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Planning board can't decide on tattoo parlor site

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission could not agree to approve or disapprove a request for an exception to allow a tattoo studio in an area zoned residential Tuesday during a regular meeting.

October 18, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Senators vote for budget deal, not representative

Georgia Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, both Republicans, voted for the budget package that extended the federal borrowing limit and reopened the federal government Wednesday. The area's U.S. representative, Republican Jack Kingston, voted no.

October 18, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


SkIO still studying Gulf oil spill

SKIDAWAY ISLAND ­- As the Gulf Coast continues to recover from the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are continuing to look into the long-term effects of the spill on coastal marine life.

October 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Even swamps affected by shutdown

National wildlife refuges are closed due to the federal-government shutdown, including one of Georgia's seven natural wonders - the Okefenokee Swamp, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Fleming.

October 16, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway’s annual fly-in slated for Saturday

The Grass Strip Foundation is hosting the fourth annual fly-in and open house from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Berg Park Aerodrome in Midway.

October 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici council makes changes to new charter

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday approved its final draft for the proposed changes to its city charter.

October 14, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Allenhurst family wins $500,000

A mother of three in Liberty County has won a half-million dollars playing the Georgia Lottery.

October 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Truck drags down power lines

Hundreds of households in west Hinesville are without power Wednesday afternoon after a truck knocked down power poles in Eagle Creek Mobile Home Park in the 300 block of Brantley Drive in Hinesville.

October 09, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Architect picked for Armstrong Liberty

Armstrong Atlantic State University has announced that Savannah firm Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung has been named the architecture firm for the university's new 20,000-square-foot Armstrong-Liberty Center in Hinesville.

October 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Governor expected to visit

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to visit Liberty County later this month, according a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce news release.

October 07, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Long shutdown could stop buses

The partial government shutdown may stop the public buses in Hinesville, at least temporarily, said City Manager Billy Edwards during a discussion of an information item added to the city council meeting agenda Thursday. Edwards offered a report called annual appropriations impact summary that noted possible affects of the current federal government shutdown.

October 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


City manager reports on projects

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards reported on capital-improvement projects for fiscal year 2014 during the Sept. 19 city-council meeting.

October 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County hopes to lower residents' insurance bills

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to develop a fire plan that could improve the county's Insurance Service Office ratings. The commission approved the one-time fee for a $6,500 contract with the National Fire Services Office in Sylvania to design strategies to enhance the county's fire service and possibly lower residents' fire-insurance rates.

October 04, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Shutdown hits Liberty and area

Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Staff writers | Local news


Coroner heads state association

Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital authority board, as treasurer and an executive board members of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, and is a member of the Midway Middle School ...

September 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Riceboro gets water grant to protect, increase jobs

Riceboro, which has been looking to sink a well in McIntosh County for years, has received a $1.25 million grant for improvements to its ...

August 19, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Family medical practice reopens with ceremony

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand re-opening and ribbon cutting on Friday for Liberty Family Medical Center and Liberty Family Medicine at ...

August 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hearing on election challenge moved to Aug. 25

A hearing in Liberty County Superior Court that may decide the outcome of a suit filed by Will Bowman contesting the results of the May ...

August 18, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


More talks on way

Liberty County NAACP Branch President Graylan Quarterman said he had hoped a recent roundtable talk would prompt elected and appointed officials to agree to appoint ...

August 17, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Exterminator gives $5,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

The Veteran Memorial Walk Board of Directors is in the midst of a fundraising campaign to fund the memorial at Bryant Commons recognizing those who ...

August 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Mother's wish for son now a day for special kids

Tashara Frasier wanted her son and other children who have special needs to have a day of their own. So, she created one.

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


First SPLOST meeting draws few residents

Government officials may have outnumbered voters at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting Monday evening at the Liberty County Performing ...

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


17 YCA cadets face expulsion after fight on post

More than a dozen cadets could be expelled from Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart following a fight around 8:30 p.m. Monday at ...

August 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County Night Out draws crowd

Long County hosted its fifth consecutive National Night Out Thursday at the Long County Recreational Center.

August 16, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


City upgrading water meters, customer portal

Hinesville is working toward improving the way it reads water meters and will soon have a new customer portal website where residents can monitor their ...

August 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Health district gets new director

SAVANNAH - Diane Z. Weems, M.D., who has served as health director of the Coastal Health District forthree years, retired at the end of last ...

August 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Metro Hinesville jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last month that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from ...

August 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Marines get 'mine' blowing experience on Stewart

It seems no obstacle is too great for the United States Marines Corps.

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Council balks at quorum for committee

A discussion at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting about the concerns of having a review committee meet in open session to discuss proposals for ...

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


County says no to rezoning bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners turned down a request to rezone property that would allow the resident to provide transitional housing for probationers, parolees ...

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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