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Gangs can be stopped

"Hopefully parents and community members will take a more active role in stepping up and saying we're tired of this stuff happening in our community and we want to take our community back."

February 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Controversial Senate bill passes

By Andrea Washington

February 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Hunger still exists in Liberty

According to statistics, hunger is still a problem for 15 percent of Liberty County's population and America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia launched its mobile food pantry program in Hinesville Saturday to help.

February 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

Third Infantry Division Pvt. Matthew "Matt" Thomas Zeimer dreamed of joining the military after high school last year and returned to his hometown of Glendive, Mont. before the holidays to tell teachers he was deploying to Iraq.

February 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


$4.5 million judgement

A Hinesville woman has won an apparent record judgment on a malpractice suit in State Court.

February 22, 2007 | By Pat Watkins Managing editor | News


Commander restricts troop changes

Whether it's officially called "stop-loss" or not, it appears increasingly likely that 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were planning to transfer to other posts, leave the army at the end of their enlistment or retire won't have those options due to the escalation of U.S. involvement in the civil war in Iraq.

February 20, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | News


Murder victims remembered

Walthourville resident Christine Smith was devastated by the brutal murder of her son nine years ago, but urged residents Tuesday to raise awareness and prevent drugs from taking the lives of other young people.

February 20, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


Payday lending regulations proposed

A proposed law would allow tightly regulated payday lending businesses, replacing the ban on such operations passed amid controversy last year.

February 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


LCDA granted 'unprecedented' power

Although not quite the carte blanche its members first requested, the Liberty County Development Authority has been granted unprecedented power over the part of the Tradeport East Business Park rezoned by the county commission in a split vote last month.

February 17, 2007 | Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | News


Gateway to Liberty

Within the next 18 months, the landscape west of Interstate 95 and north of Highway 84 will most likely realize the start of significant change.

February 17, 2007 | Sonya Kurth-Campbell Editor | News


Community urged to combat gangs

Although local police officials continue to acknowledge the increasing gang activity throughout the county, getting residents to attend awareness sessions has proven to be a task.

February 17, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Nutrition workers aim for healthy living

Class may not have been in session for students, but attendance was required for Liberty County School System nutrition workers earlier this month.

February 15, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Midway continues growth

Midway continues its municipal growth as it prepares to appoint a city judge, discusses an inspections department and continues development of its new police department.

February 15, 2007 | Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Early deployment likely for headquarters

Troop movements are a way of life for America's military and 3rd Infantry Division officials want soldiers' families to know that an early deployment is possible.

February 15, 2007 | Daisy Jones Staff Writer | News


There's hope for old depot

The historic old white house once used as the city of Hinesville's train depot in the early 1900s may be sold for $10 and saved from being torn down.

February 13, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


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Friends praise soldier killed in freak accident

Two members of a Fort Stewart family, 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry and her father, Sgt. 1st Class Ommy Irizarry, 36, have died from injuries sustained in a freak accident Sunday on a Florida beach.

July 29, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney Correspondent | News


Girl hit by plane dies

Oceana Irizarry, 9, who along with her father was hit by a plane on a Florida beach Sunday, has died, according to national and regional media.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | News


Fort Stewart soldier killed in airplane accident

The Fort Stewart community learned today that one of their own was killed in a tragic airplane accident in Venice, Florida on Sunday.

July 28, 2014 | By Caitlin Kenney | News


County to apply for housing grant

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission's governing board met Wednesday to discuss health-insurance plans and hear a presentation from Hinesville Assistant City Manager Kenny Howard on the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.

July 28, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Residents leery of growth in rural area

An estimated 25 residents of the McIntosh/Holmestown community have told planners they don't want much development in their area.

July 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Heat advisory issued for today

Heat and humidity in our area is going to make it seem like it is 105 degrees today, so the National Weather Service's Charleston Office has issued a heat advisory.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | News


Youth hear what it's like to work

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board on Wednesday hosted a Summer Youth Work Experience closeout celebration and symposium at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

July 26, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee and Katelyn Umholtz Courier staff writers | News


Commission considers changing voter-precinct locations

Long County Commissioners recently discussed the possibility of changing the locations of several voter precincts.

July 25, 2014 | Mike Riddle | News


Next step in election certification

Results from Tuesday's primary runoff races are in, but have not been certified.

July 25, 2014 | By John Wood Correspondent | News


City delays vote on new store

The Hinesville City Council on Thursday tabled a rezoning petition that would accommodate a grocery store with gas pumps.

July 24, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Two eye Long County Commission seat

Qualifying recently closed in Long County for the vacant 4th District County Commission seat, for which someone will be elected in November. Initially, Clifton DeLoach, Alice Woodard and Joseph Duncan qualified, but according to elections supervisor Kierra Hamilton, Duncan has withdrawn his candidacy.

July 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


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