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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


Cannady walking the walk for American Red Cross

The way WTOC bureau chief Dal Cannady remembers it, he'd been doing his annual walk for the American Red Cross for two years when he ran into Hinesville businesswoman Brigette Shanken.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Man killed in one-vehicle crash

The driver of a SUV was killed when his vehicle ran off Rye Patch Road in Long County and hit a tree shortly before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.

February 27, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Early voting starting on Long County tax

Early voting in the Long County Board of Education's request for renewal of an education special local option sales tax starts Monday and runs through March 17.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


BOE controversy continues

While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it.

February 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 25, 2017 | Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County man injured in kitchen fire

A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen.

February 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Riceboro earns housing grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes.

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County looking for more road funding

The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to the county's roads.

February 23, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


CHAMP is coming to Hinesville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing a new program to the city of Hinesville and other communities throughout the state.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two department heads resign in Long County

At a called meeting Friday the Long County Commission accepted resignations of Road Superintendent Wilford Morris and Recreation Director Henry Strickland, and began arranging to fill those and other vacant positions.

February 22, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Longtime HPD Chief Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs dies

Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs has died, according to HPD Assistant Police Chief Bill Kirkendall.

February 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Film crews may need permits

Looking to avoid a tragedy similar to the 2015 death of a film crew member in Wayne County, the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking that those looking to film in Hinesville be required to get a permit.

February 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Meetings on fire protection set for April

On April 6, Liberty County officials will begin a series of town hall meetings intended to provide information on the plan for countywide professional fire ...

March 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Jeffrey Osteen appointed state court judge

Hinesville attorney Jeff Osteen was appointed state court judge to replace Leon Braun, according to a press release.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal passes

Voters in Long County overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in Tuesday's special election.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County High School getting new principal

Long County High School will get a new principal and new head coaches beginning next fall.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty 911 director found dead in home

Liberty County 911 Director Tom Wahl was found dead Monday at his home in Hinesville, according to Deputy Coroner Terry Satterfield.

March 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Police dog gets early retirement

One of Hinesville's four-legged finest is getting an early retirement.

March 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Second arrest made in deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers

Hinesville police have made another arrest in the March 5 deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers found in a Hinesville townhome.

March 17, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Low water pressure irks Airport Road residents

Low water pressure near Airport Road due to a city project is raising complaints from residents, Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins said.

March 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS ...

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the ...

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway city hall takes another step to reality

Midway's new city hall is getting closer to reality with a $1 million bond issue approved by the county Public Works Authority and the ...

March 14, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Meet me at the fair

Mildred Brown was sorting through her mother Mildred Butler's things when she stumbled across a piece of Liberty County history, a photo of young ...

March 13, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County oks fire fee

In a meeting that started an hour late and with a mere quorum present, Liberty County commissioners Tuesday voted to impose a countywide fee to ...

March 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ribbon is cut for new shopping center

The ribbon was cut for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center and customers wasted no time shopping.

March 10, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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