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Former commissioner to run for mayor

Former county commissioner and retired teacher Sampie W. Smith has announced his intent to run for mayor of Hinesville in the Nov. 6 election.

February 13, 2007 | Staff report | News


Lynch reads to students, talks up Iraq plans

The 3rd Infantry Division commanding general had a full schedule of events Thursday including a stop that brought a wave of excitement at Taylors Creek Elementary School's USO Show.

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


Two arrested, charged with murder

Hinesville police placed two men in custody Friday night following the department's investigation into the city's first homicide of the year.

February 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Fort pays tribute to WWII hero

While veterans and heroes from the global war on terrorism are being remembered all over the country, Fort Stewart remembered one of its own World War II medal of honor recipients Thursday during a building dedication ceremony.

February 08, 2007 | Daisy Jones Staff Writer | News


Couple arrested in death of child

Two Riceboro residents have been charged with murder and cruelty to a child in connection with the death of a 3-year-old last week.

February 08, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Superintendent not offered new job

Liberty County Superintendent Dr. Steve Wilmoth lost his bid to lead the Columbia County, Georgia school system Tuesday. The Columbia County school board voted to promote its current Assistant School Superintendent Charles Nagle over Wilmoth at its session Tuesday.

February 08, 2007 | Daisy Jones Staff Writer | News


Two teens killed, two others hurt

Two Hinesville teenagers died Sunday night in a single-car wreck in Long County.

February 08, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Lt. governor calls for respect among lawmakers

By Andrea Washington

February 08, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Witness describes fatal shooting

A Hinesville Police Department report released on Friday paints a chilling image of the city's first homicide of the year.

February 06, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Car show draw crowd

The first annual King of the Streets auto and bike show was presented Saturday Jan. 20 in the parking lot of Bubba's nightclub. Stanley Bryant, owner of Karzzam Auto & Bike accessories, was the sponsor and hopes it will become an annual event. There was music, food and cash prizes with two $500 prizes going for the King of the Auto division and King of the Bike division.

February 06, 2007 | Patty Leon Staff Writer | News


Progress on new city sewage plant

Engineer Paul Simonton showed this photo and others demonstrating the progress of the new wastewater treatment plant during this past week's Hinesville City Council meeting. Simonton said the major part of the structure is about 65 percent complete and the project is about 5-12 days behind schedule.

February 06, 2007 | Staff Report | News


Military wives team up on homefront

Tara Crooks and Starlett "Star" Henderson laugh when people think they are country music singers or private investigators, but as the military continues to deploy they become more passionate about helping Army wives support their husbands and survive a life of shared sacrifice, acronyms and separations.

February 06, 2007 | Daisy Jones Staff Writer | News


County commission talks roads

County engineer Trent Long reported the following status of county roads to the Liberty County Board of Commissioners during its regular meeting earlier this month:

February 06, 2007 | Daisy Jones Staff Writer | News


City considering fee for flood prevention

By Joe Parker Jr.

February 06, 2007 | Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | News


Commission tackles rezoning

While emphasizing equal treatment for all residents, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners took action on several requests for rezoning actions presented during its regularly meeting earlier this month. All board members were present. Below are the highlights from the meeting:

February 06, 2007 | Daisy 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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