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Council candidate faces qualifying challenges

Five voters filed challenges with the Liberty County Board of Elections in the past two weeks alleging Douglas Burgess Jr. is not qualified to run for Hinesville City Council. These voters question Burgess' residency as a Hinesville city resident, claiming he may not have lived in the city the required 12 months before Nov. 8, the date of the municipal election.

September 21, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Lane closure on Main downtown for a week

Avoid South Main Street in downtown Hinesville for the next week if you can.

September 20, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Troy Davis execution expected Wednesday

ATLANTA - Georgia's pardons board rejected a last-ditch clemency plea from death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday despite high-profile support from figures including the pope and a former FBI director for the claim that he was wrongly convicted of killing a police officer in 1989.

September 20, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Local news


BoC discusses need to hire locals, minorities, women

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners spent time discussing road improvement projects throughout the county during its mid-month meeting Thursday.

September 20, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two single mothers are first to graduate from city program

The Hinesville City Council recognized the first two graduates of the city's Assets for Independence program Thursday during a regular council meeting.

September 20, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


New branch director reared in YMCA

David Holcomb has served as director for the Liberty County/Armed Services Branch, YMCA of Coastal Georgia for just one month, but he has been involved with the YMCA for most of his 39 years.

September 19, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Annual Day at Old Dorchester offers glimpse into area's past

It was standing room only in the main gathering hall of Midway's Historic Dorchester Academy on Saturday as spectators gathered to get a glimpse of life in the past during the school's annual Day at Old Dorchester fundraising event.

September 19, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Gum Branch announces candidates

The city of Gum Branch held qualifying for the city's mayor and council seats last week. Municipal elections will be Nov. 8.

September 17, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Ludowici landlords must fix trash, water

The Ludowici City Council approved a measure on Tuesday to reinforce code requirements regarding trash and water guidelines for multifamily dwellings.

September 16, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Post, neighbors address encroachment issues

Civilian and military leaders reviewed and discussed how to implement the 2005 Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) during a summit Monday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

September 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Defense says soldier didn't shoot roommates

FORT STEWART - A U.S. soldier charged with killing two of his Army roommates and wounding another after an argument in Iraq last fall is innocent and should be cleared of murder charges by forensic evidence, his defense attorney said Monday.

September 13, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Local news


United Way campaign kicks off this week

Cheerleaders for Liberty County's high schools will toss their pom-poms and debut new routines Thursday night, and drum lines will provide steady percussion - but the festive atmosphere won't be for football.

September 13, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Holmestown water system moves foward

The planned Holmestown-Screven Forks rural water system, a project in the works for years, will move ahead to the design and preparation stages thanks to good news from the United States Department of Agriculture.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Regional transportation projects finalized

With a unanimous vote Wednesday, the Coastal Regional Commission Regional Transportation Roundtable was the first in the state to approve its list of projects for next year's Transportation Investment Act referendum.

September 09, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Kingston gives Rotary straight talk on military and budget

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., gave the Hinesville Rotary Club straight talk Tuesday on defense and other issues.

September 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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City council gets update on projects

Representatives from P.C. Simonton and Associates gave an informational overview of construction in the city during Thursday's regular council meeting.

February 08, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Emergency Management Agency wants you to be ready for the worst (weather)

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Prepare for bad weather

With two hurricanes slapping Coastal Georgia in recent years and a rare snow storm shutting down the area for a day just last month, emergency ...

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Vehicle clips school bus

A truck clipped the front end of a Liberty County School bus this morning on Islands highway and Brigdon Road.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


WomenHeart Hinesville is here

Alicia Roberts was diagnosed with cardio myopathy and congestive heart failure in 2010, when she was just 26 years old.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Arrest made in Fleming murder

Eptwarnd Saunders, 31 of Midway was arrested Monday in connection with the slaying of James Caswell Jones, 62, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

February 07, 2018 | Patty Leon, Lewis Levine | Local news


No gun at school, official says

Long County High School was briefly on lockdown Monday morning after a mother called to report her daughter might have had a gun at school.

February 06, 2018 | Staff | Local news


Training program recognizes two Hinesville officials

Hinesville Councilmember Diana Reid and Mayor Allen Brown were both recognized Jan. 21 by the Harold F. Holtz Municipal Training Institute during the Georgia Municipal ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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