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County audit calls for tighter grant reporting

Liberty County gets a lot of grant money but needs help accounting for the funds and ensuring grant guidelines are met.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials set planning workshop in county

Liberty County residents will have easier access to this year's annual Liberty County Planning Workshop, as the event will take place in Midway.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host Hinesville Mayor James Thomas at a Progress Through the People luncheon at noon Thursday at the Liberty College and Career Academy on Airport Road.

April 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Families testify how rapes changed sons

A Massachusetts woman arrested in December 2011 on allegations of statutory rape and child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars and 30 years of probation.

April 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman gets 10 years for molestation, rape

A Massachusetts woman arrested in December 2011 on allegations of statutory rape and child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars and 30 years of probation.

April 16, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Demand for public housing exceeds supply

The Hinesville Housing Authority manages 205 housing units but has no vacancies for 203 families on a waiting list that averages one to three years, according to Executive Director Debra Williams. Williams presented an annual update on the housing authority to the city council at its April 4 meeting.

April 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Dead dogs report a hoax

A report last week that eight dogs were shot and killed on Demery Howard Road in Long County appears to be a hoax. The Long County Sheriff's Office got wind of the alleged incident and Sheriff Craig Nobles sent detectives to investigate. After searching the area, LCSO Det. Al Cato said that the report was inaccurate.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Challenger wins Long County runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the District 3 seat on the Long County Commission.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City's tax collections down for year

City revenues from property taxes, sales taxes and licenses for the sale of beer, wine and liquor are down from last year, according to a financial report by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon. She presented the report to the Hinesville City Council at its April 4 meeting.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Thompson wins Long County Commission runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the 3rdDistrict Long County Commission seat.

April 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


City prepares for Georgia Cities Week

Thursday's city council meeting began with a proclamation by Mayor Jim Thomas declaring April 20-27 as Georgia Cities Week.

April 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Worley concert draws more than 300

A crowd of about 300 people gathered Saturday night at Hinesville's Bryant Commons Amphitheater for a Darryl Worley concert. While the event mostly went off without a hitch, one of three cash boxes containing an undisclosed amount of money did disappear from the gate-admissions area toward the end of the event, according to Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis. The Hinesville Police Department is investigating the incident.

April 08, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Students petition for football coach

After two petitions to the Liberty County Board of Education have received attention this year, more than 100 Bradwell Institute students are following suit to influence a decision that will affect the school's football program.

April 08, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Traffic ties up commission meeting

Islands Highway east of Tradeport East Business Park will have periodic road closures from April 9 through the end of the month as an industrial tenant moves equipment from a barge to the park.

April 07, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City development authority taking shape

The Hinesville Development Authority is starting to take shape. With members selected by the city council, the authority met for the first time March 19 to discuss its purpose, bylaws, officer elections and other concerns, according to Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard.

April 02, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Long trips to Savannah persist

RICHMOND HILL - Repairs to the damaged Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 will not start until next month, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville mayor appointed to state public infrastructure panel

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas has been appointed to Georgia's Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act Guidelines Committee, Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently.

August 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Spots open on sheriff's citizen academy

A few spots remain open for the upcoming Liberty County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy.

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Prisoners may build Long County animal shelter

State and local officials met recently in Ludowici to discuss funding options for a proposed animal rescue shelter in Long County.

August 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Teen pleads to charges from fatal wreck

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County teenager charged in an September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people, including a Liberty County resident, has pled ...

August 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Porter wins lawsuit claim, awarded $3.5 million

A Liberty County jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million for the death of Barbara Porter in a lawsuit brought by her widower, Kenneth Porter.

August 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife ...

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of ...

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug ...

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently ...

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep ...

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


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