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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


Service speakers non-violent activism

After Monday's parade made its way down Hinesville's slippery streets and ended in Bradwell Institute's parking lot, procession attendees, county and city dignitaries, area residents and visitors stepped inside the school's gym for a two-hour Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative service.

January 19, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News


Breakfast focuses on MLK messages

Local leaders and residents glimpsed the past by setting their eyes and ears to the future Saturday morning as they honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 17, 2011 | By Frenchi Jones Correspondent | News


Midway Museum reorganizes, hires staff

Retirements shook up the Midway Museum's leadership in October, but the group has re-organized and is moving forward, according to Tina Eberlein, chairwoman of the museum's board of governors.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | News


Regional council talks transportation needs

Nearly two dozen elected officials from Coastal Georgia met for the first time Wednesday to start brainstorming the region's transportation needs, and the Bryan County Commission Chairman was chosen to lead the group.

January 17, 2011 | By Hallie D. Martin Special to the Courier | News


MLK's ties here helped lead to integration

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."

January 14, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | News


Hearing set in soldier shooting deaths

A pretrial hearing for Spc. Neftaly Platero, the 3rd Infantry Division soldier accused of shooting and killing two fellow soldiers and wounding a third, has been set for March 14, according to several e-mails sent by U.S. Forces Iraq press desk officers.

January 14, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Long Commission OKs buying fire truck

During a recent meeting, the Long County Commission was asked by developer Cliff Ray to approve a change in the adopted covenant guidelines for the Cutters Gap subdivision.

January 14, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Soldier's murder trial delayed

The start date in a Fort Stewart soldier's death penalty case has been delayed, to give the defense time to have their experts examine additional evidence and to accommodate witnesses coming to the United States from Iraq.

January 13, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


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GBI probes Bryan probation office

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into financial improprieties regarding the Bryan County Probation Office and former county probation officer Shannon Rivera.

September 02, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | News


$500,000 grant to Ludowici for water, sewer

The city of Ludowici recently received a $500,000 grant through the state's Community Development Block Grant Program. The award was announced Aug. 19 in a letter from Gov. Nathan Deal, who said Ludowici was one of only 71 communities in Georgia to receive a grant.

August 30, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Pets cause problems between people

Recent reports filed at the Hinesville Police Department include:

August 29, 2014 | Staff Report | News


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


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