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Clarification: LRMC offices

In a story announcing Liberty Regional Medical Center moving its human resources, business and marketing offices out of the hospital, it was reported that all non-clinical offices of Coastal Manor Long Term Care are also being moved.

January 30, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City reports 4 million gallon spill on post

Last weekend's storms led to spills of than 4 million gallons of partially treated wastewater at Hinesville's water pollution control plant on Fort Stewart.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Fort Stewart announces second sewage spill at Taylor's Creek

A sewage line blocked by rags led to the discharge Wednesday of 50 gallons of sewage into a tributary of Taylors Creek on Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said Thursday. He emphasized the post's drinking water remains safe.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Roadwork, drainage dominate county’s mid-month meeting

The Liberty County Commission received a report on road projects and dealt with other routine business at their midmonth meeting Jan. 19.

January 25, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Trigger-man guilty of killing aspiring Macon Rapper

The man who shot and killed up and coming Macon area Rap Artist Markese 'Pain City' Mahone was found guilty of murder and guilty of criminal attempt to commit a felony.

January 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Midway sets qualifying fees for municipal elections

Midway's City Council Monday formalized election qualifying fees and dates, setting the stage for Midway's municipal election later this year.

January 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


State NAACP to meet in Liberty

In 1963, civil rights leaders met at Dorchester Academy to plan the famed march on Birmingham.

January 25, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


TJ Maxx to take applications Wednesday

TJ Maxx will be doing interviews and taking applications Jan. 25-26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, for its new store in the Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center.

January 24, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


National Weather Service confirms tornado touched down near Stewart

The National Weather Service confirmed the first tornado in the area from the weekend storms touched down near Fort Stewart. It was an EF-1. More details as they become available.

January 23, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Residents asked to take in former prisoners

Re-Entry Partnership Housing will be discussed at a meeting in Savannah Wednesday.

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


Regional library hires interim director

SAVANNAH - Live Oak Public Libraries Regional Board of Trustees, with support from the Georgia Public Library Service, has appointed Stephen Whigham as interim library directory, effective immediately, to assist the library during the extended search for a permanent library director.

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


Hospital moving its business office

Liberty Regional Medical Center plans to move its business office across the street to Hinesville Square Shopping Center.

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


Fred's in Hinesville damaged

Saturday's storm reportedly damaged the roof the Fred's on Veterans Parkway in Hinesville.

January 22, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Electricity in the air and a sea of red hats

Editor's note: Lewis Levine of Hinesville is a Courier correspondent who has covered four presidential inaugurations. Here are some of his impressions of what happened in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

January 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Trump sworn in, vows to put America first

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Standing before the nation on the Capitol's steps, in front of his family, former presidents, and elected officials, Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office Friday at noon, becoming the 45th president of the United States.

January 22, 2017 | Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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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


Teen killed in shooting was reportedly standing up for a friend

The victim in Wednesday's shooting at Eagles Landing Subdivision is described as a fiercely loyal teen who "loved those around him with all he ...

February 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | 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 ...

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


Churches burglarized

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he has a message for whoever's responsible for a series of recent church break-ins.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Shooting victim, suspect identified

The victim in Wednesday's shooting has been identified as Clyde A. Weeks, 19 of Hinesville. According to HPD Chief of Detectives Chris Reid, Weeks ...

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


1,000 bike ride helps Shriners help sick children, their families

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights plan to ride 1,000 miles in 24 hours for charity.

February 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County looks at countywide fire protection

The Liberty County commissioners devoted much of their planning session Monday to professional fire protection countywide.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal up for vote in March

Voters in Long County will soon be asked whether they want to renew a one cent sales tax for education to pay off debt from ...

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway moves closer to new city hall

Midway's City Council Monday took two more steps toward building a new city hall, a project they hope to complete this year.

February 15, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Hinesville named Tree City

The city of Hinesville was recently named a 2016 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fire displaces Hinesville family

A Hinesville mother and her three children have been displaced following a fire which destroyed their Hollywood Drive home Monday afternoon.

February 13, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Coastal Manor crowns first beauty queen

Coastal Manor's first resident beauty pageant is in the books and Rosetta Fleming was crowned Ms. Coastal Manor on Friday.

February 13, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


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