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Land near Lowes rezoned for commercial use

Several acres of land behind Lowes home-improvement store on Oglethorpe Highway was approved for rezoning during Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting. The parcel, approximately 7.82 acres, previously was zoned an RA-1 residential area, but it never was developed. The forested area now will be zoned as a C-2 commercial lot. Assistant zoning administrator Gabriele Hartage and attorney Thomas Ratcliffe, on behalf of the Michael E. Bryant Life Trust, presented a plan for what the area might look like once it's developed. Also present was Paul Simonton of P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc., who will work with Ratcliffe ...

June 07, 2011 | Meredith Brown mbrown@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Courier launches new mobile website

Coastal Courier readers can now easily access the latest stories, headlines and photos on the go. The newspaper recently launched a new version of its website for cell phones and other mobile devices. The site, viewable on all handheld web browsers, is at www.coastalcourier.com/m.

June 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Team’s tips may boost tourism

The Georgia Department of Economic Development's tourism product development team made a return visit Thursday evening to Liberty County to review its tourism-improvement plan for the area.

June 06, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long County sets addressing deadline

After two years of requesting that residents meet addressing guidelines in the county, Long County Commissioners set Aug. 1 as the final date for residents to meet the standards or have county workers do the addressing and charge the homeowners.

June 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Shelters worried about fallout after Loonie Farms

Local animal lovers working with shelters around the area are worried the recent tragic discovery of animal remains at Loonie Farms in Long County may negatively affect other facilities' ability to draw support and raise funds.

June 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Community pillar Mary Baggs dies

Riceboro native and lifelong Liberty County resident Mary LeCounte Baggs died Thursday, according to Baggs' family friend and Riceboro mayor, Bill Austin. Baggs was 100 years old.

June 03, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Child killed in Long Co. wreck

A 6-year-old child was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday in Long County, and the child's mother seriously was injured.

June 03, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Annual bicycle tour to pass through Hinesville

Bicyclists will zip into Hinesville on June 10 as the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour starts wrapping up its trek across the state, which will stop in several towns.

June 02, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Busy storm season predicted

A greater number of severe storms are predicted for this year's Atlantic hurricane season, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Therefore, Liberty County residents are urged to be aware and be prepared.

June 01, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge | Local news


Judd arrested crossing into Canada

The search has ended for Christiane Judd, the 39-year-old woman who once operated Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici.

June 01, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Community supports walk-a-thon fundraiser

Jackie Gilliard–Henderson loved children.

May 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long Co. Sheriff requests jail, addresses towing guidelines

Long County Sheriff Cecil Nobles recently addressed the Long County Commission, urging it to consider building a jail and reinforcing his views on the proposed wrecker guidelines.

May 28, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Remembering a wildlife advocate

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, read a resolution to honor the life of Master Sgt. Odis King, who was the chief federal game warden for the Law Enforcement Division at Fort Stewart. King's wife, Joyce King, and others from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources also attended the Wednesday morning brief presentation.

May 27, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Shelter received eight violations

Long County authorities still are searching for Christiane Judd, the owner of the now-defunct Loonie Farms Animal Rescue in Ludowici, where countless animal remains were discovered the morning of May 16.

May 27, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Effort under way to preserve Jordye Bacon house

A community's unique history can come in packages smaller than a courthouse or mansion, such as a craftsman-style bungalow.

May 26, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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Brynslet Sellers gets new heart

Liberty County resident Brynslet Sellers, 2, has undergone heart-transplant surgery, accordingto posts on www.facebook.com/prayers4brynslet.

September 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


BoC considers grant for new CGACAA facility

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a request from Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Executive Director Tres Hamilton at its mid-month meeting Thursday night.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at emergency food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted an emergency mass mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA - Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

September 19, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

September 19, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

September 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

September 17, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

September 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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