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Ga. Democratic Party chairman to speak at local banquet

Mike Berlon, chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party, will be the keynote speaker at the Liberty County Democratic Party's annual awards banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the old Walmart Shopping Center on Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

June 07, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Homeless get a little help

George Hurt, 58, hasn't had a dental or health exam in years.

June 07, 2011 | Frenchi Jones Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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


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Groundbreaking for Tradeport pipeline

Atlanta Gas Light and Liberty County Development Authority officials held a groundbreaking Thursday at the Tradeport East Business Center in Midway for the start of construction on a $9.7 million natural-gas pipeline.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council briefed on sewage overflow

Hinesville City Council members were briefed Thursday by City Engineer Paul Simonton and Robbie Norby, project manager of underground utilities for public-works contractor CH2MHILL, about a sewage overflow that occurred Oct. 3

October 20, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Walthourville city councilman arrested

A story appears to be developing in Walthourville, but details are still scarce. According to the city's police chief, Tracy McFadden, a search warrant has been executed at the home of Walthourville City Councilman James Hendry. Agents from the Department of Revenue were seen carrying plastic containers containing alcohol out of the residence.

October 19, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Countians should take advantage of local history, site directors say

Liberty County teems with history.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local cyclist working for more bike paths in Liberty

Keith Martin sees a problem in Liberty County.

October 15, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Three arrests in vandalized football field

The Long County Sheriff's Office arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 30 vandalization of a football field at the Long County Recreation Department.

October 14, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Affordable housing sought for homeless veterans

An Atlanta-based development company is working with the Hinesville Housing Authority to build affordable one-bedroom units with a priority of being given to homeless veterans.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Legion Post 321 looking for a home

Since East Liberty County American Legion Post 321 started in October 2006, members have met in banquet rooms and at the Dorchester Academy. For the last five years, they've met at the Midway Police Department.

October 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local 4-H observes National Youth Science Day

Liberty County 4-H members celebrated National 4-H Week by participating in National Youth Science Day last Wednesday.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Local veterans share, compare stories

Three local veterans representing three different wars sat down together to talk about their recent trip to Washington, D.C., with the Honor Flight Savannah but also to share and compare war stories from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

October 08, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local pastor honored by secretary of state

For Lucile Smiley, service is a way of life.

October 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Budget hearing gets loud, unruly

Thursday's Hinesville City Council meeting got a little loud and unruly when the floor was turned over to public comments about the 2015 fiscal-year budget.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


'Nurturing person' honored

The Kirk Healing Center for the Homeless held its fourth annual Honors Benefit Dinner on Thursday at Club Stewart, this year honoring retired nurse Gale Dent as Humanitarian of the Year.

October 06, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Liberty native retires after 30-year Army career

Sgt. Maj. Ceaser Roberts Jr., a Liberty County native, has retired from the Army after a 30-year career.

October 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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