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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


Bombing range expansion group meets with Long Commission

Four representatives from the Townsend Bombing Range expansion project spoke Jan. 4 to members of the Long County Commission.

January 12, 2011 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


New shelter, priority is still client safety

Twenty-three years ago Tri-County Protective Agency Executive Director Paula Foerstel manned a domestic abuse crisis line. Part of her job was to temporarily house victims of domestic violence in area motel rooms, Foerstel recalled. Then, two local families each donated a house for use as a permanent shelter, she said. The 92nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Stewart donated labor by connecting the two buildings, she said.

January 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Community braces for possible rise in domestic violence cases

Tri County Protective Agency staffers say the community is currently experiencing a "honeymoon phase" with the recent Christmas holidays and the return of most 3rd Infantry Division troops to Fort Stewart. But they don't expect the quiet to last.

January 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Council revokes club's alcohol license 30 days

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday not to renew the Colleseum Sports Palace and Grill's alcohol license unless the club shows it has taken concrete steps to reduce noise and address security issues within 30 days. The Colleseum's owners had agreed to comply with a list of requirements following a show cause hearing on Sept. 2, 2010.

January 10, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


Long BoE postpones meeting

According to Long County Superitendent Dr. Robert Waters, all public Long County schools are closed today due to bad weather. Also the Long County Board of Education meeting that was scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m.

January 10, 2011 | Staff report | News


Storm shuts down parts of Georgia

ATLANTA - A major storm dumped 6 to 8 inches of snow in the north Georgia mountains, with 3 to 6 inches in metro Atlanta, closing down schools, local government operations and even the state Supreme Court on Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Associated Press | News


General assembly reconvenes Monday

Following in the wake of their national counterparts in Washington, D.C., Georgia state legislators head back to the grindstone Monday. As Congress readies to tackle an enormous deficit, Georgia's elected officials must also deal with a state budget deficit between $1.5 and $2 billion, according to www.georgiawatch.com.

January 07, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | News


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Homicide reported in Bryan County

A homicide was reported in the Kilkenny area of Bryan County on Friday night, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is handling the matter.

September 27, 2014 | Staff report | News


Liberty County School System introduces CHOICES

Liberty County School System teachers and administrators have begun implementing a multi-tiered behavior prevention and intervention framework known as CHOICES (Children Having Options to Inspire Continuous Elevated Success) for the 2014-2015 school year. The behavior framework blends Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework to provide a holistic approach to student behavioral interventions. CHOICES, which consists of four levels of interventions, is laying the foundation for positive school climates and exceptional student achievement.

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Courier | News


Baby born on side of Leroy Coffer

Fort Stewart 1 Lt. Daniel Wynn was on his way to Winn Army Hospital on Fort Stewart when his wife, Corina Wynn, gave birth to a baby boy they named David on the side of Leroy Coffer Highway in Liberty County, about half a mile from North Coastal Highway.

September 25, 2014 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


Life without parole for child murder conviction

Torres Boles was sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole Monday after being convicted last week for the death of his 3-year-old daughter in February 2013.

September 22, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


Waterspout off Liberty

Coastal Liberty County resident John Henderson and his wife, Pam, were out this morning when they saw a waterspout.

September 19, 2014 | By John Henderson Special to the Courier | News


Boles guilty of felony murder, cruelty to children

Torres Boles was found not guilty of malice murder, guilty of felony murder, guilty of all three cruelty to children charges and guilty of one count of deprivation of a child in the death of his daughter, 3-year-old Andraia Boles. Sentencing will be done at a later date. For a full story, see Friday's Courier.

September 17, 2014 | Staff Report | News


Forensics paint grisly scene

Forensic scientists testified Tuesday that most of the blood taken from a crime scene in February 2013 was that of 3-year-old Andraia Boles.

September 17, 2014 | By Patty Leon | News


SPLOST promotions start with breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted the "Eggs & Issues" breakfast Thursday at the Performing Arts Center as a way to kick off its promotion for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI.

September 13, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Ludowici may fine for trash cans left out

Trash-can placement was an issue raised at Tuesday's monthly Ludowici City Council meeting.

September 13, 2014 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | News


United Way sets goals, touts volunteers

The Liberty County chapter of the United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign and held its volunteer of the year awards ceremony Tuesday evening at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

September 12, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Woman dies from injuries in wreck

The woman injured Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle accident that involved a school bus has died.

September 10, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | News


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