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Church burglary suspect arrested, remorseful

A man suspected of stealing a safe in September from Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst was arrested Tuesday without incident, according to LCSO Detective Julie Hibbeler.

October 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


New voter registration cards on way to some residents

The Liberty County Board of Elections soon will mail out new voter registration cards to those voters affected by Hinesville's recent redistricting plan, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

October 26, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Board seeks progress on new library

Liberty County's library board formed a committee Monday to press for progress on the delayed construction of a new Hinesville library.

October 25, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City of Ludowici adopts a code of ethics resolution

During a special meeting Thursday, the Ludowici City Council passed a code of ethics resolution. The document was presented by Long County Elections Board Superintendent Vanessa Cunningham. The passage follows last month's launch of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into possible ethics violations.

October 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Residents learn about, sign up for water system at meeting

Commission hosted a forum Wednesday night regarding a proposed rural water system scheduled to serve the areas of Screven Fork, Holmestown and Highway 84 from the Hinesville to Highway 196. More than 100 residents from the area gathered at the St. James Community Center for the initial informational meeting.

October 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commission tables furniture request, green space conversion

From furniture to green space, the Liberty County Commission discussed a host of items during its mid-month meeting, which spanned three hours.

October 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville residents to pay more for water, sewer

Hinesville residents and others who get water and sewer service from the city are going to see higher bills starting next month.

October 24, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Walthourville awarded $627K loan for water system infrastructure

They city of Walthourville will receive a $627,100 loan to finance its water-system infrastructure, according to Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark.

October 22, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Progress continues on Bryant Commons project

On a clear, cool, sunny Thursday, members of the Liberty County business and government communities gathered in a peaceful, private setting at the former home of the late state Sen. Glenn E. Bryant to talk about the property's future.

October 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commissioners hear update of proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion

Long County commissioners heard an update report on the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion project at their October meeting.

October 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New voting districts get preclearance

Though a Thursday night meeting of the Hinesville City Council addressed allegations that its municipal election could be in jeopardy, the tides appear to have turned.

October 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Councilman honored for training

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier received a certificate of distinction from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 78th annual convention June 27 in Savannah.

October 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shooting at Fort Stewart called accidental

FORT STEWART - Military officials say a civilian wounded at Fort Stewart this weekend was accidentally shot by an 11-year-old.

October 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local news


Elections board declares Burgess ineligible again

Hinesville City Council hopeful Douglas Burgess wasn't present for the most recent hearing regarding his eligibility to run, but the county elections board came to the same conclusion as they had before - the evidence presented showed the District 4 challenger still didn't meet the residency requirement.

October 18, 2011 | By Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville receives preclearance for new districts

Though a Thursday night meeting of the Hinesville City Council addressed allegations that its municipal election could be in jeopardy, the tides appear to have turned.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Education and county writer | Local news


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Not registering to vote doesn't preclude jury duty

One does not have to vote to be called for jury duty, according to Liberty County Clerk of Superior Court F. Barry Wilkes.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Former Liberty Commissioner Carl Johnson dies

March 26, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Eyesores abound

Local government leaders say more needs to be done to enhance Liberty County's appearance in order to entice a greater number of visitors and convince potential residents and businesses to settle here.

March 26, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Courier staff writers | Local news


$10M loan for work on sewage plant

Hinesville has received a $10 million, low-interest loan to pay for upgrades to its sewage treatment plant on Fort Stewart, according the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Longtime building official, sports ref dies

March 25, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Council has light agenda; much discussion

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting included only 15 agenda items, but public comments and reports from the council, mayor and city manager made for a full afternoon.

March 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Rural water system to be completed by fall

The county's new rural water system is on track and could go online as early as September, Liberty County commissioners learned Thursday.

March 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


City pulls club's licenses

Following a "show-cause" hearing Thursday, the Hinesville City Council revoked the alcohol and business licenses of Island Vybez at 728 E. Oglethorpe Highway.

March 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former HPD officer may sue Savannah department

Another Chatham County Police officer is sending a letter saying she plans to sue the department.

March 22, 2014 | www.wtoc.com | Local news


LCPC rezones 4 acres for Griffin Park

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday approved rezoning a 4.17-acre residential tract in an unincorporated area of the county and then agreed it should be annexed it into the city of Hinesville.

March 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Former superintendent sanctioned

Former Liberty County School System Superintendent Steve Wilmoth recently was sanctioned by the Missouri Ethics Commission for getting paid to promote an Ombudsman program while employed as the superintendent of the Seneca School District in Missouri.

March 21, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Fate of new I-95 interchange up to Congress

Work on the proposed interchange at I-95 and Belfast Siding Road could begin as early as the summer of 2017 - or then again, maybe not.

March 20, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Long Co. sets 2014-15 calender, honors teachers

The Long County Board of Education had several items on the agenda last week, including approval of the 2014-15 school calendar. Special-education teachers of the year also were recognized.

March 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Only educators running for school board

Four former teachers and one Chatham County assistant principal are running to fill three board seats and the chairman's spot on the Liberty County Board of Education.

March 20, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Camp Aloha aims to help, support grieving kids

Children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one within the past 24 months are invited to attend a weekend overnight camp organized by nonprofit Hospice Savannah's Full Circle bereavement staff and volunteers.

March 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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