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Discovery of remains raises questions

More questions than answers have surfaced regarding the carnage found Monday morning on the site of the former Loonie Farms Animal Rescue facility in Ludowici.

May 20, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Pet remains found at site of shelter

Hundreds of bones and animal carcasses were uncovered Monday morning by local animal-rescue groups at the site of Loonie Farms Rescue Shelter in Long County. Representatives from local shelters and animal-welfare organizations said they received word from Christiane Judd that she was closing up Loonie Farms and not returning.

May 18, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man hurt when truck flips

A Savannah man seriously was injured Monday in a single-vehicle accident on North Coastal Highway.

May 18, 2011 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Friday wreck snarls traffic

An accident Friday evening snarled traffic on U.S. Highway 84 and Darsey Road in Hinesville after a driver failed to yield a stop sign, according to Hinesville Police Department accident investigators.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Officials dedicate justice center

During a dedication ceremony Saturday morning, downtown Hinesville was crowded with residents who wanted to get a sneak peek inside the new Liberty County Justice Center that sits on the corner of Main Street and MLK Drive.

May 17, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


St. Catherines artifacts still in spotlight

The Franciscan mission that was buried within St. Catherines Island has been a treasure trove of history, and David Hurst Thomas, curator of North American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, has spent much of his career bringing those treasures into the light of day.

May 16, 2011 | By Crissie Elrick Correspondent | Local news


Defense requests mistrial in soldier's capitol case

The murder trial of Fort Stewart soldier Sgt. Joseph Bozicevich was interrupted this week when the defense requested a mistrial because the prosecution failed to share information with them concerning Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson, one of the victims in the case.

May 16, 2011 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Staff Writer | Local news


Town hall meeting addresses fire damage

Long County held its "after the smoke clears" town hall meeting Wednesday night at Smiley Elementary School.

May 14, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Allenhurst’s council search continues

Since an Allenhurst councilman resigned last month, a spot on the council has yet to be filled and may not be until November.

May 14, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


Hinesville City Council begins redistricting process

The Hinesville City Council poured over district maps and discussed population splits between voting districts Monday afternoon during a redistricting workshop.

May 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Liberty County wins Kiss-A-Pig

For the second time in 15 years, the team representing Liberty County got to pucker up and kiss Reba the pig at the 19th annual Kiss-A-Pig campaign, which benefits the American Diabetes Association.

May 11, 2011 | Patty Leon | Local news


Man breaks into, robs Long store

A man reportedly broke into the Mystik convenience store last week in Ludowici, damaging and robbing the store.

May 11, 2011 | Mike Riddle Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Farmers market kicks off with a crowd

The Hinesville Downtown Farmers Market is held from 4-8 p.m. each Thursday now through Oct. 27. HDDA officials say vendors will be selling area-grown fresh produce, grass-fed beef, eggs and dairy products, honey, arts and crafts, soy candles, jams and jellies and customized woodwork. For more information, call 877-4332 or email discoverdowntown@coastalnow.net.

May 10, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


Animal-control center, shelter work together under one roof

From the dirt road out front, the bold black lettering on the small, blue, brick building seems like a joke: "Animal Control."

May 09, 2011 | Seraine Page | Local news


City redoing districts

The Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to redraw its voting districts to comply with the Voting Rights Act. The city's 2010 Census numbers shows two of its districts' populations swelled in the past 10 years, and another district's population has declined somewhat.

May 09, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Local news


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UPDATE: Man arrested in dog cruelty case

A man accused of animal cruelty turned himself in this afternoon to the Ludowici Police Department. Allen Golden of Hinesville had a warrant issued against ...

January 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Trail focuses on civil rights landmarks

Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Tuesday the inclusion of 11 historic sites in Georgia on the new U ...

January 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade SLIDESHOW

Check out 20 photos from Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Hinesville.

January 18, 2018 | Photos by Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


Liberty Regional gets donation from With Love from Kaden

Members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center staff were recently surprised with a donation of stuffed animals, blankets, children's slippers, coloring books and crayons ...

January 18, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


It's gonna get cold tonight

From the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

January 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia PSC approves $43.6 million in refunds for Georgia Power Customers

ATLANTA, January 16, 2018 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously ordered Georgia Power Company to refund its customers $43.6 million. The refunds ...

January 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wind chill advisory for tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for today and tonight for Liberty County. The combination of low temperatures expected to be ...

January 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Dorchester played historic role in civil rights era

Of the events that surrounded Liberty County's 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations over the weekend, one was held in the place ...

January 17, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


Walthourville Mayor says chief knew about overtime policy

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said she required all the city's department heads to get approval before allowing overtime months before she fired former Police ...

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Local couple's military service was a game changer

WATCH VIDEO of Sandra and Ron Elliott

January 17, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Third wastewater spill since Jan. 4

Hinesville's Water Pollution Control Plant on Fort Stewart has sent more than 18.7 million gallons of "partially treated wastewater" into Taylors Creek so ...

January 16, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Stop the Bleed program comes to Liberty Co.

Liberty Regional EMS participated in the Stop the Bleed training Jan. 2 for representatives from the Liberty County School System.

January 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Courier Survey winner

Ruth Patterson just became the second winner in the Coastal Courier News reader survey.

January 15, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


MLK committee announces honors

The Liberty County Martin Luther King Observance Association has announced award recipients for the 2018 Martin Luther King Celebration, which is this weekend and Monday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Raider Brigade assigned nine-month deployment

The Army confirmed something Wednesday many around Fort Stewart had known, or at least suspected, for months.

January 13, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


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