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Armstrong still seeking green light from state

The Pirates still are trying to stake their claim on Hinesville soil, but the $4.75 million funding request from the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia still hangs in the balance.

February 05, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Expect traffic snags in Flemington Tuesday

From 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Georgia Department of Transportation temporarily will close various traffic lanes at the intersection of Old Sunbury Road, Old Hines Road and Oglethorpe Highway for road maintenance. Signs will alert drivers to changes in traffic flow. Motorists should expect delays in the area.

February 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


4th suspect arrested in attempted robbery

Another suspect has been arrested in the Jan. 15 attempted robbery that reportedly began at Liberty Inn & Suites and affected Wells Fargo Bank on Gen. Screven Way. According to a Liberty County Sheriff's Office report, Ladonna Yvette Frasier turned herself in and is being housed at the Liberty County Regional Jail.

January 31, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Development authority pays member for Midway work

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday approved payment to one of its own for $16,825 for repairs to a wastewater-flow meter.

January 30, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Groups weigh countywide workshop options

Public perception on the annual Liberty Countywide Planning Retreat seems to have caught up with Liberty leaders, as the phrase was thrown around several times Wednesday during a planning session.

January 28, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


County beautification, marketing under way

This fall, area residents may see new branding for Liberty County and the communities it encompasses. Support for the brand will take the shape of community gardens, residential upkeep incentives and gateway makeovers if funding comes forward.

January 27, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Homeless count has big implications

Dozens of service-providing organizations, government agencies and churches are collaborating next week under the direction of the Liberty County Homeless Coalition and the Hinesville Homeless Prevention Program.

January 26, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici petitioner claims cops harassing him

A Long County man, who has been circulating a petition to force Ludowici to vote on the hard-liquor sales option, told the city council Thursday that law officers had been harassing him.

January 21, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City's contract for water works questioned

An otherwise-routine Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday took a serious turn when a citizen questioned the city's compliance with a state code.

January 21, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Breakfast celebrates King legacy

A keynote speaker on Saturday issued a challenge to local leaders in the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commission OKs repair projects

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday approved $95,130 in work to county buildings.

January 21, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Workers nick gas line, traffic diverted

Construction crews working on the installation of sewage pipes on Dunlieve Road in Allenurst knicked a one-inch gas line, forcing closure of the road for about an hour Thursday morning.

January 17, 2013 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long chairman disavows job practices

The Long County Commission doesn't control the offices of the county's other constitutional officers, commission Chairman Bobby Walker said at a Jan. 8 meeting.

January 16, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Options for Veterans Parkway discussed

City leaders met Wednesday in the administrative conference room at city hall for a work session that focused on developing a master plan for land use along Veterans Parkway.

January 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmaker thanks constituents with BBQ

More than 600 friends and supporters of U.S. Congressman Jack Kingston accepted his invitation to attend a free, 'thank you' barbecue Saturday at Dunham Farms in Sunbury.

January 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County considers spending increase

During last week's Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin presented the proposed budget for fiscal-year 2016, which will start July 1.

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ex-police clerk indicted

Former Walthourville Police Department clerk Crystal Gail Tilley has been indicted on one felony count of theft by taking, according to public records.

June 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County BoE advance voting ends Friday

Time is running out to vote in the special election for the Liberty County Board of Education's District 6 seat. The last day of advance voting is Friday.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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