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Midway, LCDA hope to agree over bills

Representatives from the city of Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority and their respective attorneys met Friday to discuss the manner in which water and wastewater usage rates and connection fees are charged. The city and development authority have an intergovernmental agreement in place to share water and sewer infrastructure. The authority operates an industrial park in Midway and the Tradeport East Business Park adjoining Midway's city limits.

August 15, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Storm-debris cleanup plan in place

In an effort to prepare for any potential hurricanes that could strike the coast this season, the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency already has its post-storm debris-cleanup plan in place.

August 14, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Walthourville councilwoman trains

Walthourville City Councilwoman Luciria Luckey Lovette recently was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting in Savannah.

August 13, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Fire Dept. gets grant for car seats

The Hinesville Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon received a $4,100 donation from Firehouse Subs to provide car seats to eligible applicants. The money comes from the company's Public Safety Foundation, which was created after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. For more on this story, see Friday's Coastal Courier.

August 13, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


County OKs $2,000 for business recruiter

A majority of the Liberty County Commission changed its collective mind Tuesday and voted to commit $2,000 toward the hiring of a consulting firm that would market the county and its cities to retailers and restaurateurs.

August 12, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long County concerned about 911, EMS

The Long County Commission on Tuesday reported that fees collected to cover the cost of the 911 service were coming up short, and the cost of the county's emergency-management service is going to increase.

August 09, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Hinesville Council meeting short; productive

The Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting was only 51 minutes long, but in that time the board approved three planning-and-zoning action items and two bids for equipment and services.

August 05, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long County OKs private-land burial

The Long County Commission on Wednesday made a special allowance so Sgt. Stefan M. Smith could be buried at his home in Long County.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


No Westboro protesters sighted at funeral

More than 1,000 people from around the coastal region descended on Long County on Sunday afternoon to pay their respects to and support the family of Sgt. Stefan Smith, a 3rdInfantry Division soldier and Ludowici resident who was killed in action July 23 in Afghanistan. Smith's wife, Kristi Smith, and children, Dewey, Denver and Gracie Smith, live in Ludowici.

August 05, 2013 | By Mike Riddle By Lewis Levine | Local news


Canine virus outbreak detected

Hinesville veterinarian Dr. Rachel Peeples is trying to warn pet owners about a new strain of parvovirus that is proving deadly to puppies.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Owl helps store avoid dirty sign

Kroger customers entering or leaving the Hinesville store sometimes may feel like someone is watching them and, in a sense, they're right. Above the entrance to the store, a ceramic sentry - an owl - stands guard on Kroger's three-dimensional sign.

August 02, 2013 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Coastal Bank consent order lifted

The Coastal Bank announced this week that the FDIC and the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance have removed the consent order, which was entered into in May 2011.

August 02, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Storm evacuation data digitized, made easily accessible

Hurricane-preparedness experts successfully have reduced a 500-plus-page binder filled with storm-surge maps and other valuable data to a single interactive CD.

August 02, 2013 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Supporters line road as soldier's remains pass

As a sign of solidarity, supporters from around the coastal region lined the sides of Highway 84 in Hinesville on Friday morning as the remains of Sgt. Stefan Smith were returned home. Hundreds of people waved flags and stood solemnly as a hearse, flanked by the Patriot Guard, made its way to Carter's Funeral Home.

August 02, 2013 | Staff Report | Local news


Former Pembroke chief of police seeks a public apology

Former police chief Mark Crowe says he wants the Pembroke City Council to publicly apologize to him and write a letter to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council to clear his name.

August 02, 2013 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


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Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held ...

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning ...

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator supports interstate projects

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, supports the transportation projects on Interstates 95 and 16 near Savannah that were recently announced by Gov. Nathan Deal.

January 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Williams hosts Capitol convocation

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, hosted the annual Eugene C. Tillman Sr. Memorial Prayer Convocation Jan. 10.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County resident want more access to wildlife areas

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently petitioned the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to expand access to wildlife management areas in Long County.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LRMC encourages mothers to carry babies to term

At 39 weeks' gestation, babies in the womb are considered to be fully developed. However, mothers across the country are delivering babies before that critical ...

January 23, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County Commissioners hold planning workshop

Liberty County Board Commissioners discussed important policies and decisions that will have to be finalized soon during their planning workshop earlier today at the MidCoast ...

January 22, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Shriners kick off new year

The Hinesville-Fort Stewart Shrine Club recently installed its 2016 officers.

January 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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