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Judd could be returned to area soon

Christiane Judd could be returned to Long County soon as she voluntarily waived extradition requirements during a hearing last week in Erie County, N.Y., according to a statement released recently by Long County Detective Lt. Tom Sollosi.

June 08, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Horses found starving

The Long County Sheriff's Office has charged an unlicensed stable operator and his assistant with animal cruelty and being party to the crime of animal cruelty after discovering a number of horses suffering from severe neglect at Briarwood Stables off Stafford Dairy Road over the weekend.

June 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Plans for new library on track

Requests for planning and design proposals on a new facility for the Live Oak Public Libraries' Hinesville branch will go out next month, confirmed Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown.

June 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Arts council asks county for new office

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is looking for a place to call home.

June 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


City considers raising court fees

Hinesville Municipal Clerk of Court Mary Dowd asked the city council Thursday to consider raising fees for certified dispositions from $2 to $5 and establish a $25 fee for court records.

June 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ga. Democratic Party chairman to speak at local banquet

Mike Berlon, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker at the Liberty County Democratic Party's annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the old Walmart Shopping Center on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

June 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Homeless get a little help

George Hurt, 58, hasn't had a dental or health exam in years.

June 07, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Land near Lowes rezoned for commercial use

Several acres of land behind Lowes home-improvement store on Oglethorpe Highway was approved for rezoning during Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting. The parcel, approximately 7.82 acres, previously was zoned an RA-1 residential area, but it never was developed. The forested area now will be zoned as a C-2 commercial lot. Assistant zoning administrator Gabriele Hartage and attorney Thomas Ratcliffe, on behalf of the Michael E. Bryant Life Trust, presented a plan for what the area might look like once it's developed. Also present was Paul Simonton of P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc., who will work with Ratcliffe ...

June 07, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Courier launches new mobile website

Coastal Courier readers can now easily access the latest stories, headlines and photos on the go. The newspaper recently launched a new version of its website for cell phones and other mobile devices. The site, viewable on all handheld web browsers, is at www.coastalcourier.com/m.

June 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Team’s tips may boost tourism

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's tourism product development team made a return visit Thursday evening to Liberty County to review its tourism-improvement plan for the area.

June 06, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long County sets addressing deadline

After two years of requesting that residents meet addressing guidelines in the county, Long County Commissioners set Aug. 1 as the final date for residents to meet the standards or have county workers do the addressing and charge the homeowners.

June 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Shelters worried about fallout after Loonie Farms

Local animal lovers working with shelters around the area are worried the recent tragic discovery of animal remains at Loonie Farms in Long County may negatively affect other facilities' ability to draw support and raise funds.

June 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Community pillar Mary Baggs dies

Riceboro native and lifelong Liberty County resident Mary LeCounte Baggs died Thursday, according to Baggs' family friend and Riceboro mayor, Bill Austin. Baggs was 100 years old.

June 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Child killed in Long Co. wreck

A 6-year-old child was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday in Long County, and the child's mother seriously was injured.

June 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Annual bicycle tour to pass through Hinesville

Bicyclists will zip into Hinesville on June 10 as the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour starts wrapping up its trek across the state, which will stop in several towns.

June 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


God and Country Day planned in Ludowici

Faith Baptist Church will host "God and Country Day" at 11 a.m. Sunday at 12 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.

July 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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