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Bonfire gets out of hand, burns three, one critical

In what Hinesville Police Department Det. Kyle Larimore is calling an unfortunate accident, two children and an adult suffered burns as gasoline used to fuel a bonfire got out of control.

February 14, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Kingston to host town hall meeting in Bryan County

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced Monday that he will host a town hall meeting in Bryan County to give area residents a forum to share their views on what's happening in Washington.

February 10, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Winter storm not expected to reach us

Storm could bring snow to North Georgia

February 09, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Midway may take franchise fee onto electric bills

Midway will soon begin negotiations with Coastal Electric Membership Corp. for a franchise fee that will be tacked onto the electric bills of customers inside city limits.

February 08, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Partial closure of M.L. King Jr. Dr. planned

M.L. King Jr. Drive in Hinesville will be closed west of Main Street from Feb. 7-10. Work scheduled for that section of the road will include new asphalt and streetscapes, according to Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown. No detours are planned because it is only a partial road closure.

February 07, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City to seek grant for fire-prevention devices

In an effort to cut down on stovetop fires that could easily be prevented with a small vent hood device, the city will apply for a $79,150 Homeland Security grant.

February 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


County’s projects advancing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners received updates during Tuesday's monthly meeting on the construction and renovations around Liberty County.

February 05, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Ludowici completes Macon Street project

The city of Ludowici recently completed a paving and drainage project on Macon Street. According to Ludowici Maintenance Supervisor James Fuller Sr., the city had been aiming to wrap the work up since the late 1990s.

February 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Council, mayor eye next election

Although Hinesville's municipal election is still 10 months away, the city's current mayor and council members plan to run for reelection.

February 04, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Photography contest spotlights coastal trees

The Hinesville Area Arts Council and Keep Liberty Beautiful are accepting submissions for the annual Arbor Day photography contest until Feb. 10. E-mail photograph entries to chairman@hinesvillearts.com or deliver them on a disc to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office at 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. The rules are:

February 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici receives remediation funding

Last week, the city of Ludowici received $88,871 in remediation funds from the Coastal Regional Commission/Office of Economic Adjustment.

February 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long Sheriff’s Office joins National Crime Map

Neighborhood safety is consistently a hot-button issue in communities throughout Coastal Georgia. Who hasn't grown curious about what's happening when flashing blue lights fly down a residential street? Long County residents who want to know how safe their neighborhoods are can now find out through a new partnership between the Long County Sheriff's Office and CrimeReports, creator of the National Crime Map, at www.CrimeReports.com.

February 03, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Residents earn city $1,000 from Reader's Digest

In the warmth of the sun on Saturday afternoon, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas and the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce accepted a check from Reader's Digest for $1,000.

January 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Park's amphitheater planning beings

Bryant Commons Joint Management Board members met with an acoustics engineer Thursday to sound out concepts for an amphitheater in Hinesville's Bryant Commons.

January 31, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Ludowici gets new fire engines

The Ludowici/Long County Fire Department recently bought two new fire trucks and added them to their fleet. The department bought a 1987 KME engine that holds 500 gallons and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute and a 1983 engine that holds 1,000 gallons of water and can pump 1,250 gallons per minute.

January 27, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Bus crash kills 5-year-old student

Five-year-old Cambria Shuman was killed on her way to school Tuesday morning. She and other children were riding a bus along a dirt road in ...

December 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


County opens new Animal Control facility, shelter stays put

Liberty County has a new Animal Control facility on Lee Place Road.

December 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Missing person case turns 10

Questions still linger on a missing person's case that turns 10 years old Monday.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell students learn homeless plight

Many things can lead to someone becoming homeless and Bradwell Institute students learned the importance of making the right choices in life.

December 02, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Bakers celebrate 71st anniversary

If you ask them, they will tell you it has only been seventy one short years.

December 01, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | Local news


Harris named 2-AAAAAA top offensive player

Bradwell Institute's Kevin Harris was one of Georgia's top high school running backs in 2017.

November 30, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA job fair Monday in Brunswick

The Georgia Department of Labor and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are hosting a job fair to recruit Georgians for temporary disaster recovery work under ...

November 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area producers get priority for Irma incentive program

Farmers, ranchers and non-industrial forestland owners that suffered damage due to Hurricane Irma will have until Dec. 15 to apply for a special statewide incentives ...

November 30, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Proud veteran, Donald Singleton, still struggling with horrors of war

WATCH VIDEO of Donald Singleton telling his story.

November 29, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Solar farm at Midway industrial park?

The Liberty County Development Authority is working on a deal that could bring a power generating solar farm to the Midway Industrial Park. The LCDA ...

November 29, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


CCRPI results for Long County improving

Results on the latest CCRPI show schools in Long County are faring better in most areas than they have in recent years.

November 29, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Right Blend Blog: Parade ready to roll

The 21st annual Christmas Parade is this coming Friday. We at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau worked pretty much ...

November 29, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Liberty CVB/Special to the Courier | Local news


Courier Sunday publication going to Saturday

Starting Saturday, the Courier will begin publishing a weekend edition, rather than the Sunday paper.

November 29, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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