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Presidential primary deadline today

The last day to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primaries is today.

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Red Club volunteers at the Liberty Co. Humane Shelter

The Fort Stewart American Red Cross youth group, the Red Club, visited the Liberty County Humane Shelter on Saturday.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Red Cross announces urgent need for blood

WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ossabaw annual meeting set

The Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting will celebrate the 103rd birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, the last private owner and current resident of Ossabaw Island.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Walthourville officials are sworn in

Re-elected Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray promised to always keep the residents first during a ceremony Monday afternoon in which she and the City Council members were sworn in for their new terms of office.

January 12, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County kicks off local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Long County celebrated its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program Saturday.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Teamwork saves a man’s life at Liberty County YMCA

Pravin "Peter" Patel was working out at the local branch of the YMCA around 1 p.m. Dec. 14, as he has done for many years, when he lost consciousness.

January 12, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Quilt raffle raises $500 to fight against breast cancer

Liberty County Health Department staff, along with breast-cancer survivors from the BRAVE III (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic) Project, recently raffled off a handmade quilt and raised nearly $500 for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

January 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County reminds lawmaker of need for bypass

With more state money for road work expected, Liberty County Commissioners reminded an area lawmaker that the county has been promised a Hinesville bypass.

January 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kenneth Shaw elected Mayor Pro Tem

At Thursday's city council meeting, the first of the year, councilmembers voted for District 5 councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new Mayor Pro Tem. He was nominated by District 4 councilman Keith Jenkins.

January 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Georgia voters can now enroll for free ID protection

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State's website at http://soswebadmin.sos.state.ga.us/index.php/elections/statement_on_voter_data_security.

January 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Small-town officials start terms

The Gum Branch City Council and mayor were sworn into office Monday morning at the Justice Center by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall. Mayor Chase O'Neal said that over the next four years he hopes to provide more activities for the children of Gum Branch, wants to help the city grow and become more self-sufficient.

January 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Some traditions have fallen by the wayside, but the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day Program continues to be an important part of Liberty County's history.

January 05, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Allen Brown, Hinesville City Council members take oaths

Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall at noon Monday in front of a council chamber packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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EF-1 tornado confirmed on Fort Stewart; donations being accepted

By Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

February 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Severe weather threat passes; rain to continue in Liberty, Long counties today

After Wednesday's wild weather with tornado watches and warnings and one that touched down on Fort Stewart, the main threat from Mother Nature in ...

February 04, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tornado touches down on Fort Stewart

10:57 p.m. Update: Press conference, press release and school closure

February 03, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City warned of plans to drill for oil off coast

A recent three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting consisted of a number of presentations and two executive sessions. One of the closed sessions lasted an hour ...

February 03, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor ...

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Supporters gather in downtown Hinesville for a Bernie Sanders event

With the Feb. 1 deadline for people to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primary fast approaching, Liberty County for Bernie Sanders held ...

January 26, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Approve borrow pit, Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission says

A petition to rezone land for a borrow pit that has drawn opposition from neighbors was unanimously recommended for approval by the Liberty Consolidated Planning ...

January 26, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


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