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Friday wreck snarls traffic

An accident Friday evening snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 84 and Darsey Road in Hinesville after a driver failed to yield a stop sign, according to Hinesville Police Department accident investigators.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials dedicate justice center

During a dedication ceremony Saturday morning, downtown Hinesville was crowded with residents who wanted to get a sneak peek inside the new Liberty County Justice Center that sits on the corner of Main Street and MLK Drive.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


St. Catherines artifacts still in spotlight

The Franciscan mission that was buried within St. Catherines Island has been a treasure trove of history, and David Hurst Thomas, curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, has spent much of his career bringing those treasures into the light of day.

May 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Local news


Defense requests mistrial in soldier's capitol case

The murder trial of Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich was interrupted this week when the defense requested a mistrial because the prosecution failed to share information with them concerning Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson, one of the victims in the case.

May 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Staff Writer | Local news


Town hall meeting addresses fire damage

Long County held its "after the smoke clears" town hall meeting Wednesday night at Smiley Elementary School.

May 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst’s council search continues

Since an Allenhurst councilman resigned last month, a spot on the council has yet to be filled and may not be until November.

May 14, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville City Council begins redistricting process

The Hinesville City Council poured over district maps and discussed population splits between voting districts Monday afternoon during a redistricting workshop.

May 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Liberty County wins Kiss-A-Pig

For the second time in 15 years, the team representing Liberty County got to pucker up and kiss Reba the pig at the 19th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, which benefits the American Diabetes Association.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man breaks into, robs Long store

A man reportedly broke into the Mystik convenience store last week in Ludowici, damaging and robbing the store.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Farmers market kicks off with a crowd

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday now through Oct. 27. HDDA officials say vendors will be selling area-grown fresh produce, grass-fed beef, eggs and dairy products, honey, arts and crafts, soy candles, jams and jellies and customized woodwork. For more information, call 877-4332 or email discoverdowntown@coastalnow.net.

May 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Animal-control center, shelter work together under one roof

From the dirt road out front, the bold black lettering on the small, blue, brick building seems like a joke: "Animal Control."

May 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City redoing districts

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to redraw its voting districts to comply with the Voting Rights Act. The city's 2010 Census numbers shows two of its districts' populations swelled in the past 10 years, and another district's population has declined somewhat.

May 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Someone will kiss a pig tomorrow

The winners of the 19th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign will be announced tomorrow night during the campaign's final gala dinner at 7 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom in Savannah.

May 07, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville grocery helps combat hunger

The Hinesville Save-a-Lot food store donated 10,000 pink lady apples to America's Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia during a ceremony Thursday morning attended by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Save-a-Lot District Manager Mike Holcombe and Second Harvest Food Servicing Manager Russ Toler.

May 07, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Commission OKs historic site grants

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners approved five grants for local historic sites along the Historic Liberty Trail, which stretches from the coast all throughout the county.

May 06, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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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


Area under Tropical Storm Watch

The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Tropical Storm Alert for Arthurs at 11:20 a.m.

July 02, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


John McIver honored in auditorium dedication

Former Liberty County Commission Chairman John D. McIver was honored Friday evening in a ceremony marking the dedication of the newly remodeled auditorium at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

July 02, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee jmcabee@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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