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Newsome pleads guilty to murder of Savannah Smith

Maurice Dwayne Newsome entered his negotiated plea of guilty to malice murder in the death of his former girlfriend, Savannah Smith, on Tuesday in Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell's courtroom.

January 18, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Election payments questioned in Long County

In a recent Long County Commission meeting, county board of elections member Nancy McKnew questioned recent payments to board chair Vanessa Cunningham.

January 17, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council rejects lawyer's proposal

The Midway City Council last Tuesday unanimously rejected its lawyer's advice to spend around $250 for a study aimed at helping resolve a years-long dispute between Midway and the Liberty County Development Authority.

January 17, 2012 | By Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst officials sworn in

Allenhurst's leaders were sworn into new terms Thursday at City Attorney Bob Pirkle's office in Hinesville.

January 17, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Love for art, theater becomes ministry

Donald Lovette is a man who gives life to the characters he sees in his mind's eyes.

January 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


MLK’s dream hailed

The annual Leadership and Grand Marshall Breakfast at Historic Dorchester Academy continued a long tradition Saturday with more than 125 governmental, civic and religious leaders attending to honor the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King.

January 16, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Home heads down the road

This old home was moved Thursday from 506 Oglethorpe Highway, only three doors down from the Mills House, which was scheduled to be moved today. However, a last-minute decision by the Georgia Department of Transportation delayed that move until 9 a.m. Monday. The smaller home also was part of the property now owned by attorneys Joel and Jay Osteen.

January 13, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sheriff Nobles laid to rest

A line stretched outside the chapel door of First Baptist Church in Ludowici on Wednesday afternoon as a steady stream of family, friends and community members gathered to pay their final respects to Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles, who died early Monday morning.

January 13, 2012 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Winter returning to the area

Winter is expected back across Georgia, including our coastal area, this evening. It could stay the weekend.

January 12, 2012 | Staff report | Local news


Vandals target two Midway schools

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and the Liberty County School System are working together to find the person - or people - responsible for vandalizing two schools and damaging $21,887 worth of technology gear in Midway over the weekend.

January 11, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


A lifetime of service

Longtime Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles died Monday at Wayne County Hospital in Jesup. He was 76 years old. Nobles had been battling cancer and was undergoing treatment at the time of his death.

January 11, 2012 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long Co. Sheriff Nobles dies

Longtime Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles died early Monday morning at Wayne County Hospital in Jesup. He was 76 years old.

January 09, 2012 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Former tax commissioner recently released on parole

A former Liberty County Tax Commissioner convicted in April 2001 on four counts of theft by conversion and racketeering has returned to the area after serving about 10 years.

January 09, 2012 | Staff Report | Local news


Mills House to receive makeover after relocation

New owners Pastor Tim and Catherine "Cathy" Parrish will restore and renovate the Mills House after it is moved to their land in Long County. The refurbished Mills House will incorporate replacement doors, windows and fixtures from another historic home, the Jordye Bacon House, which was torn down in September when efforts to preserve it fell through.

January 09, 2012 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Council talks business, transit

When the Hinesville City Council held its first meeting of the year Thursday, it spent a significant amount of time discussing an old issue: the occupancy status of Tekilla Rose Bar and Grill.

January 09, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Board taps Michelle Ricketson to lead downtown development authority

After an extensive search, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors selected Michelle Ricketson as the agency's new executive director.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hineshouse runs free summer learning camp

Now that the school year is over, many local children are attending a free summer learning camp hosted by the Hineshouse Project Inc.'s Resident Services Department.

July 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Dasher ends 45-year lumber yard career

Hinesville native William Dasher celebrated 45 years of employment with a retirement barbecue Thursday at Downs Lumber and Supply.

July 07, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty celebrates Independence Day

Events at Fort Stewart and Fort Morris gave Liberty County families and visitors an opportunity to celebrate the nation's birthday all day long Friday.

July 05, 2014 | By Samantha B. Koss | Local news


God and Country Day planned in Ludowici

Faith Baptist Church will host "God and Country Day" at 11 a.m. Sunday at 12 S. McDonald St. in Ludowici.

July 04, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


SPLOST failure could mean tax hike

With general elections only four months away, politicians are moving into full-on campaign mode. But gubernatorial, congressional and senate candidates aside, Liberty County voters will face another decision at the ballot box this November - a referendum for a special purpose local option sales tax, better known as SPLOST.

July 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Hinesville Rotary installs new officers

The Hinesville Rotary Club installed new officers Tuesday night at its weekly meeting. New club President Brigitte Shanken and fellow officers were sworn in by Rotary District 6920 Gov. Ted Thompson.

July 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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