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Events spotlight homeless, hunger

Hinesville's Homeless Prevention Program within the city's Community Development Department will host a series of events to raise awareness for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 11-19.

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


Home Depot volunteers go to work at Bryant Commons

Over 200 volunteers from The Home Depot worked together with locals in completing Veterans Memorial Walk and Cisco Dog Park at Bryant Commons earlier today.

October 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


State candidates campaign here

State races are still a year away, but two candidates recently made stops in Hinesville.

October 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


HB 208 will make hunting better in Georgia

Every year, I have the opportunity to address our state's sportsmen and women through the Georgia Hunting Guide publication.

October 25, 2017 | By Mark Williams DNR Commissioner | Local news


Issues discussed at town hall meeting

Issues facing Hinesville were discussed at A District 3 town hall meeting, hosted by Pastor A.D. Shaw and Councilwoman Vicky Nelson, Saturday.

October 25, 2017 | By Hollie Lewis Courier correspondent | Local news


Georgia Justice Project looks to help those with records find work

The Georgia Justice Project is trying to help people with arrest records and convictions get jobs.

October 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


County looks to set millage rate, get taxes out on time

Liberty County commissioners hope to set the tax millage at their Nov. 16 mid-month meeting.

October 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Grave Decoration Day to preserve African traditions

In lieu of ghosts and goblins, the African American Heritage Trail Committee in Liberty County will kick off its east-end cemetery preservation initiative Saturday.

October 25, 2017 | Hermina Glass-Hill Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. chairman breaks SPLOST misconceptions

Long County voters on Nov. 7 will decide whether or not to continue supporting the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST. The tax amount is 1 cent on every dollar spent in the Long County and was approved six years ago.

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


Hinesville native heads parole in state; still trains

ATLANTA - Georgia Executive Director of Parole Christopher Barnett, a Hinesville native, attended the Chief Executive Training Class for appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies in Duluth Sept. 18-27.

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


Death of Civilian hunter reported on Fort Stewart

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - A civilian hunter was found in a Fort Stewart training area by family members around 10 p.m. Sunday after he did not return home earlier in the day, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.

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


Ft. Stewart gears up for Fall Fest

A four-day carnival, part of Fall Fest at Fort Stewart, is coming to Donovan Field Thursday-Sunday.

October 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pastor running for Flemington Council seat

Editor's note: Profiles of candidates for the Flemington City Council ran in last Sunday's Courier. However, email problems kept one from getting his profile to us. Here it is:

October 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sixty years of lifting voices in song

Sarah Izzard has retired after 60 years of playing the piano at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, but shows few other signs of slowing down.

October 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Parker’s 5th Annual Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity

The 5th Annual Parker's Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised more than $100,000 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

October 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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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 ...

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


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


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 ...

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


What do you think about the Courier?

Why do you read the Coastal Courier?

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


New mayors to take over in Midway, Flemington

The roles will be reversed for the mayor of Midway and one city council member in January.

November 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Is Liberty getting all its timber tax

Liberty County Commissioners are concerned about the amount of timber tax revenue and Tuesday State Rep. Al Williams came to talk about timber tax collection.

November 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Ameris Bank fights hunger

MOULTRIE, Ga. – Ameris Bank's 8th annual company-wide Helping Fight Hunger food drive initiative collected more than 999,000 non-perishable food items in October that ...

November 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Walthourville chief of police suspended

Walthourville's police chief has been suspended and was ordered to turn in his badge and gun, according to a Nov. 9 letter from Mayor ...

November 12, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Tape shows Reid thought Edwards, mayor were out to get her off council

Editor's note: Because of the size of the audio file and issues with our current website, our attempts to upload the audio from the ...

November 12, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long commissioners avoid legal fight

A potential lawsuit between the Long County Commission and the county's constitutional officers has been averted. Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to rescind a provision ...

November 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Removing the mayor from the mix?

The Hinesville City Council is moving forward with changes to city ordinances that appear to limit the mayor's involvement in the hiring and firing ...

November 08, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


'A place of pride'

The ribbon was cut on the memorial Saturday by members of the Veterans Memorial Walk committee, Hinesville Military Affairs Committee, local officials, veteran and Army ...

November 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


City spends $11,000 on lawyers during Edwards issue

Hinesville spent a little more than $11,000 on lawyers to deal with the aftermath of city council's 3-1 vote in June to suspend ...

November 08, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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