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Prosecuting ADA found dead

Atlantic Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorney John Hope, 56, was found dead Tuesday morning in his Wilmington Island backyard, according to Gena Moore, public information officer for the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department.

March 30, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Lumpkin enters not-guilty plea

A former Liberty County corrections officer pleaded not guilty Monday to the September murder of a Fort Stewart soldier's wife.

March 30, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Funding to save Mills House not forthcoming

The old white house with the bright red door has always been there, sitting on the corner of a busy intersection, shaded by large, Spanish moss-draped trees.

March 29, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City’s annual action plan open to public review, comments

Hinesville's Community Development Department unveiled its annual action plan to a room empty of local residents Thursday evening inside the city's municipal courtroom.

March 28, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


‘Chop shop’ discovered

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Brian Barnes and other deputies discovered 15 vehicles in various stages of being stripped down Wednesday at a residence in the 700 block of Isle of Wight Road.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fraser Center raises more than $40,000 at luncheon

It seems The Fraser Counseling Center has quite a few friends who are willing to lend a helping hand, even when money is tight. About 250 community members threw their support behind the center by pitching in $41,334 during Wednesday's Friends of Fraser fundraising luncheon.

March 25, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mother of child who died faces charges

Hinesville Police Department detectives arrested the mother of a 3-year-old who was killed earlier this month. Jocelyn Carroll, 25, has been charged with one count of cruelty to a child. She was arrested without incident at her job in Richmond Hill shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Doug Snider said.

March 25, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County’s population jumps

The Census Bureau is delivering state-by-state data on a rolling basis through March.

March 24, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


2010 Census numbers are in

The 2010 Census numbers show Liberty County and its cities have increased in population. Liberty County has a population of 63,453, and Hinesville has a population of 33,437, according to the 2010 census. In 2000, the county had just over 61,000 people and Hinesville had 30,392 residents, according to the census.

March 24, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


2 killed, 1 hurt in Long Co. shooting

Two men were killed and another was wounded in a shooting Sunday night in Long County's Sand Hills community.

March 23, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway City Council OKs six goals for 2011

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington had to cast two tie-breaking votes at the Midway City Council's March meeting, one of which approved a list of six 2011 goals for Midway.

March 22, 2011 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two dead from gunshots

Two men are dead, a third wounded, and a fourth is being sought after a shooting in Long County Sunday night.

March 21, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local officials talk water in D.C.

County and city officials traveled to Washington, D.C., in early March to speak with the U.S. Department of Agriculture about a proposed rural water system for Liberty County's Holmestown area. In order to install the system, a proposal submitted by P.C. Simonton & Associates Inc. for a $1.1 million loan and a $3.2 million grant first would need to be approved by the USDA.

March 21, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Long Co. passes SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendums passed Tuesday by landslide margins in Long County.

March 18, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


ESPLOST in for another five years

On Tuesday, the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax passed with 472 votes in favor and 209 against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax in Liberty County.

March 18, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


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Liberty 4-H’ers take top honors at state contest

Nineteen local youths have proven themselves experts at land judging, as the Liberty County 4-H club cleared the brackets at the State 4-H Land Judging Contest on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the J. Campbell Research and Education Center in Watkinsville.

August 18, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


County resolution allows for $10M in debt

The Liberty County Commission approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax resolution at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

August 08, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council OKs rezoning for new store

The Hinesville City Council during its Thursday evening meeting approved a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps. Previously, the council delayed a vote on the new store because the public had not been given the requested two weeks' notice before the request was presented.

August 07, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Love-It Productions gears up for annual summer show

Liberty Countians looking for entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings need look no further than the local Performing Arts Center, where Love-It Productions will stage "My Sons from Another Mother," the latest from playwright and producer Donald Lovette.

August 06, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Gators removed from Bryant Commons

Trapper Jack removed four gators Wednesday morning from ponds in Hinesville's Bryant Commons Park. The city contracted Trapper Jack and his assistant, Valerie Jones, to remove the nuisance gators for fear they would attack children who fish in the ponds during special events. Bryant Commons, which is leased by the city, holds music festivals and events that draw large crowds. Jones said the gators will not be euthanized andwill be relocated 20-25 miles from Hinesville.

August 06, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City manager explains aquifer dilemma

The first, and possibly the most important, issue discussed by city leaders during last week's annual planning workshop was a notice from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division that Liberty and Bryan counties have to reduce the amount of water pumped from the Floridan aquifer by 1 million gallons a day.

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


Murder suspect’s bond set at $60K

Marquana Adale Jasper, who has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of murder, appeared before Liberty County Superior Court Judge David Cavendar on Monday. Cavendar heard Liberty County Sheriff's Office Det. Steven Teal's testimony, which established probable cause in the state's case.

August 06, 2014 | Patty Leon | Local news


Midway works with business to resolve fruit-stand issue

Midway police shut down a produce stand that was too close to the road last Wednesday.

August 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Back to School: Instagram your photos!

Liberty County Parents! Post your back to school photos or videos on Instagram using the hashtag #LCB2S (Liberty County Back 2 School) and we'll share some of our favorites on our new Instagram account CoastalCourier.

August 04, 2014 | Staff | Local news


SPLOST campaign plans underway

Representatives from Liberty County, its municipalities and the chamber of commerce met Tuesday to discuss campaign plans for the coming special-purpose local-option sales-tax referendum.

August 01, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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