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Coastal Advisory Council to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's summer annual meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Coastal Electric Cooperative Office, 1265 South Coastal Highway, Midway.

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Association honors Hinesville council members

ATLANTA - The Georgia Municipal Association honored Hinesville City Council members Keith Jenkins and Diana Reid at its annual convention in Savannah June 25 for training they completed in the last year.

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidate stresses education as equalizer

No matter your politics, there's no arguing that Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams has an impressive resume.

July 02, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Long seeking funds for road work at school

Georgia Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Purcell joined Long County officials on June 19 to look at the possibility of state funding for a second access to a planned school in Ludowici.

July 02, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


10,000 meals handed out in one day

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority gave out 10,000 meals Wednesday afternoon to residents at Regency Apartments and through local organizations.

July 02, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fireworks, patriotic music for the Fourth

Independence Day celebrations in Liberty County are set for Tuesday. But, if you can't wait, Hunter Army Airfield lights the fuse Monday.

July 01, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Chick-fil-A to open Thursday

Maybe it was wishful thinking. Maybe it was a set of tired eyes.

June 28, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Community benefits from Collaborative effort in the amount of 10,000 meal!

"Blessing really do fall in your lap," screams Dominique Mack, New Community Service Director for Coastal Georgia Community Action.

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


Tempers flare during, after meeting

A June 21 meeting billed as a town hall for former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church nearly led to fistfights as tempers flared.

June 28, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Apartments set for homeless veterans

Not having a place to lay your head at night can turn your world upside down and the Hinesville Housing Authority wants to address this issue for homeless veterans.

June 28, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Lane closure on 84 in Hinesville tonight

Contractors for Georgia DOT will be adjusting manholes and asphaltic joints on US 84/SR 38 in Hinesville. This eastbound lane closure between Memorial Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is scheduled from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., Tuesday, June 27, weather permitting.

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


Back to school rally set for July 8

The 19th annual Back to School Rally at Briar Bay Park in Riceboro is gearing up again for Saturday July 8.

June 27, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Helping young women learn the ropes

Dawn Baker, the Riceboro native, is no stranger to the region as a long-time anchor for WTOC news.

June 27, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Realty off the ‘off-limits’ list

The local real estate company Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC is off the Army's off-limits list.

June 26, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


State of county is positive, officials say

The annual State of the County presentation Thursday by Liberty Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown included a brief review of the past 12 months and projections for the future.

June 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


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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 ...

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


Dorchester Civic Center gets defibrillator, CPR training

The Dorchester Village Civic Center received an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, and recently held a training on its use as well as training in ...

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


Shooting in Walthourville

A Walthourville man was shot several times early Sunday morning when he answered his door, according to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman.

July 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council looks at changing charter

With a busy but fairly routine agenda the Hinesville City Council Thursday moved toward changing part of the way city managers are hired.

July 23, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


More development proposed in Flemington

Another subdivision could be in the future in Flemington.

July 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division held a ceremonial "casing of the colors" Friday at Marne Gardens as some 250 members of the 3rd ID ...

July 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau last week.

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


Edwards on agenda for today's Hinesville city council meeting

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards is on the agenda for today's council meeting.

July 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City earns Main Street America designation

Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

July 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fundraiser for wreck victim

The man killed in a Friday car wreck on Highway 17 near Riceboro has been identified as Thomas Bell, 55, of Hinesville.

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midcoast airport still work in progress

Rain has slowed the paving of the 1,500-foot runway extension at Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, but officials remain happy with its ...

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


Leadership group seeks nomination for 2018 training program

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2018 course. The deadline for nominations ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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