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Backpacks, school supplies available for military children

Operation Homefront will hold a Back-to-School Brigade event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville, where free backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to military kids.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | News


Girl hit by plane dies

Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | News


Fort Stewart soldier killed in airplane accident

The Fort Stewart community learned today that one of their own was killed in a tragic 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


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Community applying for new housing program

Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented information about a new state housing program to the Hinesville City Council during its Aug. 7 meeting. He said the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program would help communities create and implement plans to meet their housing and revitalization needs.

August 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Gators are common in Coastal Georgia

Residents of Coastal Georgia should not be surprised to see alligators in ponds, creeks or large drainage ditches, said David Mixon, regional supervisor with Georgia Department of Natural Resources' game-management operation.

August 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Rotary, MEDDAC entertain seniors

The Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command partnered for a special family day celebration Saturday at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


City hopes to develop civic center

Hinesville is the only metropolitan statistical area that doesn't have a conference center, and although Hinesville has the second highest expenditures for family recreation in the Southeast, it doesn't have a family entertainment center.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Council approves rezoning

Despite protests from area residents, Hinesville City Council on Thursday rezoned five acres on Highway. 84 West to accommodate a new grocery store.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


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