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Bus stops getting shelters

OMI workers Wednesday installed the first of 15 new bus shelters at the Live Oak Public Library Hinesville Branch bus stop on Memorial Drive.

July 21, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Elections supervisor named

The Long County board of commissioners made two decisions at its July 10 meeting that will affect future elections in the county.

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


Saturday voting set

Liberty County Elections Supervisor Ella Golden said Wednesday that more than 415 voters cast ballots at the Memorial Drive early voting location, and there were no complications.

July 20, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates weigh in on T-SPLOST

The final T-SPLOST town hall meeting Wednesday drew more opponents, though the crowd was more amicable than at last week's meeting.

July 20, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Celebrity pup drops by, family reunited with pet

The long journey for two dogs that rose to local celebrity status ended Saturday in Liberty County where one was reunited with her family and the other revisited the place where she made history.

July 18, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Study examines bus use, ridership

The Hinesville Metropolitan Planning Organization is looking for feedback on the efficiency and use of the Liberty Transit system in a comprehensive study that involves a survey, public meetings and talks with stakeholders.

July 17, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Mayor sees signs of life in Hinesville

Hinesville is growing as evidenced by new housing areas and commercial projects, Mayor Jim Thomas said during Thursday's city council meeting.

July 17, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Public works facilities no longer 'tin shanty'

Construction near the railroad tracks on E.G. Miles Parkway has been ongoing for some time, often causing drivers to rubber-neck to see what's going on.

July 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Vandals strike well, road signs

Vandals recently struck several locations in Long County, including the Ludowici Well Pavilion, according to both the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Department.

July 16, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Challenger McClelland, incumbent Nobles round out Long County sheriff candidates

The final feature of the series previewing contested races in Long County focuses on the final two candidates for sheriff: challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles. They are running against challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers, who were previewed in Wednesday's edition of the Courier.

July 13, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Crash kills Jesup man

A Jesup man was killed in a one-vehicle wreck early Thursday in Walthourville, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Thornell King.

July 12, 2012 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Heated words at town hall

Tempers flared and sharp words were hurled at community leaders by residents at Wednesday's TSPLOST town hall meeting at Savannah Tech's Liberty County campus.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


No summer break for homelessness

For the fortunate, summer may mean lounging on beaches and weekend excursions.

July 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retreat aims at city goals and priorities

City Manager Billy Edwards said he, Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members, Assistant City Manager Kenneth Howard and City Attorney Linnie Darden will be among the leaders attending the annual planning workshop July 18-21 at Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

July 12, 2012 | Randy Murray | Local news


Ballance, Rogers two of four up for Long County sheriff

Today's Long County election preview focuses on the sheriff's race. The first part of the preview looks at challengers Darrell Ballance and James E. Rogers. The second part of the preview will run Friday and look at challenger Frank McClelland Jr. and incumbent Craig Nobles.

July 12, 2012 | 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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