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LCDA board changes method for recording minutes

During a Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority decided that any future meeting minutes would be transcribed word-for-word from recorded tapes.

March 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Prosecuting ADA found dead

Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney John Hope, 56, was found dead Tuesday morning in his Wilmington Island backyard, according to Gena Moore, public information officer for the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.

March 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lumpkin enters not-guilty plea

A former Liberty County corrections officer pleaded not guilty Monday to the September murder of a Fort Stewart soldier's wife.

March 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Funding to save Mills House not forthcoming

The old white house with the bright red door has always been there, sitting on the corner of a busy intersection, shaded by large, Spanish moss-draped trees.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City’s annual action plan open to public review, comments

Hinesville's Community Development Department unveiled its annual action plan to a room empty of local residents Thursday evening inside the city's municipal courtroom.

March 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


‘Chop shop’ discovered

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes and other deputies discovered 15 vehicles in various stages of being stripped down Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center raises more than $40,000 at luncheon

It seems The Fraser Counseling Center has quite a few friends who are willing to lend a helping hand, even when money is tight. About 250 community members threw their support behind the center by pitching in $41,334 during Wednesday's Friends of Fraser fundraising luncheon.

March 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mother of child who died faces charges

Hinesville Police Department detectives arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who was killed earlier this month. Jocelyn Carroll, 25, has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child. She was arrested without incident at her job in Richmond Hill shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Doug Snider said.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County’s population jumps

The Census Bureau is delivering state-by-state data on a rolling basis through March.

March 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2010 Census numbers are in

The 2010 Census numbers show Liberty County and its cities have increased in population. Liberty County has a population of 63,453, and Hinesville has a population of 33,437, according to the 2010 census. In 2000, the county had just over 61,000 people and Hinesville had 30,392 residents, according to the census.

March 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


2 killed, 1 hurt in Long Co. shooting

Two men were killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Long County's Sand Hills community.

March 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council OKs six goals for 2011

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington had to cast two tie-breaking votes at the Midway City Council's March meeting, one of which approved a list of six 2011 goals for Midway.

March 22, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two dead from gunshots

Two men are dead, a third wounded, and a fourth is being sought after a shooting in Long County Sunday night.

March 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local officials talk water in D.C.

County and city officials traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March to speak with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a proposed rural water system for Liberty County's Holmestown area. In order to install the system, a proposal submitted by P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. for a $1.1 million loan and a $3.2 million grant first would need to be approved by the USDA.

March 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long Co. passes SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendums passed Tuesday by landslide margins in Long County.

March 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision ...

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


'A place of pride'

The ribbon was cut on the memorial Saturday by members of the Veterans Memorial Walk committee, Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, local officials, veteran and Army ...

November 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend ...

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


For Chaffee, service a family tradition

VIDEO: See Sgt. Maj. Adna Chaffee IV as he speaks passionately about how Vietnam Veterans are being recognized today for their service.

November 08, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Clancy wins Midway mayor's seat

Levern Clancy Jr., is the new mayor of Midway.

November 07, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and ...

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


WOW Mobile Health Vehicle Offers Mammograms

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: October 31, 2017 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to provide access to quality mammography in Glynn County and rural areas of Southeast ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Library merger will bring changes for customers

Liberty County library users will gain free access to 10 million books and other items statewide when the three-county Live Oak Public Library joins the ...

November 05, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


HPD looking for suspect in alleged rape

Hinesvlle police are looking for a man suspected of a rape, according to a press release.

November 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Council paves way for more homes, restaurant

Eighty-five new homes and a new sit-down restaurant were among items approved at Thursday's regular Hinesville City Council meeting.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


RiceFest kicks off Saturday

The city of Riceboro's annual RiceFest celebration starts Saturday.

November 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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