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State, local issues discussed at town hall

A crowd filled council chambers Thursday evening for a District 5 town-hall meeting.

April 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said he is optimistic for the city's future at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday.

April 29, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici liquor vote washes out

After several months of discussion and an attempt by a local resident to circulate a petition, the Ludowici City Council decided at its April 16 meeting that a liquor-sale option will not be added to the June 18 special election ballot.

April 27, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Midway Arts Festival is Saturday

The 8thannual Midway Arts Festival is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Midway church, museum and art gallery at Highway 17 and Martin Road.

April 26, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Civilians, military forming health alliance

A civilian-military health-care alliance recommended by a 2012 Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership study is taking shape, despite not having funding.

April 26, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Rumors of troop losses draw crowd

More than 220 members of communities surrounding Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield attended Monday's community listening session at Club Stewart, with most responding to rumors that the installation could lose up to 8,000 soldiers.

April 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County audit calls for tighter grant reporting

Liberty County gets a lot of grant money but needs help accounting for the funds and ensuring grant guidelines are met.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Officials set planning workshop in county

Liberty County residents will have easier access to this year's annual Liberty County Planning Workshop, as the event will take place in Midway.

April 22, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host Hinesville Mayor James Thomas at a Progress Through the People luncheon at noon Thursday at the Liberty College and Career Academy on Airport Road.

April 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Families testify how rapes changed sons

A Massachusetts woman arrested in December 2011 on allegations of statutory rape and child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars and 30 years of probation.

April 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman gets 10 years for molestation, rape

A Massachusetts woman arrested in December 2011 on allegations of statutory rape and child molestation was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years behind bars and 30 years of probation.

April 16, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Demand for public housing exceeds supply

The Hinesville Housing Authority manages 205 housing units but has no vacancies for 203 families on a waiting list that averages one to three years, according to Executive Director Debra Williams. Williams presented an annual update on the housing authority to the city council at its April 4 meeting.

April 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Dead dogs report a hoax

A report last week that eight dogs were shot and killed on Demery Howard Road in Long County appears to be a hoax. The Long County Sheriff's Office got wind of the alleged incident and Sheriff Craig Nobles sent detectives to investigate. After searching the area, LCSO Det. Al Cato said that the report was inaccurate.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Challenger wins Long County runoff

Challenger Willie Thompson beat incumbent Andy Fuller in Tuesday's runoff race for the District 3 seat on the Long County Commission.

April 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


City's tax collections down for year

City revenues from property taxes, sales taxes and licenses for the sale of beer, wine and liquor are down from last year, according to a financial report by Chief Financial Officer Kimberly Ryon. She presented the report to the Hinesville City Council at its April 4 meeting.

April 11, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Liberty Regional Medical Center pledges $125,000 for Savannah Tech nursing program

Board members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center's Hospital Authority gave a check Tuesday afternoon to representatives of Savannah Technical College, pledging to donate ...

August 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


United Military Care is hosting an open house today

United Military Care is hosting an Open House today from 10-am to 2 pm at 400 North Main Street Hinesville, to share with the community ...

August 21, 2015 | Press release | Local news


City approves HHA resident member

The Hinesville City Council had a short meeting earlier today with only one action item on the agenda. Council members voted to approve the appointment ...

August 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County lowers fire insurance rating

Long County homeowners received good news last week, when the results from a recent Insurance Services Office inspection dropped the county's risk rating.

August 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


LRMC pledges $125,000 for STC nursing program

Board members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center's Hospital Authority gave a check Tuesday afternoon to representatives of Savannah Technical College, pledging to donate ...

August 19, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deacon Walthour: ‘Honorable man’

Humble. Kind. Hero.

August 18, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County pet-business request faces opposition at LCPC meeting

A couple's efforts to have a pet-service business at their home was met with opposition at the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

August 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long trips to Savannah persist

RICHMOND HILL - Repairs to the damaged Interstate 95 overpass at exit 87 will not start until next month, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

August 18, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville mayor appointed to state public infrastructure panel

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas has been appointed to Georgia's Partnership for Public Facilities and Infrastructure Act Guidelines Committee, Gov. Nathan Deal announced recently.

August 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Spots open on sheriff's citizen academy

A few spots remain open for the upcoming Liberty County Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy.

August 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Prisoners may build Long County animal shelter

State and local officials met recently in Ludowici to discuss funding options for a proposed animal rescue shelter in Long County.

August 16, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Teen pleads to charges from fatal wreck

SPRINGFIELD - An Effingham County teenager charged in an September 2014 accident that claimed the lives of three people, including a Liberty County resident, has pled ...

August 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue Correspondent | Local news


Porter wins lawsuit claim, awarded $3.5 million

A Liberty County jury on Friday awarded $3.5 million for the death of Barbara Porter in a lawsuit brought by her widower, Kenneth Porter.

August 15, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Jury in deliberation in wrongful-death trial

After nearly a full day of closing arguments, the wrongful-death trial stemming from a lawsuit brought forward by Kenneth Porter, on behalf of his wife ...

August 13, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of ...

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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