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Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 11:47 a.m. | Updated: apr. 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.
Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Mayor: Hinesville's future is promising

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas told Liberty County Chamber of Commerce members and special guests that Hinesville’s future is promising during his State of the City Address given Thursday at Connection Church in Flemington.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.


Missing phone leads to owner's arrest

An April 7 incident put in motion by a missing cellphone report ended with the phone’s owner, a Macon woman, being arrested in Hinesville for obstruction of justice.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 10:58 a.m.
Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

Victim in on-post wreck was civilian

One man was killed Wednesday afternoon in a wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart, and two soldiers were injured, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 9:59 a.m.


Money needed for turn lane at I-95 interchange

Despite buzz last year that Midway residents would be able to satisfy their Big Mac cravings without having to leave city limits, McDonald’s never did set up shop at the Highway 84/Interstate 95 interchange. Rumor had it that the halted restaurant plan boiled down to an expensive right-turn lane required by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 11:07 a.m. | Updated: apr. 17, 2014 8:00 a.m.
Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County administrator resigning

Bryan County Administrator Ray Pittman announced Monday he plans on stepping down this summer as the county’s top appointed official.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 2:15 p.m. | Updated: apr. 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.


Fatal accident on Fort Stewart

A Wednesday afternoon wreck on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart has left one man dead and caused two other injuries, according to Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 3:25 p.m.


Toddler hit by car is OK

A 3-year-old Fort Stewart girl was struck by a vehicle outside a Hinesville hotel at a birthday party Saturday night.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 11:13 a.m.
Downtown development manager resigns

Downtown development manager resigns

After nearly seven years as the executive director of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority, Vicki Davis is leaving her position and moving on with her career. Davis resigned Friday, April 11. She said her last day on the job will be April 25.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 11:12 a.m.
Attorneys move offices for new eatery

Attorneys move offices for new eatery

Hinesville attorneys Jay and Joel Osteen have moved their office — literally. Their old office building on the corner of Oglethorpe Highway and Fraser Street and a smaller building next door were moved early Sunday morning to a rural, unincorporated area of Long County.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 11:04 a.m.


Liberty County Sheriff's blotter for April 16

March 9: Matter of record — A woman was appalled to find a pack of malicious dogs had mauled her cat outside her Lake George home. The woman said she heard the pack of dogs barking and thought they might have chased her cat up a tree. But she found her cat lying severely injured on the ground.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 9:38 a.m.


Shots at Cobra Circle home were inside

Gunfire erupted around 5 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville, and one person was transported to a Savannah hospital after being cut when he reportedly threw himself through a window.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2014 9:19 a.m.


Political forum set for April 29

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a political candidate forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville, 800 Tupelo Trail.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 10:48 a.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2014 11:00 p.m.
Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Jail escapee caught after 3 months on lam

Chad Dasher, who had been on the run since escaping from the Tattnall County jail Jan. 24, was caught early Tuesday morning, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2014 9:37 a.m. | Updated: apr. 15, 2014 12:10 p.m.
Ludowici hires new police chief

Ludowici hires new police chief

The Ludowici City Council on Tuesday formally hired James Steiner as the new police chief. He had been serving as the interim chief since January.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 10:45 a.m. | Updated: apr. 14, 2014 11:00 p.m.
Courier wins top ad awards

Courier wins top ad awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year’s Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 10:33 a.m. | Updated: apr. 14, 2014 1:00 p.m.
EMA/911 host open house

EMA/911 host open house

Several families took the time to learn more about their county emergency services by touring the Liberty County EMA office and 911 call center during an open house Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 12:56 p.m.
Black mayors meet in Hinesville

Black mayors meet in Hinesville

More than 35 former and current African-American mayors from throughout Georgia convened April 4-6 in Hinesville for the annual Spring Conference of the Georgia Conference of Black Mayors. The organization provides information, resources and assistance to small, rural cities that commonly are led by African-American mayors.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 12:34 p.m.
'Thunder' on a cloudless day

'Thunder' on a cloudless day

Despite a clear blue sky, Liberty County residents heard “thunder” Thursday and Friday. Those who looked skyward found the source of the thunder was a C-17 Globemaster landing and taking off from Wright Army Airfield.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 10:13 a.m.
Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

Shot fired into home, man injured fleeing

One man was injured when he was trying not to get hit by multiple gunshots fired at a home in the 1100 block of Cobra Circle in Hinesville this morning.

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Posted: apr. 14, 2014 9:49 a.m.

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