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County OKs downtown mural design

An abstract Hinesville Area Arts Council mural depicting a live oak tree and shrimp boat received the county's blessing Tuesday.

July 05, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fire destroys home

A Walthourville family lost their home in an early Thursday fire, according to Walthourville Police Chief Tracy McFadden.

July 05, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Richardson, Blocker going after 1st District commission seat

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the 1st District commissioner's race between incumbent David Richardson and challenger Gerald Blocker. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 05, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Golden, Williamson facing off for Dist. 2 board member

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 2 board of education race between incumbent Dempsey Golden and challenger Dr. Carolyn Williamson. Each candidate was given the same questions.

July 02, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


A penny for roads, or boondoggle?

The first of three local town hall meetings on the July 31 TSPLOST referendum drew few attendees Thursday, though the 1 percent tax has been at the core of advertising campaigns for more than a month.

June 30, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Plea concludes 2009 murder case

A co-defendant involved in the murder of David Anthony Jones in June 2009 pled guilty Friday in Liberty County Superior Court and was sentenced to 30 years behind bars and 20 years probation.

June 30, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fourth of July events set for Fort Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site will host its annual free Independence Day Colonial Faire Wednesday.

June 30, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Commission election attracts 2 candidates

Two candidates qualified this week for the Nov. 6 special election to fill the vacant seat for Liberty County Board of Commissioners District 2.

June 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Dist. 4 board member taking on former superintendent

Today's Long County election story focuses on the District 4 board of education race between incumbent Linda DeLoach and challenger Janet Watford.

June 30, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mediation discussed; store site plan approved

At its June 11 meeting, the Midway City Council instructed its attorney - for the second time - to begin mediation of its years-old disagreement with the Liberty County Development Authority over shared water and wastewater services.

June 30, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


DOT restricting major lane closures during holiday week

JESUP - The Georgia Department of Transportation is restricting construction-related lane closures from 5 a.m. Saturday, June 30, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 9.

June 29, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local voices sing in Fourth of July spirit

The Liberty County Community and Area Mass Choir will be a part of the festivities at Fort Pulaski National Monument's Fourth of July celebrations.

June 28, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


LCDA weighs hiring local vs. minorities

The Liberty County Development Authority on Monday authorized a transfer of its engineering services to P.C. Simonton and Associates, but the vote was preceded by long discussion about the authority's policy on minority- and women-owned businesses.

June 28, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Standoff ends with public suicide

A standoff between Hinesville police and a gunman Wednesday in the parking lot of the American Legion Post ended when the gunman took his own life.

June 28, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Supreme Court upholds individual mandate

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

June 28, 2012 | The Associated Press | Local news


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LCDA updates community on local industries’ year

Community leaders, business officials and citizens gathered at the Liberty College and Career Academy Thursday to hear a "year-in-review" update from the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Rotary holds speech contest for students

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted its annual speech contest for area high-school students.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


New rural water system up, running

On an appropriately wet Friday, Liberty County officials and residents turned out to the Miller Park well site for a "Turn on the Tap" ceremony, marking the completion of a project started over 10 years ago.

January 29, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County woman is ‘Hometown Hero’

Gina Riddle doesn't think she does anything more than the other people in her community. Others disagree.

January 27, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Miller Pasture education center up for sale

There's a for-sale sign at the Jan and Dennis Waters Educational Center on Dunlevie Road in Allenhurst.

January 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Zaxby's fans pack lot Monday for free food

To celebrate the grand opening of its first Liberty County restaurant, Zaxby's gave away one free menu item per week for the next year to the first 100 customers in line Monday morning. By 9 a.m., the parking lot was crowded and the line easily exceeded 100 people. The first customer to arrive, Charles Heatwole of Hinesville, said he had been in line since 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

January 26, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Man stabbed during domestic dispute

A Liberty County man was stabbed during a domestic dispute Sunday afternoon and later rushed to the hospital.

January 25, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


MLK birthday celebrated with parade

Local residents lined both sides of Main Street on Monday morning - from the historic courthouse down to the Hendry Street intersection - to watch this year's parade honoring the birthday, life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Taste of Liberty’ both sweet and savory

Nearly a dozen area restaurants, caterers and food vendors participated Friday night in the fourth annual Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Taste of Liberty and awards banquet at the Dorchester Village Civic Center. The event - which spotlights community leaders, volunteers, local businesses and eateries - treated nearly 200 guests to flavors many didn't know they can enjoy right here.

January 21, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to name playground for rec dept. supporter

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a request by the Liberty County Recreation Department board to dedicate a playground in honor of former rec department board member Mike Carreker.

January 18, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council recognizes unsung heroes, learns about homelessness

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday recognized the dedication of some city departments during a recent utility emergency, and learned about the city's upcoming participation in a nationwide homeless count.

January 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local artist holds gallery reception at arts council

The Hinesville Area Arts Council opened 2015 with a reception for local artist Ashley Kukula Cuevas last Thursday at the HAAC's downtown gallery on Commerce Street.

January 14, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for MLK Day activities

Community churches, civic organizations and local leaders are planning a series of events to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. scheduled from Friday-Monday, Jan. 16-19.

January 13, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local CASA branch holds kickoff event

Area residents, business leaders and "celebrities" gathered Friday at the La Quinta Inn in Flemington for the Atlantic Area Court Appointed Special Advocates' Dancing with the Stars kickoff event.

January 13, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County to propose new SPLOST referendum

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday decided that it will propose a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to citizens this year.

January 10, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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