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Long County OKs district lines

In a special meeting Tuesday the Long County Commission approved new district lines to send to the Justice Department. The vote was 3-1, but several commissioners expressed dismay.

May 28, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville has a Veterans Parkway at last

Frank Cochran Drive is now officially Veterans Parkway.

May 27, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans memorial walk in park

A Veterans Memorial Walk is planned for Hinesville's Bryant Commons. City officials joined members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee Thursday to discuss the memorial, which will honor all Liberty County veterans who've died for our country, beginning with the American Revolution to the current conflict.

May 27, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Only three seats contested in Liberty

All but three races in Liberty County's local elections were decided by qualifying over the past week.

May 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Long Co. has lots of races

Nine Long County incumbents are being challenged in the November general election.

May 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Another tropical storm could threaten

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is monitoring a tropical system that could bring bad weather to the area late Saturday or early Sunday.

May 25, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Darryl Worley to open Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority announced Friday that country artist Darryl Worley will perform at the Amphitheatre at Bryant Commons on Saturday, Oct. 13.

May 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


New road tax called essential

A proposed sales tax for transportation is necessary if the state's highway system is to be improved, former state Rep. and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen told members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce at an Eggs & Issues Breakfast on Tuesday in the Liberty County School System's bus maintenance building.

May 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


DOT suspends lane closures for holiday

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to suspend all scheduled and ongoing construction-related lane closures on state routes and interstates for the Memorial Day Holiday period.

May 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Name change for Frank Cochran Dr.

Frank Cochran Drive runs between U.S. 84 in Hinesville and Gulick Avenue in the heart of Stewart's garrison area, crossing E.G. Miles Parkway and Fort Stewart's Gate 8.

May 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Early tropical storm rare, not unique

Tropical Storm Alberto, which swept the Georgia and South Carolina coasts with wind and rain Saturday night and Sunday morning, was an unusual May storm, but not something unheard of, according to Al Sandrik, warning coordinator meteorologist with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Agency in Jacksonville.

May 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Rain from season's first tropical storm

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Tropical Storm Alberto weakened slightly off the South Carolina coast on Sunday, a day after becoming an early first storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season.

May 20, 2012 | Associated Press | Local news


Council rezones for downtown apartments

The Hinesville city council approved a request Thursday to rezone 4.6 acres at 310 W. Memorial Drive, clearing the way for a 72-unit apartment complex.

May 19, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Commissioner quitting to run to be chairman

Thursday's Liberty County Commission meeting was the one for District 2 Commissioner Donald Lovette in his current term.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Election season looms

By Friday afternoon, rumors will be put to rest when the list of those who intend to seek elected office in November should be official.

May 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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