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Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Rotary hosts Sheriff Sikes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes spoke to the Hinesville Rotary Club during its Tuesday meeting.

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Posted: oct. 01, 2014 3:28 p.m.
Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor revives 'SF' memories during Washington trip

Mayor Jim Thomas has made frequent lobbying trips to Washington, D.C., on behalf of the Hinesville-Fort Stewart community. During his most recent trip, however, the trip became personal when he ran into nearly 80 former Special Forces soldiers, many of whom served with Thomas in Vietnam.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

Liberty County youth gear up for National 4-H Week

4-H members across Liberty County are preparing for National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of the club that takes place during the first full week of October.

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Posted: sep. 30, 2014 11:32 a.m.
Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week

Long Co. celebrates homecoming this week

Long County High School is celebrating homecoming this week with a variety of activities scheduled at the school. The theme for this year is “This is How We Blue Tide.” The highlight of the week will take place Friday when the 2014 homecoming queen is announced and crowned during halftime of the high-school football game.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 5:37 p.m.
HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

HDDA hosts movie night at Bryant Commons

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority will host a screening of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” at the amphitheater at Bryant Commons on Friday, Oct. 3.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 2:59 p.m.
LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

LCPC holds land-use meeting with Ricebore residents

Riceboro residents and city officials met with Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission planners Thursday at Riceboro City Hall to discuss and update the community’s land-use map.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 2:19 p.m.
Seven graduate from DUI court

Seven graduate from DUI court

Seven participants of the Liberty County DUI court graduated from the 24-month program in a ceremony held at the Liberty County Justice Center on Friday morning.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 9:48 a.m.


Training exercise under way at Long Co. H.S.

The Courier has received some calls asking whether there is some sort of emergency happening at Long County High School. However, we checked with the emergency management agency and learned that the county is just conducting a training exercise out there. EMA Director Bob Heffley said there is no cause for concern and the students are safe.

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Posted: sep. 29, 2014 9:23 a.m. | Updated: sep. 29, 2014 9:23 a.m.
Couple welcomes baby on Leroy Coffer

Couple welcomes baby on Leroy Coffer

Fort Stewart 1st Lt. Daniel Wynn and his wife, Corina, headed to Winn Army Community Hospital on Fort Stewart on Thursday night to welcome their new baby; however, the infant had other plans.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 3:32 p.m.
Patriotic quilt donated for Veterans Salute

Patriotic quilt donated for Veterans Salute

As Nov. 1 and the second annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons draw near, the Hinesville Military Affairs Committee continues to work on details for the event to honor all veterans, past and present.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 12:39 p.m. | Updated: sep. 26, 2014 3:00 p.m.


City budget session reveals deficit

As Hinesville’s fiscal-year 2015 budget workshop went into its final day Monday afternoon, the books showed the city’s total revenues at $33,672,911, but total expenditures were $34,155,044, leaving a deficit of $482,133.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 12:32 p.m. | Updated: sep. 26, 2014 2:30 p.m.
FPCA club observes world day of prayer

FPCA club observes world day of prayer

First Presbyterian Christian Academy’s Interact Club hosted “See You at the Pole,” an internationally observed day of prayer, at the school’s flagpole Wednesday morning.

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Posted: sep. 26, 2014 11:00 a.m.
Rotary hears from local nonprofit, Buddy Carter

Rotary hears from local nonprofit, Buddy Carter

The Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday heard a presentation from Charlestine Hutchison, a Long County teacher and president of Hodari Hope Inc., a local nonprofit organization.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 3:44 p.m.
City gets $306K to fix substandard housing

City gets $306K to fix substandard housing

Hinesville Assistant City Manager Ken Howard presented a big check to Mayor Jim Thomas and city-council members at the start of Thursday’s council meeting.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 2:56 p.m.
Saucy fare, tunes pair well

Saucy fare, tunes pair well

The winds were a little blustery Saturday and brought with them dark, threatening clouds. Rather than prompting local residents to stay home, though, something in the winds drew folks to downtown Hinesville. It was the sound of good music and the smell of great barbecue emanating from the Hinesville Area Arts Council’s 11th annual Blues and BBQ festival.

