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Plane crash on post kills four

The names of four people killed in the crash of a small plane on Fort Stewart were not being released Saturday as the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board continued investigation of the crash.

February 25, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Battle over Fort Morris

The troops are rallying for Fort Morris again.

February 25, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


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


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Long BoE increases meal prices

The price that students and adults pay for lunches increased this year in Long County, according to school nutrition director Stephanie Fox.

August 28, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Long County BoE recognizes teachers of year, retirees

The Long County Board of Education during its recent meeting recognized the 2014-15 teachers of the year from each school as well as four retiring employees.

August 25, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Mayor makes plea for SPEA comments

Mayor Jim Thomas talked Thursday about the importance of everyone in Hinesville and Liberty County relaying their thoughts on the potential loss of troops from Fort Stewart.

August 25, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Remember pets during 'dog days of summer'

According to the Weather Channel, the term "dog days of summer" goes back to Roman astronomers and the brilliant, blue-white star called Sirius, the "dog star."

August 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Wi-Fi possible for Bradwell Park

Several months ago, as he waited for his coffee at a local coffee shop, Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards noticed the eatery was filled with people sipping their drinks, eating sandwiches and "playing" on electronic devices.

August 22, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Long County urged to not sell water

Local resident L.G. Mitcham recently approached the Long County Commission about reports that the county might sell water to an adjoining community.

August 21, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Leaders take 'windshield tour' of city

Hinesville leaders conducted a first-ever "windshield tour" of city streets and sidewalks Monday afternoon.

August 21, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Donkey reportedly on the loose in Long Co.

A rogue donkey generated buzz this afternoon in Long County when sheriff's office deputies showed up on Lanier Road and attempted to round up the four-legged critter around 1 p.m. They had no luck, though, and the donkey eventually ran off into the woods.

August 20, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Rotary Club planning fishing tournament Sept. 20

The Hinesville Rotary Club is planning to host its first-ever fishing tournament Sept. 20, according to club member and tourney coordinator Mark Germonprez.

August 18, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Stewart-Hunter gets new garrison CSM

U.S. Army Garrison for Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has a new command sergeant major. Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Lewis assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted soldier Friday morning during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at Club Stewart.

August 18, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Ludowici gets new chief of police

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday appointed Robert Poppell as the city's new police chief. In the past 2½ years, four different people have led the department - T.J. Gaskin, James Rogers Sr., James Steiner and now Poppell.

August 18, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Ludowici advances plan for fast food eatery

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday moved one step closer to securing a McDonald's for the city. Real-estate agent Jimmy Shaken addressed the council on behalf of the proposed location's property buyer.

August 15, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Part of I-95 named for former state lawmaker

Former state Rep. Joe E. Brown, who died in 1985, was honored Saturday with a ceremony, during which a section of Interstate 95, from exit 76, north to Bryan County, was dedicated in his name.

August 14, 2014 | by Tiffany King Correspondent | News


Community applying for new housing program

Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented information about a new state housing program to the Hinesville City Council during its Aug. 7 meeting. He said the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing program would help communities create and implement plans to meet their housing and revitalization needs.

August 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Gators are common in Coastal Georgia

Residents of Coastal Georgia should not be surprised to see alligators in ponds, creeks or large drainage ditches, said David Mixon, regional supervisor with Georgia Department of Natural Resources' game-management operation.

August 13, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


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