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Kirkendall named Hinesville's interim police chief

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Mar. 1, 2018) – At the regularly scheduled Hinesville City Council Meeting on Thursday, Mayor Allen Brown and Council named Major Bill Kirkendall the Interim Chief of the Hinesville Police Department following the retirement of Police Chief George Stagmeier.

March 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Pastor to run for Long County District 3 seat

Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott is running for the Long County District 3 Commission vacancy left when former Commissioner Willie Thompson resigned.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Midway, Liberty County Development Authority close to agreement in water dispute

Midway city council drew closer Monday to finally settling the years-long dispute between the city and the Liberty County Development Authority over the water and wastewater services they share. The council voted unanimously to authorize Mayor Levern Clancy Jr. to sign the final agreement ending the dispute.

February 28, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Bradwell gets second chance

Until Monday afternoon, Bradwell Institute girls basketball coach Faye Baker thought her team's season was over.

February 28, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news

Interim no more

Dr. Franklin Perry finally had the word "interim" removed from his title as the Liberty County Board of Education agreed to the terms of his contract Tuesday morning during a work session at the Board of Education Building in Hinesville.

February 28, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Navy chief has fond memories of life at sea

WATCH A SHORT VIDEO of Ernie Mitchell.

February 27, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Deputies seek man who allegedly led them on high speed chase onto I-95

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help to find Michael James Waller Jr after he allegedly led deputies on a high speed chase Saturday.

February 27, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

City probes IT failure

An investigation into what slowed or shut down IT services Tuesday for the city of Hinesville continues, officials said.

February 26, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Hinesville fire captain dies

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2018) – City of Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) Captain Earnest "Moe" McDuffie died Tuesday, February 20 while performing fire department mandated physical fitness training.

February 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Walthourville Council hear safety reports

The Walthourville Fire Department reported firefighters responded to four structure fires in one weekend. The report was masde during the city's regular council meeting Feb. 13.

February 22, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Chamber/CVB CEO to speak to female military leaders

Leah Poole, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO, will be a guest speaker at the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Women's Mentorship Network (WMN) International Women's Day event set for March 8 at Club Stewart on Fort Stewart.

February 21, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

'Welcome to the Jungle' to hit the big screen

If you're a fan of Bradwell Institute, go ahead and circle March 18 on your calendar.

February 20, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to student safety at Bradwell Institute posted on social media.

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Hinesville suffering IT outage

Hinesville municipal services have been slowed or shut down by an IT outage that "has impacted servers, computers and telephones," according to officials.

February 20, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

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Former Gov. Zell Miller dies

Former governor and U.S. senator Zell Miller has died, statewide media are reporting.

March 23, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

LCHS plant sale kicks off this weekend

Liberty County High School will kick off its spring plant sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school greenhouse.

March 23, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

A meeting of the minds

Self-professed "young admirer" Cato Walthour III, right, stands with state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, at the recent Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner in Atlanta ...

March 23, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Riceboro delays approval of solar farm

Riceboro City Council is delaying approval of a 32-acre passive solar farm planned near the intersection of U.S. Highway 17 and the E.B ...

March 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news

Bradwell football documentary does the school, program proud

Suppose you could go back to a time where the iPhone hadn't been invented yet, Facebook was a collegiate novelty, and Instagram's founders ...

March 21, 2018 | John Wood Special to the Courier | Local news

Man convicted of 1996 hatchet attack on Hinesville woman back behind bars

A man convicted of a 1996 hatchet attack on a woman is back in jail after he was indicted earlier this by a Long County ...

March 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news

Liberty NAACP holding voter registration drive

An NAACP press release claims one in three young, female or minority voters who cast ballots in 2016 won't vote in the upcoming election.

March 21, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

Lightning damages home

A home in the 900 block of Mandarin Drive sustained some damage from lightning during a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon. According to Hinesville Fire Department Capt ...

March 20, 2018 | Lewis Levine Contributor to the Courier | Local news

Liberty, Long and Bryan counties under tornado watch until 7 p.m.

A tornado watch has been issued for several southeast Georgia counties, including Liberty, Long and Bryan. The watch is in effect until 7 p.m ...

March 20, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Road work slated for Liberty County

The Georgia Department of Transportation will be doing road work this week in Liberty County.

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville kids to ‘kick butts’ on March 21

Kids in Georgia will unite against tobacco use on Wednesday as they join thousands of young people nationwide to mark Kick Butts Day. More than ...

March 20, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Thunderstorms possible in Liberty, Long counties tonight, Tuesday

The National Weather Service in Charleston is warning of the possibility of severe weather in Liberty and Long counties Monday night and Tuesday.

March 19, 2018 | Staff report | Local news

Midway votes city hall project forward

The Midway City Council has voted to proceed with its new city hall complex after trimming more than $240,000 in costs.

March 19, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Long County man burning trash destroys home, property

A Long County man burning trash Friday on his property on the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Road lost his home, three vehicles and a ...

March 17, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

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