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Free help offered signing up for assitance, insurance offered

Coastal Campaign for Healthy Kids offers free in-person enrollment and renewal assistance for children's health insurance programs, Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids, pregnancy Medicaid and other public benefits (SNAP and CAPS) once a month in Hinesville.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE

Tour brings local ghost stories to life

Are you afraid of the dark, believe in ghosts? If you attend the Midway Museum Cemetery Tour on Saturday, you just might meet a local ghosts.

October 20, 2016 | By Len Calderone Special to the Courier | Local news

Learning from the Great Depression

It was the Great Depression that shaped my parents and would, in the years to come, shape my life as well. Because they saw first-hand the deprivation and starvation wrought by hard times, they would never forget.

October 04, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion

Help for state's working poor

On any given day in Georgia, hundreds of working families walk through the doors of nonprofit food banks in our communities. A young mom earning minimum wage as a cashier who can't afford child care if she wants enough money left for groceries.

October 04, 2016 | By Wes Tharpe Guest columnist | Opinion

Birth: La'Nyla Aaliah Hansen

La'Nyla Aaliah Hansen was born at 12:53 p.m. Sept. 8, 2016, to Lisa Ivery Hansen and Demetrius Hansen of Hinesville.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Snuff out cigarette litter

In the past decade, cigarette smoking in America has decreased 28 percent, yet cigarette butts still remain the most littered item in the U.S. and across the globe.

October 04, 2016 | By Sara Swida Columnist | Opinion

Governor declares state of emergency

Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Hurricane Matthew, Gov. Nathan Deal today issued a state of emergency for 13 counties in Georgia's coastal areas.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety

Tour Liberty's history and get a little spooked

The Midway Museum will host a fall tour Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Historic Midway Cemetery.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Luncheon will showcase two locally produced movies

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's next Progress Through People Luncheon will focus on two short movies that were shot in Liberty County.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Hurricane expected to sweep along East Coast

Forecasters are saying it is too early to say what impact Hurricane Matthew will have on Coastal Georgia. But, they say, it could be severe.

October 04, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Old Jail remembers Sheriff Bobby Sikes

Editor's note: Local historian Margie Love wrote this column in 2004 on the "Old Jail." It includes lengthy references to former Liberty County Sheriff R.V. "Bobby" Sikes, who died Monday at 88. Given that tie between the former sheriff and the jail, we decided it would be worth running a portion of the column again.

October 03, 2016 | By Margie Love Columnist | Opinion

Birth: Isabella Evelyn Scott

Isabella Evelyn Scott was born at 7:50 a.m. Sept. 9 to Krista Hall and Darrell Scott of Ludowici.

October 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Celebrations

Victory to those with faith

In our world today, we see much turmoil and distress that appears as if we have lost the fight of experiencing true love, peace and joy.

October 03, 2016 | By Pastor Terrell Frazier Columnist | Faith

Election Day! Campaign separates couples

Election Day finally arrived. Thursday, Aug. 20, 1998, was perhaps the most awaited date in Lennox Valley history.

October 03, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

October exhibit 'Hope Pictured'

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit, "Hope Pictured," featuring photography by Joanna Ng through October.

October 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE

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Tight race makes for odd bedfellows

On a riser at the front of the room sat a large whiteboard with the names Bland, Cooper and Stoughton across the top. A fourth ...

October 24, 2016 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion

Sound off for Oct. 24

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 ...

October 24, 2016 | Anonymous calls | Sound off

Disaster loans available for small businesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has vowed to help small businesses damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Expect busy skies through Nov. 4

There will be more than normal fixed wing and rotary aircraft flights in the area beginning for the next two weeks.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Military

Crash on Fort Stewart kills young Long Co. man

Dillon Jacobs, who had recently decided to join the Army, died following a vehicle crash on Highway 144 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning.

October 24, 2016 | Staff report | Public Safety

Panthers stay perfect in region

The Liberty County Panthers met the Long County Blue Tide in a next-county and Region 2-AAA match-up Friday night. The Panthers stayed perfect in region ...

October 24, 2016 | Caleb Bailey | Sports

Sports briefs

Tigers host Pirates Monday

October 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Sports

Your next catch may be an award winner

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for big catches.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

YALL goes to City Hall

The city of Hinesville hosted the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2016-17 Young Adult Liberty Leaders on Oct. 20.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news

Insurance regulator estimates Matthew claims at $90 million

ATLANTA - With more than 30,000 claims reported, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has estimated that insured losses in the state from Hurricane Matthew reached ...

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news

When jury duty calls, the heart listens and finds home

It was, of all things, a call to jury duty that reminded me powerfully of the beauty of a sweet hometown and the joy that ...

October 23, 2016 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE

Christian music festival benefits Family Promise

The second annual Family of Faith Christian Music Festival to benefit Family Promise of Bryan County is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Things to Do

Sometimes you get what you ask for

James chapter 4 reminds us as to why sometimes we don't receive things from God.

October 22, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith

Local woman's book inspires reviewer

Not yet 25 years old, Jerrica Russaw has written her first book, "Life without Parole: The Journey to Freedom."

October 22, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Correspondent | LIBERTY LIFE

Pine beetles threatening trees again

Many landowners in southeastern Georgia have seen their pine trees die this summer. Even if you were fortunate enough that the pines on your own ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

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