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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 | 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 guilty in Effingham County State Court.

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 Barbara Porter, was given over to the jury to begin deliberation.

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 the month last week.

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. 1 in Selma, Alabama.

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 disabled.

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. Al Williams, D-Midway, said accountants found that state employees spend about $3 million a year on rental cars. An article on page 5A of Sunday's edition incorrectly stated that General Assembly members spent that amount on rental cars. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news

Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news

Hinesville City Council deals with zoning issues

Hinesville City Council dealt with some zoning issues and approved refurbishing two garbage trucks as part of its first meeting of the month Thursday.

August 07, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

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Housing team gets update on statewide trends

Members of Liberty County's housing-initiative team attended the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing retreat, held Sept. 22-24 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus ...

November 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news

'Web of Life' exhibit opens in Hinesville art gallery

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Samantha Lake is one ...

November 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

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