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Church burglary suspect arrested, remorseful

A man suspected of stealing a safe in September from Baconton Missionary Baptist Church in Allenhurst was arrested Tuesday without incident, according to LCSO Detective Julie Hibbeler.

October 26, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


New voter registration cards on way to some residents

The Liberty County Board of Elections soon will mail out new voter registration cards to those voters affected by Hinesville's recent redistricting plan, according to Elections Supervisor Ella Golden.

October 26, 2011 | Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Board seeks progress on new library

Liberty County's library board formed a committee Monday to press for progress on the delayed construction of a new Hinesville library.

October 25, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City of Ludowici adopts a code of ethics resolution

During a special meeting Thursday, the Ludowici City Council passed a code of ethics resolution. The document was presented by Long County Elections Board Superintendent Vanessa Cunningham. The passage follows last month's launch of a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into possible ethics violations.

October 25, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Residents learn about, sign up for water system at meeting

Commission hosted a forum Wednesday night regarding a proposed rural water system scheduled to serve the areas of Screven Fork, Holmestown and Highway 84 from the Hinesville to Highway 196. More than 100 residents from the area gathered at the St. James Community Center for the initial informational meeting.

October 24, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Commission tables furniture request, green space conversion

From furniture to green space, the Liberty County Commission discussed a host of items during its mid-month meeting, which spanned three hours.

October 24, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hinesville residents to pay more for water, sewer

Hinesville residents and others who get water and sewer service from the city are going to see higher bills starting next month.

October 24, 2011 | Pat Watkins | Local news


Walthourville awarded $627K loan for water system infrastructure

They city of Walthourville will receive a $627,100 loan to finance its water-system infrastructure, according to Georgia Environmental Finance Authority Executive Director Kevin Clark.

October 22, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Progress continues on Bryant Commons project

On a clear, cool, sunny Thursday, members of the Liberty County business and government communities gathered in a peaceful, private setting at the former home of the late state Sen. Glenn E. Bryant to talk about the property's future.

October 21, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Commissioners hear update of proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion

Long County commissioners heard an update report on the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion project at their October meeting.

October 20, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New voting districts get preclearance

Though a Thursday night meeting of the Hinesville City Council addressed allegations that its municipal election could be in jeopardy, the tides appear to have turned.

October 19, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Councilman honored for training

Hinesville Mayor Pro Tem Charles Frasier received a certificate of distinction from the Georgia Municipal Training Institute at the Georgia Municipal Association's 78th annual convention June 27 in Savannah.

October 18, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Shooting at Fort Stewart called accidental

FORT STEWART - Military officials say a civilian wounded at Fort Stewart this weekend was accidentally shot by an 11-year-old.

October 18, 2011 | The Associated Press | Local news


Elections board declares Burgess ineligible again

Hinesville City Council hopeful Douglas Burgess wasn't present for the most recent hearing regarding his eligibility to run, but the county elections board came to the same conclusion as they had before - the evidence presented showed the District 4 challenger still didn't meet the residency requirement.

October 18, 2011 | By Jen Alexander McCall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville receives preclearance for new districts

Though a Thursday night meeting of the Hinesville City Council addressed allegations that its municipal election could be in jeopardy, the tides appear to have turned.

October 17, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps Education and county writer | Local news


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Bryan County puts Sunday alcohol sales to voters

The Bryan County Board of Commissioners will let voters decide in November whether they want to buy alcohol on Sunday in unincorporated parts of the county.

February 18, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Local news


Former Pembroke priest sentenced

A Catholic priest, who worked in several Georgia towns, including Pembroke, is going to prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing a boy in Ohio.

February 18, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LPD officer fired by council

Ludowici Police Department Captain Robert Kicklighter was formally fired by the Ludowici City Council on Thursday after a hearing was held to investigate the circumstances of his departure from the department on Dec. 23.

February 17, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Low-cost vet clinic opens in area

The Liberty County Humane Shelter and Coastal Community Veterinary Clinic have joined forces to provide area residents with low-cost veterinary services. The facility, at 279 Briarwood Circle in Hinesville, held its grand opening last week and celebrated by offering free checkups and rabies shots to the first 50 pets in line.

February 17, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mayor: Learn from history, but focus on today

His military career began in 1957 and essentially continued through to 2005, when he retired for a second time with a total of 46 years military-related service. Then, in 2008, Jim Thomas began his political career as Hinesville's first black mayor.

February 16, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Republican challenging sitting governor

David Pennington says that if elected, he will be Georgia's first limited-government, conservative Republican governor.

February 15, 2014 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Hearing set for former Ludowici chief

Suspended Ludowici Police Chief James Rogers has been granted a hearing at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Ludowici City Hall. The city council unanimously approved and scheduled the hearing during Tuesday's meeting.

February 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Reports from 2014 General Assembly Jan. 13-24

The media player at left has daily reports from the Georgia General Assembly for 2014 session, which began Jan. 13:

January 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


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