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Long Co. boasts largest Relay for Life turnout yet

Long County residents participated in the 2012 Relay for Life on Friday night and Saturday morning at Veterans Stadium in Ludowici.

April 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Trek raises funds for homeless

Despite the threat of rain and dropping temperatures, more than 200 people participated in the first-ever Good Friday Walk for Shelter.

April 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Kingston featured at Hinesville event

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., touched on budget issues and government programs Tuesday during the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Eggs & Issues Breakfast at the Board of Education Transportation Complex.

April 11, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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


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Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to manage Fleming, Lake George fire stations

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution to accept the Fleming and Lake George fire stations for county management.

August 25, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Model-airplane show helps Wounded Warriors

A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

August 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty County receives $6K wellness grant

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded Liberty County a $6,000 Health Promotion and Wellness grant.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest

Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.

August 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County resolution allows for $10M in debt

The Liberty County Commission approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council OKs rezoning for new store

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.

August 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Love-It Productions gears up for annual summer show

Liberty Countians looking for entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings need look no further than the local Performing Arts Center, where Love-It Productions will stage "My Sons from Another Mother," the latest from playwright and producer Donald Lovette.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gators removed from Bryant Commons

Trapper Jack removed four gators Wednesday morning from ponds in Hinesville's Bryant Commons Park. The city contracted Trapper Jack and his assistant, Valerie Jones, to remove the nuisance gators for fear they would attack children who fish in the ponds during special events. Bryant Commons, which is leased by the city, holds music festivals and events that draw large crowds. Jones said the gators will not be euthanized andwill be relocated 20-25 miles from Hinesville.

August 06, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City manager explains aquifer dilemma

The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.

August 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


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