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Commission approves $24M operating budget

The Liberty County Commission reviewed current budgetary expenses and approved its next annual budget during Thursday's mid-month meeting.

June 21, 2011 | Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Midway streamlines utility-bills process

Midway water and sewer customers will have 10 days to pay their bills following action by the city council that streamlines procedures in the utility department.

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

Ken Howard recognized for GCCMA service

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard, right, was recognized recently by Alan Ours, president of the Georgia City-County Management Association, for serving as GCCMA president from April 2010-March 2011.

June 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

City, workers to pay more for health insurance

Hinesville city employees will have to pony up more money for their health insurance in the coming year. So will the city.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news

Ex-Loonie Farms operator returned to area

Christiane Judd, former owner of Loonie Farms Animal Rescue, is back in Long County, according to Long County Sheriff's Office Detective Lt. Tom Sollosi. Judd arrived via commercial inmate transfer service at 9:15 a.m. Saturday and immediately was processed.

June 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news

Black bear killed on Liberty Co. highway

A young male, probably away from home for the first time, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Liberty County early June 11.

June 20, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news

Walkers look to preserve history

Saturday morning's overcast sky provided the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester participants with an intermittent breeze and protection from the hot June sun, which broke through the clouds later in the day.

June 20, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Chase ends in cow pasture

A report of stolen aluminum pipes at a mobile home park Thursday morning eventually gave way to a 23-mile high-speed chase through Long County.

June 20, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Courier wins 9 awards

The Coastal Courier recently earned several 2011 Georgia Press Association awards, which representatives from the newspaper received Friday at the association's annual Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and banquet on Jekyll Island. The prizes recognize the best newspapers in Georgia for their achievements in reporting, writing, photography, website content creation, newspaper page design and videography.

June 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local news

Young, old walk to save landmark

More young people are expected to join their elders this Saturday for the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester.

June 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Robbery leads to high-speed chase

A reported robbery Tuesday night outside the Walmart Super Center on East Oglethorpe Highway eventually gave way to a high-speed chase that had Hinesville police, Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers traveling at speeds upwards of 93 miles per hour.

June 15, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news

Temporary VA clinic to open here

Area veterans' long wait for close and convenient medical care nearly is over. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a temporary health-care clinic July 5 in Hinesville.

June 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news

Cyclists bring bucks into Hinesville

On Friday, 1,200 bicyclists invaded Hinesville during the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour that allows bikers to see several cities in a week's span during a trip across the state.

June 13, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news

Ex-SEAL writes best seller

Howard E. Wasdin had a rough and, at times, painful childhood in South Georgia, but he used those experiences as motivation later in life.

June 13, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Local news

Frank Cochran widening project meeting uneventful

None of the seven property owners affected by Hinesville's Frank Cochran road-widening project attended an informative meeting Tuesday. Only Paul Simonton, president and CEO of the city's engineering firm P.C. Simonton & Associates, and consulting appraiser David Davis showed up.

June 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

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Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the ...

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his ...

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and ...

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Navy chief has fond memories of life at sea

WATCH A SHORT VIDEO of Ernie Mitchell.

February 27, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Deputies seek man who allegedly led them on high speed chase onto I-95

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Michael James Waller Jr after he allegedly led deputies on ...

February 27, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

City probes IT failure

An investigation into what slowed or shut down IT services Tuesday for the city of Hinesville continues, officials said.

February 26, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Hinesville fire captain dies

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2018) – City of Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) Captain Earnest "Moe" McDuffie died Tuesday, February 20 while performing fire department mandated physical ...

February 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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