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New Hinesville leadership sworn in

At noon Monday, Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall in front of a council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


SPLOST, new businesses, new 3rd ID commander highlight 2015

As part of its review of 2015, the Coastal Courier looks at countywide issues that made headlines.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Cailtin Kenney Courier writers | Local news


Walthourville has new police chief

The city of Walthourville recently announced that it has appointed a new police chief. Assistant Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was promoted to police chief.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Boat winner announced in Fishin’ for a Cure fundraiser

Sue Woods was recently selected as the winner of a new boat and trailer in the Fishin' for a Cure boat raffle.

January 01, 2016 | By Mike Riddle Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


Regional agency names chief development officer

Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority recently announced its first chief development officer.

December 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Entries due for Long County MLK Observance Parade

The deadline for applying for an entry in the 2016 Long County MLK Observance Parade is Thursday.

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


Sapelo slave descendants file discrimination lawsuit

ATLANTA - Fifty-seven Sapelo Island property owners and other residents and two community organizations, Help Org Inc. and Raccoon Hogg Community Development Corporation, recently filed a federal race discrimination lawsuit against McIntosh County, the state of Georgia, and the Sapelo Island Heritage Authority.

December 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Hospital Authority awards several contracts

The Liberty County Hospital Authority held its monthly meeting Dec. 22, albeit at 1:33 p.m. instead of 12:45 p.m., because of another meeting running long and a lunch break.

December 29, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Carter, Isakson look forward to new year in DC

It was a year of learning and experiencing a lot, U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Ga., said.

December 29, 2015 | Brent Zell | Local news


Birth announcement: Dorian Eugene-Panther Allen

Dorian Eugene-Panther Allen was born at 11:03 p.m. Dec. 14 to Etoyia Nicholle Allen of Jacksvonille and Mark S. Allen Jr.

December 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Birth announcement: Khennedi Braelyn Yvonne Martin

Khennedi Braelyn Yvonne Martin was born at 8:25 a.m. Dec. 10 to Kiara Strong and Kenneth Martin of Hinesville.

December 29, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Fraternity gives toys to needy children through DFCS

The local chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity donated toys to Liberty County Department of Family and Children Service on Dec. 18.

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


Birth announcement: Honest’ee Rae’Nyah Canady

Honest'ee Rae'Nyah Can-ady was born at 6:02 p.m. Dec. 8 to Oteasa Canady of Hinesville.

December 28, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Motorcycle club gives out toys

'Twas days before Christmas and all through county, few were stirring because of a chill.

December 28, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Group gives socks to Coastal Manor residents

On Tuesday, a group from Allenhurst gave new socks to residents at Coastal Manor in Ludowici.

December 28, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Walthourville vigil honors man

Friends, family and Walthourville police officers gathered underneath the pavilion at Johnnie Frasier Park to remember Kenneth Lee Jackson, who died after being shot in ...

February 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Advance presidential primary voting starts Monday

Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.

February 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


EF-1 tornado confirmed on Fort Stewart; donations being accepted

By Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

February 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Severe weather threat passes; rain to continue in Liberty, Long counties today

After Wednesday's wild weather with tornado watches and warnings and one that touched down on Fort Stewart, the main threat from Mother Nature in ...

February 04, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tornado touches down on Fort Stewart

10:57 p.m. Update: Press conference, press release and school closure

February 03, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City warned of plans to drill for oil off coast

A recent three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting consisted of a number of presentations and two executive sessions. One of the closed sessions lasted an hour ...

February 03, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor ...

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an ...

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court ...

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court ...

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden ...

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Hinesville native to speak at Brunswick AME church

Hinesville native Jacquelyn Lovette Burley will serve as the Annual Day speaker for the Rachel Hill Women's Missionary Society at St. Paul AME Church ...

January 28, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


New Wal-Mart grocery store opens

"Hey! Guys, you know it's time to shop!" yelled cheerleaders from Lewis Frasier Middle School during the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market ...

January 27, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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