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Tentative agreement over sales tax shares

It has yet to be approved by both governing bodies, but Liberty County and Hinesville representatives reached a tentative verbal agreement Tuesday for allocation of local-option sales tax revenues as required every 10 years due to census population counts.

September 19, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Wife says Tomato Patch killer gets parole

After serving 14 years of a life sentence, Billy Crowder might be getting closer to starting a new life outside prison walls.

September 19, 2012 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Local news


Student's death stirs emotions at BI

Bradwell Institute students and teachers began Friday on a somber note as they learned that one of their own has passed away.

September 18, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Area high schools commemorate Sept. 11, 2001, attacks

JROTC cadets from Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute participated in 9/11 observances last week.

September 17, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Flags retired at 9/11 ceremony in Riceboro

East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 conducted its second annual Patriot Day observance Tuesday in the grassy park near Riceboro City Hall.

September 15, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Mural, party help city celebrate 175th birthday

Hinesville's first-ever public art display was unveiled Wednesday as part of the city's birthday celebration. The display - a large, colorful mural - now is hanging on the outside wall of the old Manna House building at the corner of East Court Street and North Commerce Street.

September 14, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


United Way to launch campaign, award volunteers

A Thursday evening event will offer the chance to become acquainted with area nonprofit organizations, tour the Liberty College and Career Academy and recognize the area's top volunteers.

September 13, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Lawmaker backs Obama at DNC

Among the thousands of delegates who nominated President Barack Obama to run for a second term on the Democratic ticket at last week's national convention in Charlotte, N.C., was Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.

September 12, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Images from local 9/11 ceremony

Students from Lyman Hall Elementary and members of the U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club participated in a Freedom Walk ceremony Tuesday.

September 12, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Leaders ink resolution sequestration

Four Liberty County mayors, the chairman of the Liberty County Board of Commissioners and the Liberty County sheriff signed a joint resolution Tuesday against possible sequestration that could take effect Jan. 2, 2013, if Congress and the president don't agree to compromised budget cuts.

September 12, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


Movie day benefits United Way

Kick back, take in a flick and enjoy some snacks. Georgia Theatre Company is planning its ninth annual "Film and Food for a Cause" event Sunday, Sept. 23. For a $12 donation, customers receive a movie ticket, concession combo that includes popcorn and a small soda, and a packet of restaurant coupons.

September 11, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty Co., Ludowici receive $500K grants

Liberty County and Ludowici each will receive $500,000 Community Block Development Grants for water and sewer improvements.

September 11, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Court request planned on election

Two Ludowici residents will ask a judge to force an election to fill two open city council spots.

September 11, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


County, cities making public show of opposition

Ever since Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., spoke of the federal fiscal cliff known as sequestration during an Aug. 20 visit to Fort Stewart, local leaders have urged each other to stand against it.

September 10, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | Local news


Council denounces federal budget 'sequestration'

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution denouncing sequestration.

September 10, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray Staff writer | Local news


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Military children get a free shopping spree

More than 500 military children went on a shopping spree at Bryant Commons last week courtesy of United Military Care.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


DNR offers conservation workshops

Georgia Project WILD is a conservation-education program designed to inform and educate anyone interested in protecting wildlife and the environment, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission panel talks personnel, spending

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission governing board discussed the commission's hiring procedures during a recent meeting at Hinesville City Hall.

May 05, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


LCPC updates Walthourville land-use map

Walthourville residents met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners in March to provide input to update their community's land-use map as part of Liberty County's 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

May 04, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hospital CEO retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Liberty Regional Medical Center communications officer Rene Harwell confirmed Friday that Scott Kroell had retired as the hospital's CEO after 21 years and said Donna Cochrane, the hospital's chief nursing officer, had been named interim CEO. An article that appeared in Sunday's edition incorrectly characterized her response to the Coastal Courier, making it appear - inaccurately - that she had evaded the reporter's question. The Courier regrets the error.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sprinkler floods sheriff’s office in Liberty County Justice Center

A fire sprinkler in the kitchen of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office in the Justice Center malfunctioned, pouring thousands of gallons of water into the office space around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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