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Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Rep. Williams attends GMA convention

SAVANNAH - Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, participated in the annual convention of the Georgia Municipal Association on June 22 in Savannah. Williams, a member of the House Transportation Committee, participated in a panel discussion for GMA's Transportation Policy Committee.

July 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Committee seeks support for diabetes-awareness campaign

The Long County Commission was informed during its recent meeting that a committee has been established to bring more attention to diabetes.

June 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fleming residents approve new land-use map

Fleming residents met again with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff Thursday afternoon to approve updates to the future land-use map as part of the Liberty County Comprehensive Plan for 2014-15.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Scouts train, have fun at Black Creek camp

About 180 Boy Scouts and 40 scoutmasters, adult volunteers and staff endured the heat and humidity for six days of fun this week at Black Creek Scout Reservation near Sylvania.

June 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


University helping enforce law here

The Hinesville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office have been getting some high-tech assistance from the Armstrong State University police department.

June 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hospital CFO resigns

Liberty Regional Medical Center is looking for a new chief financial officer after former CFO Sam Johnson recently resigned.

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


Mayor reports on trip to Washington

During his report at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting, Mayor Jim Thomas provided information he and City Manager Billy Edwards received during a recent trip to Washington, D.C.

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


Superintendent marking first year on job

Editor's note: The past few months, the Coastal Courier received several letters and phone calls, all anonymous, alleging poor management and questionable use of funds by the Liberty County School System administration, now headed by Dr. Valya Lee. The Courier's policy has been and remains that sources sign and acknowledge the letters we receive for publication, but in some cases, when a slew of letters make similar claims, we look into the matter, report on what we know and offer all sides the opportunity to respond. That is the case here. We began our coverage by bringing the ...

June 23, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Area residents voice opposition to development plans during LCPC meeting

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission tabled a request to rezone approximately 5.3 acres of land from residential to commercial property during a public hearing Tuesday evening.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Commission approves budget

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a fiscal-year 2015 budget of $25,961,583 at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

June 23, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


County officials say it is in good shape

Local government officials, business leaders and community members gathered at CenturyLink's 50/50 building Thursday for a State of the County address by Board of Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown. The address was part of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People Luncheon series.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Superintendent restructures board office

The Liberty County School System has undergone many changes in the past year - some originating within the school system, others coming from the state level or higher.

June 20, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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Barge added at Reef SAV

BRUNSWICK - The Coastal Resources Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently deployed a deck barge as the latest addition to Artificial Reef SAV ...

July 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City attorney heads GMA legal group

Hinesville City Attorney Linnie L. Darden III was elected president of the Georgia Municipal Association City Attorney Section at the recent GMA Convention.

July 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stop ends in huge drug bust

A traffic stop on Dunlevie Road around 1:30 am Sunday lead police on a short chase and a huge drug bust.

July 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


City hall project goes forward

Midway aims to ceremonially break ground for its new city hall/multipurpose building by next month.

July 12, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Homeless students focus of clothing drive by group

More than 350 homeless students attended public schools in Liberty and Long counties last year, according to the Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition.

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Back to School Rally features song, prayer

Large oak trees provided much needed shade at the 19th Annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park.

July 12, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriff gets $20K annual pay raise

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes will get an annual pay raise of $20,125 after county commissioners voted Thursday to approve a monthly supplement of ...

July 12, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Motorist killed in Long County

A motorist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon in Long County.

July 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Cyclist struck on Shaw Road

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle on Shaw Road Monday night.

July 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Coastal Greenway plan is to drum up support

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Georgia Greenway, in partnership with The Georgia Conservancy, has recently completed a planning study that illustrates the greenway's vision and seeks ...

July 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Learning skills

Thirty students learned what it means to have a job through Hinesville's inaugural Summer Youth Enhancement Program.

July 09, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Council splits over used car lot

The Hinesville city council did not get past its first agenda action item Thursday, a permit for a used car lot, without two split votes ...

July 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Man rams LCSO car in chase

Authorities said a routine traffic stop Friday night turned into a high speed chase and sent a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy to the ...

July 09, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


LCSO looks for help finding Midway burglary suspect

Here's a press release from the Liberty County Sheriff's Office:

July 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville councilwoman recognized by GMA

Hinesville Councilwoman Vicky Nelson received a certificate of achievement from the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal Association's annual convention ...

July 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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