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Three running to be Long County probate judge

Three candidates are running for the nonpartisan probate judge seat in Long County. If no one receives more than 50 percent of the vote in the May 24 election, the top two vote-getters will advance to a runoff July 26.

May 15, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Chief magistrate, Senate hopefuls tackle questions

Community members learned more about magistrate court and heard from state Senate District 19 candidates during a political forum Tuesday evening at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 15, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Standing room only at Long County forum

Long County candidates for several offices and their supporters came out Tuesday evening to the Round Table restaurant in northeastern Long County to speak about why voters should choose them in the upcoming May 24 primary.

May 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fluoride, youth council discussed on workshop’s last day

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-Hinesville city council members and city administration finished their second and final day of their annual planning workshop around noon Saturday.

May 14, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Sheriff candidates talk diversity, finances

The five Democratic candidates running for Liberty County sheriff in the upcoming May 24 general primary election answered questions about law enforcement and community relations Tuesday evening during a political forum at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.

May 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Midway legionnaire leads district

The 1st District, Department of Georgia, American Legion had its 2016 convention at Post 90 in Statesboro Saturday.

May 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


SPLOST, transit system discussed at Hinesville planning workshop

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Hinesville City Council members and city administration met at the Sea Palms Resort and Conference Center on Friday for their annual planning workshop. The first day lasted more than nine hours as they worked through about half of their 23 agenda items.

May 14, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Walk funds scholarships, more

It is time for the annual Jackie Gilliard-Henderson Memorial Scholarship Walk-a-Thon.

May 13, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Boys and Girls Club headed to Long County?

The Boys and Girls Club might be coming to Long County.

May 12, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Agency commits to Heroes Home Advantage

Heroes Home Advantage recently announced that Justin Webb of Re/Max All American in Liberty County has renewed his commitment to the organization.

May 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Swida wins state award

Keep Liberty Beautiful Director Sara Swida was named Organizer of the Year during the Rivers Alive awards ceremony held April 20 at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.

May 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County District 5 has 3 candidates

Candidates for the District 5 seat on the Long County Board of Commissioners are the Democratic incumbent, with a party challenger who was a former commissioner and a lone Republican challenger. The May 24 primary will determine who will face the Republican candidate in November.

May 10, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Pelton challenges Thompson in Long County District 3

Democratic incumbent Willie Thompson will face challenger Walter Pelton for the Long County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat in the May 24 primary election.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


TELL protégés shine bright

Several young women received pearl necklaces that represented their uniqueness and attributes during the Talented and Educated Leading Ladies banquet and showcase.

May 10, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


UPDATED: 4 candidates vie for Long County seat

Editor's note: This story has been updated to add information on Republican candidate Mike Riddle that should have been included. This revised article will be published in Wednesday's print edition.

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Airport lounge honors Stewart's first black pilot

Community leaders, family and friends gathered Monday at MidCoast Regional Airport to dedicate a new pilots' lounge in honor of Louis L. Duvernay.

June 27, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen ...

June 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who legally owns land in the historic ...

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial ...

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales ...

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


2017 Liberty County budget: Costs to rise 22 percent

Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator sending mobile office to area

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, is sending his mobile office to Brunswick on June 27.

June 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local lawmaker on pipeline committee

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, to the State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History buffs wanted

The Liberty County Cultural and Historical Resource Committee is looking for new members.

June 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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