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Division's former command sergeant major retires

The Marne Division's 25th command sergeant major retired Friday morning in a ceremony on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson's retirement ceremony was attended by a dozen members of his family, including his wife Sharon and their three daughters.

June 09, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


VVA giving fans to seniors

The Vietnam Veterans of American chapter 789 has earned a reputation for helping local seniors, veterans and disabled members of the community. And recently, the VVA gave away fans to qualified seniors to help them through the summer.

June 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


DNR seizes 708 lbs of illegal shrimp

Shrimp season in Coastal Georgia waters begins Tuesday, but some shrimp-boat captains don't want to wait and will risk shrimping in closed waters. According to Georgia Department of Natural Resources Capt. Doug Lewis, they may face having their shrimp confiscated by DNR rangers, as well as heavy fines and criminal charges.

June 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Onions are close to perfect

Onions are pretty close to being the perfect food, not only for adding character to an endless variety of dishes but also for their health benefits.

June 05, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Wildlife rescue needs Liberty volunteers

A Tifton-based organization dedicated to saving and protecting injured and orphaned wildlife needs local volunteers.

June 04, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


Online article ranks state 29th for military retirees

An article recently posted on WalletHub.com by John S. Kiernan ranked Georgia at 29th on a list that the writer said represents the best and worst states for military retirees.

June 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Garrison leader: 'Neighbors' can help assessment

Col. Kevin Gregory, U.S. Army garrison commander for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, delivered the State of the Garrison address Thursday during Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's Progress Through People luncheon at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex.

June 02, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Plans for lot at Main, Veterans unclear

For weeks, local residents have posed questions to the Coastal Courier about the 7.82-acre tract of land being cleared at the corner of South Main Street and Veterans Parkway. Along with the questions, there have been unsubstantiated rumors about what's being developed at the site.

May 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Business helps disabled veteran

Times have been hard for Brian Pelish and his family since he was medically discharged by the Army in 2006.

May 30, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Fishermen get hungry too, take care of their trash

Real fishermen never quit while the fish are biting - even when it's been hours since breakfast.

May 29, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Lifestyle


3rd ID's new CSM 'home' for fifth time

He has a new job title, but it's not the first time Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin has called Fort Stewart home. In fact, when he took over as the 3rd Infantry Division's command sergeant major in early April, Gilpin began his fifth tour at Fort Stewart.

May 28, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


Gas line cut on Commerce Street

A gas line accidentally was cut Tuesday afternoon by AD Williams Construction Company workers as they worked on the parking lot behind the Courthouse Annex on Commerce Street.

May 27, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


LCPC talks planning in Fleming

Fewer than a dozen Fleming residents showed up for a community-planning meeting Thursday with the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at Living Word Church of God. But those who came were not shy about voicing their concerns and preferences.

May 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Bradwell graduates 364 seniors

Three hundred sixty-four Bradwell Institute seniors graduated Friday night during the school's first-ever commencement on the new Olvey Field.

May 26, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Education


Commander: Army size decisions still pending

The commander of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield shared lunch and comments Wednesday with the Coastal Georgia chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army at the Performing Arts Center in Flemington.

May 23, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Military


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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


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


West Nile found in Hinesville

A mosquito recently found in a trap set by mosquito-control program employees with Hinesville's public-works contractor, CH2MHILL/OMI, tested positive for West Nile Virus.

September 06, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Public Safety


Certain bacteria levels up in area waters

The Coastal Resource Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources routinely sends out health advisories when coastal waters are found to be contaminated.

September 03, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | News


Changes to McIntosh land-use map approved

McIntosh/Holmestown residents recently approved land-use changes for their community for the 2040 Liberty County Comprehensive Plan. The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission made the changes after meeting with community members last month.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Isakson set to visit Hinesville

Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., will hold a town-hall meeting at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinesville City Hall. The legislator said he wants to hear from and talk to veterans and military community members about issues important to them.

September 01, 2014 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


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