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Hospital CEO retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Liberty Regional Medical Center communications officer Rene Harwell confirmed Friday that Scott Kroell had retired as the hospital's CEO after 21 years and said Donna Cochrane, the hospital's chief nursing officer, had been named interim CEO. An article that appeared in Sunday's edition incorrectly characterized her response to the Coastal Courier, making it appear - inaccurately - that she had evaded the reporter's question. The Courier regrets the error.

May 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Sprinkler floods sheriff’s office in Liberty County Justice Center

A fire sprinkler in the kitchen of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office in the Justice Center malfunctioned, pouring thousands of gallons of water into the office space around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

May 01, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Kinder Morgan’s SC gas leak tops 250,000 gallons

Kinder Morgan, the Texas-based energy company that wants to run a 360-mile petroleum pipeline through Upstate South Carolina and Coastal Georgia, is dealing with a leak of more than 250,000 gallons from one of its existing pipelines in South Carolina, officials said.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


BoE planning progress summit

The Liberty County School System will hold a Blueprint for Progress Summit on May 14 at the Board of Education building, Patti Crane, the district's chief information officer, recently announced.

April 30, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Conversation in Savannah about pipeline

Emergent Savannah announced that it will hold the Palmetto Pipeline World Café from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Monday at the Sentient Bean Coffee Shop, 13 E. Park Ave. in Savannah.

April 30, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City refinances city hall bonds, expecting savings

Board members of the Liberty County Public Facilities Authority and city Chief Financial Officer Kim Ryon met Tuesday morning in Mayor Jim Thomas' office to work on refinancing.

April 30, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


BoE considering removing unpaid days

The Liberty County School System is considering eliminating unpaid furlough days for the next school year.

April 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Film company sets premieres

Wonder Worthy Productions LLC, an entertainment-production company in Midway, will have red-carpet premieres of its latest productions filmed in Liberty County.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State of the city address is Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church on Patriots Trail in Flemington. The event will be sponsored by CH2M.

April 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Officials plot the return of SPLOST

Liberty County and Hinesville city officials miss the funding brought by the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

April 27, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville planning meeting Tuesday

The next community planning meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Walthourville Police Station, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission announced.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Cleaning up on Earth Day

Hundreds of school-age children brought their parents with them to the YMCA soccer fields Wednesday for Liberty County's Ninth Annual Earth Day celebration.

April 25, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Local news


Man injured in rollover in Long County

A man was injured this morning in a rollover in Long County.

April 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Planning workshop focuses on Liberty County branding, SPLOST

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Day 2 of the county-wide planning workshop started with developing action plans for the top three issues chosen Wednesday afternoon: Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, branding Liberty County and business development.

April 23, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


BoE employees to be paid twice a month

Certified employees, such as teachers, in the Liberty County School System will transition from being paid once a month to twice a month starting in January.

April 22, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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145 graduate from Long County High School

The commencement ceremony Friday at Long County High School saw 145 seniors graduate, and two other members of the Class of 2015 were remembered.

May 23, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Carter, Eggleston keep FPCA grads laughing

It turns out that 13 is a lucky number, especially for the 13 First Presbyterian Christian Academy seniors who stepped onto the stage at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel to receive their high-school diplomas Saturday morning.

May 23, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County High valedictorian: ‘Hashtag YOLO’

On Friday night, 242 students walked across Donell Woods Stadium as Liberty County High School's graduating Class of 2015.

May 23, 2015 | Kayla Rand | Local news


State of garrison address at luncheon

The May Progress Through People Luncheon, featuring Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory with the State of the Garrison address, will be at noon Thursday, May 28, at the Liberty County Board of Education Transportation Complex, 100 Technology Drive in Hinesville.

May 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fishing tourney gives $77K to help sick kids

The Fishin' for a Cure fishing tournament, held Saturday in Long County, gave $77,000 to seven children with cancer or some other medical condition.

May 21, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Planning meeting for Allenhurst area

A community-planning meeting will take place from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Allenhurst Town Hall, 4063 W. Oglethorpe Highway.

May 20, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Appeal likely for Palmetto Pipeline

Tuesday's denial of Kinder Morgan's request for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity does not mean the Palmetto Pipeline is dead.

May 19, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Lawmaker updates BoE on education law

State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, gave a mixed assessment on the recently concluded 2015 legislative session's handing of education matters during the Liberty County Board of Education meeting last week.

May 19, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long commissioners butt heads over contractor

Long County commissioners butted heads in regards to approving county contractors during a recent meeting.

May 19, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Local high schools announce graduation logistics

It is once again time to recognize Liberty County seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Riceboro City Park breaks ground

New ground was broken earlier today to start construction on Riceboro City Park, located behind the Riceboro Youth Center. City and county officials gathered at the site to show support and talk about the progress of Riceboro. The main feature of the park will be a quarter mile walking trail, which will be handicap accessible. Paul Simonton, of engineering consulting firm P.C. Simonton & Association, Inc., said that he hopes to connect the park's walking trail to the coastal bikeway trail that runs along Highway 17, so bicyclists can use the park as a pulloff or rest station. The ...

May 13, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Event aims to attract more businesses to Hinesville

Hinesville officials say the first-ever Mayor's Small Business Conference next week is aimed at serving small-business owners and assuring any with entrepreneurial ambitions that the city is business-friendly.

May 12, 2015 | Randy Murray | Local news


County approves shooting range

A new, private gun club and shooting facility will be developed on the east side of North Coastal Highway 17 near the Leroy Coffer Highway intersection, close to the Bryan County line.

May 12, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Highway 144 east road resurfacing began Sunday, continues until July

Road work on Georgia highway 144 that began Sunday night will continue until July 31. Motorists are urged to drive with caution. The Georgia Department of Transportation is paving a little more than 11 miles of highway 144 east between Evans Army Airfield and the Richmond Hill boundary gate in four-mile sections that will close one lane. Flagging stations will be used. Night work will occur. No lanes will be closed from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

May 11, 2015 | Fort Stewart PAO | Local news


Volvo chooses SC over Bryan County

Bryan County's loss is the Charleston, South Carolina area's gain.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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