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‘Magic’ Cupcake War a hit

Visitors to the Hinesville Area Arts Council on Tuesday got to follow a yellow-brick road into a magic-filled flavor voyage inspired by fairy tales, Disney movies and nature.

April 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Long Co. commissioner gets DUI

Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker was cited for driving under the influence Tuesday night in Long County.

April 26, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoE approves energy audit

The Liberty County Board of Education on Wednesday approved an agreement for district-wide energy management services, a vote it had delayed for several meetings.

April 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Highway closure planned

A state highway that crosses Fort Stewart's training area will close in early May for a field artillery exercise.

April 26, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City’s water loss said to be within acceptable range

Nearly 10 percent of the water that Hinesville pumps into its distribution system goes unaccounted for but, officials say, that is an accepted loss.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Obama visit not open

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit Fort Stewart on Friday, but don't count on getting to see him, unless you're being invited.

April 24, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Festival acts from around the world

Ready for a trip around the world?

April 24, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Earth Day spreads message

The sixth annual Earth Day celebrations for Hinesville and Liberty County were a success, despite high winds that played havoc with covered shelters, static displays and signs.

April 24, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


DFCS transitioning to new place

Less than two weeks before its new building will be in operation, Liberty County Division of Family and Children Services board members toured the site Wednesday along with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.

April 22, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walking against cancer

More than 1,000 people gathered Friday evening for a celebration of hope on the track at Liberty County's Recreation Center for this year's American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser.

April 22, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Food drive nets a ton of food

Hinesville Curves members recently participated in the gym's 14th annual food drive, which netted more than 2,100 pounds of non-perishable food for the Manna House. Thelma Lane, above, collected more than 400 pounds by inviting her neighbors to contribute. Curves owner Peggy McRae introduced Manna House to the Feinstein Foundation Challenge, which will match the amount of food collected during March and April. Donors still can drop off food at either Manna House or Curves through April 30.

April 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Leadership SE Ga. Class holds Liberty Co. session

Leadership Southeast Georgia held its monthly session in Liberty County this weekend. The six-month program features a class of 24 community leaders from the 10 Coastal Georgia counties.

April 22, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Superintendent updates Long Co. chamber on new school

Long County School System Superintendent Dr. Robert Waters gave an update on the new high school during Tuesday's Long County Chamber of Commerce meeting.

April 21, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Changes considered to law tied to lemonade-stand controversy

The Midway City Council will meet Monday to consider changes in the city's law for transient merchants, peddlers and solicitors.

April 21, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty lags in health ranking

A study released earlier this month indicates that despite public-health and education efforts, Liberty County residents need to clean up their health behaviors.

April 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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