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Deals getting sweeter for lemonade girls

The Midway girls whose lemonade stand was shut down by the police two weeks ago are riding out a tide of attention.

July 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Missing Midway man’s remains ID’d

Illinois authorities positively have identified the remains of a Midway man who went missing three years ago.

July 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Coastal Resource meeting in Midway

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division will host a public information meeting at 5:30 p.m. July 27 at Holton's Restaurant in Midway to explain proposed amendments to the Coastal Marshland Protection Rules concerning live-aboards.

July 19, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway council discusses designs for new library

The Midway City Council learned Monday that the county commissioners are giving final review to the plans for the east end community center this month, and a contract for the new Midway-Riceboro branch library should be finished this summer.

July 16, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Courthouse revamp is running on schedule

Renovations to the old Liberty County Courthouse are on schedule and going well, according to County Administrator Joey Brown.

July 14, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


$1M winning lottery ticket sold in Ludowici

ATLANTA - A Tattnall County tree surgeon recently won $1 million from the Georgia Lottery. Jonathan Hilliard of Collins won his prize playing the instant game Georgia Lottery Black.

July 14, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riders invited to sound off on bus system

If you have an opinion on Hinesville's Liberty Transit bus system, now is the time to express it. City officials and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission are accepting public comment on proposed changes to existing bus routes through Aug. 8.

July 13, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Comments sought on bus system

Liberty Transit is considering changing its bus system in and around Hinesville and asking for the public's opinion on how it could be changed.

July 12, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


City and state draw closer to redistricting

Like many cities across the United States, Hinesville is drawing closer to establishing new voting districts.

July 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


United Way weighs funding applications carefully

Local nonprofit human-service organizations seeking funding for 2012 may start applying Friday for allocations from the United Way of the Coastal Empire's community fund.

July 12, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Designations are good news for area economy

The local economy may be in store for some treats.

July 11, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County looks to unearth drainage problem source

The Liberty County Commission focused on business development, drainage and road projects at Tuesday night's meeting.

July 08, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Still time to leave ‘imprint’ on Memorial Drive

There's still time for residents, businesses and civic groups to make a lasting impression on the Memorial Drive roundabout. The deadline to buy a personalized engraved clay brick or granite stone for the Memorial Drive Sculpture Buy-A-Brick Campaign has been extended to July 29.

July 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Amateur radio operators ham it up for national Field Day

Amateur radio operators, also known as ham operators, from all over the area recently put on their headsets and attached their antennas to participate in the American Radio Relay League's national Field Day. The event is an international competition that tests the ability to set up and conduct emergency communications.

July 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Shaw selected to lead ACCG policy committee

President Melvin Davis of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently appointed Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw as the 2011-12 second vice chairman of the Revenue and Finance Policy Committee.

July 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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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


Two shot in Flemington motel parking lot

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the victims in a Thursday evening shooting at the La Quinta motel on East Oglethrope Highway ...

January 04, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Several wrecks reported due to weather

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

January 04, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: Closures and openings

Here are a few updates on closures and locations that plan to open later today:

January 04, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Driving conditions remain dangerous

A winter weather advisory is still in effect until 11 a.m. Thursday, according to the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency, and the agency is ...

January 04, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Midway officials sworn in on Friday

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington and Mayor Pro Tempore Levern Clancy Jr. officially exchanged jobs Friday. Washington moved into a council seat along with new ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Georgia DOT treating roadways

SAVANNAH, GA – Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to treat roadways, bridges, overpasses, and reported trouble areas with gravel, salt and brine during this extreme ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Hall to Remain Closed on Thursday

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2018) – The City of Hinesville will remain closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 due to conditions from the winter storm. The ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


City of Hinesville to announce new Manager at next meeting

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Jan. 2, 2018) –Mayor and Council of the City of Hinesville will announce their appointment of Hinesville's City Manager at the regularly ...

January 03, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Schools to remain closed tomorrow

(Hinesville, GA)- The Liberty County School System will be closed to both staff and students on Thursday, Jan. 4, according to a press release issued ...

January 03, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


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