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Hinesville’s leaders keep offices

The results of Tuesday's election yielded few surprises with Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas holding onto his office. District 2 Councilman Jason Floyd and District 3 Councilman David Anderson, who ran unopposed, also retained their offices.

November 09, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Riceboro and Walthourville election results

Here are preliminary results for Riceboro and Walthourville from the Liberty County Board of Elections and Voter Registration:

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


Hinesville election results in

Here are preliminary results for Hinesville from the Liberty County Board of Elections and Voter Registration:

November 08, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


Gum Branch election results

By a 13-vote margin, Kathy Todd won the mayoral race in Tuesday's Gum Branch municipal election.

November 08, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


City council asked to consider pit-bull ban

The Hinesville City Council held its monthly meeting on Thursday, voting on or agreeing to further discussion on zoning and community development issues, surplus property and alcoholic beverage special event permits and license renewals. And, during the public commenting period, council members heard from a man who said he is fed up with a particular dog breed.

November 08, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ludowici election set for Tuesday

After much campaigning, the Ludowici city election is set for Tuesday.

November 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Water reclamation plant on hold

After months of quiet on a heated issue, the Liberty County Development Authority confirmed that its Laurel View water reclamation facility is not moving forward at this time.

November 07, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


BoC to negotiate for complex construction

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed project proposals for the East End Community Complex and a request for a county marijuana ordinance during its Tuesday meeting.

November 05, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


City addresses homelessness

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas Jr. proclaimed this week Homeless and Hunger Awareness Week on Tuesday at city hall during a town hall meeting organized by Homeless Prevention Program coordinator Daisy Jones, who works in the city's Community Development Department.

November 04, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Man run over while he slept

A man, apparently hitchhiking toward Florida, was killed in a freak accident early Thursday.

November 02, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Election Tuesday, early voting ends Friday

Early voting at the Liberty County Board of Elections office for the Nov. 8 elections will end at 5 p.m. Friday, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

November 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Indigent burial prices on the rise

While many households, businesses and governments are engaging in widespread austerity, one expense is on the rise: burials.

October 31, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Scarecrows, beggars invade city

Scarecrows, beggars and thousands of their ghoulish friends invaded downtown Hinesville on Friday for the third annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night, organized by the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority.

October 31, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ludowici city councilman dies at 91

Ludowici City Councilman A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah from congestive heart failure, according to Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.

October 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Ludowici councilman dies

Ludowici City Councilman, A.A. "Zip" Billings, 91, died Tuesday night in Savannah.

October 26, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


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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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