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Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Hinesville city council members have tabled a possible change to its ordinance regarding the hiring and removal of city managers.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa Jones, who is also the city's human resources administrator.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Chief back on the force

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman will be back on duty after he serves a three-day suspension, according to a statement from City Clerk Melissa Jones, who is also the city's human resources administrator.

November 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hankering for a hot dog any way

It's getting cold outside and it's usually the time of year where I tend to crave, soups, stews and chili. I mean nothing warms up your insides better than a bowl of piping hot chili covered with melted cheddar and a dollop of sour cream.

November 15, 2017 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of winds and once the storm subsided, their work was underway.

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Tape shows Reid thought Edwards, mayor were out to get her off council

Editor's note: Because of the size of the audio file and issues with our current website, our attempts to upload the audio from the May 18 executive session onto our site have been unsuccesful to this point. Here is a link however: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GiTaVptprTdL0VVUSLyioTj8ghPhYQwO

November 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend former City Manager Billy Edwards.

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


SPLOST renewed in Long County, Parker wins District 5 seat

Long County voters renewed SPLOST and elected Robert Parker to fill the District 5 county commission seat vacated by Bobby Walker earlier this year.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council appears set to limit mayor involvement in city manager issues

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing of future city managers.

November 07, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Tomorrow is Election Day

Tuesday is Election Day. There are two municipal elections in Liberty County. In Long County there is a district five commission seat to decide and a county-wide SPLOST referendum on the ballot.

November 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew up around her whole life. She said it was massage therapy and the healthy and holistic lifestyle that encompasses most in that line of work that helped her lose more than 100 pounds several years ago.

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Attorney general tours Hinesville

Georgia's Attorney General Chris Carr briefly visited Hinesville last week. The current AG was in Savannah, and stopped in Hinesville afterward.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Council paves way for more homes, restaurant

Eighty-five new homes and a new sit-down restaurant were among items approved at Thursday's regular Hinesville City Council meeting.

November 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


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Murder suspect arrested in Long County

Kenny Jernigan, who is suspected in a fatal home invasion in Pierce County, was arrested in Long County Monday.

December 12, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Public Safety


Convicted felon sentenced to 30 years

Randall Joey Futch Jr., was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County team wins state rec crown

The Long County 8U All-Star football team won the Georgia Parks and Recreation Class C state title Sunday, beating Dooley County 39-24.

December 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Sports


Bus crash under investigation

Members of the Georgia State Patrol, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team remain in Hinesville investigating the cause of Tuesday's fatal bus crash in the Gum ...

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


LCSO investigate bomb threat at Chemtall

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb threat made Tuesday night and repeated early Wednesday at the SNF Chemtall plant in Riceboro.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


A personal choice

I think it's important you learn as much as possible about your foods. After all, what you eat is what fuels your body.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


Clerk of courts warns of scam

Liberty County's Clerk of Courts Linda Dixon Thompson is warning citizens of a scam that surfaced this week involving jury duty.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


County opens new Animal Control facility, shelter stays put

Liberty County has a new Animal Control facility on Lee Place Road.

December 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Re-entry group looking for donations

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition is requesting donations of personal care items.

December 02, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Warrant officer accused of murder pleads not guilty

A man suspected of killing Nathaniel Brown during a 2015 scuffle pleaded not guilty Monday in Liberty County Superior Court.

November 29, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Suspects in murder cases plead not guilty

Two murder suspects have entered pleas of not guilty.

November 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Thankful for all the food and all the choices

Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving, sometimes with friends and family, sometimes alone, and we reflect on things in our lives we should be thankful for.

November 23, 2017 | By Patty Leon | COASTAL LIVING


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