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State court performs vital judicial role

The State Court of Liberty County was established Aug. 9, 1916. Once called "county court" and later the "city court" of Hinesville, the state court has limited civil and criminal jurisdiction, but exclusive jurisdiction over misdemeanor criminal offenses occurring in any geographic area of the county where a municipal court does not exist (such as in Hinesville, Midway and Walthourville, all which have their own municipal courts).

September 14, 2015 | By Barry Wilkes Columnist | Opinion

McRae offered non-guaranteed contract

With the deadline of his draft rights quickly approaching, the Philadelphia 76ers offered the required tender to former Liberty County and University of Tennessee basketball player Jordan McRae, according to

September 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

McMillan graded as ‘champion’

After making his first career start as an Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker, former Liberty County High School football player Raekwon McMillan earned another accolade from his coaching staff.

September 14, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Local singing contest finals this week

The final round of the Stewart/Hunter Operation Rising Star will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday in Thunder Run at Club Stewart. There's no charge to watch the singing competition.

September 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Things to do

Man accidentally run over by tractor-trailer

A man picked an inopportune time and location for his afternoon nap.

September 14, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news

Sound off Sept. 14

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September 14, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Supreme Court upholds Riceboro couple’s murder convictions in toddler’s death

The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions and life sentences for a couple in the death of a toddler in Riceboro.

September 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Ludowici author sets book signing

A former Ukrainian resident, who now lives in Ludowici, will hold her first book signing Wednesday at the Long County Library.

September 14, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Birth: Josiah Henry Collier

Josiah Henry Collier was born at 11:12 a.m. July 29 to Davena Vonner of Hinesville and James Collier of Hinesville.

September 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Latino History Month at Armstrong

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University will celebrate Latino Heritage Month from Tuesday, Sept. 15, through Thursday, Oct. 15, in connection with the national celebration, which promotes Latino heritage and culture.

September 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Education

Bradwell loses a close game in Richmond Hill

RICHMOND HILL - First-year Richmond Hill head coach Matt LeZotte wasn't worried about style points after his team rallied for a sluggish 17-14 win Friday night over Bradwell Institute at Wildcat Stadium.

September 12, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Sports

Birth: Rhyan Andrew Carter

Rhyan Andrew Carter was born at 12:14 p.m. July 28 to Cateriya Holder of Hinesville and Andrew Carter of Savannah.

September 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Don't neglect the most important thing

In just a couple of weeks, summer once again is going to come to a close, and fall is upon us.

September 12, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Then and now, every day is Grandparents Day

National Grandparents Day was signed into law by President Jimmy Carter in August 1978, making the Sunday after Labor Day the official day. It is a holiday that has not caught on like other holidays.

September 12, 2015 | By Margie Love Liberty Lore | Lifestyle

Birth: Serenity Ashanti Miller

Serenity Ashanti Miller was born at 6:10 p.m. July 30 to Brittany Lashae Osbourne of Midway and Demarco Terrell Miller of Midway.

September 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

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Paper Clover campaign supports 4-H youth

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - After a record-breaking 4-H Paper Clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another Paper ...

October 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business

Sound off for Oct. 7

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October 07, 2015 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Georgia colleges should be open to undocumented students

Many Georgia students started college for the first time this fall.

October 07, 2015 | By Melissa Johnson Guest columnist | Opinion

Sunbury 5K celebrates 6th annual run

The rain held off Saturday, allowing 140 entrants to start the Sunbury 5K, presented by Merritt & Grinstead attorneys at Law.

October 07, 2015 | John Wood | Sports

County leaders pay respects to Peggy Nobles

According to the Webster's New World College Dictionary, one definition of "matriarch" is a highly respected elderly woman.

October 07, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Lifestyle

Lady Panthers host Wayne tonight for senior-night game

After falling 4-1 at Wayne County High School on Monday, the Liberty County High School softball team will host the Lady Jackets in Region 3-AAAA ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff Report | Sports

Arrest made in series of thefts from area vehicles

RICHMOND HILL - Police arrested a Savannah man Thursday and are looking for more suspects in a series of vehicle entries in Liberty, Bryan and Effingham ...

October 06, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher For the Coastal Courier | Public Safety

Long, Simmons plan to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Long of Long County announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Nicole Long, to Cale A. Simmons, son of Mr. and ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Fighting for opportunity: I can't forget their faces

For a moment, let's forget the pie charts, trend lines, new census poverty data and the research. I want to remember their faces. Fact ...

October 06, 2015 | By Taifa Smith Butler Guest columnist | Opinion

Birth: Ta'Nyjia Anyah Pearson Reddick

Ta'Nyjia Anyah Pearson Reddick was born at 3:44 a.m. Sept. 15 to Alexandria Pearson of Goodwater, Alabama, and Robert Lee Reddick Jr ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

What Mama taught stays with me

There's not a day goes by that I don't think of Mama and do something the way she taught me to do it.

October 06, 2015 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Test your water smarts during Rivers Alive Month

"Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink" - "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel T. Coleridge

October 06, 2015 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Property transfers for Oct. 5

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts Office from Aug. 18-21 included:

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Reader questions SPLOST

Editor, I read the article ("State of roads tops SPLOST discussion," July 29, front page) and have several questions and comments I would like Liberty ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Opinion

Riverkeeper gets new board leadership

Ogeechee Riverkeeper announced its new leadership at its annual meeting which celebrated 10 years of protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee ...

October 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Lifestyle

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