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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 in the mid 20's and gusty winds will produce wind chills around 15 degrees by early Thursday morning.

January 17, 2018 | Staff Report | 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 Chief Bernie Quarterman.

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | 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 where King himself once stayed.

January 17, 2018 | Krystal Hart | 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 far in January, according to city press releases announcing three separate spills.

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


Ossabaw annual meeting focuses on Gullah-Geechee

The public is invited to The Ossabaw Island Foundation's Annual Meeting and a celebration of the 105th birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, a former owner/resident of the island.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | 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


Allegations fly in Walthourville

Former Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman claims the city's mayor tried to pressure him into planting drugs to frame City Council Member Larry Baker, according to a letter sent to Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal from Georgia NAACP President Phyllis Blake.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal 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


State school superintendent visits Lewis Frasier

Students at the Lewis Frasier Middle School Honor Roll Breakfast Friday had a noted visitor.

January 13, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


Ludowici PD probing dog cruelty case

Ludowici Police Chief Frank McClellan said his department is investigating claims of animal cruelty posted Jan. 6 on a Facebook page by a New-York-based animal welfare group.

January 13, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


MLK Day Parade route, road closures announced

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has announced the route and road closures for the MLK Day parade, set for 10 a.m. Monday beginning at Bradwell Insitute.

January 12, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Bus backs into ditch during training

There was a minor incident involving a Liberty County School bus Friday morning on Leroy Coffer Highway.

January 12, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


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Chamber/CVB CEO to speak to female military leaders

Leah Poole, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO, will be a guest speaker at the 3rd Sustainment Brigade's Women ...

February 21, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville kids treated to screening of 'Black Panther'

Around 340 kids were treated to a special screening of the new Marvel comic movie, "Black Panther."

February 21, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


'Welcome to the Jungle' to hit the big screen

If you're a fan of Bradwell Institute, go ahead and circle March 18 on your calendar.

February 20, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD investigating potential threat at Bradwell

The Hinesville Police Department is investigating a possible threat aimed at Bradwell Institute. According to HPD there was an allegation of a potential threat to ...

February 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville suffering IT outage

Hinesville municipal services have been slowed or shut down by an IT outage that "has impacted servers, computers and telephones," according to officials.

February 20, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville man arrested after standoff

A standoff between police and a man who barricaded himself and his mother in their South Maple Drive home Saturday night ended peacefully about an ...

February 18, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Hinesville considering adding a public safety director

The city of Hinesville is looking to create a public safety director to oversee the police and fire departments.

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


Schools safety draws questions at Liberty school forum

A day after parents questioned school leaders about safety during a community forum, Liberty County High School was placed under lockdown.

February 17, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville police chief retiring

After more than three decades of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

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


Victory Division returns

Veterans of the 24th Infantry Division came back to Fort Stewart this past week for the 27th anniversary of Desert Storm and the ground war ...

February 17, 2018 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Liberty County High School was under a “soft” lockdown

UPDATE: As of 12:30 p.m. the school is no longer on lockdown.

February 16, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Stagmeier retires

After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.

February 15, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


City adds to firefighter insurance

The city of Hinesville has enrolled in the Firefighters Cancer Benefit Program through the Georgia Municipal Association.

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


Local NAACP sets meeting on entrepreneurship for Feb. 24

The Liberty County Branch NAACP will hold a Community Mass Meeting on African-American and Women Entrepreneurship 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24 at Trinity Baptist Temple ...

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


Commissioners to hold annual planning session for MidCoast

After honoring veteran Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin for service and observing the county's 241st birthday Feb. 6, the Liberty County Commissioners settled in to ...

February 15, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


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