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Spring farmers market debuts in downtown Hinesville

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market on Thursday debuted the spring market, which will run through March and April, a time when the market typically has not been available in the past.

March 02, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Pilot program aims to ease student hunger

While groups like Savannah Feed the Hungry and Manna House work to ease hunger in the wider population, a recent community effort aims to alleviate the problem in a smaller group: school children.

March 02, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Young, Lester honored at STAR ceremony

The Long County Chamber of Commerce recently honored student Lauren Young and teacher Sherry Lester during the annual Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) ceremony at the Ludowici Church of God.

March 01, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'Fatal Attraction' monster truck to visit Hinesville

The "Fatal Attraction" monster truck and owner/driver Jeff Murphy will be at O'Reilly's in Hinesville from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

March 01, 2012 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


‘Entertaining and educational’

Coastal residents and out-of-state visitors alike converged on Riceboro to learn about the Geechee culture Saturday through exhibits, demonstrations, performances and music.

March 01, 2012 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


LCDA audit shows fair statements

Despite a finding that information was not provided in a timely manner, auditor Christopher Lightle said Monday that the Liberty County Development Authority's fiscal-year 2011 statements were "totally correct and fairly stated."

February 29, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fraser Center annex open for business

The official opening of the Fraser Counseling Center annex was held Sunday at Midway Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.

February 29, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Group feeds area hungry

Savannah Feed the Hungry made an encore visit to Liberty County on Saturday and the charitable food distribution organization brought along a special guest: Naomi Barber King, sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

February 29, 2012 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | Local news


Walthourville welcomes new chief of police

Tracy McFadden was named Walthourville's new police chief last Friday. He replaces Terry J. Harget, who led the department since its inception in 2009.

February 29, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Geechee culture will be celebrated at Riceboro event

Local residents can hear, watch and experience the Geechee story live through "Rice, Riddum 'n' Rime" starting at noon Saturday at the Geechee Kunda Cultural Arts Center and Museum in Riceboro.

February 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Lakeside lodge offers variety of family fun

Georgia manages 63 state parks and historic sites, but only four lodges. One of those is George T. Bagby State Park and Lodge, a 700-acre lakeside getaway on the eastern banks of Lake Eufaula near the Alabama border.

February 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Judge’s pay questioned at Ludowici council meeting

The pay of Ludowici Municipal Judge Larry Fowler was questioned at the February Ludowici City Council meeting.

February 24, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


FPCA commended for spirit

They've been heralded for their perseverance, creativity and spunk. It has been dubbed "the little school that could," and they rallied the community around a spirited two-month competition.

February 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Guests go all around town

Imagine an ideal budget-friendly vacation. One might picture traipsing the coast, observing the arts, visiting historical markers, sipping wine and snacking on sweets.

February 24, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Effects of NCLB waiver being determined in Long County

The Long County Board of Education received a presentation Feb. 13 from Dr. Glenn Purcell, assistant superintendent/curriculum director, concerning how Georgia's waiver from meeting No Child Left Behind standards will affect the school system.

February 23, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


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LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Early voting nearly over; Sunday turnout 'exceeds expectations'

The general elections are a week away, but Liberty Countians have been casting ballots since Oct. 13 at two polling locations.

October 27, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Jeff Whitten | Local news


Council approves balanced budget

The Hinesville City Council approved a balanced budget for fiscal year 2015 during a special called meeting Wednesday afternoon in city hall.

October 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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