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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


Riceboro earns housing grant

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Community Affairs has awarded $4.25 million in grants in 12 communities, including Riceboro, to build new single family homes and help homeowners rehabilitate their homes.

February 23, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


County looking for more road funding

The Liberty County commissioners and their engineer, Trent Long, are working on more Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant funding that could bring safety improvements to the county's roads.

February 23, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


CHAMP is coming to Hinesville

The Georgia Department of Transportation is bringing a new program to the city of Hinesville and other communities throughout the state.

February 22, 2017 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


HPD's Maj. Cribbs dies at 72

Former Hinesville Police Department Criminal Investigation Unit Lead Detective Maj. Thomas E. Cribbs passed away Monday.

February 22, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Two department heads resign in Long County

At a called meeting Friday the Long County Commission accepted resignations of Road Superintendent Wilford Morris and Recreation Director Henry Strickland, and began arranging to fill those and other vacant positions.

February 22, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Longtime HPD Chief Detective Maj. Thomas Cribbs dies

Hinesville Police Department Maj. Thomas Cribbs has died, according to HPD Assistant Police Chief Bill Kirkendall.

February 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Film crews may need permits

Looking to avoid a tragedy similar to the 2015 death of a film crew member in Wayne County, the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is asking that those looking to film in Hinesville be required to get a permit.

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


School board fracas continues

A dispute between members of the Liberty County Board of Education has gone to social media and beyond, with allegations having been lodged with the powerful school accrediting group AdvancED, claiming the board hasn't followed its policy in regard to choosing a new bank.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Missing Long County man found in Walthourville

According to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman, Larry Thompson has been located. Quarterman said Thompson was detained at a local service station at the intersection ...

April 28, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County names new recreation director

Recently the Long County Board of Commissioners named Brandon McManus as the new recreation department director.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Iron Butt ride raises money for children's hospital

The Alee Shriners Iron Knights raised over $35,000 from its annual Iron Butt Ride for the Shriners Hospitals for Children in Greenville, South Carolina.

April 27, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County deputies honored

For the past 13 years, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety has partnered with the MADD Georgia chapter to celebrate successes in the ongoing ...

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class tours post

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class toured Fort Stewart on April 11, as part of their leadership development class.

April 27, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Howard is masons’ top 2017 civil servant

During his 27-year career, Hinesville Police Department Lt. Tracey Howard has been a beat cop, a detective and is now head of HPD's traffic ...

April 26, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


New Midway city hall hits snag over cost

It hasn't even been built yet, but Midway's plans for a new city hall and multipurpose building have hit a snag in the ...

April 26, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Coastal advisors to meet in Midway

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Coastal Management Program's Coastal Advisory Council's spring meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 4, at ...

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


Long County hires finance director

The Long County Board of Commissioners recently named Bernice Johnson as the county's new finance director. Johnson, who formerly resided in Augusta, joins the ...

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


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


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