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Friday wreck kills Hinesville man

A Hinesville man was killed Friday morning and a Savannah woman was seriously when the vehicles they were driving collided on Highway 196, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

March 25, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Airport construction progressing

After years of planning and design, construction of the Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield draws nearer to its Oct. 7 completion date.

March 24, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Riceboro talks street repairs

The city of Riceboro has the unusual problem of having too much money. But the city council decided Tuesday it has already been spent anyway.

March 24, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


County, cities join clean-up effort

Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman John McIver, Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin, Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe and Riceboro Mayor Don Emmons recently signed up the county and its respective municipalities to participate in the statewide Clean Community Challenge.

March 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Murder suspect arrested

Two days after a woman was found dead in a closet at her home, a man accused in the stabbing death of the Raintree Apartment Complex woman is in custody.

March 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Kingston 'day-office' here Thursday

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Hinesville on Thursday to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a Congressional "day office" event.

March 23, 2007 | Staff Report | News


School sales tax vote is March 20

"Build schools with pennies not property taxes," was the slogan at the ESPLOST breakfast sponsored Tuesday by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

March 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Blaze engulfs Riceboro home

Melvin and Clara Dudley had just dropped by Monday afternoon to console Bishop Bobby Kindley who lost his home Feb. 28 to a fire.

March 22, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Planning for transit system in phas 2

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) helped initiate the second phase of a comprehensive transit system plan that would provide public transportation through the rural or non-urban areas of the coastal region.

March 20, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Filling a critical need

The level of health care in Liberty County is improving and county residents now have more options for seeking primary health care.

March 20, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


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


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Life without parole for child murder conviction

Torres Boles was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole Monday after being convicted last week for the death of his 3-year-old daughter in February 2013.

September 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Waterspout off Liberty

Coastal Liberty County resident John Henderson and his wife, Pam, were out this morning when they saw a waterspout.

September 19, 2014 | By John Henderson Special to the Courier | News


Boles guilty of felony murder, cruelty to children

Torres Boles was found not guilty of malice murder, guilty of felony murder, guilty of all three cruelty to children charges and guilty of one count of deprivation of a child in the death of his daughter, 3-year-old Andraia Boles. Sentencing will be done at a later date. For a full story, see Friday's Courier.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Forensics paint grisly scene

Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

September 17, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


SPLOST promotions start with breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Eggs & Issues" breakfast Thursday at the Performing Arts Center as a way to kick off its promotion for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Ludowici may fine for trash cans left out

Trash-can placement was an issue raised at Tuesday's monthly Ludowici City Council meeting.

September 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


United Way sets goals, touts volunteers

The Liberty County chapter of the United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign and held its volunteer of the year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

September 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Woman dies from injuries in wreck

The woman injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle accident that involved a school bus has died.

September 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


New city judge, prosecutor sworn in

Newly appointed Municipal Court Judge Kenneth Pangburn and prosecuting attorney Richard E. Braun Jr. took their respective oaths of office Tuesday afternoon in the Hinesville Room at city hall.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Coastal communities get state block grants

Four coastal Georgia communities recently were awarded community-development grants from the state totaling nearly $1.9 million.

September 05, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Democrats open campaign HQ here

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 | News


Rotary learns about Live Oak Libraries' offerings

The Hinesville Rotary Club hosted Christy Divine, marketing and development director and foundation manager for Live Oak Public Libraries, at its regular meeting Tuesday.

September 03, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Certain bacteria levels up in area waters

The Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources routinely sends out health advisories when coastal waters are found to be contaminated.

September 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


GBI probes Bryan probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

September 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


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