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Library board presses for new Hinesville branch

The Liberty County Library Board of Trustees learned during Monday's quarterly meeting that the new site for the Midway-Riceboro branch may be ready next year, and members decided to press for action on the new building for the Hinesville branch.

April 21, 2011 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Pinching pennies at the pump

Gas prices just keep getting higher and higher, and there's no telling when it may stop.

April 20, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Group to rebuild home lost to Long fire

Long County residents gathered Monday at the Ludowici Church of God to begin the organizational process of building a house for Thomas and Gladys Patton, who lost their home last month in the fire that burned more than 4,000 acres. Fifteen people, including builders, homemakers and firefighters, attended the meeting to learn how they could help with the project.

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


Land issue slows arrival of rail-trail in Liberty County

The Georgia Coast Rail-Trail that opened last spring in Camden County slowly but surely is growing and eventually could make its way to Liberty County.

April 19, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Week of the Young Child concludes this weekend

Helping keep young children safe is the goal for Week of the Young Child. Family-friendly activities will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. today at Faithful Temple Church of Deliverance Praise and Worship Center at 1060 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

April 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Winning instant lotto ticket sold in Hinesville store

ATLANTA - The Chevron Station at 1046 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville recently sold a winning Cruise for Cash instant ticket.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man killed in Isle of Wight crash

A Midway man was killed last Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on Isle of Wight road in Midway.

April 13, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst councilman resigns from position

Allenhurst City Councilman Douglas Burgess Jr. stepped down from his position Friday.

April 13, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Local groups work to feed those in need

On Tuesday, Walthourville City Hall was filled with 13,000 pounds of food collected to help serve community members in need.

April 13, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Council weighs need to redistrict

Now that the 2010 Census numbers are out, many cities and counties across Georgia may decide to redraw voting districts to comply with the Voting Rights Act, and Hinesville is no exception.

April 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Storms gone, better weather is in forecast

Downed trees were cleared Tuesday and power was restored to Fort Stewart after severe thunderstorms moved through coastal Georgia early Tuesday morning.

April 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Man drives car into post office

A local resident drove his car through the wall of the Ludowici post office on Monday.

April 06, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man hurt in Luke Rd. shooting

An argument Saturday afternoon over a pickup truck and liquor led to a gunfire exchange in Midway.

April 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire victims find help, support in neighbors

The recent rain may have helped to cool the Long County land that was scorched by a fire that broke out March 24, but the damaged structures and charred vegetation remain. Some residents lost their homes and others are dealing with damaged property.

April 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long County rallies at relay, fights cancer

Long County hosted its 2011 Relay for Life on Friday night and Saturday morning at Veterans Stadium. Though temperatures were on the cool side, Chairwoman Carla Carter said this year's event appeared to draw one of the largest crowds ever. Twenty teams joined in the fun, setting a participation record for Long County's Relay for Life, which has been going strong for six years.

April 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


God and Country Day planned in Ludowici

Faith Baptist Church will host "God and Country Day" at 11 a.m. Sunday at 12 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.

July 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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


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