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City looking for ways to eliminate blight

The Hinesville City Council approved a bid to refurbish two garbage trucks and a resolution for blight-elimination funding as part of its first meeting of the month last week.

August 13, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Closing arguments set for Thursday in wrongful death suit

Closing arguments are set to begin Thursday in the wrongful-death trial on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center Chief Operating Room Nurse Barbara Porter.

August 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


NAACP to host community meeting

The Liberty County Branch of the NAACP will host a community mass meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday.

August 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sparse turnout reported for virtual town hall

Liberty County's first virtual town hall had a small turnout, but it was a start.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County residents play major role in Selma-to-Washington march

People from all over the country, including Liberty County, are taking part in the NAACP's "America's Journey for Justice" march, which began Aug. 1 in Selma, Alabama.

August 10, 2015 | By Keturah Greene | Local news


Long County fire chief applicants to be interviewed soon

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time fire-chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 10, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Rep. Al Williams addresses transportation, casinos, Fort Stewart cuts

Editor's note: This article was revised before being posted to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, said accountants found that state employees spend about $3 million a year on rental cars. An article on page 5A of Sunday's edition incorrectly stated that General Assembly members spent that amount on rental cars. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

August 10, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Home knitting business proposal unravels

A simple request for a home business teaching knitting classes turned into a heated discussion during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners meeting.

August 08, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council deals with zoning issues

Hinesville City Council dealt with some zoning issues and approved refurbishing two garbage trucks as part of its first meeting of the month Thursday.

August 07, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Midway mayor on GMA board

Midway Mayor Dr. Clemontine Washington was elected to the board of directors for the Georgia Municipal Association during the association's annual meeting June 28 in Savannah.

August 06, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County fire chief search continues

The Long County Board of Commissioners still is looking over applicants for the full-time Long County fire chief job to replace former Chief Richard Truman, who is currently disabled.

August 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Experts: Patient didn’t receive proper care

The trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former Liberty Regional Medical Center chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter continues in Liberty County State Court.

August 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat.

August 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Hinesville fire captain dies

HINESVILLE, Ga. (Feb. 22, 2018) – City of Hinesville Fire Department (HFD) Captain Earnest "Moe" McDuffie died Tuesday, February 20 while performing fire department mandated physical ...

February 24, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Walthourville Council hear safety reports

The Walthourville Fire Department reported firefighters responded to four structure fires in one weekend. The report was masde during the city's regular council meeting ...

February 22, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Chamber/CVB CEO to speak to female military leaders

Leah Poole, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO, will be a guest speaker at the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Women ...

February 21, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


'Welcome to the Jungle' to hit the big screen

If you're a fan of Bradwell Institute, go ahead and circle March 18 on your calendar.

February 20, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to ...

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville suffering IT outage

Hinesville municipal services have been slowed or shut down by an IT outage that "has impacted servers, computers and telephones," according to officials.

February 20, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville man arrested after standoff

A standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself and his mother in their South Maple Drive home Saturday night ended peacefully about an ...

February 18, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville considering adding a public safety director

The city of Hinesville is looking to create a public safety director to oversee the police and fire departments.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Schools safety draws questions at Liberty school forum

A day after parents questioned school leaders about safety during a community forum, Liberty County High School was placed under lockdown.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville police chief retiring

After more than three decades of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Victory Division returns

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division came back to Fort Stewart this past week for the 27th anniversary of Desert Storm and the ground war ...

February 17, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty County High School was under a “soft” lockdown

UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.

February 16, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stagmeier retires

After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 15, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


City adds to firefighter insurance

The city of Hinesville has enrolled in the Firefighters Cancer Benefit Program through the Georgia Municipal Association.

February 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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