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Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news

Long County OKs private-land burial

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news

No Westboro protesters sighted at funeral

More than 1,000 people from around the coastal region descended on Long County on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to and support the family of Sgt. Stefan Smith, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier and Ludowici resident who was killed in action July 23 in Afghanistan. Smith's wife, Kristi Smith, and children, Dewey, Denver and Gracie Smith, live in Ludowici.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle By Lewis Levine | Local news

Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Owl helps store avoid dirty sign

Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news

Coastal Bank consent order lifted

The Coastal Bank announced this week that the FDIC and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance have removed the consent order, which was entered into in May 2011.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Storm evacuation data digitized, made easily accessible

Hurricane-preparedness experts successfully have reduced a 500-plus-page binder filled with storm-surge maps and other valuable data to a single interactive CD.

August 02, 2013 | Denise Etheridge | Local news

Supporters line road as soldier's remains pass

As a sign of solidarity, supporters from around the coastal region lined the sides of Highway 84 in Hinesville on Friday morning as the remains of Sgt. Stefan Smith were returned home. Hundreds of people waved flags and stood solemnly as a hearse, flanked by the Patriot Guard, made its way to Carter's Funeral Home.

August 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news

Former Pembroke chief of police seeks a public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 02, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Community asked to line 84 as soldier's remains pass

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is working to obtain community support for the family of Sgt. Stefan M. Smith as his remains will be escorted by the Patriot Guard to Carter Funeral Home in Hinesville on Friday, Aug. 2, between 10-11 a.m.

August 01, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news

Highway 17 lanes close at night

Drivers in Richmond Hill can expect nighttime lane closures at the crossroads through the rest of the week.

July 31, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Associate magistrate dies

Liberty County Magistrate Judge David L. (Trey) Aspinwall III, 44, died Tuesday, according to a family friend. Aspinwall was the son of Liberty County Probate Court Judge Nancy Aspinwall.

July 30, 2013 | Staff report | Local news

Long County may get emergency center from bombing range expansion

Long County commissioners Wednesday told U.S. Marine Corps representatives how expanding the Townsend Bombing Range would hurt the county, cutting more than 20,000 acres from the its property tax base.

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

BoE reshuffles office staff

As part of her "100-Days Entry Plan," Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee recommended Tuesday the board reorganize its senior-level staff to "eliminate critical barriers to academic success" and ensure that the system operates more effectively.

July 25, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news

Locals protest verdict in Trayvon Martin case

The recent not-guilty verdict that exonerated neighborhood-watch captain George Zimmerman in the 2012 Sanford, Fla., shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was not lost on the residents of Liberty County. They came out by the hundreds Sunday night to remember the teen, who, for many, has become a symbol of inequality in the justice system.

July 24, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news

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Political forum is set for Oct. 5

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in Liberty County's municipal elections.

September 23, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news

Sunbury might get sailing school

A permanent sailing school may soon be in place in Sunbury.

September 22, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news

Will road be ready for new store?

Polestar Exchange Georgia, the developer for the under-construction Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market on Hinesville's eastern edge, has requested that the city enter into a development ...

September 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news

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