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Plans move forward for Bradwell Park redesign

Plans to redesign Bradwell Park moved forward - if only a little - following a two-hour meeting at Hinesville's city hall council chambers Thursday.

January 30, 2012 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


LCDA OKs building renovations, bond refinancing

The Liberty County Development Authority approved refinancing one bond debt into a tax-exempt bond at a lower interest rate and an $8,125 bid for repairs to one of its Hinesville Technology Park facilities during its meeting Monday.

January 28, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Local YMCA launches annual campaign

The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is launching Priceless Gifts, its' annual community support campaign.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local jobless rate goes up

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Wednesday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 9.2 percent in December, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in November.

January 28, 2012 | Special to the Courier | Local news


New school enters construction phase

The construction phase for the new high school was approved at the Long County Board of Education's January meeting.

January 28, 2012 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Autopsy rules toddler’s death a homicide

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation autopsy on a Walthourville toddler who was found dead in a canal Jan. 15 declared homicide the cause of the child's death.

January 27, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE debates district job advertisements

The Liberty County Board of Education tackled a full agenda that included construction, personnel and policy issues during its Tuesday work session.

January 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Two more suspects arrested in Fleming stabbing

Two more men have been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of Terry "TJ" Floyd, 19, who died after being stabbed several times Saturday night in Fleming.

January 26, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


Storms expected to move in tonight

Storms could be in Coastal Georgia's future.

January 26, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


City Council honors resident as crime fighter

The Hinesville City Council began its Jan. 19 meeting at the City Council chamber by recognizing a local citizen.

January 26, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


SavTech not likely affected by closings

Savannah Technical College and its satellite campuses on Fort Stewart Army Education Center and in Liberty and Effingham counties, have not been considered for closure amid current talks, according to Gail Eubanks, the school's executive director of institutional advancement and communications.

January 26, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Facebook flap sparks LCDA action

The Liberty County Development Authority likes to be "liked."

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Woman who set LRMC site recalled

Mollie Ashmore called Hinesville her home all 96 years of her life. She died Sunday, and while friends and family members prepared for her funeral services today, they remembered "Miss Mollie," not just for her personal accomplishments but for her honest, straight-forward demeanor.

January 25, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Reading up a bowl tourney

For 124 students competing in the sixth annual Liberty County Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl last Friday, the devil was in the details.

January 25, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Ludowici official not charged with assault of clerk

Long County State Court Judge Jeff Arnold ruled Wednesday that there was not sufficient evidence presented in a hearing to charge Ludowici City Councilman Frank McClelland Jr. with simple assault from recent allegations by former Ludowici City Clerk Tara Manning.

January 24, 2012 | Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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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


Midway works with business to resolve fruit-stand issue

Midway police shut down a produce stand that was too close to the road last Wednesday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Back to School: Instagram your photos!

Liberty County Parents! Post your back to school photos or videos on Instagram using the hashtag #LCB2S (Liberty County Back 2 School) and we'll share some of our favorites on our new Instagram account CoastalCourier.

August 04, 2014 | Staff | Local news


SPLOST campaign plans underway

Representatives from Liberty County, its municipalities and the chamber of commerce met Tuesday to discuss campaign plans for the coming special-purpose local-option sales-tax referendum.

August 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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