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Man killed in Walthourville shooting

The Walthourville Police Department and Liberty County Sheriffs Office are investigating the first deadly shooting of 2017.

January 01, 2017 | By Lewis Levine | Local news


Midway passes budget

With just one working day left in the year the Midway City Council Thursday approved a $3.8 million annual budget for 2017 that freezes the salaries of city workers for at least six months.

January 01, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


Property taxes can now be paid

City of Hinesville and Liberty County property taxes can now be paid.

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


Residents oppose Gumbranch subdivision

Forty one Gumbranch residents near Groover Road signed a petition to block the rezoning of more than 41 acres for the development of a subdivision.

December 28, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Development Authority votes to prep building for new tenant

The Liberty County Development Authority authorized measures to prepare the former operations building of its defunct water reclamation plant for use by a firm that will convert food waste into salable organic fertilizer.

December 28, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Officials seek countywide internet access

Low cost county-wide access to the internet could be here in the near future.

December 28, 2016 | By Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Memorial for homeless who have died

On the longest night of the year, and one of the coldest, local residents banded together at Bradwell Park to pay their respects to those less fortunate.

December 26, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Christmas wishes

It's usually one of the most-asked questions of the season. "What do you want for Christmas?"

December 26, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Fort Stewart Red Club takes on service projects for the holidays

On Dec. 10, the Red Club Fort Stewart partnered with Keep Liberty Beautiful and conducted the first part of their Holiday For Heroes Project at the gates on Fort Stewart.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Development authority to report on its progress

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Jan. 26, at Connection Church, 116 Patriot's Trail, Flemington.

December 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Savannah area’s economic indicators expected to slow into the middle of next year

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy maintained its course of healthy growth through the third quarter of 2016.

December 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


City leaders discuss public safety officer position

Hinesville officials are looking into hiring a public safety director for the city.

December 21, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County sets millage rates, waits on tax appeal

The Liberty County Commission gave formal approval Thursday to the previously announced tax millage rates and voted to ask for a court order allowing them to collect taxes based on a temporary version of the county tax digest.

December 20, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Judge could let taxes be collected despite appeal

If a local superior court judge says its OK to send out of property tax bills at a Dec. 29 hearing, Liberty County Tax Commissioner Virgil Jones plans to begin collecting taxes that same day.

December 18, 2016 | Tiffany King and Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier | Local news


Judge rules LRMC in contempt of court over records dispute

The Hospital Authority of Liberty County and Liberty Regional Medical Center are in contempt of court after failing to produce documents requested Aug. 12, according to records in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts database.

December 18, 2016 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

February 22, 2017 | Staff report 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


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


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


Teen killed in shooting was reportedly standing up for a friend

The victim in Wednesday's shooting at Eagles Landing Subdivision is described as a fiercely loyal teen who "loved those around him with all he ...

February 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Reward offered in shooting death of horse

The founder of Second Chances Equine Rescue is determined to find out what happened to her beloved gelding, Sebastian.

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon 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 ...

February 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | 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 ...

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


Churches burglarized

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes said he has a message for whoever's responsible for a series of recent church break-ins.

February 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Bond reduced in sex assault case

Former Long County High School Assistant Band Director Michael Loredo had his bond reduced to $35,000 on Thursday during a hearing before Long County ...

February 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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