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Man arrested, teens questioned over shot fired Monday

One man has been arrested and three teens are being questioned in connection with a shot fired near a group of teens in Walthourville Monday afternoon, officials say.

January 02, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Flemington leaders honor retiring deputy

Liberty County Sheriff's Department Deputy Guy Pagliolo's career in law enforcement was celebrated at a retirement party Wednesday at the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin and city council members, presented a watch from local merchant Thomas Hill Jewelers to Pagliolo. He served as Flemington's deputy for 11 years.

January 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | LIBERTY LIFE


Living on the next level

Today's Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17(NIV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

January 02, 2017 | By Pastor Katrina Deason Columnist | Faith


Mayoral race hangs on final vote drawn

After Raymond Cooper received the first seven votes of the ballot count, Iris Long wondered if she was the only voter who cast her ballot for Dick Bland.

January 02, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Acid trip apparently goes wrong

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 02, 2017 | Staff report | Public Safety


Sound off for Jan. 2

These opinions are not the Courier's. Callers are not required to identify themselves. Call 876-3733. You may also submit a comment online at coastalcourier.com/forms/soundoff.

January 02, 2017 | Anonymous calls | Sound off


Reporter let light shine on Liberty

I met Amy Swann at The Coastal Courier. She and I quickly became comfortable with each other and I will forever cherish her memory.

January 02, 2017 | By Jimmy Smith Guest columnist | Opinion


Lady Tide, Tide have mixed results in Bryan Co.

The Long County basketball teams played Bryan County's in Pembroke on Dec. 20 in non-region action.

January 02, 2017 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Sports


Jobless rate down in November

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Metro Hinesville's jobless rate in November was 5.6 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 5.9 percent in October. The November 2015 rate was 5.5 percent.

January 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Man killed in Walthourville shooting

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriffs Office are investigating the first deadly shooting of 2017.

January 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Recounting loved ones lost and new ones gained

At year's end, it's always interesting to look back at all that happened and realize that so little of it was anticipated while some of it was neither wanted nor appreciated.

January 01, 2017 | By Ronda Rich Columnist | Opinion


2017 is here

Happy New Years. 2017 is here.

January 01, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | News


Midway passes budget

With just one working day left in the year the Midway City Council Thursday approved a $3.8 million annual budget for 2017 that freezes the salaries of city workers for at least six months.

January 01, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hillary has only herself to blame

The Democrats have a simple explanation for Hillary Clinton's loss - the Russians did it.

December 31, 2016 | By Rich Lowry Columnist | Opinion


Worthy goals for the new year

The Apostle Paul said in Philippians 3:13 the following words, "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead."

December 31, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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'La La Land' is a great musical

"La La Land" debuted in December and has gradually been released to more and more theaters over the last month.

January 20, 2017 | By Justin Hall Movie critic | Things to Do


National issues crowd out thoughts on broccoli

I hope you will forgive me but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 20, 2017 | By Dick Yarbrough Columnist | Opinion


Panthers cancel Saturday's games

Liberty County High School is cancelling Saturday's home basketball games against Richmond Hill due to current weather advisories. We will keep you posted on ...

January 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Sports


Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia ...

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


‘La La Land’ is what movies should strive for

"La La Land" debuted in December and has gradually been released to more and more theaters over the last month.

January 20, 2017 | By Justin Hall Film critic | Things to Do


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Thoughts on the national political scene

I hope you will forgive me, but I am going against my better judgment today and sound like one of those inch-wide, inch-deep political pundits ...

January 20, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Opinion


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Relevance of God's word part 5

Over the past few weeks we have looked at the relevancy of God's word. Despite what some may think, it is just as needed ...

January 19, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Juliet meets her match

1998 was a hard year for Juliet Stoughton. Sure, she almost single-handedly ended the political career of would-be mayor Raymond Cooper, seriously contemplated a protest ...

January 19, 2017 | By Kevin Slimp Columnist | Opinion


Healthcare a potential crisis

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on ...

January 19, 2017 | Tom Crawford Syndicated columnist | Opinion


Inauguration is like British coronations

Tomorrow is the big day. Whatever your political affiliation, it is true to say that Americans make a big fuss about installing a new president ...

January 19, 2017 | By Lesley Francis Columnist | LIBERTY LIFE


Barbershop brawl, chaos by a crew room

From Hinesville Police Department reports:

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Update: Traffic signal to be activated Wednesday

Georgia DOT will activate a new traffic signal on Highway 84 in Hinesville on Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Public Safety


General Assembly gets down to work

The first official week of the legislative session is one that sets the tone for the work that will get done during the Georgia General ...

January 19, 2017 | By State Sen. Ben Watson Special to the Courier | Opinion


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