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Local YMCA launches annual campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is launching Priceless Gifts, its' annual community support campaign.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local jobless rate goes up

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 9.2 percent in December, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in November.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New school enters construction phase

The construction phase for the new high school was approved at the Long County Board of Education's January meeting.

January 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Autopsy rules toddler’s death a homicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy on a Walthourville toddler who was found dead in a canal Jan. 15 declared homicide the cause of the child's death.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE debates district job advertisements

The Liberty County Board of Education tackled a full agenda that included construction, personnel and policy issues during its Tuesday work session.

January 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two more suspects arrested in Fleming stabbing

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Terry "TJ" Floyd, 19, who died after being stabbed several times Saturday night in Fleming.

January 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storms expected to move in tonight

Storms could be in Coastal Georgia's future.

January 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


City Council honors resident as crime fighter

The Hinesville City Council began its Jan. 19 meeting at the City Council chamber by recognizing a local citizen.

January 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SavTech not likely affected by closings

Savannah Technical College and its satellite campuses on Fort Stewart Army Education Center and in Liberty and Effingham counties, have not been considered for closure amid current talks, according to Gail Eubanks, the school's executive director of institutional advancement and communications.

January 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Facebook flap sparks LCDA action

The Liberty County Development Authority likes to be "liked."

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman who set LRMC site recalled

Mollie Ashmore called Hinesville her home all 96 years of her life. She died Sunday, and while friends and family members prepared for her funeral services today, they remembered "Miss Mollie," not just for her personal accomplishments but for her honest, straight-forward demeanor.

January 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Reading up a bowl tourney

For 124 students competing in the sixth annual Liberty County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl last Friday, the devil was in the details.

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici official not charged with assault of clerk

Long County State Court Judge Jeff Arnold ruled Wednesday that there was not sufficient evidence presented in a hearing to charge Ludowici City Councilman Frank McClelland Jr. with simple assault from recent allegations by former Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.

January 24, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County looks to change building codes

The Liberty County Commission took little action Thursday, but members discussed proposed revisions to county building and zoning codes, a contractor preference policy and a personnel policy revision.

January 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Mills House moved to Long County

The historic Mills House no longer sits near the corner of Oglethorpe and Memorial. Beginning at 8 this morning, the 125-year-old house was moved to its new home in Long County.

January 24, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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