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Still time to leave ‘imprint’ on Memorial Drive

There's still time for residents, businesses and civic groups to make a lasting impression on the Memorial Drive roundabout. The deadline to buy a personalized engraved clay brick or granite stone for the Memorial Drive Sculpture Buy-A-Brick Campaign has been extended to July 29.

July 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Amateur radio operators ham it up for national Field Day

Amateur radio operators, also known as ham operators, from all over the area recently put on their headsets and attached their antennas to participate in the American Radio Relay League's national Field Day. The event is an international competition that tests the ability to set up and conduct emergency communications.

July 08, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Shaw selected to lead ACCG policy committee

President Melvin Davis of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently appointed Long County Commissioner Wallace Shaw as the 2011-12 second vice chairman of the Revenue and Finance Policy Committee.

July 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Vote for the best

The Coastal Courier and Liberty Life magazine are conducting their annual Liberty Loves contest, which allows area residents to vote for their favorite businesses, professionals and services. To cast a vote, either go to www.coastalcourier.com/libertyloves or www.coastalcourier.com and use the drop-down menu that appears under the "Things to do" section.

July 06, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Atlanta teen reportedly fatally shot by Hinesville teen

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a Sunday shooting on Elm Street in which a 14-year-old girl allegedly shot and killed Brianna Poole, 16.

July 06, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Lemonade stand operation goes sour

When Midway mother Amy Roberts learned that her daughters wanted to set up a lemonade stand in their front yard last week, she couldn't help but take a quick trip down memory lane.

July 06, 2011 | Danielle Hipps dhipps@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Police Department blotter

June 25: Police recovered small amounts of marijuana during a traffic stop at Frank Cochran Drive and South Main Street. The driver was pulled over for suspended registration and illegally transferred decals. During a search of his person, officers found a green leafy substance. The driver also was cited for driving without a license.

July 05, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Long County commission supports study on ‘inaccurate’ census figures

The Long County Commission voted at its June meeting to support a study that the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership has proposed regarding the population figures in the area.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Kingston swears in Long Co. chamber’s directors, officers

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, served as the keynote speaker Tuesday at the 2011-12 Long County Chamber of Commerce installation banquet.

July 05, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


New assistant district attorney joins Atlantic Judicial Circuit

A new assistant district attorney was sworn in by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Robert Russell on Friday morning in courtroom C of the new justice center.

July 05, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


16-year-old dies from accidental shooting

A 16-year-old girl from the Atlanta area has died after what police are calling an accidental shooting in Hinesville Sunday evening.

July 04, 2011 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Out with the old: Ga. votes for new plates

The Georgia license plate is getting a makeover, but officials want some help from residents to get the process started.

July 02, 2011 | Dallas Duncan The Gainesville Times | Local news


United Way solicits program-funding applications

SAVANNAH - Local nonprofit human-service organizations have from July 15-Sept. 12 to apply for program funding from The Community Fund of United Way of the Coastal Empire.

July 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville growth expected to surge

Hinesville-Fort Stewart was ranked No. 5 on a top-10 list of metro areas projected to become boom towns in the year 2020, according to a report published by real estate publication Inman News.

July 01, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Soldier allegedly stole to support habit

A 23-year-old Fort Stewart soldier faces five charges after a victim reportedly saw him stealing a barbecue grill, according to Julian Miller, a public affairs administrator with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.

July 01, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


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Midway residents help update land-use map

Fewer than a dozen Midway residents joined Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission officials Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex to discuss and assist updating the Midway subarea land-use map.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commission talks budget ahead of millage-rate hearings

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a financial report from county Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

November 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Long County commissioner raises discrimination concerns in roads department

An otherwise-routine employment process with the Long County roads department has received the attention of the county commissioner responsible for that department.

November 21, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Tornado watch, freeze watch

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Liberty, Long, Bryan, Wayne, Chatham and most of eastern Georgia until 6 p.m. today.

November 17, 2014 | Staff report | Local news


Kesslers students join record attempt at cup stacking

About 175 students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School attempted a world record in cup stacking Thursday.

November 14, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


City millage rate increasing by up to .94 mills

After more than an hour and a half debate Thursday over possible cuts to make up a $1.3 million budget deficit, city leaders conceded they have to increase the property taxes by .94 of a mill, though maybe less.

November 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


World War II veteran returns to Fort Stewart

In 1943, Sgt. Frank Moore was a soldier with the Army's 4th Infantry Division, XII Corps. As he and his unit prepared for the Allied invasion at Normandy, he spent a summer in Coastal Georgia, sleeping in the fields of Camp Stewart.

November 12, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


MidCoast moves forward with runway extension

The Local Joint Management Board of the MidCoast Regional Airport met Thursday to discuss plans for the runway-extension project, among other business.

November 07, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Council plans to tackle new budget with SPLOST failure

Failure of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum to pass in last week's election was hardly mentioned until the end of Thursday's city council meeting.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Commissioners preparing to resume budget talks

As part of his administrative report to Liberty County Board of Commissioners during Tuesday night's meeting, County Administrator Joey Brown advised commissioners they'd have to talk about the county's budget at the next meeting if the referendum for the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax did not pass.

November 07, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


UPDATE: County assessing SPLOST failure

Liberty County voters on Tuesday decided that they did not want to see another round of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. The referendum to approve another six-year SPLOST period failed in a race that came down to a difference of 90 votes.

November 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty votes down SPLOST

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax referendum proved to be the race to watch Tuesday night, as Liberty County voters nearly were split down the middle on whether or not the 1 percent sales tax would see another six-year term in the county.

November 04, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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