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  • Shooting in Walthourville Shooting in Walthourville Victim shot in legs, taken to hospital A Walthourville man was shot several times early Sunday morning when he answered his door, according to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman. Quarterman said the male victim, who has not been identified, was at home with a friend on the 1000 block of Dunlevie Road when he heard a knock on his door shortly after 2 am. When the man ...
  • Hinesville council looks at changing charter Hinesville council looks at changing charter Members want to 'clarify' hiring and firing of administrator With a busy but fairly routine agenda the Hinesville City Council Thursday moved toward changing part of the way city managers are hired. Some council members seemed to question the meaning of the city charter provision, Sec. 2-282, which says that the city manager is hired "by a majority vote of the Mayor and City Council . . . ." ...
  • More development proposed in Flemington More development proposed in Flemington Plans would add 266 homes to area around curve Another subdivision could be in the future in Flemington. A 266-lot development with a commercial tract next to Oglethorpe Highway and not far from McLarry's Curve was proposed for rezoning at the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday. An application was filed by Herbert and Pamela Stacy, Richard Bradley and Glenn Fox to rezone 163 acres from R-1, single ...
  • 3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan 3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan 250 soldiers, including the 3rd ID commander, deploying Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division held a ceremonial "casing of the colors" Friday at Marne Gardens as some 250 members of the 3rd ID – including its top commander, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas – prepared to deploy to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in support of Operations' Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel. Prior to the ceremony, Quintas, along with other commanders ...
  • Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau last week. The Pooler Republican, who represents Georgia's 1st Congressional District, dropped by the groups' new location, 208 E. Court St. in downtown Hinesville on July 11. According to chamber and CVB CEO Leah Poole, this was the first time Carter ...
  • City distributing  annual financial report City distributing annual financial report The city of Hinesville recently published the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report, a publication that is mailed to every household in the city. A news release from the city said the PAFR is one way the city strives to provide citizens information about their community. The city's finance department has published the PAFR since fiscal year 2006. The report contains ...
  • Edwards on agenda for today's Hinesville city council meeting Edwards on agenda for today's Hinesville city council meeting Set to begin at 3 p.m. Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards is on the agenda for today's council meeting. Edwards, who was suspended two weeks without pay June 1 by a 3-1 vote of Hinesville city council, is the topic of a request by District 1 councilwoman Diana Reid to "have the City Attorney draft an amendment" to clarify language in the city ordinance regarding the ...
  • City earns Main Street America designation City earns Main Street America designation Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the center and its coordinating program partners announce the list of accredited programs in recognition of their commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach. "It is a ...
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    Fundraiser for wreck victim The man killed in a Friday car wreck on Highway 17 near Riceboro has been identified as Thomas Bell, 55, of Hinesville. Georgia State Patrol Trooper Lyle Thurmond said the wreck happened shortly before 11 p.m. near Lewis Frasier Road's intersection with Highway 17. Thurmond said it appeared the 1996 Ford Thunderbird was headed south when it drifted off the ...
  • Midcoast airport still work in progress Midcoast airport still work in progress Rain has slowed the paving of the 1,500-foot runway extension at Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, but officials remain happy with its progress. When the extension is complete in the fall the runway will be 6,500 feet long. This will accommodate more corporate aircraft, such as Gulfstreams and larger planes that have been unable to land on the ...
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    Leadership group seeks nomination for 2018 training program Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2018 course. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 4. The program fosters relationships among leaders in the region and teaches conflict resolution, self-awareness and critical thinking to improve business and communication skills. Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by Leadership Southeast ...
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    Drivers who speed are warned to slow down Regional patrol effort now underway Motorists who think they can drive faster than the legal speed limit without getting pulled over could soon see blue lights in the rearview mirror as Georgia joins a multi-state effort to reduce traffic deaths by getting drivers to follow the posted speed limit. "Operation Southern Shield" began Monday and is a week-long speed prevention and enforcement initiative on interstates, ...
  • Verdict in film suit: $11M Verdict in film suit: $11M Parents sue in daughter’s death The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham County Courthouse. The railroad's owner has announced it will appeal. Richard and Elizabeth Jones sued on behalf of their daughter Sarah Jones, who was killed during the filming of a Gregg Allman bio-pic, Midnight Rider, Feb. ...
  • Jobs agency a new resource for coastal area job seekers Jobs agency a new resource for coastal area job seekers WorkSource also geared toward helping veterans find work If you're looking for work, WorkSource Coastal is here to work for you. That was a message Friday from Mike Tucker, executive director of WorkSource Coastal, as he outlined the agency's mission for workforce development and economic growth at a ribbon cutting of WorkSource Coastal's newly opened Hinesville office. The agency, which serves 10 surrounding counties including Liberty, Long, Bryan ...
  • FBLA delegation attends national confab FBLA delegation attends national confab Bradwell Institute Future Business Leaders of America adviser Pamela Woodard and FBLA members Tiana Johnson Noah Wright hold up an issue of the Coastal Courier during their trip to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Johnson and Wright represented Georgia in the parliamentary procedures event.
  • Portrait studio opens in Flemington Portrait studio opens in Flemington The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting June 30 for Perfect Portraits, 1705 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Flemington. Chamber/CVB CEO Leah Poole introduced studio owner Nicole Newton. Poole congratulated Newton and offered support from the chamber board and staff. "I thank everyone for being here, all of my family and friends," Newton said. "May God ...
  • Fort Stewart students wins national job competition Fort Stewart students wins national job competition LOUISVILLE, KY - Charissa Barrett from Fort Stewart and a student at Savannah Technical College won the college gold medal in nurse assisting in the 2017 SkillsUSA Championships. It is one of the nation's highest awards given during the career education competition in Louisville last moth. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. ...
  • Long County drowning ruled accidental Long County drowning ruled accidental According to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles, the man whose body was found by authorities Sunday morning at a popular fishing spot apparently suffered a heart attack and his death was ruled an accidental drowning. Edgar Corbin's body was recovered Sunday morning at Cow House Lake in Long County after his boat capsized. Corbin, 61, of Wayne County, suffered a ...
  • Take-out food delivery service covers county Take-out food delivery service covers county The staff of Hinesville Takeout Express had a ribbon cutting at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office, 2018 E. Court St., Hinesville on June 28. Austin Ray and Gavin Perryman are opening the business to deliver food from Hinesville restaurants to Liberty County residents. Chamber CEO, Leah Poole, welcomed everyone and introduced Ray and Perryman. Poole congratulated them and ...
  • Stated announces free, reduced meal policies Stated announces free, reduced meal policies The Georgia Department of Education recently announces its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and/or School Breakfast Program. School officials have adopted the following family size and income criteria for determining eligibility. The reduced price breakfast costs no more than 30 cents and ...

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