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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances — Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 10:57 a.m. | Updated: jul. 03, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 3:45 p.m.
Fire officials concerned over new law

Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

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Posted: jul. 02, 2015 11:13 a.m.
Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn’t happy about that prospect.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 11:32 a.m. | Updated: jul. 02, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 11:19 a.m.
 Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO — Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

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Posted: jul. 01, 2015 8:30 a.m.
Downtown promoters report to commission

Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

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Posted: jun. 29, 2015 12:50 p.m. | Updated: jun. 29, 2015 7:00 p.m.
Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

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Posted: jun. 27, 2015 5:04 p.m.
Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

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Posted: jun. 25, 2015 9:56 a.m.
Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don’t like the idea.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 3:40 p.m. | Updated: jun. 25, 2015 6:00 a.m.
Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error. 

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 2:15 p.m.
Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

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Posted: jun. 24, 2015 11:23 a.m.
Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

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Posted: jun. 21, 2015 7:58 p.m.
Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 10:11 p.m.
Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 7:23 p.m.
Kinder Morgan appeals state denial of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan appeals state denial of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan has appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation’s denial of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would go through coastal Georgia.

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Posted: jun. 18, 2015 3:03 p.m.
Keel wins District 6 Liberty County BoE special election

Keel wins District 6 Liberty County BoE special election

In the end, experience mattered.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 9:08 p.m.
Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 11:25 a.m.
Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday’s Progress Through People Luncheon.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 11:01 a.m.
Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

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Posted: jun. 16, 2015 10:20 a.m.
Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 5:44 p.m.
Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 5:13 p.m.
Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida — including the Hinesville location — has been completed.   

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 3:25 p.m.
School board election is Tuesday

School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County’s District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

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Posted: jun. 15, 2015 11:50 a.m.

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