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Area senator appointed to transportation panel

ATLANTA - Sen. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, has been appointed by the Senate Committee on Assignments to the Transportation Committee for the 2016 session.

December 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Council addresses alcohol, sewage

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 09, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Forum to highlight road projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation's Southeast Georgia (District 5) Office will hold a forum from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington, to discuss how the Transportation Funding Act of 2015 will drastically increase transportation investment in routine maintenance, capital projects and local governments.

December 07, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCDA worried about trees on Sunbury Road

The Liberty County Development Authority board recently approved a decision to pay a slightly more than $3,000 for an arborist to examine hundreds of trees on Sunbury Road.

December 05, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long commissioners reject staggered terms

The Long County Board of Commissioners shot down a proposal Tuesday by Commissioner Clifton DeLoach to stagger upcoming terms for commissioners.

December 05, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


County deals with budget shortfall

Liberty County is $1,040,823 over budget, according to Kim McGlothlin, the county's chief financial officer.

December 05, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County honored by state for planning efforts

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs announced last month that Liberty County and six other Georgia communities have received statewide distinction in a program recognizing excellence in community planning.

December 03, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Alcohol sales extended until 3 a.m. Sunday in Hinesville

Hinesville City Council approved extending the sale of alcohol on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings to match the same hours that occur on Monday through Friday.

December 03, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County entities set millage rates

Hinesville and several Liberty County entities recently set their millage rates for the 2015 tax digest.

December 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Hinesville gives thanks

Editor's note: This clarification will appear in Wednesday's print edition. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, were absent from the Mayor's Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 22 but were listed on the program, and a front-page article Sunday reflected that fact. Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas said Tuesday that Carter and Williams were never sent invitations.

November 28, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in October by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, visit http://dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-inspections.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Workshop lays out SPLOST campaign

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown recently outlined preliminary details of the proposed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which is planned to go before voters in November 2016.

November 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Community comes together for fallen officer

A large group of family, friends, and fellow law enforcement officers attended the funeral service Tuesday afternoon to say goodbye to Georgia Port Authority Officer, Cpl. William Solomon.

November 24, 2015 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire competition kicks off

The competitors for the third Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire are, representing Liberty County: Ed Milan; Maria Rodriquez; Jewell Landers; Beate Wickham, and for Bryant County, Jennifer Poole.

November 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Health district honors employee

Liberty County Health Department employee Johnnie Reed was recently recognized for 20 years of service to public health.

November 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Long commissioners meet with Rep. Jones

Long County commissioners Robert Parker and Mike Riddle met recently with 167th District Rep. Jeff Jones in Atlanta during the legislative session.

April 24, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Truck fire tying up traffic

Authorities are asking motorists to avoid Highway 84 in west Hinesville because of a truck fire.

April 24, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville man reportedly killed in SC crash

A Hinesville man was killed Sunday in a two-car crash in South Carolina.

April 23, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Get a sneak peek at the NEW Coastal Courier website

On Wednesday, the Coastal Courier will debut a redesigned website with a better presentation of news content and advertising, and a vastly improved online experience ...

April 23, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


The way it was to grow up black in Sunbury 70 years ago

Editor's note: This is the third part of a series examining what life was like for African-Americans in Liberty County before and during the ...

April 21, 2018 | Hermina Glass Hill Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Caseloads doubling, funding not

The Liberty County Commission Thursday heard from juvenile court officials who said their caseload had doubled and that they had already spent more than the ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


A monument for Morning Glories

Smooth white marble that was once used as a surface to roll out biscuits and pastry in the home of a loving grandmother now graces ...

April 21, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Remaining 3rd ID soldiers back home

The final group of more than 110 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division along with the division command team, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas and ...

April 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Interstate lane closures, detours set

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout the area. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue through ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Breakfast to host school board candidates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast featuring the candidates for the Liberty County School System Board of Education ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sister Howard's vision

When Sister Margaret Howard walked next door in early April to visit Pembroke Police Department Lt. Kelly Price at the department's Miller Village substation ...

April 15, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop to focus on gaining employment, record expungement

WorkSource Coastal will host a workshop with Georgia Legal Services from 2-4 p.m. April 30 at 140 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Hinesville.

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Fair Housing Symposium set for Thursday

The Hinesville Community Development Department will host its annual Fair Housing Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 ...

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Man sought in homicide in custody

A person of interest in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was "apprehended without incident," according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

April 12, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Prayer vigil tonight for family members, victims of Gause Street fire

There will be a prayer vigil tonight for a family who lost three members in an April 5 house fire on Gause Street.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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