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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


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Dog-service business gets approved

Holwin' Happy K9 Services & Training, a home-based pet business, was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners earlier this evening.

September 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ludowici rodeo to honor its late founder Saturday

It's been said that cowboys never die, they just ride off into the sunset.

September 01, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Liberty Regional Medical Center names its new CEO

Liberty Regional Medical Center has hired a new chief executive officer to run the hospital, four months after longtime CEO H. Scott Kroell retired.

September 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Students keep enrolling

The number of students in the Liberty County School System is growing.

September 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway man wins $100,000 from lottery

A Midway man has grabbed a Georgia Lottery prize worth $100,000.

August 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Qualifying for municipal elections starts

Election season officially kicks off Monday.

August 31, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Savannah Riverkeeper named spokeswoman in effort to fight pipeline

SAVANNAH - The Push Back the Pipeline Coalition announced that Savannah Riverkeeper Tonya Bonitatibus will become the new spokesperson for the group in its efforts against ...

August 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Riceboro gets loan to replace water meters

The city of Riceboro has been awarded a $155,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority board of directors.

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


More businesses on McLarry’s Curve?

McLarry's Curve in Flemington could see more businesses in the near future.

August 25, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County's Night Out draws crowd

Long County held its National Night Out on Aug. 14 with a large crowd on hand to enjoy the evening.

August 25, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Ludowici mayor aims at deserted mobile homes

Deserted mobile homes in Ludowici are receiving the attention of the city's mayor.

August 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County School System to hold first ‘Battle of the Cats’ spirit rally

The Liberty County School System recently announced that it will hold a community spirit rally in preparation for the Bradwell Institute vs. Liberty High School ...

August 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Proposed dog-training business draws opposition

An effort to start a home-based dog-service business near Lake George was met with some opposition at Tuesday's Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting.

August 22, 2015 | Tiffany King | Local news


Liberty County prison re-entry coalition meets with its clients

The Liberty County Re-entry Coalition Inc., a newly formed nonprofit that will help released inmates transition back into society, met with a group of its ...

August 22, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty Regional Medical Center pledges $125,000 for Savannah Tech nursing program

Board members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center's Hospital Authority gave a check Tuesday afternoon to representatives of Savannah Technical College, pledging to donate ...

August 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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