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Lewis Frasier School honored

One Liberty County school was recognized as a Healthy Schools Program model for its success in cutting high-calorie beverages and increasing its servings of fresh fruits and vegetables.

April 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


‘Seven Wonder’ Providence Canyon teaches lesson about erosion

About 160 years ago, Providence Canyon was a network of 3 to 5-foot deep drainage ditches created by rainwater runoff from farmers' fields.

April 10, 2012 | By Randy Murray | Local news


Hinesville council authorizes land purchase negotiations

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to authorize the purchase of more than four acres of land along Frank Cochran Drive from 14 owners to accommodate the road's widening.

April 09, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Relay for Life luminarias being offered to the public

Every year during the Relay for Life of Liberty County, the luminaria ceremony is a special part of the evening.

April 07, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Commission OKs $180K in rec work

Liberty Countians looking for a place to perfect their serves and backhands will have a new venue for that in the coming months, as the Liberty County Board of Commissioners gave the green light Tuesday to $180,432 in recreation-parks work.

April 06, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


‘Read to Me’ forges bonds, bridges gap

The term spring break usually conjures images of toes in the sand and playground fun, but some members of Project Reach G.A.N.G. took time this week to connect with senior citizens.

April 06, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Colorful expressions

Students from several Liberty County elementary schools are showing off their artistic talents in a crayon medium at the first-ever Children's Art Exhibit, which runs through April 30 at the Hinesville Area Arts Council gallery on Commerce Street.

April 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Residents buzzing about mosquitoes

Anyone who's been outside longer than it takes to walk from a car to a building knows that mosquitoes are worse than normal this year.

April 06, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray and Danielle Hipps The Coastal Courier | Local news


LCDA to pay $61K for ex-tenant’s taxes

The Liberty County Development Authority voted Monday to pay $61,000 in taxes assessed in 2007, 2008 and 2009 on property with unclear ownership.

April 04, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Retail development, beautification top priorities

While the pending transportation tax referendum was dubbed the No. 1 priority last during last week's Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop at St. Simons Island, leaders made it clear that quality of life also is a major concern.

April 04, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Overhaul of jury system in July will expand local jury pool

A major overhaul this summer of Georgia's jury system will expand the local jury pool to include every citizen who legally is eligible.

April 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Long Co. Commission talks range expansion

The Long County Commission reinforced its stance concerning reimbursement for the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion at its recent meeting.

April 03, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


VA clinic advancing, loose ends remain

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Liberty County leaders heard an update Thursday on the long-elusive and largely anticipated Hinesville VA clinic project during the Liberty County Planning Workshop on St. Simons Island.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


TIA referendum support top seed for county groups

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - After entity updates and presentations on education, military issues, health and the Transportation Investment Act referendum, participants at the Liberty County-wide Planning Workshop identified priority issues Thursday.

April 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


We all scream for ice cream

Sara Taylor, pre-kindergarten teacher with Liberty County Pre-K Center and a top 10 finalist for the 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year, got a sweet surprise Thursday afternoon.

April 02, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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Long County officials go to capital to talk issues

Three Long County commissioners and other officials traveled to the state capital Feb. 9 to discuss local issues with state representatives.

March 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Web series set for Liberty County in fall

A web series that bills itself as a 2,000-mile trivia game and road rally that also publicizes the hunt for missing children, is expected to liven up Liberty County next fall.

March 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Solomon making small strides from accident

Hundreds of well-wishers are forming prayer chains for William Solomon, a former Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy and current Georgia Ports Authority officer who was injured March 2.

March 16, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Bryant Commons opened as City Park

It's been years in the making, but the 150-acre home site of former state Sen. Glenn Bryant is now a city park. Community leaders gathered at the park's amphitheater Saturday morning for a ribbon-cutting.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


‘Midnight Rider’ death trials over

JESUP - The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury even was selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.

March 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City recognizes heroic action of HPD officer

Mayor Jim Thomas, city council members and Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier recognized a HPD officer Thursday for what they called earlier heroic actions.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Asphalt contractor rips up, re-paves part of Bright’s Lake Road

East Coast Asphalt made short work of repairs needed to complete its contract to pave Bright's Lake Road early Monday.

March 11, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lawmakers honor 3rd ID

ATLANTA -- The Rock of the Marne met the Georgia General Assembly pm Monday as state lawmakers read a resolution on the House floor proclaiming March 9 as Third Infantry Division Day.

March 09, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Plea reached before jury selection

JESUP -- The manslaughter trial for the death of a camera assistant helping shoot a movie about Gregg Allman ended before the jury was even selected Monday in Wayne County Superior Court.

March 09, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


County to be featured in 'adventu-rally' series

The Geechee Kunda Cultural Center, along with several other historic Liberty County sites, will be featured in an upcoming season of "The Fireball Run," according to Jim Bacote, Geechee Kunda site director.

March 09, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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