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The story of a pig

This is the story of a Hinesville woman who wanted a pig all her life and finally got one in August.

November 05, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Area health care providers report progress, plans

The Coastal Healthcare Alliance heard reports from area health care providers at its September meeting at the Liberty County Historic Courthouse.

November 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday

ATLANTA - State Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is urging Georgians to change the battery in their smoke alarms at the same time they change their clocks back to standard time this Sunday.

November 03, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


When, where to vote

Early voting ends Friday at 5 p.m. at the Historic Liberty County Courthouse in downtown Hinesville and Liberty County Community Complex in Midway.

November 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Entertainment big draw at Veterans Salute

Entertainment will be the main attraction for the fourth annual Veterans Salute at Bryant Commons this Saturday.

November 02, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA setting up shop in Midway, Ludowici

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening disaster recovery centers today in Midway and Ludowici to help people file for FEMA individual assistance.

November 02, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


GBI: Man in standoff had partially assembled explosive device

The bomb was real.

November 01, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Deadline to report dock damage is Wednesday

Wednesday is the deadline to report impacted coast lines from Hurricane Matthew according to release from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. If your beach front property, private dock, bank stabilization, marina, commercial dock, or other structure within coastal waters, marshlands or along barrier islands was impacted by Hurricane Matthew you have until today to file your report.

November 01, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


More than OSD on ballot Nov. 8

When it comes to ballot initiatives, it seems much of the state's attention has been focused on Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed Opportunity School District, also known as Amendment 1.

November 01, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


GBI: Man in standoff had partially assembled explosive device

The bomb was real.

November 01, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Debris pickup in Hinesville still going on

Hinesville residents take note:

November 01, 2016 | By Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA to open DRC in Midway tomorrow

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has confirmed they will be opening a Disaster Recovery Center in Midway tomorrow to help people file for FEMA individual assistance in person.

November 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man taken to hospital following standoff

A man who shut down a portion of Highway 57 in Long County for about 10 hours after claiming to have explosives has been arrested.

October 31, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Standoff in Long County ends in arrest

A man who shut down a portion of Highway 57 in Long County for several hours after telling authorities he had explosives strapped to his body has reportedly been arrested.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Highway 57 still shut down

Highway 57 in Long County is still closed to traffic due to a standoff about four miles outside of Ludowici.

October 31, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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When Sophia met Dolly

It's not every day that someone gets a chance to meet Dolly Parton, but Liberty County 4-H President Sophia Rodriguez did.

December 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Best floats in 2016 Christmas parade announced

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the first and second place winners for best ...

December 07, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas parade, events kick off local yuletide celebration

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Liberty County.

December 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Business owners complain about club

A Hinesville nightclub is drawing complaints from neighboring business owners.

December 04, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue ...

December 04, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


City, BoE adopt rollback millage rates

The Liberty County Board of Education and City of Hinesville have rolled back millage rates for 2016 property taxes.

December 04, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Long County mobile home

Two people were displaced when their mobile home was destroyed by fire Friday night in Long County.

December 03, 2016 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


CASA's dancing stars put kids first

Meet the contestants of the 2017 Atlantic Area CASA Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire - Joey Prince, Maria Sowell, Margit Williams, Nina Dean ...

December 03, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Dan Scott Coastal Courier | Local news


A few scenes from Hinesville's 2016 tree lighting

Here are a few shots from Coastal Courier photographer Lawrence Dorsey, who was at Thursday's tree lighting ceremony in Hinesville. Look for more photos ...

December 01, 2016 | Lawrence Dorsey Coastal Courier | Local news


Local Republicans, NAACP at odds over election

The local Republican Party is questioning whether members of the Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People should have ...

November 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Suspension, reprimand for two Midway officials

In some ways it doesn't look like a merry Christmas season for Midway with city officials looking for ways to cut spending and two ...

November 30, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Midway suspends police chief, reprimands finance director

The Midway city council suspended Police Chief Kelli Morningstar for three days without pay and reprimanded Finance Director Gwendolyn Lowe on Monday during a called ...

November 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior corresondent | Local news


Osteen named Kirk Center's 'Humanitarian of the Year'

"He is a man of distinction. He is a statesman."

November 27, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville looks to lower millage rate

Hinesville city council members are looking to lower the city's millage rate for 2016.

November 27, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


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