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Local spots featured on TV network

One hidden treasure nestled on the border of Liberty and Long counties soon will be uncovered to television viewers interested in rural America.

August 24, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Open meetings, SPLOST reporting among changes

Changes in open records laws and new SPLOST reporting requirements are among the changes from this year's General Assembly session that are of interest to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


County eyes parking, roads, sales tax

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners did not take action Thursday but agreed to move ahead with downtown parking projects and road improvements. They also received an update on negotiations for distribution of local option sales tax revenues.

August 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Hinesville council reports continued growth, crime down

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday mid-month meeting focused on revitalizing the downtown area, continued expansion and crime reduction.

August 21, 2012 | Emily C. Harrison Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council seat to remain vacant

A Ludowici City Council seat will remain vacant for the time being due to problems with the population distribution in the city's five districts.

August 20, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


More land to separate post from urbanization

The Georgia Land Trust has acquired 5,400 acres of land, which will be added to a permanent natural buffer between Fort Stewart and the rapidly growing areas around the military base.

August 19, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


Auditor reports financial mistakes to Ludowici council

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday heard from City Auditor Christopher Lightle, who recently reviewed Ludowici's books. He reported to the council that he encountered several issues of concern.

August 17, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Community celebrates local lawmaker Williams

Accolades for Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were many and heartfelt Saturday evening as a crowd of supporters gathered at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville to celebrate the lawmaker's many achievements.

August 16, 2012 | Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former city clerk gets bond on theft charge

Former Allenhurst city clerk Jeffrey McClure was arrested Tuesday morning by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and charged with theft by taking pertaining to government funds, according to Cathy Sapp, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro GBI office.

August 15, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Associated Press writer | Local news


Allenhurst city clerk arrested

Allenhurst city clerk Jeffrey McClure was arrested Tuesday morning by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and charged with theft by taking pertaining to government funds, according to Cathy Sapp, special agent-in-charge of the Statesboro GBI office.

August 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Suit says BoE didn't protect child

All parties named as defendants in a federal lawsuit filed against the Liberty County School System and a former teacher have filed answers seeking to have the suit dismissed.

August 13, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Public sounds off on bombing-range plan

Seventy-five Long County residents attended a Marine Corps public meeting Thursday in Ludowici City Hall to discuss the proposed expansion of the Townsend Bombing Range.

August 13, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Williams: Transportation, budget are critical

Expect transportation, education and the state budget to be hot issues in the Georgia General Assembly session that begins in January.

August 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parking lot threatens adult club's license

Silver Dollar Lounge employees will get to keep dancing despite the venue's close call with a deadline that could threaten its business license.

August 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Parents petition to change BoE visitor policy

A petition requesting the Liberty County Board of Education to change its new visitor policy is gaining momentum on Change.org.

August 09, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Hearing on election challenge moved to Aug. 25

A hearing in Liberty County Superior Court that may decide the outcome of a suit filed by Will Bowman contesting the results of the May ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


More talks on way

Liberty County NAACP Branch President Graylan Quarterman said he had hoped a recent roundtable talk would prompt elected and appointed officials to agree to appoint ...

August 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Exterminator gives $5,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

The Veteran Memorial Walk Board of Directors is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to fund the memorial at Bryant Commons recognizing those who ...

August 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Mother's wish for son now a day for special kids

Tashara Frasier wanted her son and other children who have special needs to have a day of their own. So, she created one.

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


First SPLOST meeting draws few residents

Government officials may have outnumbered voters at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting Monday evening at the Liberty County Performing ...

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


17 YCA cadets face expulsion after fight on post

More than a dozen cadets could be expelled from Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart following a fight around 8:30 p.m. Monday at ...

August 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County Night Out draws crowd

Long County hosted its fifth consecutive National Night Out Thursday at the Long County Recreational Center.

August 16, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


City upgrading water meters, customer portal

Hinesville is working toward improving the way it reads water meters and will soon have a new customer portal website where residents can monitor their ...

August 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Health district gets new director

SAVANNAH - Diane Z. Weems, M.D., who has served as health director of the Coastal Health District forthree years, retired at the end of last ...

August 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Metro Hinesville jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last month that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from ...

August 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Marines get 'mine' blowing experience on Stewart

It seems no obstacle is too great for the United States Marines Corps.

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Council balks at quorum for committee

A discussion at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting about the concerns of having a review committee meet in open session to discuss proposals for ...

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


County says no to rezoning bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners turned down a request to rezone property that would allow the resident to provide transitional housing for probationers, parolees ...

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Seeking a better Liberty

Many people spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the last hours of the weekend.

August 09, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Gateway project wins funding

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to ...

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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