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MidCoast Airport runway extension to break ground

Ground will be broken for the runway extension project at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Thursday morning.

March 29, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


'Safe zone' near jail is for transactions with strangers

Last January, an elderly Georgia couple was killed after meeting with a man who posted his classic car for sale on Craigslist.

March 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


City OKs road projects

The Hinesville City Council approved paving and painting stripes on miles of streets during its meeting Thursday.

March 25, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-in spections.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Founding president returns for Eleven Black Men of Liberty County annual banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County had its 22nd annual Scholarship Banquet Saturday at Club Stewart. The evening's theme was "There is Liberty in Literacy: Expand Your Mind, Expand Your Life."

March 22, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia House honors local student for saving classmate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently led the Georgia House in recognizing and honoring Mariyah Carter, a fourth-grader at Taylors Creek Elementary School, for saving the life of a fellow classmate.

March 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Lights, roadwork highlight Long County work session

The Long County Board of Commissioners discussed the cost of lighting athletic fields and road conditions during a work session Tuesday.

March 21, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County to walk for homeless

For the fifth year in a row, the Liberty County Homeless Coalition is sponsoring the Good Friday Run/Walk for Shelter this Friday.

March 19, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Planned Hinesville shopping center advances

A traffic signal for a proposed shopping center near Wal-Mart Supercenter that will prohibit some drivers from turning left onto West Oglethorpe Highway became a main topic of discussion during the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

March 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Charity says it provides free vacations to redeploying soldiers, sets fundraiser

SAVANNAH - Two men hope to paramotor (fly under parachute wings with a fan strapped to their backs) from Savannah to the Florida Keys to raise money for combat veteran-run charity Operation ReConnect.

March 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Republicans have county convention Saturday

The Liberty County Republican Party will convene a mass meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to elect delegates and alternates to the Liberty County Republican Party Convention.

March 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Geocaching for locals and tourists

The Liberty County #no filterneeded Geocache Adventure will kick off April 9.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Senate panel defeats rural health-care tax-credit bill

ATLANTA - A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health-care organization.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici planning Juneteenth Jubilee

This year, Ludowici will stage a Juneteenth Jubilee, Mayor Pro Tem Mary Hamilton announced at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

March 14, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Summit brings law, youth together

A criminal justice youth summit, hosted Liberty County Commissioner Justin Frasier March 5 at the Shuman Recreation Center, allowed teens the chance to asked a panel of lawyers, probation officers and law enforcement professionals, a variety of questions.

March 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Hinesville mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail in Flemington. The ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


United Way honors Liberty County's Backpack Buddies

United Way of the Coastal Empire recognized Liberty County's Backpack Buddies program during the regional organization's annual meeting and awards luncheon in Savannah.

April 16, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Liberty Co. candidates’ forum is set for May 10

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


GOP convention here Saturday

The First Congressional District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party will hold its district convention from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at ...

April 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Delegates from covention will be pledged to Trump

The 1st Congressional District Committee of the Georgia Republican Party will have its district convention from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at ...

April 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Emergency workers put together benefit

Valarie Gosseck fought off cancer 20 years ago.

April 13, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Dykes Highway dedicated

Liberty County officials and residents recalled memories of an "entrepreneur extraordinaire" Saturday morning during the dedication of Carl Dykes Highway.

April 13, 2016 | Dollie Gull | Local news


SSU offers summer camps

SAVANNAH - Savannah State University hosts several summer camps each year on campus.

April 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Housing summit

The Liberty Initiative for Community Housing Committee will sponsor a housing summit Thursday at the Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington.

April 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Traffic stop leads to drugs, weapons arrest

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Lonnie Bowman made a traffic stop at 6:30 p.m. Friday that ended ...

April 13, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news


‘Steel Magnolias’ ready to take stage

A local theater production company is putting on "Steel Magnolias" this week at the Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway.

April 12, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Geocachers discover Liberty County

Geocachers raced around Liberty County on Saturday as part of the #nofilterneeded Geocache Adventure, learning about the county's history and culture along the way.

April 12, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


City considering downtown historic district

The Hinesville City Council is considering establishing a historic district downtown.

April 12, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Open house set for nuclear power plant

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Wednesday to discuss the agency's assessment of the Hatch nuclear plant's two ...

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Regional library looking for new director

The Board of Trustees of Live Oak Public Libraries announced the resignation of Library Director Christian Kruse on Tuesday. He is leaving to focus on ...

April 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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