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HPD seeks aggravated assault suspect

Hinesville police are looking for Michael Karone Cansler, 17, who is wanted in an aggrvated assault case. He is considered armed and dangerous, according to HPD. Cansler is 5-foot, 5 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.

August 01, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Three shot in Hinesville

Three people were shot around 1 a.m. Tuesday morning in Hinesville, according to police.

August 01, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


State NAACP head resigns to run for office

After stepping down July 22 as president of the Georgia State Conference NAACP, a post he held for almost four years, Statesboro attorney and minister Francys Johnson acknowledged he is considering a run for "high public office."

July 31, 2017 | By Al Hackle Correspondent | Local news


Long County needs new budget, commissioner

Long County is without a budget for the fiscal year that began July 1 and after the commission's last budget session Tuesday the county is also without a commissioner from District 5.

July 31, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Shooting in Long County

A man has been flown by helicopter to Savannah's Memorial Medical Center after he was shot Sunday night in Long County.

July 30, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


More growth on the way

One man may have hit the nail on the head when he said, "Growth has come to Hinesville, whether you like that or not" during a recent Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting.

July 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriff's detectives get more elbow rooom

Detectives with the Liberty County Sheriff's Office will have more elbow room to work on cases after a ribbon cutting signaled the completion and opening of their new office building.

July 29, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Farewell for garrison commander, wife

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a farewell dinner for departing Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Townley Hedrick and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hedrick on June 29.

July 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rotarians hear of film work

Charles Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance and owner of Southern Gateway Production Services, was the featured speaker at a recent Hinesville Rotary Club meeting.

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former local clinic involved in massive sweep of health care, drug abuse fraud

SAVANNAH - A podiatry practice that used to have a clinic in Hinesville is among those charged in a recent action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.

July 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway sells historic fire truck

The rusty red truck that used to sit under a carport between the Midway Fire and Police departments has a new home, the Richmond Hill History Museum.

July 27, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Sometimes, a good quorum is hard

Editor's note: Thursday, the Liberty County Commission couldn't conduct business due to members being unable to attend.

July 26, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


‘Fighting the away game’

With another deployment underway, Fort Stewart's top general made no bones about what his soldiers face in Afghanistan - even in an advisory capacity.

July 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Long County commissioner resigns

Long County Commissioner Bobby Walker, a former chairman of the comission, has resigned.

July 25, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Superintendent to speak at chamber lunch

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center located at 2140 E. Oglethorpe Hwy in Flemington. The event is sponsored by Webster University.

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


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Bradwell vs. Liberty is more than a game, it's a homecoming

They say football is religion in the South. Well, if that's true then the Liberty vs. Bradwell game is like a church homecoming for ...

August 23, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Special to the Courier | Local news


Lewis Frasier teacher honored as 'Top Teacher"

Lewis Frasier Middle School earth science teacher Cynthia Tupper was surprised to see WTOC news anchor Mike Cihla waiting for her in her classroom Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


NAACP: Let's talk about race, religion and politics

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is hosting a community meeting on the issues of race, religion ...

August 23, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


State, national candidates address minority chamber forum

Nearly 50 people gathered at Econo Lodge in Hinesville for the Liberty County Minority Chamber Leaders Conference on Aug. 12.

August 22, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway grants peddler license, gears up for election

Midway City Council Monday approved a license for door-to-door solicitors offering residents home automation, but they don't know what fee to charge.

August 22, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Fire protection plan topic at commission meeting

The Liberty County Commission will meet Aug. 31 in place of its usual mid-month session that would have been Thursday. The countywide fire protection plan ...

August 21, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards. All five council members voted to release ...

August 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Interim superintendent speaks at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County School System was the topic of discussion at the Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

August 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than ...

August 19, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

August 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Let the float building begin

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1 ...

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


Long BoE may trim millage rate

The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a ...

August 17, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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