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Hinesville to be 'Purple Heart City'

Mayor Allen Brown will proclaim Hinesville as a Purple Heart City at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Hinesville Room on the third floor of city hall. The proclamation also will be read during the 3 p.m. city council meeting. Veterans, particularly purple heart recipients, and the community are welcome to attend the proclamation signing and reading at the council meeting.

October 31, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Road closed due to man claiming he has explosives

Authorities have closed a section of Highway 57 in Long County because of a man who is claiming he has explosives strapped to him, according to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles. Bomb disposal teams from Fort Stewart and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are at the scene.

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


Deadline for in person application is today

Today is the deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency individual assistance in person. FEMA Disaster Recovery Specialists are at the Disaster Recovery Center at Mt. Zion Church, 1370 Shaw Road, Hinesville, until 7 p.m.

October 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA in Liberty County today

Editor's note: After meeting with FEMA representatives we were made aware of the corrected application deadlines. The deadline to apply for FEMA assistance is Dec. 12, not July 17, 2017 as reported in Sunday's print edition. Also earlier reports of FEMA opening a disaster recover centery next week in Midway is no longer confirmed.

October 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty, Long residents approved for FEMA help

UPDATE: FEMA Representatives will be in Liberty County to help applicants apply for individual assistance in person:

October 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


'They caught it in time'

Early detection of breast cancer can save lives-and it did just that for Sherrie Pinkney.

October 31, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Opportunity School District proposal sparking debate

The fate of the Opportunity School District in Georgia that has sparked debates and controversy across the state will be decided by voters Nov. 8.

October 30, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Military affairs committee to visit Liberty County

Members of the Georgia House Military Affairs Study Committee will visit Liberty County on Tuesday and hold public hearings Wednesday, reportedly as part of process to better understand military communities such as Fort Stewart.

October 30, 2016 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


One in 1,000

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everywhere you turn pink ribbons and merchandise remind people about the disease.

October 30, 2016 | By Krystal Hart Coastal Courier corresopndent | Local news


Debris pickup in Hinesville to continue into weekend

Debris pickup in Hinesville will continue through the weekend, according to the city.

October 28, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FEMA disaster recovery center to open Saturday in Hinesvlle

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is opening a disaster recovery center Saturday in Hinesville to provide "one-on-one" assistance to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew, according to a FEMA release.

October 28, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Update: Authorities investigating threatening calls to Coastal Manor

Authorities are investigating a "verbal threat made to" Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici around noon Thursday, according to a press release sent Thursday night.

October 27, 2016 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Storms lead to shorter Christmas holiday

Hurricane Matthew and Tropical Storm Hermine claimed another victim. This time, it was the start of Christmas break for students and teachers in the Liberty County School System.

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Orange is the new nice

Students and school personnel across the district went orange in unity to stand against bullying

October 26, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Update on debris removal

The following is an update from the city of Hinesvlle's public relations manager Brittany McClure:

October 25, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | 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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