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Courier wins 9 awards

The Coastal Courier recently earned several 2011 Georgia Press Association awards, which representatives from the newspaper received Friday at the association's annual Better Newspaper Contest awards ceremony and banquet on Jekyll Island. The prizes recognize the best newspapers in Georgia for their achievements in reporting, writing, photography, website content creation, newspaper page design and videography.

June 16, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Young, old walk to save landmark

More young people are expected to join their elders this Saturday for the 11th annual Walk to Dorchester.

June 15, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Robbery leads to high-speed chase

A reported robbery Tuesday night outside the Walmart Super Center on East Oglethorpe Highway eventually gave way to a high-speed chase that had Hinesville police, Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers traveling at speeds upwards of 93 miles per hour.

June 15, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Temporary VA clinic to open here

Area veterans' long wait for close and convenient medical care nearly is over. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will open a temporary health-care clinic July 5 in Hinesville.

June 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Local news


Cyclists bring bucks into Hinesville

On Friday, 1,200 bicyclists invaded Hinesville during the 32nd annual Bicycle Ride Across Georgia tour that allows bikers to see several cities in a week's span during a trip across the state.

June 13, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Local news


Ex-SEAL writes best seller

Howard E. Wasdin had a rough and, at times, painful childhood in South Georgia, but he used those experiences as motivation later in life.

June 13, 2011 | Christie Schroeder | Local news


Frank Cochran widening project meeting uneventful

None of the seven property owners affected by Hinesville's Frank Cochran road-widening project attended an informative meeting Tuesday. Only Paul Simonton, president and CEO of the city's engineering firm P.C. Simonton & Associates, and consulting appraiser David Davis showed up.

June 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Committee sets deadline for transportation project list

The executive committee of the Coastal Georgia Regional Roundtable set a deadline Wednesday for counties to submit a "constrained" list of desired transportation projects to the committee. The committee, which met at the Richmond Hill City Center, next will meet at 9 a.m. June 29 at the center in Richmond Hill to review local governments' pared-down lists of prioritized road projects.

June 11, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Long Co. man charged in wreck

A Ludowici man has been charged with vehicular homicide in the first degree for his involvement in a May 28 wreck that resulted in the death of a 6-year-old.

June 10, 2011 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Officers prepare to enforce immigration law

Local law enforcement agencies are preparing to enforce Georgia's new immigration law, which will take effect July 1, barring any legal challenges.

June 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Storm brings hail to county

A storm Monday afternoon produced hail in Liberty County.

June 08, 2011 | Staff report | Local news


Judd could be returned to area soon

Christiane Judd could be returned to Long County soon as she voluntarily waived extradition requirements during a hearing last week in Erie County, N.Y., according to a statement released recently by Long County Detective Lt. Tom Sollosi.

June 08, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Horses found starving

The Long County Sheriff's Office has charged an unlicensed stable operator and his assistant with animal cruelty and being party to the crime of animal cruelty after discovering a number of horses suffering from severe neglect at Briarwood Stables off Stafford Dairy Road over the weekend.

June 08, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Plans for new library on track

Requests for planning and design proposals on a new facility for the Live Oak Public Libraries' Hinesville branch will go out next month, confirmed Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown.

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


Arts council asks county for new office

The Hinesville Area Arts Council is looking for a place to call home.

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


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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


LCPC recommends Flemington annex property straddling city line

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended that the city of Flemington annex eight parcels of land that mistakenly were identified as un-zoned county property.

October 30, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


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