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Memorial for homeless who have died

On the longest night of the year, and one of the coldest, local residents banded together at Bradwell Park to pay their respects to those less fortunate.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas wishes

It's usually one of the most-asked questions of the season. "What do you want for Christmas?"

December 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Fort Stewart Red Club takes on service projects for the holidays

On Dec. 10, the Red Club Fort Stewart partnered with Keep Liberty Beautiful and conducted the first part of their Holiday For Heroes Project at the gates on Fort Stewart.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Development authority to report on its progress

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Jan. 26, at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail, Flemington.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Savannah area’s economic indicators expected to slow into the middle of next year

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016.

December 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City leaders discuss public safety officer position

Hinesville officials are looking into hiring a public safety director for the city.

December 21, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County sets millage rates, waits on tax appeal

The Liberty County Commission gave formal approval Thursday to the previously announced tax millage rates and voted to ask for a court order allowing them to collect taxes based on a temporary version of the county tax digest.

December 20, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Judge could let taxes be collected despite appeal

If a local superior court judge says its OK to send out of property tax bills at a Dec. 29 hearing, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones plans to begin collecting taxes that same day.

December 18, 2016 | Tiffany King and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Club owners say they're making changes for safety's sake

Cream Sports Bar and Lounge is ready to make some changes, according to club owners Sheron Cobb and Calvin Wright.

December 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hurricane survivor services outreach ends Friday

Gateway Behavioral Health was selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide community liaison services throughout the coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

December 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway proposes bonds to build new city hall

The city of Midway Monday took the first step toward financing a $1 million city hall complex it hopes to see completed in 2017.

December 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Appeal stalls mailing property tax bills

Liberty County property owners will be getting their tax bills late due to appeals from the company who owns the lease on more than $243 million worth of private property on Fort Stewart that was added to the county's tax digest for the first time in 2016.

December 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. and Tiffany King Courier writers | Local news


Deadline looms for hurricane help

The deadline to apply for federal assistance for losses or damages from Hurricane Matthew is Friday.

December 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


ESG hopes to stay behind the scenes

Scott Murphy said he wants his company to go unnoticed.

December 11, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the ...

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly ...

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private ...

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Governor delivers State of State

Editor's note: Gov. Nathan Deal delivered his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday. He used Johnny Mercer's song, "Accentuate ...

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


Second Harvest in Long County on Friday

St. Thomas Baptist Church on Highway 301 in Long County is distributing free food to residents in need from 11 a.m. to 1 p ...

January 12, 2017 | Carolyn Leonard For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Clarktown Road to close for railroad work

Clarktown Road in Bryan County will be closed from Jan. 17 through Jan. 19 for repairs at the railroad crossing, according to county officials.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Burnsed honored at reception

Jimmy Burnsed often said he saw his role as chairman of the Bryan County Commission as that of a consensus builder who hated the word ...

January 12, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Local news


County postpones vote on 'cluster' ordinance for subdivisions

If new Bryan County Commission Chairman Carter Infinger thought his first meeting as chairman was going to go smoothly, he was probably surprised.

January 12, 2017 | Staff report Bryan County News | Local news


Cold can’t keep ’em away

It was very cold Saturday, the day of the annual Long County Martin Luther King Parade, but residents showed up to support his memory and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Carolyn Leonard Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


GSU merger approved

Today, the Board of Regents approved Chancellor Steve Wrigley's recommendation for two consolidations within the University System of Georgia: Georgia Southern University and Armstrong ...

January 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area regent reportedly leaning toward merger of Armstrong and GSU

UPDATE: The merger of Georgia Southern University and Armstrong State University has been approved.

January 11, 2017 | By Al Hackle ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Local news


Man gets life for 2014 murder

Convicted wife killer Perry Lee Hatcher was sentenced to life in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

January 11, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Fix on way for Veterans Parkway

The Liberty County Commission has joined with the city of Hinesville to try to prevent what City Manager Billy Edwards called a quagmire of traffic ...

January 11, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Group moves forward on affordable housing for workers

A group pushing for more affordable workforce housing wants to build some in Riceboro and Midway.

January 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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