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Former Liberty County administrator dies

June 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Riverkeeper says Ogeechee has recovered from fish kill

SAVANNAH - Five years ago, the Ogeechee River saw the largest fish kill in Georgia history. More than 38,000 fish, mussels and, according to citizen reports, other marine wildlife including alligators, turtles and birds, were found dead along a 70-mile stretch of river from Screven County to Chatham County.

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


Cross-country traveler goes back home to Arizona

Charlie Goodloe, the 83-year-old man who finished his more-than-two-year walk across America at Fort Morris Historic Site on Friday, was able to get home.

June 21, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Jubilant Juneteenth Jubilee in Ludowici

Long County had its first Juneteenth celebration Saturday at South Park in Ludowici.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Walking to — and for — Dorchester

Once again, on the third Saturday in June, people got up while it was still dark and prepared to walk.

June 21, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County wants more activities for kids

The Long County Board of Commissioners spent much of a recent meeting discussing issues that could provide more activities for youth.

June 20, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Cross-country walk by man, 83, ends at Fort Morris

Charlie Goodloe wrapped up a walk across America Friday at Fort Morris Historic Site.

June 18, 2016 | By Dan Scott and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


State Supreme Court reverses lower court’s Sapelo Island land ruling

The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed a McIntosh County court ruling in a dispute among heirs over who legally owns land in the historic Hog Hammock Subdivision on Sapelo Island, according to a case summary released by the state high court last month.

June 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area lawmaker on panel studying industry incentives

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, has appointed state Rep. Ron Stephens, R-Savannah, to the Joint Study Committee on Industry Incentives for Financial Technologies and the Payment Processing Industry.

June 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Expect to hear a lot about SPLOST

County and city leaders laid the groundwork last week for a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing voters to pass a Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax in November.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


2017 Liberty County budget: Costs to rise 22 percent

Liberty County's proposed fiscal-year 2017 budget calls for a 22 percent increase.

June 14, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Senator sending mobile office to area

ATLANTA - U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Georgia, is sending his mobile office to Brunswick on June 27.

June 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Local lawmaker on pipeline committee

ATLANTA - House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, to the State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines.

June 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


History buffs wanted

The Liberty County Cultural and Historical Resource Committee is looking for new members.

June 13, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Clean Energy Roadshows in Savannah

The sixth annual Georgia Clean Energy Roadshow will have two stops in Savannah.

June 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Regional behavioral health committee forms

A group of behavioral health professionals met in Hinesville recently in an effort to better understand and serve the region.

August 30, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Update: woman rescues infant during domestic dispute turned violent

A father allegedly held a woman and her infant at knife point in a car and then tried to use the car to run down ...

August 29, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Nate Hirsch passes

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning. Hirsch's family ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news


Fire destroys Walthourville home

Fire destroyed a Walthourville mobile home and displaced two people early Monday morning.

August 29, 2016 | Lewis Levin Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty takes rivalry

Liberty County again claimed the Commissioners Cup, downing Bradwell Institute 53-13 at Hokey Jackson Stadium Friday to open the 2016 football season.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County wins opener over Islands

Long County beat Islands High 22-12 Friday in a game that wasn't as close as the score indicated.

August 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


FPCA wins over Hilton Head Christian

FPCA continued its winning ways Friday, beating Hilton Head Christian Academy 38-21.

August 29, 2016 | Courier Correspondent | Local news


Lady Tide right ship with 5-2 win over Jenkins

The Long County softball team ended a 5-game losing skid Wednesday, beating Jenkins (4-2) 5-2 in Savannah.

August 29, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Lady Tigers drop 2 to Wildcats

After dropping their first region game 15-0 at home, the Bradwell Lady Tigers ended up falling in the next two games against Richmond Hill.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Local Panthers top Portal cats

It was Panther vs. Panther, as Liberty County's softball team hosted the Portal Lady Panthers in a non-region softball game Wednesday.

August 29, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Development authority doesn't want hunting on its property

The roof on a seven year old operations building owned by the Liberty County Development Authority needs to be replaced and could cost more than ...

August 28, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Second SPLOST meeting draws crowd

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's second town hall meeting on a proposed penny sales tax had much better turnout than the first.

August 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Superintendent says board rancor is over

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee addressed the "two biggest elephants in the room"-negative relations on the school board and district ratings ...

August 27, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Storm unlikely; rain possible

With four systems that could develop into tropical storms, officials are on alert but are downplaying concern for Coastal Georgia.

August 27, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Hit and run sends bicyclist to hospital, gets him arrested

A hit and run accident Friday evening left a bicyclist injured and then arrested after it was learned he was wanted for failing to appear ...

August 27, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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