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Shutdown hits Liberty and area

Now that lawmakers can't even agree to disagree, what happens next? That's the question area residents asked Tuesday morning as they waited in long lines of traffic outside of Fort Stewart following a partial government shutdown.

October 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge and Randy C. Murray Staff writers | Local news


Coroner heads state association

Liberty County coroner Reginald L. Pierce was tapped to serve for the next year as president of the Georgia Coroners Association, which held its annual conference Sept. 13-14 in Macon. Pierce is a 1992 graduate of East Laurens Comprehensive High School in East Dublin and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science. He is the general manager, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Dorchester Funeral Home and L.M. Pierce Funeral Home Inc. He serves on the hospital authority board, as treasurer and an executive board members of the Academy of Graduate Embalmers, and is a member of the Midway Middle School ...

September 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidates get head start on 2014

Area voters got an early taste of the 2014 Republican primary election Thursday night at the Richmond Hill City Center when 10 candidates outlined their political platforms to more than 100 people who gathered to hear their views.

September 30, 2013 | By Steve Scholar Special to the Courier | Local news


Sunday alcohol, annexation on ballot

Hinesville has contracted with the Liberty County Board of Elections to hold special elections Nov. 5 for voters to decide two issues, according to City Manager Billy Edwards.

September 30, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Veterans Parkway plan to be unveiled Oct. 29

Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission Director Jeff Ricketson led the second of two scheduled workshops this week at city hall on the Veterans Parkway Overlay District Study with Hinesville City Council members and Mayor Jim Thomas.

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


Airport board negotiating to change managers

The MidCoast Regional Airport Local Joint Management Board met Tuesday to discuss who will be awarded its fixed-base operator management services.

September 27, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


GOP candidates at forum Thursday

Voters can find out where Republican candidates running for key state and federal offices stand at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Coastal Candidate Forum in Richmond Hill.

September 23, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


County backs city annexation onto post

The Liberty County Commission Thursday unanimously approved drafting a letter of support for the city of Hinesville to annex Fort Stewart's cantonment area.

September 23, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Resident lectures council on blight

An angry Hinesville resident addressed the city council during the public comments section of Thursday's meeting.

September 23, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Changes suggested to city sign ordinance

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission recommended amending Hinesville's sign ordinance Tuesday to allow for larger wall signs in certain districts. The LCPC also recommended approval on a rezoning petition, several variances and requests for conditional use.

September 21, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Ludowici keeps 'so help me God' in charter

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 10 reviewed and made a few changes to the proposed city charter at its regularly scheduled meeting.

September 20, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Thieves ram ATM with car; alarm scares them off

Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying two men who tried to break into an ATM in Midway early Sunday morning.

September 20, 2013 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Planners looking for opinions on needs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission and Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization last Thursday invited 40 leaders from local governments, business and industry, education and Fort Stewart to form a Stakeholders Advisory Committee as part of the planning group's three-year Forward 40 initiative.

September 19, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Hospital cuts ribbon on new ER

Fifteen years after Liberty Regional Medical Center held a grand opening for its brand-new facility at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway, the hospital celebrated again, this time cutting the ribbon on LRMC's expanded emergency room Wednesday.

September 16, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Buses still have city support

Liberty Transit System, which operates the county's buses, still has the full support of Hinesville's mayor and city manager, despite recent budget cuts that resulted in fewer buses on the road and shorter hours of operation.

September 13, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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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


Carter visits LRMC, talks health care with physicians

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., visited Liberty Regional Medical Center on Tuesday morning to discuss health-care issues with the hospital staff and physicians.

January 19, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Annual King breakfast draws capacity crowd at Dorchester Academy

A capacity crowd of more than 300 gathered Saturday for the annual Leadership and Grand Marshal Breakfast held at Historic Dorchester Academy, kicking off a ...

January 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Marching to celebrate MLK’s dream of equality

The annual Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade took place Monday, celebrated with the theme, "I'm a movement for unity, justice and ...

January 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney and Tiffany King ckenney@coastalcourier.com and tking@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Final meeting on comprehensive plan

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community-planning meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L ...

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


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