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Hot buttons await local lawmakers

The General Assembly begins its 2013 session Monday, and experts predict the 40 legislative days will be shaped by hot issues such as the state's budget, the Affordable Care Act and firearms rights and restrictions.

January 14, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Stalled subdivision revives, BoC approves zoning change

A stalled subdivision off of Leroy Coffer Highway has been revived, according to plat requests submitted Tuesday to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

January 12, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman jailed for unkempt home, addresses commission

A Long County woman who was cited, fined and jailed for not bringing her Wilkerson Road home into compliance with the county's zoning requirements went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday.

January 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Shell-recycling center opens in area

Friends of South Newport River Inc. recently announced the opening of a shell-recycling center at Old Route 17 on the South Newport River at the Liberty/McIntosh counties border. The center is at the boat ramp off U.S. 17, just south of Exit 67 on Interstate 95.

January 10, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


OMI has held city contract for 28 years

Hinesville's history with public-works contractor CHM2HILL OMI began in 1984 when it was contracted to operate the city's water-treatment plant, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

January 09, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


HPD donates to Komen

The Hinesville Police Department recently donated $1,600 to Susan G. Komen of the Coastal Empire.

January 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council meeting heats up over OMI contract

Discussions about Hinesville's public-works contractor, OMI, once again prompted heated exchanges during Thursday's city council meeting.

January 07, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Midway council approves budget

The Midway City Council approved a $2.9 million budget Dec. 27 during a special meeting.

January 05, 2013 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Viral video spurs Sonic roach controversy

The Hinesville Sonic is tight-lipped but open despite drawing regional attention after viral videos posted by a former employee exposed an alleged infestation of roaches.

January 04, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Cliff averted, cuts still possible

Both chambers of Congress pulled out a deal this week that prevents America from going over the fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts that experts say would have chilled the economy and prompted an extended recession - but there's still much work ahead.

January 04, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


150th anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation celebrated

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Liberty County's faithful gathered Jan. 1 at the Historic First African Baptist Church in Riceboro, where a bell tolled at noon, signifying the importance of the historic recollection.

January 04, 2013 | Edith Anderson | Local news


Hinesville man arrested in Va.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Police say a suspect from Hinesville has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a car within 1,000 feet of a school. According to Lou Thurston with the Newport News Police Department, the incident occurred between 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Dec. 29. Thurston said Miguel Antonio Childress approached a man, believing him to be responsible for a separate incident in which Childress' relative was assaulted. As Childress approached the Suffolk man's car, the man drove away, and Childress allegedly shot at the car. Childress was charged with one count each of shooting ...

January 04, 2013 | WAVY, TV Newport News, Va. | Local news


Hinesville man arrested in Va.

January 04, 2013 | WAVY, TV Newport News, | Local news


Services return to normal after holidays

With so many local, state and federal employees taking advantage of holiday breaks at Christmas and New Year's, some government services have been limited by the reduced staff, while other services were postponed until the holidays are over.

January 04, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County establishes polling places in 5 precincts

Long County, under order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia's Brunswick Division, has established polling places in each of its five districts.

January 04, 2013 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held ...

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning ...

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator supports interstate projects

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, supports the transportation projects on Interstates 95 and 16 near Savannah that were recently announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Williams hosts Capitol convocation

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, hosted the annual Eugene C. Tillman Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation Jan. 10.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County resident want more access to wildlife areas

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LRMC encourages mothers to carry babies to term

At 39 weeks' gestation, babies in the womb are considered to be fully developed. However, mothers across the country are delivering babies before that critical ...

January 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County Commissioners hold planning workshop

Liberty County Board Commissioners discussed important policies and decisions that will have to be finalized soon during their planning workshop earlier today at the MidCoast ...

January 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Shriners kick off new year

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Shrine Club recently installed its 2016 officers.

January 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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