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Movie day benefits United Way

Kick back, take in a flick and enjoy some snacks. Georgia Theatre Company is planning its ninth annual "Film and Food for a Cause" event Sunday, Sept. 23. For a $12 donation, customers receive a movie ticket, concession combo that includes popcorn and a small soda, and a packet of restaurant coupons.

September 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty Co., Ludowici receive $500K grants

Liberty County and Ludowici each will receive $500,000 Community Block Development Grants for water and sewer improvements.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Court request planned on election

Two Ludowici residents will ask a judge to force an election to fill two open city council spots.

September 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County, cities making public show of opposition

Ever since Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., spoke of the federal fiscal cliff known as sequestration during an Aug. 20 visit to Fort Stewart, local leaders have urged each other to stand against it.

September 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Council denounces federal budget 'sequestration'

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution denouncing sequestration.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


City ready to celebrate birthday

Hinesville turns 175 years old this month.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Shopping-center plan back on

A new shopping center for Midway is on track again after the city council reversed a previous decision and preliminarily approved the latest step in the development plans.

September 08, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Review request made

The Long County Commission voted Aug. 30 to request a review and reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Justice's rejection of the county's redistricting proposal.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County decides to clear 'eyesore' property

The "trash," "junk" and "filth" at an Islands Highway property near Beulah Road have got to go.

September 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Wrong name on sign taken down

Thousands drive under the sign every day, but most never see the misspelling. Actually, it spells a correct word, but according to an unidentified resident, it's the wrong spelling of the name of the person for whom the street supposedly was named.

September 07, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Dad’s role in poor families examined

Empirical data from recent studies of low-income families has researchers rethinking the importance of the father in the home, or one who is at least accessible and involved, according to Felicia Yang DeLeone, policy researcher with the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness.

September 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


$24K for food, shelter in Liberty

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $24,813 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

September 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rotary gets overview of Savannah Harbor expansion

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard a presentation Tuesday on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project by Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander, Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

September 01, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from last month's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

August 31, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


MCRA eyes changes for LCDA prospect

The civilian joint management board for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Friday authorized up to $10,000 in engineering work for a prospective industrial tenant.

August 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Liberty County officer’s quick response cited

It's not the kind of call any officer wants to receive.

April 20, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kirk Center loses United Way funding

The United Way of the Coastal Empire's Liberty County Office has allocated and disbursed its 2015 funds to several local nonprofit agencies, but the Kirk Healing Center was not one of the recipients.

April 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Carter talks pipeline, ISIS, DC politics

The company hoping to build a pipeline through Coastal Georgia needs to make sure it does everything it can to protect the environment if its project is approved, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said during a Friday morning stop in Richmond Hill.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten` Correspondent | Local news


Opponents expected at pipeline hearing

Opponents of a proposed petroleum pipeline are lining up in advance of a public hearing set for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

April 17, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Submit your questions about SPLOST

In the upcoming 2015 election, Liberty County wants to put the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) back on the ballot after a measure to renew it was defeated in last year's midterm election. The tax officially expired March 31, meaning the sales tax in Liberty County is now 6 percent, 1 percent lower than surrounding counties.

April 15, 2015 | Staff report | Local news


Convict re-entry program nearly ready

Faith-based groups, businesses and members of the public from eastern Liberty County had a chance to learn about a proposed prison re-entry program during a meeting Monday at Wilderness Baptist Church in Midway.

April 15, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County receives CVB spending plan

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect a correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received the fiscal-year 2016 budget for the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau earlier this month. An article on page 10A Wednesday incorrectly stated that the commissioners approved the budget, but the CVB's board approves its own spending plan. The commissioners simply received a copy of the budget.

April 14, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


An administrator in Long County?

Long County commissioners recently discussed the possibility of hiring a county administrator in the future.

April 11, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Liberty County NAACP seeks partnership between community, police

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP recently held what was widely viewed as a successful, well-attended Community Policing Awareness forum.

April 11, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Sister city delegation visits Hinesville

A delegation from Hinesville's sister city in China visited the area to explore economic, cultural and educational opportunities.

April 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Texas man charged with lewd conduct with child

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man suspected of lewd conduct with a child after asking the public's help in identifying him.

April 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Man charged with allowing boy, 13, to drive car that wrecked

A 20-year-old man has been charged with allowing a 13-year-old boy to drive a car that led to a wreck and serious injuries, police said.

April 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


HDDA partners meeting discusses new initiatives

A Hinesville Downtown Development Authority meeting Wednesday morning focused on attracting business to area.

April 08, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville veteran keeps breaking down barriers

Dollie Goldman has been breaking down social barriers for more than 50 years.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Midway bake sale supports American Legion

Heather Brannon, owner of the Cattail Crossing Shopping Center in Midway, believes in supporting veterans.

April 07, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


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