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Historic courthouse gets new lease on life

The historic Liberty County Courthouse is back in business, and leaders gathered Thursday morning to rededicate the structure.

October 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Teacher to face battery charge

A state court judge Wednesday granted a warrant request against a Liberty Elementary School second-grade teacher who allegedly tipped over a student's desk Sept. 21.

October 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Crew working to pull barge from Medway

A crew is working this week to extract a sunken barge from the Medway River.

October 18, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Parade to close Ludowici highway Thursday

Highway 57, McDonald Street, in Ludowici will be closed temporarily Thursday evening for the Long County High School homecoming parade.

October 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor, city manager explain budget restraints

Despite starting with a general fund shortfall of $1.1 million during its annual budget workshop last week, city council members will vote Thursday on a balanced budget for Hinesville's fiscal year 2013 budget, according to Mayor Jim Thomas and City Manager Billy Edwards.

October 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ambulance response time questioned

Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services drew the ire of a Long County commissioner at the government entity's Oct. 2 meeting in Ludowici.

October 15, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Actor McLeod speaks at Long Co. youth revival

Actor Jason McLeod, who appeared in the films "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," spoke Sunday during the youth fall revival at First Baptist Church of Ludowici.

October 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE fretting over federal impact aid again

The Liberty County Board of Education could face a mid-year budget cut due to federal reductions, and though it's premature to name remedies, the district's financial officer said salaries and benefits could be affected.

October 12, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City squares off against $1M budget shortfall

Hinesville City Council members, the mayor, city manager and department heads met Tuesday to deal with a $1.1 million shortfall in the general fund during the annual budget workshop at city hall.

October 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Congressional candidate here tonight

Lesli Messinger, Democratic candidate for Georgia's 1st Congressional District seat in the U.S. House, will be a guest of the Liberty County Democratic Party tonight in Hinesville.

October 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Would-be commissioners unhappy with new election

Three candidates who thought they'd won district seats on the Long County Commission voiced complaints recently after the primary-election results were invalidated by a U.S. District Court ruling.

October 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Habitat called key to saving endangered species

Restoring, protecting and enhancing habitat are a key part of Fort Stewart's endangered-species program, according to Tim Beaty, chief of the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Environmental and Natural Resource Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

October 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Geechee corridor plan questioned

Though Liberty County has 217,754 acres within the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, none of the public comments released Oct. 2 address Liberty's role in the preservation plan.

October 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City: Thieves now target manhole covers

Several manhole covers have been stolen in Hinesville during recent weeks, prompting City Manager Billy Edwards and Mayor Jim Thomas to appeal for public support and assistance.

October 08, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


State official calls on Long officials

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Tuesday stopped in Ludowici to tour the courthouse and meet with several local officials.

October 06, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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Update: Election stands, Sikes, Board of Elections react to ruling

The results of the May Democratic primary in the Liberty County sheriff's race will stand after a judge ruled Friday there were "insufficient illegally ...

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Sheriff's primary challenge decision delayed

A ruling on the contested Liberty County sheriff's primary election that was expected Friday morning in a hearing, will be rendered later, possibly today ...

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty FFA gets grant to assemble emergency kits

The Liberty County High School FFA chapter has received a Living to Serve Grant to help fund one of its community service projects.

August 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Doctor pleads to area pill mill charges

BRUNSWICK - Paul Spencer Ruble, 63, a doctor from Thomson, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood ...

August 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Subdivision approval recommended

Members of the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission voted to recommended approval on a rezoning request for a proposed Flemington subdivision last week.

August 25, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Work on train tracks will close Highway 57 at crossing in Ludowici this weekend

The Georgia Department announced Highway 57 will be closed at the railroad crossing between Northwest Railroad Street and Southwest Railroad Street for three days beginning ...

August 24, 2016 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Riceboro gets $1 million loan for well project

Riceboro is getting a $1 million loan for the city's McIntosh County well project, the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority said Tuesday. The city also ...

August 24, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Oh, baby baby

Winn Army Community Hospital hosted its sixth annual Baby Expo for Fort Stewart area families on Saturday at Club Stewart.

August 24, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Meet Bianca Pendleton, published author and international superspy

Though only 9, Bianca Pendleton has already published her first book.

August 24, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


At last, a thank you

Eighty-seven Vietnam veterans gathered Friday at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington to receive certificates of honor signed by Gov. Nathan Deal as part of ...

August 24, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal | Local news


Officials hope for bigger turnout at SPLOST meetings

After turnout was low at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting, officials are hopeful that meetings to follow, including one ...

August 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Holtzman's donate $50,000 to Veterans Memorial Walk

George Holtzman, co-chairman of the Veterans Memorial Walk board, along with his wife Babs presented $50,000 to Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown and the Hinesville ...

August 21, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Veteran helps raise suicide awareness

Veteran's suicide is a serious concern in the military community, with the services conducting classes and funding campaigns to inform soldiers and civilians about ...

August 20, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


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


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