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Home fire ruled accidental

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown and Hinesville fire investigator Lt. George Screws rummaged through debris and peered into the remnants of the walls at Bishop Bobby Kindley's house Friday morning to try and determine the cause of the blaze that gutted the interior section of the home.

March 20, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Chamber move may be settled

The Liberty County Development Authority should settle the question of where the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will move in a few days.

March 17, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Cider House 'voices' frustration

The scent of hot apple cider and the sound of funk drew a small crowd to The Cider House Inc.'s "VOICES: A Celebration of African-Americans through the Arts" event Saturday.

March 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Flames gut home

Bishop Bobby Kindley's home was destroyed Wednesday night, the result of a fire that gutted the interior of the residence.

March 17, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Baker is first black Liberty BoE chairwoman

Liberty County voters made history when a black person was elected to chair the Liberty County Board of Education last year.

March 16, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Perdue lobbies for PeachCare in DC

While attending the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, the upcoming freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment was on Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's mind.

March 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Midway looks at tickets for revenue

Midway's one-man police department might be stretched a little thin if the city council carries out a plan to extend its traffic enforcement jurisdiction in all four directions, to include seven miles of I-95.

March 15, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | News


BI graduate reveals African-American contributions

Many people don't know African Americans had a role in the history of the United States Capitol and Hinesville native Felicia Bell wants to change that.

March 15, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


County works through project list

The Liberty County Commission is working through a laundry list of projects for 2007, including using the now-vacant site of Liberty County's old hospital for a new Department of Family and Children Services.

March 13, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | News


Liberty preps for growth

How will Liberty County and its municipalities handle future growth?

March 13, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Exercise in disaster

What was considered "the main event" for Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia turned out to be a confusing event for Liberty County Friday morning.

March 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Highway 84 expansion moves ahead

Earlier this week, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, along with the Atlanta consulting firm Reynolds Smith and Hills Inc., hosted a meeting that was open to business owners and county residents who could be affected by the US 84/SR 38 median construction plan.

March 13, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Liberty delegation meets with state leaders

ATLANTA - The City of Hinesville, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, and the Liberty County Development Authority recently hosted key state legislators at a legislative reception in Atlanta.

March 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | News


State to freeze PeachCare enrollment

With the current funding for PeachCare for Kids dwindling away, the Georgia Department of Community Health announced a proposal to place a temporary freeze on enrollment for the program starting on March 11.

March 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Natural soldier dies in Iraq

Pvt. Kelly David Youngblood, 19, had one year and one month of military service under his belt when he died Sunday, just 16 days after arriving in Iraq for the start of his first combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 10, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


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Fort Stewart soldier killed in airplane accident

The Fort Stewart community learned today that one of their own was killed in a freak airplane accident in Venice, Florida on Sunday.

July 28, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney | News


County to apply for housing grant

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's governing board met Wednesday to discuss health-insurance plans and hear a presentation from Hinesville Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard on the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.

July 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Residents leery of growth in rural area

An estimated 25 residents of the McIntosh/Holmestown community have told planners they don't want much development in their area.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | News


Youth hear what it's like to work

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board on Wednesday hosted a Summer Youth Work Experience closeout celebration and symposium at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

July 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Katelyn Umholtz Courier staff writers | News


Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Next step in election certification

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | News


City delays vote on new store

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday tabled a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Liberty County favors Carter, Kingston

State- and national-office runoff elections held Tuesday across Georgia produced some close, nail-biting results, none of which were complete by the time the Courier went to press at 9 p.m.

July 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray and Jeremy McAbee The Coastal Courier | News


Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Two eye Long County Commission seat

Qualifying recently closed in Long County for the vacant 4th District County Commission seat, for which someone will be elected in November. Initially, Clifton DeLoach, Alice Woodard and Joseph Duncan qualified, but according to elections supervisor Kierra Hamilton, Duncan has withdrawn his candidacy.

July 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Kroger smash driver identified

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, damaging the store extensively as customers and employees scrambled to get out of the way.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


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