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  • Bank donates $10,000 to food bank Bank donates $10,000 to food bank SAVANNAH - America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia received a $10,000 check from South State Bank Friday to address food insecurity in Coastal Georgia. The donation is earmarked for disaster relief following Hurricane Matthew. During the 10 days after the storm, Second Harvest provided more than 231,000 pounds of food to those needing immediate assistance. "We are delighted that we ...
  • Starbucks on way to Hinesville Starbucks on way to Hinesville Oglethorpe Square also to get Jersey Mike's, T-Mobile, others Coffee lovers, get ready. Starbucks is coming to the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center. Jamey Flegal, director of real estate for Hutton Construction, confirmed the popular coffee store is opening in Hinesville, along with T-Mobile and Jersey Mike's Subs. Other stores that recently signed leases are Wayback Burgers, Barberitos and Great Clips. While restaurants such as Panda Express and LongHorn Steak ...
  • Case laid out for taxing privat property on post Case laid out for taxing privat property on post Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private property on Fort Stewart at the assessors January meeting. The assessors moved last year to tax the private property located on the Fort Stewart military reservation, private property worth about $244 million. The private owners of ...
  • Governor delivers State of State Governor delivers State of State Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate the Positive" as a theme. Here is an version that has been edited for length: "…For the past six years, I have reported to you on the State of the State and I do so again today. ...
  • Second Harvest in Long County on Friday Second Harvest in Long County on Friday St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. A truck from Second Harvest Food Pantry in Savannah will be at the church, along with volunteers to help give out the food. For more information, call the church at 912-545-9993 ...
  • Young leaders learn about county Young leaders learn about county The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class recently had its county government session, hosted by the Liberty County Commission. YALL is an nine-month class, in which participants meet at least once a month and learn about various functions of the community: county and city government, public health, education, tourism, economic development and more.
  • Clarktown Road to close for railroad work Clarktown Road to close for railroad work Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials. No other information was immediately available.
  • Burnsed honored at reception Burnsed honored at reception Served three terms as commission chairman Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word compromise, but wanted everyone on board. The consensus Jan. 5 certainly went Burnsed's way. At an event at the South Bryan Administration Building billed as both a swearing in for newly elected - or re-elected ...
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    County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions Builder says requirements would drive up cost of homes If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.A proposed change to the zoning ordinance that would have allowed smaller lots if the developer and home builder agreed to heightened design criteria met with resistance from Beth Williams-Holley, owner of Ernest Homes, who said the restrictions ...
  • Cold can’t keep  ’em away Cold can’t keep ’em away It was very cold Saturday, the day of the annual Long County Martin Luther King Parade, but residents showed up to support his memory and the cause. The Blue Tide Band played for the benefit of everyone and the grand marshal was Mother Ruth W. Jones, St. James AME. She was driven by Mrs. Dora Jones. Before the parade, I ...
  • GSU merger approved GSU merger approved Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) and Bainbridge State College. The two new institutions, respectively, will be named Georgia Southern University, to be led by President Jaimie Hebert, and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, to ...
  • Dog bites man on the lip Dog bites man on the lip Hinesville PD blotter for Jan. 11 From Hinesville Police Department reports: Theft: An officer was sent to Lowes around 7 p.m. regarding an entering auto. There, he talked to an employee, who said "he believed someone stole a Marko Drain Snake ($2,500) plumbing tool from the bed of his pickup … between (3 and 6 p.m.)." The man got a case number. Dog bite: A Strickland ...
  • Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU UPDATE: The merger of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University has been approved. This is the original article that appeared in Wednesday's edition of the Coastal Courier. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia is slated to vote Wednesday on a recommendation to consolidate Georgia Southern University in Statesboro with Armstrong State University in Savannah, with ...
  • Funny smell in water has natural cause Funny smell in water has natural cause City talks bubbles, reason for odor at meeting Something in the water didn't smell right for some Hinesville residents. During the Hinesville City Council meeting Jan. 5, council member Diana Reid asked if anyone on the council smelled an egg odor in the water. Council member Keith Jenkins said he also received phone calls about the smell. City Manager Billy Edwards said the smell is from hydrogen sulfide ...
  • Man gets life for 2014 murder Man gets life for 2014 murder Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose. Hatcher, a soldier from Fort Stewart, was found guilty on one count of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault and one count of cruelty to children in the third degree by a jury during a week-long trial last ...
  • Fix on way for Veterans Parkway Fix on way for Veterans Parkway SPLOST money committed to light, other fixes at busy area The Liberty County Commission has joined with the city of Hinesville to try to prevent what City Manager Billy Edwards called a quagmire of traffic problems on Veterans Parkway. The city and the county have committed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funds for a traffic signal and other work between Lowe's and Walmart. Edwards said an acceleration-deceleration lane is ...
  • Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway. Local leaders and officials heard a Georgia Initiative for Community Housing update from the Liberty Initiative for Community Housing committee at the county-wide workshop review breakfast in December at the Performing Arts Center. Bob Sprinkel, assistant county administrator and LICH member said workforce housing ...
  • Alleged pot found during Ludowici traffic stop Alleged pot found during Ludowici traffic stop A Ludowici Police officer seized a half pound of alleged marijuana during a traffic stop early Monday, according to a news release from the Ludowici PD. While on routine patrol, Sgt. Phillip Bohannon stopped a Dodge Durango for loud music on Highway 84 at 8:58 a.m. During the stop, the suspected drug was seized from the vehicle. The driver, Thomas ...
  • NAACP to have state meeting here NAACP to have state meeting here Georgia NAACP's civil rights leaders from across Georgia will gather in Hinesville Jan. 27-28 for training in public policy advocacy, according to the organization's state president. Statesboro civil rights attorney Francys Johnson, who is the president, said the training will be part of the Georgia NAACP's Civil Rights Institute and First Quarter Meeting. Noting that the meeting here will start ...
  • Hobby Lobby hopes to open store in March Hobby Lobby hopes to open store in March OKLAHOMA CITY - Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., is predicting that it will open its new Hinesville store by mid March. The privately held national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, is constructing on the 55,000 square-foot building in Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center, which is being built on Oglethorpe Highway near Ralph Quarterman Drive. Hobby Lobby currently has 36 ...

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