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Candidate qualifying runs through Friday

Qualifying is under way for Liberty County offices and for Georgia's May 20 primary, with Republicans and Democrats filing their paperwork to appear on the ballot. The general election is Nov. 4. Qualifying began Monday and ends at noon Friday. Candidates must qualify at the Board of Elections and Registration in suite 1600 in the courthouse, 100 S. Main St., Hinesville.

March 05, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


School to offer free breakfasts, charge a dime more for lunch

The Liberty County Board of Education agreed last week to offer all children - regardless of ability to pay - free school breakfast for the 2014-15 school year and for three years thereafter. The board of education also agreed to raise the price of student lunches by 10 cents in order to comply with the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. Schools are not allowed to use excess from free-meal reimbursements to subsidize the paid lunch cost, school officials said.

March 05, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hinesville resident stranded in Sweden

Susanne Lawler went back to her native Sweden last summer to undergo medical treatment and get medicines she could not afford in this country. She left her American husband and then-9-year-old son here in Hinesville for what she thought would be a three-week trip. That was six months ago.

March 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici mayor says police dispute settled

James Rogers officially has resigned from his position as chief of the Ludowici Police Department.

February 26, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


RH residents want 144 widened

Frank Biezenbos has driven Highway 144 just about every day for the past 19 years. Thursday, Biezenbos drove the few miles east from his home in Strathy Hall to the County Administrative Complex to attend a public hearing on the proposed widening of 144 and give state engineers his two cents on the project.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Suspended Ludowici PD chief resigns

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller announced today that suspended Police Chief James Rogers has resigned.

February 25, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


City allows beer closer to residences

Two restaurants are the first to take advantage of Hinesville's recently amended alcohol ordinance that allows sales closer to residences than in the past.

February 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty included in Gullah Geechee Heritage Corridor

Liberty County has been included in the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, according to Griffin Lotson with the corridor's commission.

February 24, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long State Prison marks 10th anniversary

Long State Prison recognized its 10th anniversary with a ceremony Tuesday. Counselor Mike Mourand welcomed around 30 people from around the region, with inmate Larry Robbins then leading all in singing the national anthem. Following Robbins' performance, inmates Randall Martin, Kwame McDowell, Alvin Sutherland, Lesley Farmer and Ryant Russell sang harmony songs.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Plans for adult-care home concerns neighbors

Two Allenhurst residents raised concerns during Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting about a proposed adult-care home.

February 22, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long rec pond is for fishing rodeos only

The Long County Commission on Feb. 11 approved a policy governing use of the fishing pond at the recreation complex.

February 22, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Train caught film crew by surprise

A woman was killed Thursday when she was struck by a train in Wayne County during the filming of a movie about Gregg Allman.

February 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Rescue group takes aim at feral cats

Carpathia PAWS pet-rescue organization is known for its efforts to adopt out dogs and cats that have been abandoned, sometimes fostering them until they can be placed in "forever homes" with caring owners. What many in the community don't know is that the volunteer group recently established a trap-neuter-return program to help control the area's feral-cat population.

February 20, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Projected SPLOST revenue: $55.4M

During a planning session Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed possible projects for SPLOST 2015. Commissioners also were updated on projected revenues the county could expect from the 1 percent sales tax.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


AASU unveils new Liberty Center plan

Local leaders got a glimpse of the future Tuesday during a Hinesville Rotary Club meeting when Armstrong Atlantic State University President Dr. Linda Bleicken and Liberty Center Director retired Col. Peter Hoffman unveiled a rendering of the new Liberty campus. The unveiling was held during a Rotary luncheon at the La Quinta Inn on Highway 84 in Flemington.

February 19, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Mother's wish for son now a day for special kids

Tashara Frasier wanted her son and other children who have special needs to have a day of their own. So, she created one.

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


First SPLOST meeting draws few residents

Government officials may have outnumbered voters at the first Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax town hall meeting Monday evening at the Liberty County Performing ...

August 17, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


17 YCA cadets face expulsion after fight on post

More than a dozen cadets could be expelled from Youth Challenge Academy on Fort Stewart following a fight around 8:30 p.m. Monday at ...

August 16, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County Night Out draws crowd

Long County hosted its fifth consecutive National Night Out Thursday at the Long County Recreational Center.

August 16, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


City upgrading water meters, customer portal

Hinesville is working toward improving the way it reads water meters and will soon have a new customer portal website where residents can monitor their ...

August 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Health district gets new director

SAVANNAH - Diane Z. Weems, M.D., who has served as health director of the Coastal Health District forthree years, retired at the end of last ...

August 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Metro Hinesville jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last month that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6 percent, up 1 percentage point from ...

August 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Marines get 'mine' blowing experience on Stewart

It seems no obstacle is too great for the United States Marines Corps.

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


Council balks at quorum for committee

A discussion at Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting about the concerns of having a review committee meet in open session to discuss proposals for ...

August 10, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier | Local news


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