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Breakfast focuses on MLK messages

Local leaders and residents glimpsed the past by setting their eyes and ears to the future Saturday morning as they honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2011 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | News


Midway Museum reorganizes, hires staff

Retirements shook up the Midway Museum's leadership in October, but the group has re-organized and is moving forward, according to Tina Eberlein, chairwoman of the museum's board of governors.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | News


Regional council talks transportation needs

Nearly two dozen elected officials from Coastal Georgia met for the first time Wednesday to start brainstorming the region's transportation needs, and the Bryan County Commission Chairman was chosen to lead the group.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | News


MLK's ties here helped lead to integration

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."

January 14, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News


Hearing set in soldier shooting deaths

A pretrial hearing for Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third, has been set for March 14, according to several e-mails sent by U.S. Forces Iraq press desk officers.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Long Commission OKs buying fire truck

During a recent meeting, the Long County Commission was asked by developer Cliff Ray to approve a change in the adopted covenant guidelines for the Cutters Gap subdivision.

January 14, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Soldier's murder trial delayed

The start date in a Fort Stewart soldier's death penalty case has been delayed, to give the defense time to have their experts examine additional evidence and to accommodate witnesses coming to the United States from Iraq.

January 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Bombing range expansion group meets with Long Commission

Four representatives from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project spoke Jan. 4 to members of the Long County Commission.

January 12, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


New shelter, priority is still client safety

Twenty-three years ago Tri-County Protective Agency Executive Director Paula Foerstel manned a domestic abuse crisis line. Part of her job was to temporarily house victims of domestic violence in area motel rooms, Foerstel recalled. Then, two local families each donated a house for use as a permanent shelter, she said. The 92nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart donated labor by connecting the two buildings, she said.

January 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Community braces for possible rise in domestic violence cases

Tri County Protective Agency staffers say the community is currently experiencing a "honeymoon phase" with the recent Christmas holidays and the return of most 3rd Infantry Division troops to Fort Stewart. But they don't expect the quiet to last.

January 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Council revokes club's alcohol license 30 days

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday not to renew the Colleseum Sports Palace and Grill's alcohol license unless the club shows it has taken concrete steps to reduce noise and address security issues within 30 days. The Colleseum's owners had agreed to comply with a list of requirements following a show cause hearing on Sept. 2, 2010.

January 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Long BoE postpones meeting

According to Long County Superitendent Dr. Robert Waters, all public Long County schools are closed today due to bad weather. Also the Long County Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | News


Storm shuts down parts of Georgia

ATLANTA - A major storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains, with 3 to 6 inches in metro Atlanta, closing down schools, local government operations and even the state Supreme Court on Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Associated Press | News


General assembly reconvenes Monday

Following in the wake of their national counterparts in Washington, D.C., Georgia state legislators head back to the grindstone Monday. As Congress readies to tackle an enormous deficit, Georgia's elected officials must also deal with a state budget deficit between $1.5 and $2 billion, according to www.georgiawatch.com.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Residents ask county to help with road

Residents call Beulah Road the "dam road" because whenever it rains, the road floods, often creating 1-foot deep, dangerous holes.

January 07, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News


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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


Film crew members charged for fatal accident

One director and one producer of the Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" turned themselves into the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for booking on Sunday, according to Sheriff John Carter.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


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