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If you've ever said, "there's nothing to do in Liberty County," we've got the fix that will reintroduce you to the area, whether it's your hometown or a temporary station.

October 02, 2012 | Danielle Hipps | News


Police in pursuit of stabbing suspect

A 59-year-old man died after he was stabbed multiple times Tuesday after-

July 31, 2012 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Death row inmate granted stay

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Supreme Court stayed Monday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a fellow prison inmate, saying it would review a defense challenge based on the state's recent switch to a single-drug injection.

July 24, 2012 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | News


‘Boared’ piggy goes to bank in Austria

VIENNA - Piggy bank has a new meaning in a town east of Vienna after a surveillance camera caught a wild pig on a night foray to a local branch of one of Austria's financial institutions.

July 16, 2012 | The Associated Press | News


Obamas visiting Stewart on Friday

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will meet Friday with troops, veterans and military families at Fort Stewart in Hinesville, according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who released the news during a Friday afternoon briefing but provided no additional details.

April 21, 2012 | Staff Report | News


Crowder’s file up for parole review

After serving 14 years of a life sentence, Billy Crowder has become eligible for parole and currently is under review by the Georgia Department of Pardons and Paroles Board.

April 09, 2012 | Patty Leon | News


This year's planning retreat at King and Prince

Representatives from Liberty County governments and organizations will convene Wednesday through Friday for the annual Liberty County county-wide planning workshop.

March 27, 2012 | By Danielle Hipps Staff writer | News


Realtor named to industry hall of fame

ATLANTA - George Holtzman of Hinesville is among the honorees in the inaugural class of the Georgia Realtors Hall of Fame.

March 03, 2012 | Special to the Courier | News


Dog burned in Hinesville now healing

An area animal rescue group is taking care of a dog that had been burned with hot grease and was found about two weeks ago wandering around Burger King on E.G. Miles Parkway.

February 27, 2012 | By Sheila Parker Special to the Courier | News


Officials investigate apparent double homicide

A male and a female were found dead around 1 p.m. Tuesday by two fishermen on a trail near Morgan Lake in Long County, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Mike McDaniel said. Officials are investigating what they believe to be a double homicide.

December 07, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Vendor event offers daytime shopping excursion

With the holidays fast approaching, parents at the Hinesville First United Methodist Church Preschool and Kindergarten created a community shopping opportunity Thursday.

December 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | News


Commission adopts ’11 millage rates

In three 4-3 votes Wednesday night, the Liberty County Commission adopted combined millage rates of 32.3 for Hinesville property owners and 32.98 for property owners in unincorporated areas of the county and incorporated areas in all municipalities but Hinesville.

December 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | News


County awarded for ‘green’ efforts

Multiple agencies in Liberty County cleaned up at state and national award ceremonies that recognize community conservation efforts.

December 02, 2011 | Danielle Hipps | News


Fraser Center helps heal whole person

Hinesville's Fraser Counseling Center, located next to the YMCA, offers counseling programs and services that meet the needs of the whole person - mind, body and spirit, according to Executive Director Dr. Alan Baroody.

December 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | News


Hinesville mayor proclaims ‘Wreaths for Warriors Walk’ Week

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas proclaimed Dec. 4-10 as "Wreaths for Warriors Walk Week" during an informal ceremony Wednesday in the Hinesville Room at city hall. The proclamation, in part, recognizes Fort Stewart as an integral part of the Hinesville community and notes that the citizens of the city and the entire country owe a tremendous debt to the soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division and especially the 439 soldiers who lost their lives and are memorialized at Warriors Walk.

December 02, 2011 | Randy C. Murray | 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


Liberty County favors Carter, Kingston

State- and national-office runoff elections held Tuesday across Georgia produced some close, nail-biting results, none of which were complete by the time the Courier went to press at 9 p.m.

July 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray and Jeremy McAbee The Coastal Courier | 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


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