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Vigil keeps Moody’s missing-person case alive

It's been more than four years since Debora Gail Moody last was seen Dec. 4, 2007. That day, the Long County woman purchased a new pen for her dog, and the owner of the store where she bought it followed her home to help her unload it. That friend was the last person to see Moody, who was 42 at the time.

December 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Community gathers to memorialize teen, celebrate life

Hundreds of friends and relatives decked out in baseball attire gathered Saturday afternoon at Liberty County High School's baseball field to celebrate the life of Joe Watkins.

December 05, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA OKs timber services contract

The Liberty County Development Authority held a called meeting Wednesday to discuss service proposals for a timber-management plan for undeveloped sites within its industrial parks.

December 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty Co. Hospital Authority appoints a new member

The Liberty County Hospital Authority appointed one new member and reappointed its chairman Wednesday during a called meeting.

December 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Christmas in Park to affect area traffic

Christmas in the Park will affect traffic and parking in downtown Hinesville on Monday. The event runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and roads will close beginning at 3 p.m.

December 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. kicks off holiday season with festivities

Long County residents will kick off December by celebrating the holiday season at several planned events. The fun begins Saturday with the Long County Christmas Parade, hosted by the chamber of commerce. Floats and marchers will line up for the procession at 1 p.m. at Long County High School. Entries will be judged at 1:15, and the parade starts at 2. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance afterward at the Ludowici Well Pavilion, where children can make their Christmas requests and pose for photos with Santa. Entry forms for the parade are available at Town ...

December 01, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Coastal Health District offers free HIV testing

The Coastal Health District will offer free HIV testing in Savannah to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoE to maintain tax rate of 15.5 mills

The Liberty County Board of Education voted Monday to maintain the millage rate of 15.5 mills for the 2011 tax year during a called meeting.

December 01, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials investigate wreck that killed soldier

An infantry soldier assigned to the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was killed Saturday morning in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart, according to a 3rd ID public affairs office news release. Pvt. 1st Class Zachary Smith was traveling in the northbound lane on Gulick Avenue when the accident occurred, the release stated.

December 01, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Families glimpse history at festival

While shoppers flocked to stores last weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving deals, the 40-memeber volunteer staff at Sunbury's Dunham Farms offered an alternative to holiday season commercialism.

November 30, 2011 | Frenchi Jones | Local news


Midway teen succumbs to injuries

A Midway teen seriously injured Nov. 18 in a one-vehicle wreck on Isle of Wight Road died Saturday at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

November 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


The search is on for 'Top 10 under 40'

For the second year in a row, Liberty Life magazine joined forces with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to find and feature the area's "Top 10 under 40."

November 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle wreck identified

A Third Infantry Division Soldier killed in a motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart Saturday morning has been identified as Private First Class Zachary Smith, according to a press released issued by Fort Stewart's PAO Office. The Marne Division expresses its deepest condolences to the family and continues to provide Chaplain support and family assistance during this time.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Neighboring Rotary Club to provide clean water to Haitians

Some residents of the northwestern Haitian town Bonneau soon will have clean water to drink thanks to efforts from the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

November 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Black Friday brings boom to businesses

'Twas the morning after Thanksgiving, and all through the town, some people shopped while others lay down.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Deputy SPLOST fails to pass

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, talked about everything from broadband to deputy pay raises to AR-15s at a breakfast Tuesday.

April 11, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart garrison hosting Facebook town hall

Have questions about what's happening on post or with the 3rd Infantry Division?

April 11, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Hal Behnke's love of aircraft led to top secret satellite mission

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email Mark Swendra.

April 11, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Georgia Cities Week festivities set across Hinesville

Hinesville will be celebrating Georgia Cities Week April 22-28 with a variety of events throughout the week coordinated with this year's theme, "Georgia Cities ...

April 10, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville mayor to give State of the City at April luncheon

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown will be the guest speaker at the next Progress Through People Luncheon, set for noon April 26 at the Liberty County ...

April 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Idea for city public safety head nixed

The city of Hinesville will start the search for a new Police chief. The decision to open the vacancy for applicants came during a special ...

April 09, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Road funds animate commission meeting

Liberty County Commission Chairman Donald Lovette had to call for order several times Tuesday as commissioners discussed allocation of money for road improvements.

April 09, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Fire damages Hinesville home

A home caught fire Saturday on the 800 block of Ridgewood Way in Hinesville.

April 07, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Taco Bell, IHOP locations raise $320,000 for military families

The Armed Forces Families Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping military families, announced on Wednesday that a total of $323,684 was ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners meet with head of GDOT

Long County Commissioners Mike Riddle and Robert Parker met March 23 with Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry at the GDOT headquarters in Atlanta.

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Ribbon-cutting to celebrate new cardiology practice

Liberty Cardiology Associates, a medical practice of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has teamed up with St. Joseph's/Candler in Savannah to bring cardiology services ...

April 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Victims names released

The remains of three people were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Body found in Hinesville home destroyed by fire

The remains of a person were found in a Gause Street home destroyed by fire Thursday night in Hinesville, authorities said.

April 06, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville gearing up for Georgia Cities Week

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/Convention and Visitors Bureau is collaborating with community partners and Hinesville city government to host several events during the ...

April 04, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


'Opinionated' teacher to return to classroom

A Bradwell Institute STAR teacher placed on administrative leave will return to work after spring break. BI literature teacher Marilyn Hampton confirmed she will be ...

April 04, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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