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ESPLOST vote set for March 20

Penny taxes spent by people shopping locally are averaging $500,000 a month in revenue for the Liberty County Board of Education to spend on building projects.

March 29, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Midway to buy high-tech water meters

Midway City Council voted Monday to purchase 900 new water meters to replace old, inaccurate or obsolete models in use now. Correct metering is expected to increase the city's water revenue.

March 29, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Liberty working to attract industry

Liberty County officials are hoping to improve wastewater management and draw new industries by building a new facility within a few years.

March 29, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


PeachCare enrollment frozen

Georgia's PeachCare for Kids will officially stop accepting new enrollments Monday while the state and federal government strive to work out the program's funding problem.

March 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Chamber fetes STAR students, teachers

Although graduation is just a couple of months away, Liberty County high school seniors Susan Ann Talley and Michael John Charlton were named top academic achievers at the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition Luncheon on Feb. 28.

March 27, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Bond denied murder suspect

The man accused in the stabbing death of a Raintree Apartment Complex resident was denied bond on Friday.

March 27, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Friday wreck kills Hinesville man

A Hinesville man was killed Friday morning and a Savannah woman was seriously when the vehicles they were driving collided on Highway 196, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

March 25, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Airport construction progressing

After years of planning and design, construction of the Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield draws nearer to its Oct. 7 completion date.

March 24, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Riceboro talks street repairs

The city of Riceboro has the unusual problem of having too much money. But the city council decided Tuesday it has already been spent anyway.

March 24, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


County, cities join clean-up effort

Liberty County Board of Commissioners Chairman John McIver, Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin, Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe and Riceboro Mayor Don Emmons recently signed up the county and its respective municipalities to participate in the statewide Clean Community Challenge.

March 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Murder suspect arrested

Two days after a woman was found dead in a closet at her home, a man accused in the stabbing death of the Raintree Apartment Complex woman is in custody.

March 24, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Kingston 'day-office' here Thursday

A representative from Congressman Jack Kingston's office will be in Hinesville on Thursday to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during a Congressional "day office" event.

March 23, 2007 | Staff Report | News


School sales tax vote is March 20

"Build schools with pennies not property taxes," was the slogan at the ESPLOST breakfast sponsored Tuesday by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

March 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Blaze engulfs Riceboro home

Melvin and Clara Dudley had just dropped by Monday afternoon to console Bishop Bobby Kindley who lost his home Feb. 28 to a fire.

March 22, 2007 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Planning for transit system in phas 2

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) helped initiate the second phase of a comprehensive transit system plan that would provide public transportation through the rural or non-urban areas of the coastal region.

March 20, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | 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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