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Home fire ruled accidental

Liberty County Fire Coordinator James Ashdown and Hinesville fire investigator Lt. George Screws rummaged through debris and peered into the remnants of the walls at Bishop Bobby Kindley's house Friday morning to try and determine the cause of the blaze that gutted the interior section of the home.

March 20, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Chamber move may be settled

The Liberty County Development Authority should settle the question of where the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will move in a few days.

March 17, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Cider House 'voices' frustration

The scent of hot apple cider and the sound of funk drew a small crowd to The Cider House Inc.'s "VOICES: A Celebration of African-Americans through the Arts" event Saturday.

March 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Flames gut home

Bishop Bobby Kindley's home was destroyed Wednesday night, the result of a fire that gutted the interior of the residence.

March 17, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | News


Baker is first black Liberty BoE chairwoman

Liberty County voters made history when a black person was elected to chair the Liberty County Board of Education last year.

March 16, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


Perdue lobbies for PeachCare in DC

While attending the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. over the weekend, the upcoming freeze on PeachCare for Kids enrollment was on Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue's mind.

March 15, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Midway looks at tickets for revenue

Midway's one-man police department might be stretched a little thin if the city council carries out a plan to extend its traffic enforcement jurisdiction in all four directions, to include seven miles of I-95.

March 15, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | News


BI graduate reveals African-American contributions

Many people don't know African Americans had a role in the history of the United States Capitol and Hinesville native Felicia Bell wants to change that.

March 15, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


County works through project list

The Liberty County Commission is working through a laundry list of projects for 2007, including using the now-vacant site of Liberty County's old hospital for a new Department of Family and Children Services.

March 13, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff writer | News


Liberty preps for growth

How will Liberty County and its municipalities handle future growth?

March 13, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Exercise in disaster

What was considered "the main event" for Severe Weather Awareness Week in Georgia turned out to be a confusing event for Liberty County Friday morning.

March 13, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Highway 84 expansion moves ahead

Earlier this week, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission, along with the Atlanta consulting firm Reynolds Smith and Hills Inc., hosted a meeting that was open to business owners and county residents who could be affected by the US 84/SR 38 median construction plan.

March 13, 2007 | By John Deike Staff writer | News


Liberty delegation meets with state leaders

ATLANTA - The City of Hinesville, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, and the Liberty County Development Authority recently hosted key state legislators at a legislative reception in Atlanta.

March 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | News


State to freeze PeachCare enrollment

With the current funding for PeachCare for Kids dwindling away, the Georgia Department of Community Health announced a proposal to place a temporary freeze on enrollment for the program starting on March 11.

March 10, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff writer | News


Natural soldier dies in Iraq

Pvt. Kelly David Youngblood, 19, had one year and one month of military service under his belt when he died Sunday, just 16 days after arriving in Iraq for the start of his first combat tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

March 10, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff writer | News


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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


Rotary, MEDDAC entertain seniors

The Hinesville Rotary Club and Fort Stewart's Medical and Dental Activity Command partnered for a special family day celebration Saturday at the Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


City hopes to develop civic center

Hinesville is the only metropolitan statistical area that doesn't have a conference center, and although Hinesville has the second highest expenditures for family recreation in the Southeast, it doesn't have a family entertainment center.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


Council approves rezoning

Despite protests from area residents, Hinesville City Council on Thursday rezoned five acres on Highway. 84 West to accommodate a new grocery store.

August 11, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | News


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