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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


I-95 work in Savannah area tonight

Two of the southbound lanes of I-95 between I-16 and Richmond Hill will be closed nightly tonight and Thursday for repaving, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

September 14, 2011 | Staff report | News


Forestry Ranger indicted on arson charges

According to a press release issued by the Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney's office prosecutors from the Atlantic Judicial Circuit brought an indictment before the Long County Grand Jury, on Monday, charging Paul D. Robertson with one count of arson of lands, and two counts of making a false statement to investigators.

August 18, 2011 | Staff report | News


Army IDs aviators killed on Benning

FORT BENNING - The Army has identified two special operations pilots from Fort Campbell, Ky., killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Georgia.

August 10, 2011 | Associated Press | News


Liberty commission meets Tuesday

Liberty County Commission meets Tuesday. Here's the agenda:

August 01, 2011 | Staff Report | News


Small plane makes emergency landing

A pilot and passenger of a small airplane sustained minor injuries when they were forced to make an emergency landing on Fort Stewart on Saturday morning.

July 23, 2011 | Staff report | News


Plane makes emergency landing on Stewart

A small airplane made an emergency landing on Fort Stewart Saturday morning.

July 23, 2011 | Staff report | News


Cadets, businesses repair city gazebo

When Youth ChalleNGe Academy Facilities Maintenance Instructor Rodney West called Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards and offered free construction services, Edwards jumped at the opportunity.

June 13, 2011 | Special to the Courier | News


Panel weighing regional transportation needs

The group charged with whittling down a hefty list of regional transportation projects meets today to begin figuring out which projects get funding if voters approve a 1 percent sales tax next year.

June 08, 2011 | By Lori Wynn Correspondent | News


Smoke is from peat moss bog fire

The smoke drifting in and out of Hinesville today is from fires that broke out last week in Long County. Officials say they are under control, but still burning, especially in some peat bogs.

May 10, 2011 | Staff report | News


Storm threat low here

As more reports come out about deadly storms in the Midwest and north Georgia expecting storms, only a slight chance of rain and storms is forecast for our area through Wednesday.

April 26, 2011 | Staff report | News


More eagles nesting in Georgia

FORSYTH - Chalk up another solid nesting year for bald eagles in Georgia.

April 20, 2011 | Special to the Courier | News


Local NAACP branch elects new president

Dwight Newbould, 43, recently was elected president of the Liberty County Branch of the NAACP for the 2011-12 term. He was born in Miami, Fla., raised in Maryland and has been a resident of Liberty County for 12 years. Newbould works as the re-entry affairs coordinator for the Federal Correctional Institution in Estill, S.C. He is a husband and a father.

April 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | News


On-post standoff ends peacefully

Installation police arrested a Fort Stewart soldier Saturday following a 22-minute standoff that began as a domestic dispute in post housing. The incident ended peacefully with no injuries, according to a public affairs news release.

March 21, 2011 | Staff report | News


County voters pass ESPLOST

Liberty County voters on Tuesday passed the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax's third resolution, with 472 voters casting ballots in favor and 209 voting against the continuation of the 1-percent sales tax.

March 16, 2011 | Seraine Page | News


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Water threat rises to top issue

A top issue quickly arose at a Hinesville planning workshop on St. Simons Island: cutting the amount of water withdrawn from the Floridan aquifer.

August 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Natural is better in the battle of butter vs. margarine

In the 1970s, the makers of Chiffon margarine had a successful run with several commercials that depicted Mother Nature personified.

July 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Raffle started for Veterans Salute

Members of the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee are selling raffle tickets for a 50/50 drawing Nov. 1 during the second annual Veterans Salute Day at Bryant Commons.

July 31, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Pembroke whittling down $700,000 in unpaid tickets

When Pembroke Police Chief Stacy Strickland asked his clerk to audit the department's files and find out how many unpaid fines might be floating around out there somewhere, he probably wasn't prepared for the answer he got.

July 31, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


Armstrong theatre troupe to perform Agatha Christie play

SAVANNAH - The Armstrong State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre Masquers troupe opens its 2014-15 campaign with "And Then There Were None," Agatha Christie's 1943 murder-mystery play, Aug. 22-23 in Armstrong's Jenkins Hall Theater, 11935 Abercorn St. in Savannah.

July 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


City leaders in planning workshop

Hinesville leaders are having their annual planning workshop through Friday at St. Simons Island's Sea Palms Resort.

July 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Long Co. HS class of 1974 holds reunion

Long County High School's class of 1974 had its 40th reunion July 19 at Long County Middle School.

July 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | News


TV show to re-enact murders of York, Roark

The Investigation Discovery channel will premiere an episode of "Deadly Devotion" focusing on the deaths of Tiffany York and Michael Roark at 9 tonight, with a repeat at midnight.

July 30, 2014 | Katelyn Umholtz | News


Backpacks, school supplies available for military children

Operation Homefront will hold a Back-to-School Brigade event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail in Hinesville, where free backpacks full of school supplies will be distributed to military kids.

July 30, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


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


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