant Commons.

January 31, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Ludowici gets new fire engines

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently bought two new fire trucks and added them to their fleet. The department bought a 1987 KME engine that holds 500 gallons and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute and a 1983 engine that holds 1,000 gallons of water and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute.

January 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced a new "Movies in the Park" series for five Friday nights beginning Aug. 8 in Bryant Commons' amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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