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Qualifying for special BoC election this week

Qualifying for a special election to fill the vacant Liberty County Commission District 2 seat will be this week.

June 27, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Tax commissioner post between Fowler and Carter

Today's Long County election story focuses on the tax commissioner race between incumbent Becky Fowler and challenger Deona Carter. Each candidate was given the same questions to respond to.

June 27, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Muddy road winds through commission again

Residents in a coastal subdivision who have repeatedly asked the Liberty County Commission to help with their unkempt road made another plea last week.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storm’s rain welcome

Tropical Storm Debby has inundated many parts of Florida with rain since Sunday, but local officials say its affect on our area is less than anticipated.

June 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Child helps save sisters

Like most 7-year-olds, if Jennifer Allen even speaks to strangers, it's little more than a whisper. But her shyness disappears when her younger sisters are in trouble.

June 26, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Judd pleads guilty, sentenced to five years, fines

A woman responsible for the deaths of numerous animals last year pleaded guilty in Long County Superior Court Tuesday morning.

June 26, 2012 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long challenging Middleton for clerk of court

Between June 24 and the July 31 general primary, the Coastal Courier will provide in-depth coverage of the contested elections in Long County.

June 26, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City OKs public art mural for downtown

Hinesville City Council Thursday approved a community art mural as a 175th birthday present to the city and Liberty County from the Hinesville Area Arts Council.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Camp’s replacement opens

The Coastal Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America has opened its camp near Sylvania that replaced Camp Blue Herron in Liberty County.

June 25, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Grant furthers controversial marina

With the award of a $35,190 coastal incentive grant, a controversial Liberty County marina will advance to the planning stages later this year.

June 25, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Machine transport may slow I-16 traffic

A machine press being moved this weekend from Savannah to LaGrange may cause overnight traffic-flow issues on Interstates 16 and 75.

June 23, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Family, children services building dedicated

Less than a year after breaking ground, dignitaries gathered June 15 to dedicate the $4.8 million Liberty County Department of Family and Children Services building.

June 22, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. Commission decides on body transport

The Long County Commission has decided to continue using the body-transport the county has used for years.

June 21, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Calling Democrats to action

State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams was the keynote speaker June 9 for the Liberty County Democratic Annual Awards.

June 21, 2012 | By Rosa Warner Special to the Courier | Local news


One county race will go the distance

The sole Republican in this year's Liberty County elections is vying for the District 4 seat on the Liberty County Commission.

June 19, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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