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Controversial Senate bill passes

By Andrea Washington

February 22, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Hunger still exists in Liberty

According to statistics, hunger is still a problem for 15 percent of Liberty County's population and America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia launched its mobile food pantry program in Hinesville Saturday to help.

February 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


3rd ID soldier killed in Iraq

Third Infantry Division Pvt. Matthew "Matt" Thomas Zeimer dreamed of joining the military after high school last year and returned to his hometown of Glendive, Mont. before the holidays to tell teachers he was deploying to Iraq.

February 22, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


$4.5 million judgement

A Hinesville woman has won an apparent record judgment on a malpractice suit in State Court.

February 22, 2007 | By Pat Watkins Managing editor | News


Commander restricts troop changes

Whether it's officially called "stop-loss" or not, it appears increasingly likely that 3rd Infantry Division soldiers who were planning to transfer to other posts, leave the army at the end of their enlistment or retire won't have those options due to the escalation of U.S. involvement in the civil war in Iraq.

February 20, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | News


Murder victims remembered

Walthourville resident Christine Smith was devastated by the brutal murder of her son nine years ago, but urged residents Tuesday to raise awareness and prevent drugs from taking the lives of other young people.

February 20, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


Payday lending regulations proposed

A proposed law would allow tightly regulated payday lending businesses, replacing the ban on such operations passed amid controversy last year.

February 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


LCDA granted 'unprecedented' power

Although not quite the carte blanche its members first requested, the Liberty County Development Authority has been granted unprecedented power over the part of the Tradeport East Business Park rezoned by the county commission in a split vote last month.

February 17, 2007 | Joe Parker Jr. Staff Writer | News


Gateway to Liberty

Within the next 18 months, the landscape west of Interstate 95 and north of Highway 84 will most likely realize the start of significant change.

February 17, 2007 | Sonya Kurth-Campbell Editor | News


Community urged to combat gangs

Although local police officials continue to acknowledge the increasing gang activity throughout the county, getting residents to attend awareness sessions has proven to be a task.

February 17, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Nutrition workers aim for healthy living

Class may not have been in session for students, but attendance was required for Liberty County School System nutrition workers earlier this month.

February 15, 2007 | Andrea Washington Staff Writer | News


Midway continues growth

Midway continues its municipal growth as it prepares to appoint a city judge, discusses an inspections department and continues development of its new police department.

February 15, 2007 | Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | News


Early deployment likely for headquarters

Troop movements are a way of life for America's military and 3rd Infantry Division officials want soldiers' families to know that an early deployment is possible.

February 15, 2007 | Daisy Jones Staff Writer | News


There's hope for old depot

The historic old white house once used as the city of Hinesville's train depot in the early 1900s may be sold for $10 and saved from being torn down.

February 13, 2007 | By Daisy Pleasant Jones Staff Writer | News


Former commissioner to run for mayor

Former county commissioner and retired teacher Sampie W. Smith has announced his intent to run for mayor of Hinesville in the Nov. 6 election.

February 13, 2007 | Staff report | News


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Planning meeting Thursday in Midway

The third of 12 Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission community-planning meetings is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Dorchester Academy, 8787 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Kingston loses bid for Senate seat

Coastal Georgia's longtime congressional representative Jack Kingston was defeated in his bid for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

July 23, 2014 | Staff report | News


Longh BoE OKs vote on new school

The Long County Board of Education on Monday took the first step in the process of building a new school that would house grades 3-8.

July 23, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Liberty County favors Carter, Kingston

State- and national-office runoff elections held Tuesday across Georgia produced some close, nail-biting results, none of which were complete by the time the Courier went to press at 9 p.m.

July 22, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray and Jeremy McAbee The Coastal Courier | News


Number of foreclosures worry county commisison

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a petition from JC Vision and Associates, Inc. at its mid-month meeting Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Jeremy McAbee | News


Two eye Long County Commission seat

Qualifying recently closed in Long County for the vacant 4th District County Commission seat, for which someone will be elected in November. Initially, Clifton DeLoach, Alice Woodard and Joseph Duncan qualified, but according to elections supervisor Kierra Hamilton, Duncan has withdrawn his candidacy.

July 19, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


Kroger smash driver identified

A man drove through the Hinesville Kroger shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday, damaging the store extensively as customers and employees scrambled to get out of the way.

July 18, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Film crew members charged for fatal accident

One director and one producer of the Greg Allman biopic "Midnight Rider" turned themselves into the Wayne County Sheriff's Office for booking on Sunday, according to Sheriff John Carter.

July 16, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | News


Court works on murder cases

Liberty County Superior Court Judge D. Jay Stewart spent Monday busily working through the criminal court docket. Many of the cases he dealt with have been in the news before, but have surfaced again recently because of defendants' requests for new trials, bond reductions and resentencing.

July 16, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


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