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Liberty County BoE advance voting ends Friday

Time is running out to vote in the special election for the Liberty County Board of Education's District 6 seat. The last day of advance voting is Friday.

June 09, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Fallen peace officers remembered in Long Co.

Law-enforcement officers from the Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office recently got together to remember fellow peace officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

June 08, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Wife pleads guilty in death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 08, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ludowici woman dies in wreck

A three-vehicle wreck in Wayne County killed a Ludowici woman Wednesday evening, authorities said.

June 08, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Dog Day at the Farmers Market

Hinesville's first Dog Day at the Farmers Market was a success. Locals brought their furry friends to Bradwell Park for an evening of fun, live music, gourmet dog treats, all-natural dog products, training demonstrations, pet photography and adoption information.

June 08, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville mayor issues Vietnam veterans proclamation

Hinesville Mayor Jim Thomas, Vietnam veterans and Fort Stewart representatives met in the Hinesville Room at City Hall before Thursday's City Council meeting to proclaim June 19 as Vietnam Veterans Day in Hinesville.

June 06, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Below-average hurricane season forecast; officials advise readiness

Despite a premature start to the Atlantic hurricane season - with Tropical Storm Ana making landfall in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, area in early May - forecasters predict that the number of storms this year will again fall below normal.

June 06, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Sheriff’s Office chase turns into drug bust

An Allenhurst man with a suspended license attempted to evade a Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy during a traffic stop and ended up crashing his car and being stunned by a Taser, according to the incident report.

June 04, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


2 families receive tracking bracelets

Two Liberty County families have an added measure of security for their respective autistic children after the Liberty County Sheriff's Office managed to get two Project Lifesaver devices funded through a grant.

June 04, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Walthourville police chief resigns

Tracy McFadden has resigned as Walthourville police chief, he said Tuesday.

June 04, 2015 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife pleads guilty in his death

The wife of a murdered Fort Stewart soldier pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

June 03, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Angler’s Edge to remain for site-built homes

Angler's Edge will not be turned into a mobile-home subdivision.

June 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Local volunteers make our community a better place

There are just a few things in life that really matter in life - family, friends, faith and time.

June 02, 2015 | By Sara Swida KLB director | Local news


Liberty teenage pageant seeks contestants

The Liberty County Cosmopolitan Club is seeking contestants for its annual Miss Teenage Liberty County Pageant, set for June 19 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

June 01, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Travels with the Courier

Daniel Rico and his wife, Belen, recently traveled to Arkansas to attend their grandson's high-school graduation. Cole Collins was an honor graduate, and his parents, Ida and Paul, and the grandparents are very proud of his academic achievements. Ida is a Bradwell Institute graduate.

June 01, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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County hopes to clamp down on runoff

A new chapter will be added to the Liberty County Code of Ordinances - Illicit Discharges and Illegal Connections.

July 03, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway native celebrating 100th birthday Saturday

Many things have come and gone in the span of a century. Alma B. Williams of Midway still has the clarity of mind and whimsical wit to recall them all.

July 02, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Fire officials concerned over new law

Under a new state law that went into effect Wednesday, Georgians are no longer limited to having only sparkler-type illuminations.

July 02, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Local news


Store questions nearby land-use; rezoning OK'd

The Fleming Food Mart might get competition across Leroy Coffer Highway, and its owner isn't happy about that prospect.

July 02, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Home of pregnant teens in Walthourville?

A second-chance home for pregnant youth could be established in Walthourville.

July 01, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

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


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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