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Area leaders lobby in Washington

Mayor Jim Thomas said he and other political and business leaders traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to express their concerns about the affect sequestration has on Coastal Georgia's military communities.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Radio upgrades jam garage openers

Some residents living near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield began having problems with their garage-door remote-control devices in April, right after the installation made changes to its radio equipment.

June 19, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long BoE working on turn lane for new school

Some Long County Commissioners attended Monday's Board of Education meeting to receive more information on a joint project for a proposed deceleration lane required at the new high school.

June 18, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Study to weigh what county lacks

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and area governments want to know which products residents are buying out of county, and they're going to hire a retail firm to find out.

June 17, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Congressional candidate meets with Long Chamber

District 1 state Sen. Earl "Buddy" Carter, who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives, addressed Long County leaders Tuesday at a dinner hosted by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Lillian Simmons' home.

June 15, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Panel discusses new developments

Commercial and residential developments are growing in Liberty County, and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission is preparing and planning for it.

June 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long asks for funds to offset bombing range expansion losses

Long County's newly elected board of commissioners has asked the U.S. Marine Corps for federal funds to offset the loss of tax revenue from nearly 21,000 acres that would become part of the proposed Townsend Bombing Range expansion.

June 14, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Storms expected in area tonight

After a hot day, a cold front moving across the state today could bring storms to Liberty and Long counties tonight.

June 13, 2013 | Staff report | Local news


Two dozen agenda items make for long council meeting

The Hinesville City Council heard, discussed and decided on 23 action and information items during Thursday's meeting, which lasted three hours.

June 12, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Long animal shelter survives scrutiny

A Long County animal shelter that has drawn the ire of neighbors on Hugh Gordon Lane again survived scrutiny by the Long County Commission last week.

June 12, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici Council okays work contracts

The Ludowici City Council on Thursday held a special called meeting Thursday to approve a contract for infrastructure work, including sidewalk repair and pipe installation.

June 11, 2013 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Rezoning makes way for Zaxby's

During Thursday's three-hour meeting, the Hinesville City Council approved a rezoning request by Obro Inc. for local attorney Joel Osteen, and a site layout and traffic-circulation plan for a mixed-use development.

June 10, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Census estimates Liberty's growth lags

U.S. Census Bureau population estimates recently released indicate the Coastal Georgia region continues to grow, but the population inside Liberty County has not kept up with growth projections between 2010 and 2012.

June 10, 2013 | By Danielle Hipps | Local news


Liberty County hosts tourism seminar

The Liberty County Convention & Visitors Bureau hosted a workshop for tourism professionals June 4-5 at Liberty County Schools Performing Arts Center.

June 07, 2013 | | Local news


Liberty commission OKs Wild Heron Road bid

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $189,812 bid for improvements to Wild Heron Road, but the group tabled action on a bid for Rye Patch Road so some questions can be answered.

June 07, 2013 | Danielle Hipps | Local news


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History made, second-chances given, tragedy as 2016 begins

Here's a look back at 2016, starting with January.

January 04, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Solar panel power helps process pecans

Mascot Pecan Shelling Co. in Glennville recently had Coastal Solar, based in Hinesville, install a solar array system, an investment of more than $2.5 ...

January 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Celebrating freedom

For some, 2017 got off to a beautiful start with one of the community's largest spiritual gatherings - the Liberty County Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day ...

January 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


New kid on the block

Baby Daycian Jeremy Idlett did not have any competition for being the first 2017 baby born in Liberty County, but it was a race against ...

January 04, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man arrested, teens questioned over shot fired Monday

One man has been arrested and three teens are being questioned in connection with a shot fired near a group of teens in Walthourville Monday ...

January 02, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Ready to celebrate MLK and his day

Liberty County is getting ready to celebrate a man who exemplified equality, justice and turning those qualities into action - the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

January 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Man killed in Walthourville shooting

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriffs Office are investigating the first deadly shooting of 2017.

January 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Midway passes budget

With just one working day left in the year the Midway City Council Thursday approved a $3.8 million annual budget for 2017 that freezes ...

January 01, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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