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Howard accepts plea agreement

In a surprising turn of events, what was expected to be a weeklong trial ended abruptly when murder suspect Jason Howard suddenly accepted a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in connection with the 2004 deaths of his mother and stepfather, Mildred and Jewel Cleveland, in their Gum Branch home.

March 20, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Airport board approves facilities use request

The civilian joint-management board that governs MidCoast Regional Airport met Wednesday to discuss a facilities use request.

March 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Walker Middle School plants tree

Several Walker Middle School students and teachers recently celebrated Arbor Day by planting a red maple tree on the school's campus.

March 20, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoC audit for FY-11 indicates ‘good year’

The Liberty County audit for fiscal year 2011 showed that financial statements "present fairly" and indicate "a good year," according to auditor Wade Sansbury.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Bradwell Park re-design concept plan gets nod

After hearing about and making decisions on a full schedule of action items at Thursday's meeting, the Hinesville City Council reviewed the redesign concept plan for Bradwell Park.

March 19, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty gets $30,000 care grant

The Coastal Georgia affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Thursday that the Liberty County Health Department is among its eight recipients for 2012 grant awards.

March 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two local girls in Savannah's St. Patrick's parade

Two local girls will represent Hinesville and Long County in Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Savannah.

March 17, 2012 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


'Land of White Oak' beckons visitors

The site of Kolomoki Mounds State Historic Park by Blakely near the Alabama border was occupied by Native Americans more than 2,000 years ago.

March 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE OKs AP exam payment

A new Liberty County Board of Education fund allocation will allow more high school students to take tests that could earn them credit for college classes.

March 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici council will participate in training

A proposal to have council members attend Government Municipal Association training was among the items discussed during Tuesday's Ludowici City Council's meeting.

March 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local children give and receive

When First Presbyterian Christian Academy sophomore Kelsey Higgason was younger, she awoke once a year to find a colorful, treat-filled basket waiting outside her door to mark Easter Sunday.

March 16, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Historic horses on post

The Budweiser clydesdales and their drivers gallop through the parking lot at the Main Post Exchange on Fort Stewart around noon Wednesday.

March 16, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BoC defines eight more goals

In addition to dubbing fire protection its No. 1 priority during a retreat on Friday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners defined eight other goals for the current year.

March 15, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Small World Festival discussed at meeting

Vicki Davis, executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, talked about spring events Tuesday at the Hinesville Rotary Club luncheon.

March 15, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Longtime Interstate executive dies

March 14, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


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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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