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Town hall meetings set to talk SPLOST

A series of town hall meetings aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax in November will start with a kickoff community meeting Aug. 15 in Flemington.

August 07, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Williams: Dems unified, GOP isn't

Recently returned from the Democratic Nation convention in Philadelphia, State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said the political event was "absolutely fantastic."

August 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Buses could be hotspots for LCSS

The Liberty County Board of Education will consider placing wireless hotspots on parked buses throughout the county to provide internet access to students who do not have it at home.

August 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Carter visits nursing home, looking for issues to address

U.S. Rep. for Georgia's First District Buddy Carter visited Coastal Manor in Ludowici July 26 to meet with its residents and staff.

August 03, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


‘Teach-in’ topic race

Liberty County Branch NAACP President Graylan Quarterman calls his organization's Justice and Education Teach-In set for this weekend an opportunity to be proactive in the wake of a series of shootings that have killed both police and civilians around the country.

August 03, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Midway home floods as city, county look for drainage solution

Roger and Ann Ruggles fear they will be flooded out of their home by drainage problems they say the city of Midway has neglected.

August 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Coast Guard rescues four on the Ogeechee River

A helicopter crew from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Savannah rescued four people on the Ogeechee River Monday morning near the Strathy Hall subdivision.

August 03, 2016 | Ted O'Neil Assistant Editor, Bryan County News | Local news


Road to be closed a week for work

Barry McCaffrey Boulevard at Airport Road will be closed for seven days beginning Wednesday as part of widening work on Airport Road, the Georgia Department of Transportation said Monday.

August 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Smith ready to assume Long County probate court

Long County's runoff elections Tuesday night decided the new probate judge and the Democratic candidate for the county's Board of Commissioners District 2 seat who will run against the Republican candidate in November.

August 01, 2016 | By Cailtin Kenney | Local news


NAACP teach-in focuses on justice

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a Justice Education Teach-in from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

July 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hospice Savannah keeps accreditation

SAVANNAH - By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health-care quality and safety, Hospice Savannah has again earned the group's Gold Seal of Approval.

July 28, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Smith wins Long County probate judge runoff

Bobby Smith will be the next probate judge in Long County, according to unofficial results from Tuesday's runoff.

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Robert Long survives another close race in Long County commissioners D2 runoff

Incumbent Robert Long has survived his second close race in a tightly fought Democratic primary for his District 2 seat on the Long County Board of Commissioners.

July 26, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Financial topics dominate Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting

A finance report that included Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax funds - and a rough budget estimate - and a major road project bid were among topics the Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed during its Thursday meeting.

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville City Council approves SPLOST pact, medical complex design

Hinesville City Council's Thursday meeting opened with Mayor Allen Brown reading a proclamation recognizing July 24, 2016, as "City of Hinesville Centennial Day," recognizing the anniversary of when Hinesville was incorporated as a city by the General Assembly.

July 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Woman rescues baby at convenience store hostage situation

A man held a woman and infant at knifepoint in a car and threatened to kill both late Monday afternoon at the Flash Foods convenience ...

August 29, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning. Hirsch's family ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Walthourville home

Fire destroyed a Walthourville mobile home and displaced two people early Monday morning.

August 29, 2016 | Lewis Levin Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty takes rivalry

Liberty County again claimed the Commissioners Cup, downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium Friday to open the 2016 football season.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County wins opener over Islands

Long County beat Islands High 22-12 Friday in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated.

August 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


FPCA wins over Hilton Head Christian

FPCA continued its winning ways Friday, beating Hilton Head Christian Academy 38-21.

August 29, 2016 | Courier Correspondent | Local news


Lady Tide right ship with 5-2 win over Jenkins

The Long County softball team ended a 5-game losing skid Wednesday, beating Jenkins (4-2) 5-2 in Savannah.

August 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Lady Tigers drop 2 to Wildcats

After dropping their first region game 15-0 at home, the Bradwell Lady Tigers ended up falling in the next two games against Richmond Hill.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Local Panthers top Portal cats

It was Panther vs. Panther, as Liberty County's softball team hosted the Portal Lady Panthers in a non-region softball game Wednesday.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Development authority doesn't want hunting on its property

The roof on a seven year old operations building owned by the Liberty County Development Authority needs to be replaced and could cost more than ...

August 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Second SPLOST meeting draws crowd

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's second town hall meeting on a proposed penny sales tax had much better turnout than the first.

August 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Superintendent says board rancor is over

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee addressed the "two biggest elephants in the room"-negative relations on the school board and district ratings ...

August 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Storm unlikely; rain possible

With four systems that could develop into tropical storms, officials are on alert but are downplaying concern for Coastal Georgia.

August 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit and run sends bicyclist to hospital, gets him arrested

A hit and run accident Friday evening left a bicyclist injured and then arrested after it was learned he was wanted for failing to appear ...

August 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Panthers win rivalry game

Liberty County High School once again claimed the Commissioners Cup after downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium to open the 2016 football season.

August 26, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


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