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Child advocates to attend CASA Day at Capitol

CASA Day at the Capitol will take place on Feb. 14 at the State Capitol in Atlanta with nearly 300 child advocates, including 11 from Liberty, Ware and McIntosh counties.

February 01, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty Regional issues visitor restrictions due to flu

Liberty Regional Medical Center is restricting visits to its hospital and nursing home due to the flu. Here's a copy and paste of a press release sent Thursday afternoon.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


March to help veterans

Team Savannah for Veterans had a fundraising ruck march in Hinesville Saturday.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Intersection of 16, 95 to get work

The intersection where I-16 meets I-95 will be getting some changes following a joint resolution recently passed by the State Transportation Board.

February 01, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Free flu shots offered here to uninsured on Feb. 9

Health Departments in seven area counties including Bryan and Liberty will offer flu shots free for people, who do not have insurance, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.

January 31, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Weekend fires plague Liberty, Long counties

Firefighters from the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department battled a blaze Saturday afternoon which destroyed one mobile home and spread to the mobile home next door.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man slain in Fleming

Local and state authorities are investigating the death of a Midway man whose body was found Monday afternoon in Fleming beside a pickup outside a Freedman Grove Road residence.

January 31, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Officer who sues Walthourville fired

A Walthourville police officer who recently settled a lawsuit against the city was fired Jan. 19.

January 31, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Raiders get new, but historic, mission

The 3rd Infantry Division's return to the Korean peninsula took a ceremonial step forward Tuesday afternoon at Marne Gardens on Fort Stewart.

January 31, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Musician/artist Rodney Riley a voice of the Vietnam soldier

It was cold one morning when they dropped me off

January 30, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office, GBI investigating death of Fleming man

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating the death of a man whose body was found Monday outside a vacant home in Fleming, according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

January 29, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Sewage spills concern Riverkeepers

More than 18 million gallons of partially treated sewage have been released into Taylors Creek over three separate incidents earlier this month, according to press releases issued by the city of Hinesville and the Ogeechee Riverkeepers are taking notice.

January 29, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Former Courier GM under scrutiny

Police are investigating allegations that former Coastal Courier General Manager Kathryn Fox stole more $33,000 from the newspaper, according to a Hinesville Police Department incident report.

January 27, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


Phillips announces plan to run for vacant Long County commission seat

Lifelong Long County resident Mike Phillips has announced plans to run for the vacant District 3 commissioners' spot. The seat became open upon the resignation of former commissioner Willie Frank Thompson.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Renovations in works for Bradwell

The Liberty County School System Board ranked bids from four firms for renovations planned for Bradwell institute.

January 27, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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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


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 22, 2018 | Special to the Courier | 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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