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Farewell for garrison commander, wife

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a farewell dinner for departing Fort Stewart garrison commander Col. Townley Hedrick and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Hedrick on June 29.

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


Rotarians hear of film work

Charles Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance and owner of Southern Gateway Production Services, was the featured speaker at a recent Hinesville Rotary Club meeting.

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


Former local clinic involved in massive sweep of health care, drug abuse fraud

SAVANNAH - A podiatry practice that used to have a clinic in Hinesville is among those charged in a recent action by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force.

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


Midway sells historic fire truck

The rusty red truck that used to sit under a carport between the Midway Fire and Police departments has a new home, the Richmond Hill History Museum.

July 27, 2017 | By Ted O’Neil Courier senior correspondent | Local news


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 located at 2140 E. Oglethorpe Hwy in Flemington. The event is sponsored by Webster University.

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 CPR.

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


More development proposed in Flemington

Another subdivision could be in the future in Flemington.

July 23, 2017 | Tiffany King 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


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 – including its top commander, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas – prepared to deploy to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan in support of Operations' Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel.

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


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County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than ...

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


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

August 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Let the float building begin

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1 ...

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long BoE may trim millage rate

The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a ...

August 17, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to ...

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville ...

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don't have a roof ...

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing editor | Local news


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Stay hydrated while exploring downtown

Whether it's the Fort Morris Cannon, the Bacon-Fraser House, or the Old Liberty Jail, there's a lot to see in downtown Hinesville.

August 11, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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