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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


Area homeless and veterans remembered

With the needy and forgotten veterans in mind, Lockheed Martin Readiness and Stability Operations employees from Fort Stewart donated 360 pounds of canned and nonperishable food and $276 to the Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless on Thursday at the center's K&K Thrift Shop off Highway 84.

April 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Store proves lucky for lottery winners

The BP Food Mart on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville appears to be a hot spot for winning lottery tickets.

April 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


LCDA board changes method for recording minutes

During a Monday morning meeting, the Liberty County Development Authority decided that any future meeting minutes would be transcribed word-for-word from recorded tapes.

March 31, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Prosecuting ADA found dead

Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney John Hope, 56, was found dead Tuesday morning in his Wilmington Island backyard, according to Gena Moore, public information officer for the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.

March 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lumpkin enters not-guilty plea

A former Liberty County corrections officer pleaded not guilty Monday to the September murder of a Fort Stewart soldier's wife.

March 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Funding to save Mills House not forthcoming

The old white house with the bright red door has always been there, sitting on the corner of a busy intersection, shaded by large, Spanish moss-draped trees.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City’s annual action plan open to public review, comments

Hinesville's Community Development Department unveiled its annual action plan to a room empty of local residents Thursday evening inside the city's municipal courtroom.

March 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


‘Chop shop’ discovered

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes and other deputies discovered 15 vehicles in various stages of being stripped down Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center raises more than $40,000 at luncheon

It seems The Fraser Counseling Center has quite a few friends who are willing to lend a helping hand, even when money is tight. About 250 community members threw their support behind the center by pitching in $41,334 during Wednesday's Friends of Fraser fundraising luncheon.

March 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mother of child who died faces charges

Hinesville Police Department detectives arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who was killed earlier this month. Jocelyn Carroll, 25, has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child. She was arrested without incident at her job in Richmond Hill shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Doug Snider said.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County’s population jumps

The Census Bureau is delivering state-by-state data on a rolling basis through March.

March 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2010 Census numbers are in

The 2010 Census numbers show Liberty County and its cities have increased in population. Liberty County has a population of 63,453, and Hinesville has a population of 33,437, according to the 2010 census. In 2000, the county had just over 61,000 people and Hinesville had 30,392 residents, according to the census.

March 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Liberty County set to celebrate MLK Day

From church services to plays to parades, few communities observe the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and celebrate the man behind it like Liberty ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Howard named Hinesville city manager

Riceboro native Kenneth Howard was named the new Hinesville city manager Tuesday afternoon. The announcement was made during a special called meeting at Hinesville City ...

January 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Devendorf family works to keep developers at bay

Four of the more dangerous words in the Devendorf household when Meredith Devendorf was growing up were when her mother would say "I have an ...

January 10, 2018 | Pat Watkins Coastal Courier | Local news


Not rain, nor snow

As one Facebook post noted, "Rain or snow, Grandma will go!" The storm that paralyzed much of Liberty County and coastal Georgia Jan. 3 didn ...

January 10, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Shooting under investigation

Hinesville Police Department detectives are investigating a shooting in which a man was wounded Monday evening, HPD Det. Doug Snider said.

January 09, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Welcome to the world, Jason

Meet Jason Alexander Martinez, the first baby born in 2018 at Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville. Jason, who weighed 6 pounds and 4.5 ...

January 08, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Walthourville police chief expects to be fired Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman said he expects to be terminated Monday.

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Storm leads to slippery roads, worse

The sleet and snow that fell across Liberty County Wednesday was responsible for roughly 81 weather-related accidents, according to Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Deputy ...

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Area expected to get back to normal Monday

The snowfall that capped Liberty County in a blanket of white Wednesday caused many local businesses, as well as city and county offices to close ...

January 06, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Arrest made in 2015 murder of Hinesville man

Metro's Violent Crimes detectives made an arrest today in the July 25, 2015 shooting death of Hakeem Clark in the parking lot of the ...

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Equipment failure leads to wastewater spill at Taylors Creek

Hinesville announced Friday that its water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart released 5.47 million gallons of partially treated wastewater into Taylors Creek after ...

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County refuses rezoning for Highway 17 convenience store

As a winter storm threatened Tuesday, Liberty County commissioners dealt with the shortest agenda in recent memory, turning down rezoning for a convenience store at ...

January 05, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Fatal bus crash headed to court?

The cause of a Dec. 5, school bus accident that claimed the life of 5-year-old Cambria Shuman has not been released yet, however Liberty County ...

January 05, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


144 on Fort Stewart reopened

Update: 144 East on Fort Stewart from Hinesville to Richmond Hill is now reopened. Drivers are still urged to drive carefully.

January 05, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty, Long schools remain closed Friday

Schools in Liberty and Long counties remain closed today due to the storm.

January 05, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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