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Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards suspended

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards was suspended for two weeks without pay by a 3-1 vote of council members Thursday after Mayor Allen Brown reportedly walked out of an executive session.

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


Protecting heritage

The city of Flemington wants to protect its live oaks.

May 31, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty "Proud and Healthy"

Liberty County residents are invited to the First Friday 5K Fun Run/Walk, a Liberty Proud and Healthy committee initiative.

May 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Remembering the cost of freedom

Iraqi War veteran Todd Davis said he felt "a mixture of sorrow and pride," as he sat in Hinesville's Memorial Day ceremony and listened to the story of another Iraqi War vet who did not make it back home.

May 30, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier | Local news


Bradwell graduates 335

Everything from smiles and tears to twisty dances and leaping chest bumps scattered Olvey Field Saturday night as the Bradwell Institute Class of 2017 bid a final and fond farewell to high school.

May 30, 2017 | Alena Cowley | Local news


Update: Highway 144 west on Fort Stewart has been reopened

Update: Highway 144 West is reopened.

May 30, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Cops say DUI soldier drives through Gum Branch cemetery, damaging gravesites

A Fort Stewart soldier is charged with DUI and reckless driving after he drove off a road and into Gum Branch Baptist Cemetery on Friday night

May 26, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


BoE names interim superintendent

The Liberty County Board of Education has selected Dr. Franklin D. Perry to be the interim superintendent.

May 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Diversity Health to be topic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health.

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


Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership'

The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in the local community," according to Fort Stewart's public affairs office.

May 25, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee leaving early

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished at the end of June and will instead leave a month early.

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County High performs first musical

Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the best and brightest LCHS students, who sang and danced their hearts out in front of family and friends.

May 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation

As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate if a storm is coming, to register with the Liberty County Health Department.

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


Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist in making graduation a pleasant experience and reducing time during the security checks by remembering that, noise makers, alcohol, weapons, coolers, food, drinks, balloons, pets, and distracting items, such as beach balls, are not allowed in the stadiums. All bags are subject to search.

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


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Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: child expected to recover after shooting

A child wounded by a handgun Thursday night is expected to make a full recovery, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Friday.

June 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


PetSmart in Hinesville robbed

PetSmart at the new Oglethorpe Square in Hinesville was robbed Thursday morning and the robber got away with undisclosed amount of money.

June 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Congratulations on Law Day event

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to the local judges, other elected officials and attorneys who ...

June 22, 2017 | Brian D. “Buck” Rogers President, State Bar of Georgia | Local news


Teen takes the walk to Dorchester

Every year, a historic event takes place in Liberty County, Georgia. It is called "Walk to Dorchester."

June 21, 2017 | Ashlyn Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


More proof that you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Local news


Parade, walk honor past

Saturday was spent celebrating history with the 17th annual Walk to Dorchester and Liberty County's inaugural Juneteenth parade in downtown Hinesville. First was the ...

June 21, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Code officer wants apology from councilwoman

Documents provided Friday by Hinesville following an open records request by the Coastal Courier shed little additional light on the suspension of Billy Edwards, the ...

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty ambulance service marks National EMS Week

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently celebrated National EMS Week with activities for their 56 employees.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Best of Liberty nominations top 500

Time is running out to nominate your favorites for 2017 Best of Liberty. The deadline is at 11:59 p.m. June 22. We've ...

June 19, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


$78 million in bonds approved for Interstate Paper

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved issuance of $78 million in bonds to pay for improvements at Interstate Paper, one of the area's ...

June 18, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


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