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Liberty not immune to child abuse, neglect

A 3-year-old boy cries himself to sleep each night from lack of food. A 12-year-old girl wanders the streets during the day instead of going to school. A family of four kids and two parents live in a bug infested, dilapidated trailer without running water.

May 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Walthourville in hot water over water use

The Georgia Environmental Protection Division is cracking down on the city of Walthourville for its water use.

May 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Documents shed light on slavery here

As African American slaves once inhabited this area years ago, a hint of irony lingers since they too lived in a county predicated on and named for its liberty.

May 12, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Apology to be sought for slavery

State Rep. Al Williams is not giving up on his goal for Georgia to issue an official apology for slavery.

May 12, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Relay for life exceeds goals

Liberty County's Relay for Life has proven to be a huge success, with more than $163,000 in donations being raised for the American Cancer Society, according to organizers.

May 10, 2007 | Staff report | News


Walthourville ponders affordable housing

Hoping to assist low-income residents, the Walthourville City Council is working to make housing in the city more affordable.

May 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


BoE starting search for superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education had a goal-setting retreat Monday and found their goals inextricably tied to the need for finding a new superintendent.

May 10, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


$250,000 lotto ticket sold in Riceboro

ATLANTA - A construction manager is all smiles after winning $250,000 in the April 6 Mega Millions drawing.

May 09, 2007 | Special to the Courier | News


Council split on red-light cameras

Tensions surfaced Thursday as Hinesville City Council members disputed the necessity of installing red-light cameras in town.

May 08, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Area colleges eye security measures

The recent shooting spree at Virginia Tech by Seung-Hui Cho, 23, has many colleges and universities reviewing their security measures and policies to ensure students' safety.

May 08, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


College students react to VT shootings

When Georgia Southern University student Christy Curry awoke Monday morning, she had no idea within one lecture period 33 people would be dead on a college campus in Blacksburg, Va.

May 08, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Relay brings out thousands

Details from Friday-Saturday's Liberty County Relay for Life were still coming in Saturday afternoon, but it was pretty clear that it was a success.

May 08, 2007 | Staff report | News


Liberty property owners get some relief

Editor's note: There was a brief AP report Friday morning that said the bills that exempt minor home repairs from increasing tax assessments in Liberty County passed the Georgia General Assembly Thursday night. We'll have more on that Sunday.

May 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


New tool to combat old pest

Millions of critters and mosquitoes are planning their rebirth in Liberty County, and, unfortunately, they're imminently headed to a neighborhood near you.

May 05, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Structure fires also plague Long County

Two Long County houses were destroyed in separate blazes Sunday night - neither related to the wildfire that consumed an estimated 1,600 acres, authorities said.

May 03, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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Sample ballot for Nov. 4 voting

The media player at left holds a copy of the sample ballot that ran in Sunday's Coastal Couirer. You can download it by clicking on the icon in the playerl.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Drainage issues swamp Long commissioners

More complaints of inadequate drainage were heard by Long County commissioners during their recent monthly meeting.

October 27, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Mayor hopes to boost Bryan support for base

RICHMOND HILL - In an effort to drum up support for Fort Stewart, which is facing threats in the form of sequestration and BRAC, Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club on Thursday at the City Center in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 22, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge | News


Hospital CEO on state ebola team

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team, which was created by executive order to assess current state health and emergency-management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Fatal wreck may stem from RH hotel incident

A Florida woman was killed just after noon Saturday in a wreck on Highway 301 in Long County. However, authorities suspect circumstances surrounding the wreck might stem from a reported incident at a Richmond Hill area hotel, according to Richmond Hill Police Department Maj. Mike Albritton.

October 18, 2014 | Staff report | News


Former first lady campaigns for grandson

Former first lady of the United States Rosalynn Carter made a stop in Hinesville on Saturday morning to campaign for her grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, who is running on the Democratic ticket for governor of Georgia against incumbent Nathan Deal.

October 15, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Allman files claim against producers

LOS ANGELES - Singer Gregg Allman, the subject of the "Midnight Rider" film project, has filed a new claim against the producers of "Midnight Rider," contending that they agreed to indemnify him from any liability for the Feb. 20 accident on the set that killed camera assistant Sarah Jones and injured eight others.

October 15, 2014 | By Ted Johnson Reuters News Service | News


Tag scanner leads to drug arrests

Recent reports filed with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office include:

October 15, 2014 | Staff Report | News


County OKs Sunday voting for Oct. 26

Liberty County voters will get a chance to vote in the upcoming midterm election on a Sunday, after the county commission approved a resolution Tuesday. It allows voters to cast ballots on Oct. 26 ahead of the Nov. 4 elections.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


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