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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


LCSS Career Academy site still undetermined

The Liberty County Board of Education met Tuesday for its monthly work session and had a special retreat afterward to discuss the future of the school system, including the Career Academy's still-debated construction site and future transportation needs.

January 27, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Area law officers mix, mingle and train

Law enforcement officers throughout the region gathered Friday at Fort Stewart's Marne Club for a meet-and-greet that included training on how to deal with people who may have post traumatic stress syndrome.

January 27, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Campaign raises $4,000 for pantry

Kroger has raised more than $4,000 during six weeks of collecting money for the local food bank, Manna House Second Harvest Satellite.

January 26, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Deputy’s widow repays club for support

The widow of Liberty County Sheriff Deputy John "Jay" Smiley paid it forward last week when she presented a $6,500 donation to the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire. The money was raised at a golf tournament held in Smiley's memory on Nov. 20, at Cherokee Rose Country Club. The late deputy's family and friends helped organize the event.

January 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Soldier injured during training

FORT STEWART, Ga. - A soldier was injured while conducting night live fire training Wednesday evening in Fort Stewart's training area.

December 07, 2017 | Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart PAO | Local news


Winter relief efforts under way for Homeless coalition

The Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition has a busy month ahead.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area still recovering from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area has plenty of Christmas events on tap this weekend

If you love Christmas, there's quite a bit going on around the area to get you in the spirit.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSO investigate bomb threat at Chemtall

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb threat made Tuesday night and repeated early Wednesday at the SNF Chemtall plant in Riceboro.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Clerk of courts warns of scam

Liberty County's Clerk of Courts Linda Dixon Thompson is warning citizens of a scam that surfaced this week involving jury duty.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Beards and beer bellies, tulle and lace for charities

With an unofficial motto of "we put the 'fun' in dysfunctional," the SD Gunner Fund's "Dudeoir" Calendar fills the bill.

December 06, 2017 | LeeAnna Tatum For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Groundbreaking set for new clinic at Tradeport East

A groundbreaking is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tradeport East for Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care's Midway Campus.

December 06, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus crash kills 5-year-old student

Five-year-old Cambria Shuman was killed on her way to school Tuesday morning. She and other children were riding a bus along a dirt road in ...

December 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


County opens new Animal Control facility, shelter stays put

Liberty County has a new Animal Control facility on Lee Place Road.

December 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Missing person case turns 10

Questions still linger on a missing person's case that turns 10 years old Monday.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell students learn homeless plight

Many things can lead to someone becoming homeless and Bradwell Institute students learned the importance of making the right choices in life.

December 02, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bakers celebrate 71st anniversary

If you ask them, they will tell you it has only been seventy one short years.

December 01, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Local news


Harris named 2-AAAAAA top offensive player

Bradwell Institute's Kevin Harris was one of Georgia's top high school running backs in 2017.

November 30, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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