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Long County Christmas parade Saturday

The annual Long County Christmas parade is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The theme is "Songs of the Season."

December 04, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Christmas in the Park tradition continues

The 11th annual Christmas in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2 behind the Main Street shops, in historic downtown Hinesville.

November 25, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

The 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade: Christmas through the Decades will be Dec. 1.

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day. All events are open to the public.

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Hinesville city council members have tabled a possible change to its ordinance regarding the hiring and removal of city managers.

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa Jones, who is also the city's human resources administrator.

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


School board trims millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Education adopted a millage rate of 15.666 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from 2016.

November 19, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Commissioners set tax millage, bills going up

After completing a third public hearing on tax rates Thursday, Liberty County commissioners enacted an overall tax millage rate of 36.266 which is a 1.30 mill increase from last year.

November 19, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Chief back on the force

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman will be back on duty after he serves a three-day suspension, according to a statement from City Clerk Melissa Jones, who is also the city's human resources administrator.

November 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Interim Superintendent named finalist in district search

Liberty County School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry has been selected as the only finalist in the district's search for a new superintendent.

November 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


SNF, employees spearhead relief drive for Puerto Rico

SNF Holding Company workers held a hurricane relief drive for victims in Puerto Rico, and were recognized for their efforts by local churches.

November 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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November 15, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Courier general manager | Local news


A sweet tradition

Hosley Hall is gearing up for his 16th annual Old Southern Sugarcane Grinding Festival with the help of community volunteers and Liberty County High School Future Farmers of America students.

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


Hinesville gets grant to help city's homeless

Hinesville's efforts to help the homeless recently got a financial shot in the arm.

November 15, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


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WildScapes symposium focuses on barrier islands

WildScapes will host its ninth annual symposium, Open the Garden Gate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill ...

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


Wreaths for Warriors Walk held Saturday

The 11thAnnual Wreaths for Warriors Walk was held Saturday on Fort Stewart.

December 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sheriffs lobby for raises for deputies

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes hosted a lunch Tuesday to promote raises for deputies and it attracted nearly a dozen sheriffs, a roomful of deputies ...

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long time counsel drops school board

The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Project aims to help wounded Fort Stewart veterans

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 16, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for ...

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


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday ...

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


State awards local DNR rangers for heroism

Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week presented Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Bobby White and Ranger 1stClass Patrick Gibbs with the Governor's Public Safety ...

December 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Rangers honored for heroic rescue

Two local Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement rangers were hailed as heroes last week by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2916 rescue of ...

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


Wreaths for Warriors Walk is Saturday

The 11th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk is at noon Saturday at Cottrell Field. The event honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division ...

December 13, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners ...

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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