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County, cities making public show of opposition

Ever since Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., spoke of the federal fiscal cliff known as sequestration during an Aug. 20 visit to Fort Stewart, local leaders have urged each other to stand against it.

September 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Council denounces federal budget 'sequestration'

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution denouncing sequestration.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


City ready to celebrate birthday

Hinesville turns 175 years old this month.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Shopping-center plan back on

A new shopping center for Midway is on track again after the city council reversed a previous decision and preliminarily approved the latest step in the development plans.

September 08, 2012 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Review request made

The Long County Commission voted Aug. 30 to request a review and reconsideration of the U.S. Department of Justice's rejection of the county's redistricting proposal.

September 08, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County decides to clear 'eyesore' property

The "trash," "junk" and "filth" at an Islands Highway property near Beulah Road have got to go.

September 07, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Wrong name on sign taken down

Thousands drive under the sign every day, but most never see the misspelling. Actually, it spells a correct word, but according to an unidentified resident, it's the wrong spelling of the name of the person for whom the street supposedly was named.

September 07, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Dad’s role in poor families examined

Empirical data from recent studies of low-income families has researchers rethinking the importance of the father in the home, or one who is at least accessible and involved, according to Felicia Yang DeLeone, policy researcher with the Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness.

September 03, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


$24K for food, shelter in Liberty

Liberty County has been chosen to receive $24,813 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

September 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rotary gets overview of Savannah Harbor expansion

Hinesville Rotary Club members heard a presentation Tuesday on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project by Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander, Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

September 01, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County redistricting ruled invalid

Results from last month's primary election in Long County may be invalid due to issues with district lines.

August 31, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


MCRA eyes changes for LCDA prospect

The civilian joint management board for the MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Friday authorized up to $10,000 in engineering work for a prospective industrial tenant.

August 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Airport receives federal funds

The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded a $301,815 federal funding allocation to MCRA to cover designs for a runway extension, parallel taxiway and flight landing system instruments.

August 30, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Suit alleges age, race discimination by BoE

A Liberty County School System employee in March filed a federal suit against the Liberty County Board of Education seeking more than $24,000 as compensation for alleged age, sex and race discrimination.

August 29, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Long Co. election results likely invalid

Long County's proposed redistricting plan reportedly has been rejected by the Department of Justice, which would mean the primary election results for the commission and board of education are invalid. Another election will need to be scheduled.

August 29, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


County considers spending increase

During last week's Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin presented the proposed budget for fiscal-year 2016, which will start July 1.

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ex-police clerk indicted

Former Walthourville Police Department clerk Crystal Gail Tilley has been indicted on one felony count of theft by taking, according to public records.

June 09, 2015 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty County BoE advance voting ends Friday

Time is running out to vote in the special election for the Liberty County Board of Education's District 6 seat. The last day of advance voting is Friday.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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