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  • Donations to hospital may earn tax credits Donations to hospital may earn tax credits Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who donate to Liberty Regional Medical Center may be eligible for a tax credit on their Georgia income taxes. A participant in the Georgia Helping Enhance Access to Rural Treatment program, Liberty Regional has been allocated $4 million of the total $50 million of tax credits that will be available ...
  • Area students earn honors Area students earn honors Academic honors Donnie Pulliam of Midway, has received a $2,000 scholarship through Scholarships for Military Children Fort Stewart. Fort Stewart is one of nearly 250 commissaries operated worldwide by the Defense Commissary Agency. Pulliam is the son of James Payno Jr. and is enrolled in Morehouse College. His school activities include: student government, Pre-Law Society, Math Tutor Society, Spanish Club and Youth ...
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    Former Sheriff RV Sikes, obituary
  • Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies Former sheriff Bobby Sikes dies Former Liberty County Sheriff Robert Vernon "Bobby" Sikes passed away early Monday morning, according to a family announcement on Facebook. Sikes served as Liberty County sheriff after his father, Paul H. Sikes, died in office in August 1959. Sikes served the remaining two years of that term and two terms by election. He left office for other interests but was ...
  • Six injured in two-car collision Six injured in two-car collision A two-car crash Saturday night in Hinesville sent four adults and two children to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. The accident occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on E.G. Miles Parkway near Arlington Drive when a Chevy Colorado driven by a man collided with a Hyundai sedan.There were six people in the Hyundai, including two children ages 3 and ...
  • Arrest made in Long County fire Arrest made in Long County fire Mobile home burns Sunday morning, displacing three An arrest has been made in the aftermath of a Sunday fire that destroyed a mobile home on Harry Porters Heirs Road in Long County, displacing a family of three. According to Ludowici and Long County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Chief Chris Moss a resident of the home has been arrested. The man, whose name was not provided by authorities, ...
  • Fire at downtown Hinesville shop Fire at downtown Hinesville shop The New and Not Shop on South Main in downtown Hinesville was damaged in a fire Sunday night. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt. Chris Moss, when firefighters arrived they encountered a fire outside the rear of the business.Moss said they were able to quickly extinguish the fire.The rear of the consignment store suffered smoke damage and minimal fire damage.It ...
  • Developer redrawing Flemington proposal Developer redrawing Flemington proposal One man's quest to develop a subdivision off Old Savannah Road in Flemington came back Tuesday before the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission. Bill Nutting of Provident Land Holdings originally wanted to rezone 27 acres from R-1, single-family residential, to a planned unit development. The request drew concerns from neighbors who want to keep it zoned R-1. The planning commission recommended ...
  • Part of 84 to close in Walthourville for week Part of 84 to close in Walthourville for week A lane on Highway 84 will be closed daily Monday through Friday for road work at a new convenience store, the Georgia DOT announced Saturday. The store is being built at the highway's intersection with Airport Road and the DOT granted the contractor a lane closure permit for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, as a lane is added for access to ...
  • A veteran and his service dog A veteran and his service dog It's not just people who can make a difference in people's lives. Animals, even ones stigmatized as dangerous by virtue of their breed, can bring companionship and comfort. Veteran Chris Rider has found both in a pit bull named Dusk that would likely be dead by now if he hadn't been rescued in March. Since being paired in July by ...
  • Ogeechee study still inconclusive Ogeechee study still inconclusive Georgia Southern watching river for three years About halfway through a three-year project studying the Ogeechee River, Georgia Southern University researchers and their partners offered an update on their progress during a public forum Tuesday evening at the university. The project still has a lot of work to be done, and researchers did not divulge any information about current river conditions except that the drought is over, ...
  • Veterans Salute expanding again Veterans Salute expanding again Annual tribute raises funds for memorial walk The fourth annual Veterans Salute is on the horizon, and the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee is busy finalizing plans. The Nov. 5 Salute will include live entertainment, including a battle of the bands, food and drink booths, craft vendors, cornhole, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, a motorcycle show with prizes. The festival runs from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Bryant Commons, ...
  • United Way aims at $155,000 in campaign United Way aims at $155,000 in campaign An impromptu split, singing, dancing and music from the Bradwell Institute's Marching Tigers provided the fanfare Thursday at the kickoff for the United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's campaign to raise $155,000. Area residents, and representatives of area agencies gathered in the lobby of the Board of Education for the rally. The BI band played on the second ...
  • City agrees to help church with drainage City agrees to help church with drainage City changing public works contractor The city of Hinesville will help Trinity Missionary Baptist Church fix a drainage pipe, if the church supplies the materials. The Live Oak Drive church is having a problem with a drainage pipe that is so corroded it needs to be replaced. The church is accessed through a private driveway that crosses two ditches-one is the road side ditch, and ...
  • Home inspection business opens Home inspection business opens The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Sept. 14 for Moe's Home Inspection Services at the Chamber of Commerce, 425 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville. Leah Poole, Chamber CEO, welcomed Moe's staff and introduced owner/operator Javier Mojica to the community. Karen Bell, incoming board chairman, offered support on behalf of the Chamber staff and ...
  • Retired deputy reports call from fake IRS agent Retired deputy reports call from fake IRS agent Retired Chatham County Sheriff's Department deputy Richard King received a phone call at his Hinesville residence he thinks the public needs to be aware of. So King made phone call of his own, dialing up the Courier on Friday morning to relate the following story: A man using a Chicago number and claiming to an Internal Revenue Service called King's ...
  • Obstinate suspect shows police work Obstinate suspect shows police work Hinesville PD blotter for Sept. 21 The following incidents are taken from recent Hinesville Police Department reports: Accidental damage: This was apparently quite a pothole. An officer was sent Sept. 14 to Kelly Drive regarding accidental damage. There, he met a man who said "he was driving his vehicle on Kelly Dr. when he hit a pot hole and flattened his front passenger side tire and ...
  • Visitors bureau chief wins state honor Visitors bureau chief wins state honor Liberty County Convention and Visitor's Bureau CEO Leah Poole has won the Larry Allen Tourism Leadership Award, which was recently presented by Gov. Nathan Deal. The award was announced Sept. 14 during the Georgia Governor's Tourism Conference awards ceremony. According to the conference, the award recognizes an individual who demonstrates excellence in leadership skills and abilities. The award is given ...
  • Council takes on case of missing mallard Council takes on case of missing mallard The disappearance of a sign at the entrance of Mallard Village and concerns over a barrier wall along Veterans Parkway were enough for residents to address the Hinesville City Council last Thursday. Arthur Nixon was the spokesperson for the residents of Mallard Village, located off of Veterans Parkway, many of whom also attended. Nixon said he wanted to "raise awareness ...
  • Family burned out of home identified Family burned out of home identified A Hinesville family of five was displaced Monday night when a fire heavily damaged their Whisper Lane home. Hinesville Fire Department, Capt. Robert Kitchings said the fire started in a shed in the backyard of the single-story residence in the 500 block shortly before 8 p.m. Kitchings said one of the homeowners was fishing in a nearby pond when she ...

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