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Posted: sep. 24, 2014 2:46 p.m.
Brynslet Sellers gets new heart

Brynslet Sellers gets new heart

Liberty County resident Brynslet Sellers, 2, has undergone heart-transplant surgery, accordingto posts on www.facebook.com/prayers4brynslet.

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Posted: sep. 23, 2014 10:40 a.m.
BoC considers grant for new CGACAA facility

BoC considers grant for new CGACAA facility

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners heard a request from Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Executive Director Tres Hamilton at its mid-month meeting Thursday night.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 2:32 p.m.
United Way feeds hundreds at emergency food drop

United Way feeds hundreds at emergency food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted an emergency mass mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department.

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Posted: sep. 22, 2014 2:24 p.m.
Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

Grocery hiring 2,000 across region

ATLANTA — Kroger is hiring 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division, which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 11:56 a.m. | Updated: sep. 20, 2014 11:42 a.m.
Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Luncheon features Keep Ga. Beautiful director

Local municipal and county officials joined business leaders for the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Progress Through People Luncheon on Thursday at the Liberty County Community Complex in Midway. Sarah Visser, executive director for Keep Georgia Beautiful, was guest speaker.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 5:06 p.m.
Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Sinrich retires after 40 years of law practice

Gary Sinrich has retired from his position as municipal court judge for the city of Hinesville after 26 years of service.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 3:48 p.m.
Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

Planning Commission recommends OK for new ATMs

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a variance request submitted by The Heritage Bank for the installation of three new automatic-teller machines.

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Posted: sep. 19, 2014 3:44 p.m.
United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

United Way feeds hundreds at mobile food drop

The United Way of the Coastal Empire hosted a mobile food drop Thursday at the Walthourville Fire Department. 

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Posted: sep. 18, 2014 12:09 p.m.
Budget workshop goes into day 4

Budget workshop goes into day 4

City leaders are proposing what they call small increases in fees for garbage and dry-trash collection, as well as storm-water runoff.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 4:05 p.m.
Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Governor, mayor proclaim American Legion Day

Service to the community was the emphasis of a proclamation by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal last week naming Sept. 16 as American Legion Day, and another signed Monday by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 4:00 p.m.
Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Local gospel artist performs at Richmond Hill

Gospel singer-songwriter and evangelist Mark Cartwright returned home to perform locally Sunday at the Manse at Bryan Neck Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 3:53 p.m.
Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

Legion Post 321 observes Sept. 11

East Liberty American Legion Post 321 conducted a 9/11 observance ceremony Thursday evening in front of the Midway Police Department.

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Posted: sep. 17, 2014 3:43 p.m.


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in convicting arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 10:26 a.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 3:00 p.m.
Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

Low turnout for first SPLOST meeting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce officially kicked off its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax VI campaign Thursday with the first of four community meetings scheduled ahead of the November elections.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 10:31 a.m. | Updated: sep. 15, 2014 12:00 p.m.
Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty joins in Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall

Liberty County service personnel, first responders, soldiers and community members turned out Thursday for the America Supports You Freedom Walk at Lyman Hall Elementary in Hinesville.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 10:29 a.m.
City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

City preps for traffic changes along Memorial

Hinesville leaders already are planning for how traffic may be affected by growth on Memorial Drive and Central Avenue when Armstrong State University’s new Liberty Center and the new Liberty County Library are completed.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 4:22 p.m.
Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

Budget talks include increase in travel expenditures

City leaders on Monday approved a recommendation by Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas to increase their travel expenditures for fiscal year 2015 as the council goes over next year’s budget.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 4:16 p.m.
Airport Road widening project underway

Airport Road widening project underway

The Georgia Department of Transportation has commenced work on widening State Route 119, also called Airport Road, in Hinesville and Walthourville.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 2:01 p.m.

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