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Community activist Gary Dodd dies

Hinesville entrepreneur and philanthropist Gary W. Dodd died about 2 a.m. Saturday.

July 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici cuts taxes by a mill

In an effort to support the citizens of Ludowici, according to Mayor James Fuller, the city council on Tuesday lowered the city's millage rate by one mill.

July 12, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


County agrees to help clean up Ludowici Depot

The Long County Commissioners on July 2 heard resident requests to clean up the former Ludowici Train Depot and for permission to sell firearms from a private home.

July 10, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Columnist | Local news


Sheriff asks that firing guns in neighborhoods be banned

Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles went before the Long County Commission on Tuesday and asked it to pass two new ordinances, one of which deals with using firearms in residential areas.

July 08, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Retail study funding questioned

Liberty County commissioners Tuesday didn't refuse a request for funding to hire a consultant to recruit retail business, but not all of the commissioners appeared to like the idea.

July 05, 2013 | By Pat Watkins | Local news


Bombing range expansion funds denied

Long County leaders didn't receive the news they'd been hoping for last week regarding their recent request for impact funding from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project.

July 04, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Apparent robbery led to coach's death

Ernie Walthour Sr., a youth-sports supporter and well-known community member, was found dead around 1:30 a.m. Monday outside a Midway mobile home, the apparent victim of an armed robbery, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

July 03, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Leaders talk SPLOST at luncheon

Liberty County leaders last week held their first-ever state-of-the-county luncheon address.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Proof-of-citizenship ruling hits home

The United States Supreme Court last week struck down an Arizona law requiring proof of citizenship to vote, which effectively blocks part of a similar law in Georgia.

July 01, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Wive of former 3rd ID commander remembered

A memorial mass was held Saturday afternoon at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel for Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander, retired Lt. Gen. William G. Webster Jr.

July 01, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici swears in new council members

Two new Ludowici City Council members were sworn in Thursday at the governing body's June meeting.

June 25, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Wife of former Stewart-Hunter commander dies

Kimberly Grugin Webster, wife of former Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster and daughter of Col. Bill and Betty Grugin of Sunbury, died Saturday, according to family friend Bruce Muncher.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy Murray | Local news


Commission addresses Mite all-star flap

Coaches who allegedly conspired to bar athletes from a Liberty County Recreation Department all-star team will face some consequences, but the punishments have yet to be determined.

June 24, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Trashy yards draw council's ire

While approving or choosing to delay decisions on some agenda action items, Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting heated up during Councilman David Anderson's report. His apparent ire over trash on a particular property in his district drew comments from other council members.

June 24, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Regional planners open Darien office

The Coastal Regional Commission held a ribbon cutting June 12 at its new facility in Darien.

June 22, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held ...

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning ...

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator supports interstate projects

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, supports the transportation projects on Interstates 95 and 16 near Savannah that were recently announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Williams hosts Capitol convocation

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, hosted the annual Eugene C. Tillman Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation Jan. 10.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County resident want more access to wildlife areas

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LRMC encourages mothers to carry babies to term

At 39 weeks' gestation, babies in the womb are considered to be fully developed. However, mothers across the country are delivering babies before that critical ...

January 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County Commissioners hold planning workshop

Liberty County Board Commissioners discussed important policies and decisions that will have to be finalized soon during their planning workshop earlier today at the MidCoast ...

January 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Shriners kick off new year

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Shrine Club recently installed its 2016 officers.

January 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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