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Midway teen succumbs to injuries

A Midway teen seriously injured Nov. 18 in a one-vehicle wreck on Isle of Wight Road died Saturday at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

November 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


The search is on for 'Top 10 under 40'

For the second year in a row, Liberty Life magazine joined forces with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to find and feature the area's "Top 10 under 40."

November 29, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle wreck identified

A Third Infantry Division Soldier killed in a motorcycle accident on Fort Stewart Saturday morning has been identified as Private First Class Zachary Smith, according to a press released issued by Fort Stewart's PAO Office. The Marne Division expresses its deepest condolences to the family and continues to provide Chaplain support and family assistance during this time.

November 28, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Neighboring Rotary Club to provide clean water to Haitians

Some residents of the northwestern Haitian town Bonneau soon will have clean water to drink thanks to efforts from the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill.

November 28, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Local news


Black Friday brings boom to businesses

'Twas the morning after Thanksgiving, and all through the town, some people shopped while others lay down.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Helen’s Haven advocates for innocent, defenseless victims

Helen's Haven Children's Advocacy Center defends the most defenseless, the most innocent among us by attempting to reduce further trauma to a possible child victim in a safe, non-threatening environment while evaluating suspected child abuse and providing support to the child and non-offending caregivers, according to Terri Liles, licensed master social worker and coordinator for Helen's Haven in Hinesville.

November 28, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty Co. continues TIA project planning

Though the fate of the Transportation Investment Act tax will not be determined by voters for another eight months, Liberty County officials are hard at work determining which projects would be funded if the tax passes at the polls.

November 28, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Hospital Authority pitches millage rate increase

The Liberty County Hospital Authority held two public hearings Tuesday to discuss its proposed millage rate increase from 3.1 mills to 3.25 mills.

November 25, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Community rallies to support injured teen

Members of the community filled Dorchester Village Civic Center in Midway on Tuesday night to share prayers for Joe Watkins, a former Liberty County High School baseball player who was seriously injured Friday night in a one-vehicle accident on Isle of Wight Road.

November 25, 2011 | By Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Sound off for Nov. 25

I am so sick and tired of listening to the gunshots in the Eagles Landing/Deann Drive area. I pray to God they're not shooting at people, but if you made it through elementary school, you were taught what goes up must come down. These bullets do not go into outer space, people. Put the guns away.

November 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Local news


Trinity Baptist to hold vigil for Gail Moody

On Dec. 4, Debora Gail Moody will have been missing for four years. The authorities have not been able to come up with any significant leads to help solve the case thus far.

November 24, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Century 21 Action Realty coordinates Manna House food drive

Century 21 Action Realty agents, under the leadership of Realtor Lois Holden with organizational assistance by the office staff, responded to Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas' call to help Hinesville's homeless by sponsoring a food drive to benefit the Liberty County Manna House.

November 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoC OKs $500K in fire truck bids

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved $520,227 in bids to purchase two custom fire trucks and discussed proposed district lines during its meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2011 | By Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Ludowici council questions recent $60,000 payment

The Ludowici City Council at its Nov. 15 meeting questioned an amount of approximately $60,000 that was paid to local resident Vanessa Cunningham.

November 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Courier correspondent | Local news


Council votes to leave millage rates unchanged

The Hinesville City Council held its November meeting Thursday, hearing informational items on several subjects and agreeing to several action items, including adopting the millage rate for the 2011 tax digest and developing a program to educate the public about how to reduce the mosquito population.

November 21, 2011 | By Randy C. Murray rmurray@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Citizens voice concerns at county millage hearing

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Monday held its first public hearing regarding the upcoming millage-rate adoption.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Interact clubs emphasize ‘service above self’

On Saturday, Oct. 18, while most teenagers were sleeping in, roughly 25 Liberty County High School students gathered together to clean up a section of Liberty County's waterway as part of the Rivers Alive project.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Bryant Commons to open to public March 7

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced that Bryant Commons officially will be opened to the public in a grand-opening event scheduled for March 7.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Homeless Prevention Program turns 16

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program celebrated 16 years last month. Program Coordinator Daisy Jones said her department of three had modest beginnings, but it now networks with dozens of churches, civic organizations and service agencies dedicated to helping the homeless and hungry in Hinesville and Liberty County.

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


Employee raises saved, tax increase higher

The first action item on Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting agenda was to approve a revised budget for fiscal year 2015.

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


Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


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