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Casa's Dancing with the Stars a hit, again

Nina Dean had the right dance moves to earn the title of Best Female Dancer at the 4th annual Atlantic CASA Dancing with the Stars of the Coastal Empire Saturday.

March 08, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Sheriff's Department arrests two for church burglaries

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he was going to find those responsible for stealing from four churches.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Police: Soldiers were shot to death

Police say the two Fort Stewart soldiers found dead in a Rebecca Street townhome Sunday were shot to death, and investigators are treating it as a double homicide.

March 07, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

March 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Harmon honored as Long STAR student

Long County High School Senior Breana Harmon has been named the system's 2017 PAGE STAR Student.

March 05, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


24th ID veterans honor fallen soldiers

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division and the Gulf War came back to Fort Stewart on Monday to remember their fallen comrades.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cannady walking the walk for American Red Cross

The way WTOC bureau chief Dal Cannady remembers it, he'd been doing his annual walk for the American Red Cross for two years when he ran into Hinesville businesswoman Brigette Shanken.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Man killed in one-vehicle crash

The driver of a SUV was killed when his vehicle ran off Rye Patch Road in Long County and hit a tree shortly before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.

February 27, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Early voting starting on Long County tax

Early voting in the Long County Board of Education's request for renewal of an education special local option sales tax starts Monday and runs through March 17.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


BOE controversy continues

While Liberty County school board member Marcus Scott continues to level accusations of misconduct at fellow board members and Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee, a principal caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it.

February 26, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Little pieces of plastic may cause big problems along coast

In recent years, the public has become attuned to the problem of trash in the ocean, especially plastic, as images of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

February 25, 2017 | Michael Sullivan Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County man injured in kitchen fire

A Long County man sustained first- and second-degree burns to his face and third-degree burns to his hands and arms Friday afternoon while trying to put out a grease fire in his kitchen.

February 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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Georgia Cities Week activities

Georgia Cities Week was created by the Georgia Municipal Association as a way for cities to connect with residents and "share information about the valuable ...

April 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County expects bond resale to save tax money

The Liberty County commissioners say they saved county taxpayers more than $1 million Thursday by refinancing the more than $20 million bond issue that is ...

April 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Utility extension paves way for 500-600 lot development

Hinesville City Council voted Thursday to allow a developer to extend water and sewer lines to a proposed subdivision, part of which will be in ...

April 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Tough times don't last, tough people do

Bradwell senior Lenna Rogers didn't know her last day of high school was going to be Feb. 6.

April 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County report April 27

The Liberty County Commission, along with other community leaders, will host a Community Report Out on April 27 at the Hinesville Branch of the Live ...

April 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Howard named Masonic Lodge 271's civil servant of the year

Hinesville Masonic Lodge 271 named Lt. Tracey Howard of the Hinesville Police Department as its 2017 Civil Servant of the Year on Thursday at HPD ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


‘State of the City’ address on April 27

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on April 27 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

April 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


'I want to do everything'

Beverly Milton, this "Hi, Mom," is for you.

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Get ready for Earth Day

There are simple things you can do every day to make the Earth a better place and you can learn how at the 11th Annual ...

April 19, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Soldiers nabbed in drug busts

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Fort Stewart soldier on drug trafficking charges, according to Maj. Jeff Hein of the LCSO Drug ...

April 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Army announces drug busts on post

Fort Stewart announced the apprehension Tuesday morning on post of several soldiers on drug charges by local and military law enforcement officers.

April 18, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Visitors bureau wins statewide promotions contest

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has won the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Best Ideas Competition for Best Digital Campaign with ...

April 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Bond denied for co-defendant in double murder

The co-defendant in the double-homicide of two Fort Stewart soldiers was denied bond in court Monday.

April 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Riceboro councilman honored for training

Riceboro City Councilman David Miller has received a certificate of distinction from the Georgia Municipal Association for completing more than 50 courses offered by GMA ...

April 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Deal guest at annual cops cookout

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal was the special guest at the annual law enforcement appreciation cookout Thursday evening.

April 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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