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AG’s office clears Ludowici in open-records case

The Georgia Attorney General's Office ruled last week that allegations claiming the city of Ludowici violated the Open Records Act were unsubstantiated.

March 12, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man arrested in child’s death

Hinesville police detectives arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Wednesday afternoon in connection with the death of a toddler.

March 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fleming shooting leaves one dead

One man was killed and another was wounded when gunfire erupted Wednesday night in a mobile home on Leroy Coffer Highway in the Fleming community.

March 11, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Fire evacuates Savannah Tech

A fire in an industrial building near Airport Road in Hinesville spurred the evacuation of Savannah Technical College and the Liberty County School System's bus barn Tuesday morning.

March 09, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway woman wins $500K in lottery

Lake George resident Sandra Smith, 45, said her half-million-dollar win from the $10 instant game Jumbo Jumbo Bucks won't drastically change her life. The mother and first-time grandmother-to-be plans to spend her $500,000 cash award helping out family and friends.

March 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Alleged child molester nabbed in Fla.

A Long County man who law enforcement authorities believe may have molested a relative was arrested last Wednesday by the Long County Sheriff's Office after he was picked up in Florida.

March 09, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Soldier's murder trial hearing focuses on funding

With the March 28 start date of Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich's court martial growing closer, the court cleared up several matters regarding panel selection, the potential bias of a key witness and additional funding for experts Friday during a motion hearing. Opening statements in the death-penalty case will be given April 18.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Meeting focuses on HOPE, pre-K cuts

After changes to the HOPE scholarship recently were proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal, parents, educators and students began to protest the idea of reducing the program's funds and limiting eligibility. The governor's plan also would cut pre-K sessions by two hours.

March 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


City to apply for grant for buses

To help keep its new bus system running, the Hinesville City Council approved the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's recommendation to apply for a federal transit assistance grant.

March 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Riceboro councilman on League of Cities panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Riceboro City Councilman Chris Stacy recently was appointed to the National League of Cities' 2011 Council on Youth, Education and Families.

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


Trailer hits eatery wall

A Meridian man's trailer detached from the truck he was driving Tuesday and crashed into a Ludowici restaurant.

March 04, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Truck plows through dry cleaners

A woman was injured Thursday afternoon when a man accidentally drove his 2003 Dodge Ram pickup into the storefront of Lamas Cleaners on Memorial Drive in Hinesville.

March 04, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


LCDA reviews major 2010 accomplishments

The Liberty County Development Authority held its monthly meeting Monday and board members reviewed the accomplishments and projects completed by the authority in 2010. The list of projects, awards and accolades is as follows:

March 03, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Mayor recovering from surgery

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas underwent surgery in mid-February for an unspecified condition. City officials, per Thomas's wishes, would not disclose what type of surgery the mayor had. They would say he is currently resting comfortably at home.

March 02, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Friends of Shellman Bluff prepare for St. Pat’s parade

The Friends of Shellman Bluff will celebrate its 10th year of parades and fundraising efforts Saturday, March 19. To commemorate the anniversary of 10 years supporting the volunteer fire departments and other community needs, the theme is "A Decade of Firin' It Up on the Bluff." Bill Aquiar, a founding member of Friends of Shellman Bluff and longtime volunteer, will serve as the grand marshal.

March 01, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University's new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year's budget.

September 10, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

September 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


City recommends trick-or-treat hours

Thursday's council meeting City Manager Billy Edwards said Fort Stewart will observe Halloween on the same day, during the same hours. He said the annual Scarecrow Stroll and Beggars Night downtown is set for Oct. 24.

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


County examines SPLOST 2015 materials

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Daniel Clark unveiled the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax 2015 campaign posters at the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting Tuesday evening.

September 05, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


CivilianJobs.com to host job fair on Fort Stewart on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 03, 2014 | Staff Report | Local news


Liberty Co. Democrats open campaign HQ

A small, enthusiastic group gathered Saturday for the grand opening of the Liberty County Democrats' campaign office in Hinesville.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fort Morris marks Labor Day with a bang

Fort Morris State Historic Site on Monday held its annual Labor Day celebration, which included Revolutionary War musket and cannon firings, food and informative talks.

September 03, 2014 | By Kayla Rand Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Ludowici PD takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Members of the Ludowici Police Department on Wednesday took the Ice Bucket Challenge to help raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

September 01, 2014 | By Mike Riddle | Local news


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Hinesville wins national innovation award

The city of Hinesville recently was named the winner of the Sister Cities International 2014 Innovation Award - Economic Development for a city with a population less than 100,000. The announcement was made during the SCI's 58th annual conference Aug. 2.

September 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Maj. Gen. Murray speaks to local Rotarians

Maj. Gen. Mike Murray, commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, joined Hinesville Rotary Club members Tuesday for their weekly meeting.

August 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


County to manage Fleming, Lake George fire stations

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Thursday passed a resolution to accept the Fleming and Lake George fire stations for county management.

August 25, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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


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