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Liberty County Re-entry Coalition hosts open house

The Liberty County Prison Reentry Coalition Inc., hosted an open house Friday afternoon to showcase some of the renovations and upgrades already made to its new office at 205 E. Court St. in Hinesville.

March 03, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Probate clerk retires after 34 years

Gretta Logan, office manager and senior deputy clerk of Liberty County Probate Court, retired after 34 years with the county.

March 02, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


LCDA talks I-95 lighting, routine upkeep

The Liberty County Development Authority board discussed Midway Interstate 95 interchange light repairs among other projects during their Feb. 22 meeting.

March 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


NAACP to host Black History Program Sunday

The Liberty County branch of the NAACP invite the community to its Black History Program at 4 p.m. Sunday at Beach Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 17 North, Midway.

March 02, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local news briefs

Register now for Good Friday Walk for Shelter

March 02, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Judge: Kinder Morgan cannot use eminent domain

Kinder Morgan will not be able to use the power of eminent domain to install its proposed Palmetto Pipeline through the property of owners unwilling to negotiate with the Texas energy giant, a Fulton County judge has ruled.

March 01, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia's presidential primary Election Day is Tuesday

Election Day in Georgia's presidential preference primary is Tuesday, when all voting precincts in Liberty and Long counties will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

February 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Walk for Heroes to stop in Liberty County

WTOC reporter Dal Cannady is in the midst of his fifth annual Heroes Walk for the American Red Cross, in which he walks across southeast Georgia and accepts donations from businesses, municipalities and residents.

February 28, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Holmestown fire station planned; date uncertain

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners discussed building a fire station in Holmestown during a recent capital improvement program budget meeting for fiscal-year 2017.

February 27, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Free vaccinations, blood pressure tests in Long County

The Long County Health Department will offer tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for adults and free blood pressure checks for all ages on March 9.

February 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Woodlands Healthcare and Rehab celebrates Valentine's Day

Family and staff at Woodlands Healthcare and Rehab in Midway celebrated Valentine's Day a couple of days early, Feb. 12.

February 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


LRMC CEO joins rural health board

ATLANTA - Mike Hester, the CEO of Liberty Regional Medical Center, has been elected to the Georgia Hospital Association's Center for Rural Health Board of Trustees.

February 24, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Utility workers raise awareness of women’s health

The employees of Coastal Electric Cooperative wore red Feb. 10 in support of Go Red for Women, the national program of the American Heart Association to raise awareness for heart disease in women.

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


Health fair in Riceboro; vendors welcome

Project Reach GANG (God's Anointed Now Generation) presents the sixth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday.

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


Coastal Manor residents give blankets to homeless

Residents of Coastal Manor Long Term Care Facility in Ludowici recently offered help to those less fortunate than them.

February 24, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Five seeking Democrats' nod to be Liberty sheriff

Five Democrats and one Republican are asking voters to elect them to be the next sheriff of Liberty County.

May 02, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Library moving to new building

The new Hinesville branch of the Live Oak Public Libraries system on Memorial Drive is nearing completion.

May 02, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Diver finds mastodon jaw in area river

Shark-tooth diver Bill Eberlein experienced a first in his lifetime when he found a mastodon jaw embedded in the mud of a river bed.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Planners see signs of trouble

Hinesville's sign ordinance raised concerns for a local business owner and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission at their meeting Tuesday.

April 26, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County official: Stray dogs, horses cause problems

Editor's note: This article has been revised to remove a section that mischaracterized a discussion during the April 19 Long County Board of Commissioners ...

April 26, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Tuesday deadline for primary voting

Time is running out to register to vote in the May 24 general primary.

April 25, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Mayor Brown: Hinesville needs SPLOST back

The Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was clearly on Mayor Allen Brown's mind as he gave the first State of Hinesville address of ...

April 23, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Candidate forums in May

Voters will soon have a chance to meet the candidates in the upcoming May 24 general primary election.

April 22, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


McLarry’s Curve dedicated

It's official, after all these years.

April 21, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Farmers Market, other events for Cities Week in Hinesville

The city of Hinesville is celebrating Georgia Cities Week through Sunday by participating in a variety of events throughout the week, including a special-themed Farmers ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville Housing Authority cuts ribbon on Hineshouse

The Hinesville Housing Authority had a ribbon-cutting Tuesday afternoon for its Hineshouse Way Apartments, which provides affordable housing for veterans.

April 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Local Democrats elect delegates

The 1st Congressional District Democratic Convention elected five delegates Saturday in Jesup to represent the district during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Local GOP steers clear of controversy

Republicans in the 1st Congressional District managed to avoid the controversy seen elsewhere in Georgia during nominating conventions last weekend.

April 19, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Democrats have awards banquet

The Liberty County Democratic Party had its annual Awards Banquet April 9 at the John D. McIver Auditorium in Midway.

April 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici Council talks McDonald's

A future McDonald's was discussed at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

April 19, 2016 | By Dollie Gull | Local news


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