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Liberty graduation scores drop slightly

The graduation rate for Liberty County School System dropped in 2017. School officials say they are tackling the issue.

October 28, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Home Depot volunteers go to work at Bryant Commons

Over 200 volunteers from The Home Depot worked together with locals in completing Veterans Memorial Walk and Cisco Dog Park at Bryant Commons earlier today.

October 26, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


State candidates campaign here

State races are still a year away, but two candidates recently made stops in Hinesville.

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


HB 208 will make hunting better in Georgia

Every year, I have the opportunity to address our state's sportsmen and women through the Georgia Hunting Guide publication.

October 25, 2017 | By Mark Williams DNR Commissioner | Local news


Issues discussed at town hall meeting

Issues facing Hinesville were discussed at A District 3 town hall meeting, hosted by Pastor A.D. Shaw and Councilwoman Vicky Nelson, Saturday.

October 25, 2017 | By Hollie Lewis Courier correspondent | Local news


Georgia Justice Project looks to help those with records find work

The Georgia Justice Project is trying to help people with arrest records and convictions get jobs.

October 25, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


County looks to set millage rate, get taxes out on time

Liberty County commissioners hope to set the tax millage at their Nov. 16 mid-month meeting.

October 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Grave Decoration Day to preserve African traditions

In lieu of ghosts and goblins, the African American Heritage Trail Committee in Liberty County will kick off its east-end cemetery preservation initiative Saturday.

October 25, 2017 | Hermina Glass-Hill Special to the Courier | Local news


Long Co. chairman breaks SPLOST misconceptions

Long County voters on Nov. 7 will decide whether or not to continue supporting the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST. The tax amount is 1 cent on every dollar spent in the Long County and was approved six years ago.

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville native heads parole in state; still trains

ATLANTA - Georgia Executive Director of Parole Christopher Barnett, a Hinesville native, attended the Chief Executive Training Class for appointed chiefs of police and heads of law enforcement agencies in Duluth Sept. 18-27.

October 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Death of Civilian hunter reported on Fort Stewart

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) - A civilian hunter was found in a Fort Stewart training area by family members around 10 p.m. Sunday after he did not return home earlier in the day, according to Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson.

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


Ft. Stewart gears up for Fall Fest

A four-day carnival, part of Fall Fest at Fort Stewart, is coming to Donovan Field Thursday-Sunday.

October 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Pastor running for Flemington Council seat

Editor's note: Profiles of candidates for the Flemington City Council ran in last Sunday's Courier. However, email problems kept one from getting his profile to us. Here it is:

October 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sixty years of lifting voices in song

Sarah Izzard has retired after 60 years of playing the piano at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, but shows few other signs of slowing down.

October 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Parker’s 5th Annual Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity

The 5th Annual Parker's Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised more than $100,000 to benefit education, healthcare and other important causes in coastal Georgia and South Carolina.

October 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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WildScapes symposium focuses on barrier islands

WildScapes will host its ninth annual symposium, Open the Garden Gate, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Richmond Hill ...

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


Wreaths for Warriors Walk held Saturday

The 11thAnnual Wreaths for Warriors Walk was held Saturday on Fort Stewart.

December 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Sheriffs lobby for raises for deputies

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes hosted a lunch Tuesday to promote raises for deputies and it attracted nearly a dozen sheriffs, a roomful of deputies ...

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long time counsel drops school board

The law firm of Jones, Osteen and Jones will no longer represent the Liberty County School System.

December 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Project aims to help wounded Fort Stewart veterans

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 16, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Christmas parade winners announced

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau are pleased to announce the first and second place winners for ...

December 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Injured veterans receive expert care in filing VA benefits claims

As a recent medical retiree, Maj. Heri Marrero is thankful he sought the free services of the Wounded Warrior Project to help him navigate the ...

December 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


Need some Christmas cash?

Surveys are coming in and so is the Christmas cash. The first winner has been selected and will be announced soon - stay tuned!

December 14, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Still no solution to water dispute

An apparent solution to a thorny, years-old water and sewer dispute with the Liberty County Development Authority was on the Midway City Council agenda Monday ...

December 13, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Futch gets 30 years for woman's death

Randall Joey Futch Jr. was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 13, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Paul Spence: Portrait of the artist as a soldier, Vietnam veteran

WATCH a VIDEO of Paul Spence showing his art in his Hinesville gallery.

December 13, 2017 | By Mark Swendra | Local news


State awards local DNR rangers for heroism

Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week presented Georgia DNR Law Enforcement Cpl. Bobby White and Ranger 1stClass Patrick Gibbs with the Governor's Public Safety ...

December 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Rangers honored for heroic rescue

Two local Georgia Department of Natural Resources law enforcement rangers were hailed as heroes last week by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2916 rescue of ...

December 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wreaths for Warriors Walk is Saturday

The 11th annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk is at noon Saturday at Cottrell Field. The event honors the fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division ...

December 13, 2017 | Staff Coastal Courier | Local news


Long BOC to hire new codes director

The Long County codes director position has been vacant since mid-August 2017 following the retirement of John Bradley, but the Long County Board of Commissioners ...

December 12, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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