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Midway looking at new city hall

Midway City Council began working on a budget Monday for 2017; one big ticket item is $1 million for a new Midway City Hall.

November 16, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


City to host Thanksgiving service

Hinesville officials didn't have to look too far to find a theme for the city's 14th annual Mayor's Thanksgiving Program on Sunday at Hinesville First Methodist Church.

November 16, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Nursing home resident participant in election

Election turnout figures include not only people who went to polling places on election day or voted early, but also residents of nursing homes like Coastal Manor in Ludowici.

November 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ready to move forward

By Tiffany King

November 13, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Veterans have their day

Spectators young and old lined the street for Liberty County's annual Veterans Day parade swung down South Main Street in Hinesville.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Veterans march on Hinesvlle

Spectators young and old lined the street Friday afternoon as Liberty County's annual Veterans Day took place, waving flags while bands from Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School and the 3rd Infantry Division marched past playing patriotic tunes.

November 11, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


A look at how Liberty voted

The unofficial election results shown below are for Liberty County only.

November 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Swing states propel Trump to presidency

Republican Donald Trump now stands at 279 electoral votes and will become the 45th president of the United States.

November 09, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Swing states propel Tump to victory

Republican Donald Trump now stands at 279 electoral votes and will become the 45th president of the United States.

November 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Early Long County results

At press time, in the Long County Sheriff's race incumbent Craig Nobles (D) had 3,184 votes and challenger Timothy Works (R) 828 votes.

November 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


SPLOST, incumbents do well in Liberty

Unofficial and still incomplete results showed incumbents appeared to be winners in all three contested races, and the hotly contested SPLOST looked to be on its way to passage before the Courier's press deadline.

November 09, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Correction: Bowen outpolls Eby

Incumbents appeared to win and so did SPLOST in unofficial results Tuesday night in Liberty County.

November 08, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Early results: Sikes, Lovette among leaders

Some early and unofficial results from Liberty County elections with five of 13 precincts reporting:

November 08, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker praises federal recovery effort

U.S Rep. Buddy Carter called the Federal Emergency Management Agency's disaster recovery center in Midway, a "one-stop shop" for people in need of assistance.

November 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Authorities questioning person of interest in Jesup homicides

Authorities are questioning a "person of interest" about the bodies of a man and woman found Monday morning in the 400 block of East Third Street in Jesup.

November 07, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Hinesville woman grazed by bullet

According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Patrolman Donald Nunnally, a Hinesville woman is lucky to be alive after being grazed by a bullet ...

December 08, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Tv journalist and author meets mayor

Shaw visited the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery Dec. 1 to talk about her story in the book "Shift Happens" by Nikki Woods.

December 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


When Sophia met Dolly

It's not every day that someone gets a chance to meet Dolly Parton, but Liberty County 4-H President Sophia Rodriguez did.

December 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Best floats in 2016 Christmas parade announced

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the first and second place winners for best ...

December 07, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas parade, events kick off local yuletide celebration

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Liberty County.

December 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Business owners complain about club

A Hinesville nightclub is drawing complaints from neighboring business owners.

December 04, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


City, BoE adopt rollback millage rates

The Liberty County Board of Education and City of Hinesville have rolled back millage rates for 2016 property taxes.

December 04, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Long County mobile home

Two people were displaced when their mobile home was destroyed by fire Friday night in Long County.

December 03, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


CASA's dancing stars put kids first

Meet the contestants of the 2017 Atlantic Area CASA Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire - Joey Prince, Maria Sowell, Margit Williams, Nina Dean ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Dan Scott Coastal Courier | Local news


A few scenes from Hinesville's 2016 tree lighting

Here are a few shots from Coastal Courier photographer Lawrence Dorsey, who was at Thursday's tree lighting ceremony in Hinesville. Look for more photos ...

December 01, 2016 | Lawrence Dorsey Coastal Courier | Local news


Local Republicans, NAACP at odds over election

The local Republican Party is questioning whether members of the Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People should have ...

November 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspension, reprimand for two Midway officials

In some ways it doesn't look like a merry Christmas season for Midway with city officials looking for ways to cut spending and two ...

November 30, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Midway suspends police chief, reprimands finance director

The Midway city council suspended Police Chief Kelli Morningstar for three days without pay and reprimanded Finance Director Gwendolyn Lowe on Monday during a called ...

November 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


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