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Public fishing area reopens near Claxton after upgrades

After a yearlong closure and almost $750,000 spent on upgrades, the Evans County Public Fishing Area reopened Saturday with an influx of 37 young anglers - and about as many parents and grandparents - at the start of National Fishing and Boating Week.

June 05, 2013 | By Al Hackle The Statesboro Herald | News


Boy rescued from water at Splash in the ’Boro

A 6-year-old boy flown to Savannah on Saturday after a water park mishap is in stable condition, Statesboro-Bulloch Parks and Recreation Director Mike Rollins said Monday.

June 05, 2013 | The Statesboro Herald | News


New termite species invades Hinesville

New residents have come to Hinesville, but they're not the type a community wants.

June 03, 2013 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Jesup homicide investigation under way

The death of a man found Wednesday morning in Wayne County is under investigation, and two people - a juvenile female and a man - have been arrested in Long County in connection with the fatal shooting.

May 16, 2013 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Power out at N. Main St. and Gen. Stewart

Sources say crews are still working to restore power to the area around North Main Street and Gen. Stewart Way, where a tree reportedly fell and downed power lines.

December 17, 2012 | Staff Report | News


Presidential race tight as election night count goes down to wire

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama won the reliably Democratic Northeast, and Republican Mitt Romney secured his Republican conservative base Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment.

November 06, 2012 | By David Espo The Associated Press | News


We asked local voters: How do you think the election will go?

"I was really nervous about how it would go due to New York and New Jersey being hit by that hurricane, but President Obama has shown to be a strong leader through it." - Kibwana Burks, Independent

November 06, 2012 | Randy Murray | News


Exit poll shows economy is still the top concern

WASHINGTON - Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation's economy is getting better.

November 06, 2012 | By Connie Cass The Associated Press | News


Liberty Life fall edition now available

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


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$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


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


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