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Long County touts FD equipment purchases

The Long County Fire Department recently bought a brush truck to improve the department's ability to fight brush and woods fires.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of US 17/Richmond Hill (Exit 87) interchange in Bryan County will begin tonight, Sept. 25, and continue through December.

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise the current 13.483 millage rate to 14.50, an increase of 1.017 mills. School Board Chair Florence Baggs made the motion for the increase and Vice Chair Julie Dawson seconded it. They and Board Member Marcus DeLoach voted for the increase. Board Members Dr. Carolyn Williamson and Linda DeLoach opposed it.

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case I happen to kick the bucket or cash in my chips or buy the farm or any other euphemism that you deem appropriate for the occasion.

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Mosquitoes giving Liberty County a break after Irma

In spite of standing water left by Hurricane Irma mosquitoes are giving the Liberty County area a bit of a break, mosquito control chief Frazier Sylvers told the county commission Thursday.

September 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Some rental homes in Hinesville called 'deplorable, uninhabitable'

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition President Jim McIntosh addressed Hinesville city council about rental housing at Thursday's meeting, saying some are in "deplorable and uninhabitable" condition.

September 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


41-lot subdivision could be headed to Walthourville

Walthourville could be gaining a new subdivision along Talmadge Road.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Amenities at Independence casualty of Stewart's lost brigade

The promise of a commercial center and amenities at the Independence development may be gone.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Why they Keep Liberty Beautiful

"Why I KLB" was the theme of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon featuring Keep Liberty Beautiful.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


New show airs weekly on Explore Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to announce the start of a weekly show, LIVE in Liberty, at 3 p.m. Mondays on the Facebook page, Explore Liberty.

September 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


DRC center to open in Liberty County

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community Complex next week.

September 22, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


ASU, GSU to talk merger at community breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast Wednesday featuring Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The breakfast is being sponsored by the Coastal Courier.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Swim advisories lifted for some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed this week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Reid to host Distict 1 Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 28

District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid will be on hand for a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the traffic courtroom inside the Hinesville Police Department, 123 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for assistance.

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Long County teen killed in wreck

A 17-year-old Long County teen was killed in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

October 17, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville District 3 town hall meeting Saturday

Hinesville City Council District 3 Councilwoman Vicky Nelson will host a townhall meeting for her constituents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Eight candidates seeking six Flemington seats

All six seats on the Flemington City Council are up for election, and five incumbents and three new candidates are running for them.

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Steve Mullice dies

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway has five seeking four city council seats

There are five people, including the outgoing mayor, running for the four seats on the Midway City Council.

October 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Visitors bureau to review events at public meeting

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will have its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 E. Court St ...

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Vigil for teen held Friday

A candlelight vigil was held at Bradwell Institute Friday night for a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student who died Tuesday.

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


Hawkins running unopposed for Flemington mayor's seat

Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin is not seeking re-election. Flemington Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Hawkins is running unopposed.

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


Two running for Midway mayor's seat

After serving two terms, Midway Mayor Dr. Clementine Washington can't run for the same seat again.

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


Banker running in Midway race

Businessman and Georgia Incentive Community Housing Program representative T. Gerald Lee is running for a seat on the Midway City Council.

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Applebee’s to host hiring event for 50 positions

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Monday, Oct. 16, will hold open interviews at three locations across the Savannah area for 50 immediate positions ...

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bryant Commons to close for renovations

Bryant Commons park will be closed to the public for renovations Oct. 23-27. The park will reopen to visitors at dawn on Oct. 28.

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Family of teen asks community to pray, respect their wishes

The family of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden student who died Tuesday is asking the community to "respect the wishes of our family now in our time ...

October 12, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Mom: Bullying must stop

Hinesville police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student, and a woman claims the girl committed suicide because of bullying.

October 12, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Housing Authority solves immediate housing need

A local family has a new place to call home after complaints were made regarding conditions of some rental properties in Hinesville.

October 11, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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