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NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

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


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

August 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Let the float building begin

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1, in downtown Hinesville.

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


Long BoE may trim millage rate

The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a mill next month.

August 17, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to a mobile home fire at Country Manor Mobile Home Park off Tibet Road, Long County.

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct threat to the Georgia coast, dangerous rip currents are a possibility.

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Liberty County Courthouse steps in Hinesville.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville and Savannah branches of Veterans United Home Loans.

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don't have a roof over your head or a place to sleep at night.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing editor | Local news


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Stay hydrated while exploring downtown

Whether it's the Fort Morris Cannon, the Bacon-Fraser House, or the Old Liberty Jail, there's a lot to see in downtown Hinesville.

August 11, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty Regional wins patient care award

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been recognized with an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Studer Group.

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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I-95 resurfacing project starts tonight in Bryan, Liberty counties

The $8.7 million resurfacing project of Interstate 95 beginning south of US17/South Newport (Exit 67) interchange in Liberty County and extending south of ...

September 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County BOE votes in millage rate increase

Following a third and final public hearing on the millage rate held Thursday, Sept. 21, the Long County Board of Education voted 3-2 to raise ...

September 25, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


It's never too early to think about how you want to be remembered

Do me a favor, will you? I would greatly appreciate it if you would see that my obituary gets printed as is, just in case ...

September 25, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough Syndicated columnist | Local news


Some rental homes in Hinesville called 'deplorable, uninhabitable'

Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition President Jim McIntosh addressed Hinesville city council about rental housing at Thursday's meeting, saying some are in "deplorable and uninhabitable ...

September 24, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Why they Keep Liberty Beautiful

"Why I KLB" was the theme of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon featuring Keep Liberty Beautiful.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Amenities at Independence casualty of Stewart's lost brigade

The promise of a commercial center and amenities at the Independence development may be gone.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


41-lot subdivision could be headed to Walthourville

Walthourville could be gaining a new subdivision along Talmadge Road.

September 24, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


New show airs weekly on Explore Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) is pleased to announce the start of a weekly show, LIVE in Liberty, at 3 p.m ...

September 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


DRC center to open in Liberty County

The Liberty County Emergency Management Agency has announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center at the Liberty County Community ...

September 22, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


ASU, GSU to talk merger at community breakfast

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast Wednesday featuring Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The breakfast is ...

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Swim advisories lifted for some area beaches

Beach water testing resumed this week following Hurricane Irma, and some area beaches have reopened for swimming.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Reid to host Distict 1 Town Hall Meeting on Sept. 28

District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid will be on hand for a Town Hall Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the traffic ...

September 21, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


FEMA teams canvassing Liberty

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has dispatched Disaster Survivor Assistance teams in Irma-stricken neighborhoods throughout five coastal counties to help Georgia disaster survivors register for ...

September 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long BoE votes on tax increase Thursday

The third and final public hearing on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be at 2 p.m ...

September 20, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Courier correspondent | Local news


FEMA help available

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained because of Hurricane Irma.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


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