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Long voters deciding ESPLOST today

Long County voters are deciding whether to renew a special option sales tax for their board of education today.

March 21, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Clocks spring forward early Sunday

Daylight Savings Time starts early Sunday and Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging everyone to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time they set their clocks ahead one hour.

March 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Scottish heritage celebration Saturday

Return to the 1700s at Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien Saturday.

March 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty falls in Final Four

Defending state Class AAAA basketball champion Liberty County High School won't play for the Class AAA boys basketball title after the Panthers fell 71-62 to Pace Academy on Saturday in a semifinal matchup at Armstrong State University.

March 04, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Sports


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Shooting investigated at Fleming Short Cut

The Liberty County Sheriffs Department is investigating a shooting on Leroy Coffer Highway at the Fleming Short Cut.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine | News


‘Get Out’ carries a message and entertains

In an age when most horror movies feel unoriginal and repetitive, "Get Out" ranks as one of the best of the decade, mainly because of its winning combination of a script and moments that don't feel forced. So when the suspense hits us, it makes it all the more powerful.

March 03, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Update: Recommendations approved

Update: The consolidation committee has approved the four recommendations.

March 03, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Sports


Honor Roll: Joseph Martin Elementary School

Joseph Martin Elementary presents its honor roll for the second nine-weeks

March 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Education


Car show benefits Veterans Memorial

Hinesville Military Affairs Committee will host its third annual International Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, in conjunction with the Small World Festival at Bryant Commons, 438 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville. Proceeds will benefit construction of the Veterans Memorial Walk in the park. Registration (9 a.m.-noon) is $25 per car. Judging will be from 1 to 2 p.m. and awards will be presented at 3. All cars are welcome.

March 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Liberty dominated quarterfinal game

The Liberty County Panthers boys' basketball team advanced to their third straight Final Four Wednesday night after an 89-72 victory over the Islands High Sharks. The Panthers dominated most of the game, pulling away from the Savannah team in the third quarter.

March 02, 2017 | By Caleb Bailey Correspondent | Sports


Panthers move on to Final Four

The Liberty County Panthers earned a slot in the GHSA's AAA Final Four Wednesday, beating Islands High 89-72.

March 02, 2017 | Staff report | Sports


RV fire backs up traffic on I-95

A recreation vehicle caught fire on Interstate 95 Wednesday afternoon, backing up traffic for several miles.

March 02, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


3rd ID Day at Capitol March 9

Georgia legislators will be mark 3rd Infantry Division Day at the Capitol on March 9.

March 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Military


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St. Patrick's at Shellman Bluff

Friends of Shellman Bluff will host the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival on Friday-Saturday, March 24-25.

March 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do


Passion can be genesis of genius

As I grow, I heard that "passion is the best teacher, and the key to success." I never believed this because I thought the most ...

March 07, 2017 | By Jingyue 'Jorga' Wu Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Great American Cleanup starts on east end

What if a million years ago a caveman finished off a soda and he tossed the glass bottle on the ground on the ground?

March 07, 2017 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion


Perspective on scholarship programs

A recent opinion piece in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution asked, "Are vouchers a failure?" Any answer requires examining the best evidence on the topic and placing ...

March 07, 2017 | By Benjamin Scafidi Guest columnist | Opinion


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as ...

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Trump's issues with the press

My feelings are hurt. I'm not on President Donald Trump's list of "enemies of the American people." Here is his exact tweet:

March 07, 2017 | By Bob Franken Columnist | Opinion


Immigrants can be bad for a country

As if on cue, riots broke out in a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm as soon as the media mocked President Donald Trump for a ...

March 07, 2017 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


One ribbon, two businesses

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Tuesday for American Fence and Feed and Bootleggers Package Store located at 5826 W. Oglethorpe ...

March 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Lent is to prepare for Jesus' resurrection

Lent is here. The 2017 season began on Wednesday, the first day of March.

March 06, 2017 | By Edith Anderson Columnist | Faith


From generation to generation

"Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read: No one of these shall fail, None shall want her mate: For my mouth ...

March 06, 2017 | By Pastor Thomas Crutchfield Columnist | Faith


Attention shifts to turkey on the alley

While questions surrounding the whereabouts of A.J. Fryerson dominated conversation in the Valley, the routine of daily life forged ahead.

March 06, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Sound off for March 6

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves, so we can verify neither sources nor motives. Call 876-3733. You ...

March 06, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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