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Community Health and Wellness Fair held in Riceboro

Community Health and Wellness Fair held in Riceboro

The fifth annual Health and Wellness Fair took place on Saturday at the Riceboro Youth Center. Hosted by Project Reach G.A.N.G Inc., a non-profit community youth outreach program, the fair provided resource information, health screenings, products and exercise activities for attendees to enjoy.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 2:57 p.m.
Art exhibition to showcase local quilters

Art exhibition to showcase local quilters

The Stars and Stripes Quilters Guild of Hinesville will open an art exhibit, showcasing quilts and other items, Thursday at the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 10:36 a.m.
Jury to be picked for ‘Midnight Rider’ trial

Jury to be picked for ‘Midnight Rider’ trial

Jury selection in the trial of the death of “Midnight Rider” second camera assistant Sarah Jones is set for Monday, March 9, at the Wayne County Courthouse. The trial will begin March 10.

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Posted: mar. 02, 2015 10:05 a.m.
Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

Liberty County EMA holding meetings on hazard-mitigation plan

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency will conduct a series of stakeholders’ meetings this month as part of its effort to update the county’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 2:08 p.m.
YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

YMCA hosting ‘Flags for Heroes’ fundraiser

The Liberty County/Armed Services YMCA will host its first-ever “Flags for Heroes” fundraiser Saturday, March 7, at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

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Posted: feb. 26, 2015 12:54 p.m.
Prayers for first responders' safety

Prayers for first responders' safety

A prayer rally for first responders Saturday on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse attracted residents, pastors, officials and first responders to pray for the safety and support of those who answer emergency calls.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 9:54 a.m. | Updated: feb. 25, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Smaller donations accepted for veterans’ memorial

Small donations are now being accepted toward construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons, according to the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee’s subcommittee chairman George Holtzman.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 10:57 a.m.
Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Liberty 4-Hers shine at district competition

Sixteen Liberty County Junior and Senior 4-Hers participated in the recent Southeast District Project Achievement competition, according to 4-H and Youth Development Agent Kasey Bozeman.

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Posted: feb. 25, 2015 9:59 a.m.
St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip’s Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church’s priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

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Posted: feb. 24, 2015 4:37 p.m.
Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2015 9:05 a.m. | Updated: feb. 23, 2015 10:00 a.m.
Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

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Posted: feb. 23, 2015 8:52 a.m.
Prayer rally for first responders

Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

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Posted: feb. 21, 2015 1:17 p.m.
Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 3:05 p.m. | Updated: feb. 21, 2015 12:00 p.m.
LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

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Posted: feb. 20, 2015 2:59 p.m.
Peppers, paradise not compatible

Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

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Posted: feb. 18, 2015 9:54 a.m.
Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

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Posted: feb. 17, 2015 11:54 a.m.
High school students participate in civil court as jurors

High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2015 8:59 a.m.
Local company recognized for supporting military

Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

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Posted: feb. 16, 2015 8:52 a.m.


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

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Posted: feb. 12, 2015 10:58 a.m. | Updated: feb. 12, 2015 11:00 a.m.
Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.  

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Posted: feb. 11, 2015 10:21 a.m.

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