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Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


PetSmart in Hinesville robbed

PetSmart at the new Oglethorpe Square in Hinesville was robbed Thursday morning and the robber got away with undisclosed amount of money.

June 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Congratulations on Law Day event

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to the local judges, other elected officials and attorneys who spearheaded the recent observance of Law Day 2017 at the Long County Courthouse.

June 22, 2017 | Brian D. “Buck” Rogers President, State Bar of Georgia | Local news


More proof that you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Local news


Teen takes the walk to Dorchester

Every year, a historic event takes place in Liberty County, Georgia. It is called "Walk to Dorchester."

June 21, 2017 | Ashlyn Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Parade, walk honor past

Saturday was spent celebrating history with the 17th annual Walk to Dorchester and Liberty County's inaugural Juneteenth parade in downtown Hinesville. First was the 9.5-mile walk from Briar Bay Park to Historic Dorchester Academy beginning at 6 a.m.

June 21, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Code officer wants apology from councilwoman

Documents provided Friday by Hinesville following an open records request by the Coastal Courier shed little additional light on the suspension of Billy Edwards, the city's longtime city manager who returned to work Friday.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty ambulance service marks National EMS Week

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently celebrated National EMS Week with activities for their 56 employees.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Best of Liberty nominations top 500

Time is running out to nominate your favorites for 2017 Best of Liberty. The deadline is at 11:59 p.m. June 22. We've already received more than 500 nominations, so make sure your favorites are included in Liberty County's most popular popularity contest.

June 19, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


$78 million in bonds approved for Interstate Paper

The Liberty County Development Authority has approved issuance of $78 million in bonds to pay for improvements at Interstate Paper, one of the area's largest employers.

June 18, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Veterans United gives $50,000 to nonprofits

The Hinesville Branch of Veterans United Home Loans surprised five local non-profits this past week as they distributed checks for $10,000 to each organization.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Alleged child rapist pleads not guilty

A man charged with raping and sodomizing a young girl over a 20-month period pleaded not guilty Monday in court.

June 18, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


New riverkeeper being recruited

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper Board of Directors is seeking a new riverkeeper and executive director to replace Emily Markesteyn Kurilla, who recently stepped down after six years with the nonprofit organization.

June 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy injured while making drug arrest

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Friday while trying to arrest a Hinesville man on an outstanding drug warrant.

June 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


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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


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


More development proposed in Flemington

Another subdivision could be in the future in Flemington.

July 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | 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 ...

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


City earns Main Street America designation

Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

July 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Fundraiser for wreck victim

The man killed in a Friday car wreck on Highway 17 near Riceboro has been identified as Thomas Bell, 55, of Hinesville.

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midcoast airport still work in progress

Rain has slowed the paving of the 1,500-foot runway extension at Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, but officials remain happy with its ...

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


Leadership group seeks nomination for 2018 training program

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2018 course. The deadline for nominations ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Verdict in film suit: $11M

The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham ...

July 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Jobs agency a new resource for coastal area job seekers

If you're looking for work, WorkSource Coastal is here to work for you.

July 19, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County drowning ruled accidental

According to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles, the man whose body was found by authorities Sunday morning at a popular fishing spot apparently suffered a ...

July 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


LRMC re-opens rehabilitation center

Liberty Regional Medical Center Rehabilitation Center marked the re-opening in a new place in the hospital with a ribbon cutting Monday.

July 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Drowning victim identified

The victim in a Sunday morning drowning in Long County is Edgar Dave Corbin, 61, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles.

July 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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