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Model-airplane show helps Wounded Warriors

A fleet of model planes took to the skies last weekend at Savannah's Staff Sgt. Anthony Davis Memorial RC Model Airfield to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

August 25, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty County receives $6K wellness grant

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia recently awarded Liberty County a $6,000 Health Promotion and Wellness grant.

August 22, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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


Free ‘Movies in the Park’ series starts Aug. 8

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced a new "Movies in the Park" series for five Friday nights beginning Aug. 8 in Bryant Commons' amphitheater, 438 Oglethorpe Highway.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


High-speed chase sends 1 to hospital

Walthourville Police Lt. Wade Long, attempting to initiate a traffic stop, was involved in a chase on Talmadge Road in Walthourville on Wednesday night.

July 24, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Two mayors elected to GMA Board

Hinesville Mayor James Thomas and Midway Mayor Clemontine Washington were elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association's annual meeting June 23 in Savannah.

July 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Irma uncertainty prompts group to postpone St. Catherine's Beach Sweep

In light of recent developments with the path of Hurricane Irma, the St. Catherine's Beach Sweep that was scheduled for this Saturday, has been ...

September 06, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Stop panicking, start planning storm response

Everyone I know is freaking out over Hurricane Irma. As of this morning she was a strong Category 5 storm barreling toward Puerto Rico and ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty EMA continues to monitor Irma

The folks at Liberty County Emergency Management Agency is still keeping a close watch on Hurricane Irma.

September 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Midway IGA burglarized

Thieves made off with a bounty of cash after breaking into the Midway IGA store in the twilight hours between Sunday night and Monday morning.

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Churches asked to address racism

Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories on the Aug. 27 meeting on race, religion and politics sponsored by the ...

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Teacher brings space to classroom

One teacher in Liberty County has brought Hinesville to NASA and NASA to Hinesville.

September 06, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Woman gets life in pellet gun death

The woman found guilty of aggravated assault and murder in the death of James Edward Stewart Jr., during a jury trial last month was sentenced ...

September 06, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Former city manager reflects on 39-year career

Former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards saw the city through three decades of change before his recent departure amidst controversy.

September 06, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Corresondent | Local news


Locals urged to keep eye on Hurricane Irma

Local officials are monitoring Hurricane Irma and urging residents to take steps now to prepare.

September 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


September is National Preparedness Month in Georgia

As news reports of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey continue to come in, it should serve as a reminder that no matter the event ...

September 05, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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