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Senator to have day-office in Statesboro

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., announced mobile office hours, which are opportunities for Georgians to meet with his staff members across the state.

April 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County sheriff, jailer tour Re-entry office

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes and Jail Administrator Jeff Hein toured the Liberty County Re-entry Coalition's new office building Thursday. Sikes and Hein were greeted by coalition members Morris Cockerm and Daisy Jones and state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway.

April 09, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Part of Holmestown Road to honor Freddie Walthour Sr.

A portion of Holmestown Road, from Westfield Road to Highway 119, will be renamed "Freddie Walthour Sr. Road."

April 09, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. 119 to be dedicated in Carl Dykes’ memory

ATLANTA - The Georgia House passed House Resolutions 1608 and 1655 to rename portions of roads, sponsored by state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, during the recent session.

April 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty Chamber hires new membership coordinator

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently named Haley Nickell as its new membership coordinator.

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


News Briefs April 6

Crawfish Beauty Pageant deadline is April 18

April 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia hospitals grow to survive

The two deals are very different in size and other details, but the Georgia hospital combinations announced last week reflect the fast pace of such partnerships between sometimes distant health systems.

April 05, 2016 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Hinesville man running to be Clinton delegate

JESUP - The Democratic Party of Georgia will elect district delegates on April 16 for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

April 05, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


2 SPLOST plans revealed during talks

Two different plans for projects that would be funded should voters approve a new Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax were presented at a stakeholders meeting Monday evening with local officials.

April 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Rep. Jeff Jones’ pool bill passes State Senate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Jeff Jones, R-Brunswick, recently announced that House Bill 219, legislation he sponsored related to public and private pools, was passed by the State Senate.

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Grant to be used to remodel, update county’s welcome kiosks

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has received $5,000 from the Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism division to fund the Gateway Heritage Rehabilitation and Renewal Project.

March 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deputy takes traffic training

FORSYTH - Advanced Deputy Matthew McKnight of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office completed a course in advanced traffic law at the Georgia Police Academy Division of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.

March 30, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Kinder Morgan suspends Palmetto Pipeline

After a series of legislative and judicial setbacks in recent weeks, Texas energy company Kinder Morgan announced Wednesday afternoon that it has suspended work on the controversial Palmetto Pipeline, which would have gone through Liberty and Long counties as part of its 360-mile route between Belton, South Carolina, and Jacksonville, Florida.

March 30, 2016 | By Ted O’Neil Bryan County News | Local news


Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO: Prevention needs to be focus

Mike Hester, the CEO of the Liberty Regional Medical Center, wants to transform health care in Liberty County.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Security gates, wetlands top Liberty County Development Authority meeting

Interchange lighting repairs, security gates and new wetland requirements were discussed at Monday's Liberty County Development Authority board meeting.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planners see signs of trouble

Hinesville's sign ordinance raised concerns for a local business owner and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday.

April 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County official: Stray dogs, horses cause problems

Editor's note: This article has been revised to remove a section that mischaracterized a discussion during the April 19 Long County Board of Commissioners ...

April 26, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Tuesday deadline for primary voting

Time is running out to register to vote in the May 24 general primary.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor Brown: Hinesville needs SPLOST back

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was clearly on Mayor Allen Brown's mind as he gave the first State of Hinesville address of ...

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Candidate forums in May

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


McLarry’s Curve dedicated

It's official, after all these years.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Farmers Market, other events for Cities Week in Hinesville

The city of Hinesville is celebrating Georgia Cities Week through Sunday by participating in a variety of events throughout the week, including a special-themed Farmers ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority cuts ribbon on Hineshouse

The Hinesville Housing Authority had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon for its Hineshouse Way Apartments, which provides affordable housing for veterans.

April 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local Democrats elect delegates

The 1st Congressional District Democratic Convention elected five delegates Saturday in Jesup to represent the district during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Local GOP steers clear of controversy

Republicans in the 1st Congressional District managed to avoid the controversy seen elsewhere in Georgia during nominating conventions last weekend.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Democrats have awards banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Party had its annual Awards Banquet April 9 at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

April 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici Council talks McDonald's

A future McDonald's was discussed at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

April 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull | Local news


Hinesville mayor to give state of city address

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday at Connection Church, 116 Patriot Trail in Flemington. The ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


United Way honors Liberty County's Backpack Buddies

United Way of the Coastal Empire recognized Liberty County's Backpack Buddies program during the regional organization's annual meeting and awards luncheon in Savannah.

April 16, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


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