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Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovered gun causes a stir at Ludowici City Council meeting

A gun that was found during a Nov. 7 cleanup was the focus of a heated discussion at the Nov. 10 Ludowici City Council meeting.

November 17, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fleming park design presented

A conceptual site design for a recreation park in Fleming was presented to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The proposed design has not yet been approved by the commissioners.

November 17, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Stonehenge Drive temporarily closed

In conjunction with the 3.3-mile widening of Highway 119 in Liberty County, the contractor for the Georgia Department of Transportation has scheduled the temporary closure of Stonehenge Drive at Highway 119.

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


Meeting tonight on Hinesville's growth

Hinesville residents can influence how the city grows at a Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday at Frank Long Elementary, 920 Long Frasier Drive.

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


Early voting underway in Hinesville runoff elections

Voters who would like to cast their ballots in the runoff elections for Hinesville mayor and the District 3 City Council seat may now do so.

November 13, 2015 | Staff Report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Advocate asks Long County to help feed senior citizens

Long County commissioners were asked last week to help provide more meals to senior citizens in the county.

November 13, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Spaceport Camden gains Coastal Regional Commission support

RICHMOND HILL - Support for building a spaceport similar to the one in Cape Canaveral, Florida, is increasing, as government leaders comprising the Coastal Regional Commission Council approved a resolution endorsing Spaceport Camden during a meeting Tuesday at the Richmond Hill City Center.

November 12, 2015 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


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Clays for Clayton set for Oct. 7

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to share the details of the Clays for Clayton fundraiser, sponsored by RTS Homes and Kevin ...

September 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Island natives worry for families

In Spanish, Puerto Rico is known as "isla de encanta," or "island of enchantment," for its blue waters, sandy beaches and lush tropical foliage.

September 27, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Evaluations show disconnect between Edwards, some council members

The most recent job performance evaluation on former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards shows that some of the city council members felt a disconnect between ...

September 27, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Students to make up a day for Irma, eclipse

Liberty County School System students will make up at least one of five missed days because of the August eclipse and Hurricane Irma, and school ...

September 26, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Area drug store welcomes newest pharmacist

Richmond Hill Pharmacy, in cooperation with South University School of Pharmacy, is welcoming Dr. Nathan Nelson to their team of pharmacists.

September 26, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County touts FD equipment purchases

The Long County Fire Department recently bought a brush truck to improve the department's ability to fight brush and woods fires.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise ...

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier ...

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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