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Conservation easement violations suspected

Georgia Land Trust staffers recently informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners of possible violations of conservation easements, such as unauthorized timbering and trespassing on conservation lands in the county.

August 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hospital notes drop in patients

Federal and state funding cuts, in addition to a sluggish economy, are hurting local organizations and the services they provide.

August 20, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici may join Friends of Fort Stewart

First District representative Mary Hamilton gave Ludowici City Council options on Tuesday for the city to join the Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart and Hunter.

August 19, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Administrators say student pick-up policy is for safety

Parents with children attending the Liberty County Pre-K Center have complained the center's new afternoon parent walk-in pick-up policy is inconvenient and forces those who arrive early to wait outside. School officials say there is little to no wait for parents to pick up their children if they arrive on time.

August 19, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Council OKs preliminary plan for restaurant

Hinesville City Council members Thursday saw and approved preliminary plans for a Zaxby's that is to be built on Highway 84, across from First Presbyterian Christian Church.

August 19, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Midway, LCDA hope to agree over bills

Representatives from the city of Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority and their respective attorneys met Friday to discuss the manner in which water and wastewater usage rates and connection fees are charged. The city and development authority have an intergovernmental agreement in place to share water and sewer infrastructure. The authority operates an industrial park in Midway and the Tradeport East Business Park adjoining Midway's city limits.

August 15, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Storm-debris cleanup plan in place

In an effort to prepare for any potential hurricanes that could strike the coast this season, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency already has its post-storm debris-cleanup plan in place.

August 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Walthourville councilwoman trains

Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Luckey Lovette recently was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah.

August 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Fire Dept. gets grant for car seats

The Hinesville Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon received a $4,100 donation from Firehouse Subs to provide car seats to eligible applicants. The money comes from the company's Public Safety Foundation, which was created after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. For more on this story, see Friday's Coastal Courier.

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


County OKs $2,000 for business recruiter

A majority of the Liberty County Commission changed its collective mind Tuesday and voted to commit $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market the county and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.

August 12, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County concerned about 911, EMS

The Long County Commission on Tuesday reported that fees collected to cover the cost of the 911 service were coming up short, and the cost of the county's emergency-management service is going to increase.

August 09, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

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


Long County OKs private-land burial

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


No Westboro protesters sighted at funeral

More than 1,000 people from around the coastal region descended on Long County on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to and support the family of Sgt. Stefan Smith, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier and Ludowici resident who was killed in action July 23 in Afghanistan. Smith's wife, Kristi Smith, and children, Dewey, Denver and Gracie Smith, live in Ludowici.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle By Lewis Levine | Local news


Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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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


Seeking a better Liberty

Many people spent Sunday afternoon enjoying the last hours of the weekend.

August 09, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Gateway project wins funding

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division announced Wednesday that it has awarded more than $85,275 in product development agreements to ...

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Resident's opposition kills shooting range plan

Shawn White and Ted Eby said community is more important than a business venture when they withdrew a request to operate a shooting range.

August 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Drug court gets recertified

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit Drug Court has been certified by the Council of Accountability Court Judges, according to Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart.

August 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty mother gets 10 years for cocaine dealing

Special to the Coastal Courier

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Satellite survey shows decline in salt marshes

SAPELO ISLAND - Scientists at the University of Georgia's Marine Institute at Sapelo Island have found that the amount of vegetation along the Georgia coast ...

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Circuit establishes veterans court

The Atlantic Judicial Circuit has received funding to establish a Veterans Treatment Court.

August 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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