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SGMS, LFMS named ‘focus schools’

With a new education evaluation system moving into place in light of the Georgia waiver from No Child Left Behind standards, two Liberty County schools have been named "focus schools."

March 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Eleven Black Men celebrate at banquet

Eleven Black Men of Liberty County held its 18th annual banquet Saturday on Fort Stewart, where the group honored its eight middle- and high-school aged members for their achievements.

March 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Buffalo roam in Coastal Ga.

The old folk song laments, "Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam."

March 28, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lumpkin arraigned in Long Co.

Kenneth Lumpkin, a former Liberty County corrections officer, formally was arraigned in Long County Superior Court on Tuesday morning before Superior Court Judge C. Paul Rose.

March 28, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Landowners eligible for land-conservation money

Congress has made available millions of dollars to pay Georgia landowners who agree not to use their land for the development of subdivisions.

March 24, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long Co. Commission chairman speaks to chamber

Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker spoke to members of the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday at its March meeting.

March 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Rising fertilizer, fuel costs hurting Georgia farmers

Those who recently have done gardening or lawn maintenance probably have noticed the price of fertilizer has increased exponentially.

March 23, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Test scores jump for students with disabilities

Test scores for Liberty County School System students with disabilities increased considerably in the 2010-11 school year, according to data released last week.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Sticker creator: No harm was meant

A Long County couple catching fire for an anti-President Barack Obama bumper sticker sold on their website wants to clear the air, while local political leaders say the message is unpatriotic, racist and a blight to the area.

March 23, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Deal declares March 6 as Downtown Day

ATLANTA - Approximately 30 members of the Georgia Downtown Association, including Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis, gathered recently at the state Capitol to join Gov. Nathan Deal in proclaiming March 6, 2012, as Downtown Day in Georgia.

March 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sing-out raises money for Relay for Life

A gospel sing-out last weekend in Ludowici raised more than $500 to fight cancer.

March 22, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Downtown authority explains parking plan

Parking concerns in downtown Hinesville mostly are an issue of perception, Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Vicki Davis said.

March 22, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Logo contest calls on teens’ creativity

A local nonprofit organization is calling on teens to get involved in the community - but rather than asking for funds, it's seeking creativity.

March 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Celebrating St. Pat’s Day

Saturday brought out people by the thousands to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

March 21, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Spring's yard warriors prepare for summer

Spring is here, and Liberty County residents are busy preparing their yards and flower gardens for a long, hot summer.

March 21, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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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


Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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