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Liberty Regional Medical Center CEO: Prevention needs to be focus

Mike Hester, the CEO of the Liberty Regional Medical Center, wants to transform health care in Liberty County.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Security gates, wetlands top Liberty County Development Authority meeting

Interchange lighting repairs, security gates and new wetland requirements were discussed at Monday's Liberty County Development Authority board meeting.

March 29, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


MidCoast Airport runway extension to break ground

Ground will be broken for the runway extension project at MidCoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield on Thursday morning.

March 29, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


'Safe zone' near jail is for transactions with strangers

Last January, an elderly Georgia couple was killed after meeting with a man who posted his classic car for sale on Craigslist.

March 28, 2016 | By Patty Leon and Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


City OKs road projects

The Hinesville City Council approved paving and painting stripes on miles of streets during its meeting Thursday.

March 25, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County restaurant sanitation scores

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in February by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens are inspected at least every four months and are required to post their score sheets in public. The score and selected comments from health inspectors are included in each report. To view all restaurant scores, go to dph.georgia.gov/environmental-health-in spections.

March 25, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Founding president returns for Eleven Black Men of Liberty County annual banquet

The Eleven Black Men of Liberty County had its 22nd annual Scholarship Banquet Saturday at Club Stewart. The evening's theme was "There is Liberty in Literacy: Expand Your Mind, Expand Your Life."

March 22, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Georgia House honors local student for saving classmate

ATLANTA - State Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, recently led the Georgia House in recognizing and honoring Mariyah Carter, a fourth-grader at Taylors Creek Elementary School, for saving the life of a fellow classmate.

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


Lights, roadwork highlight Long County work session

The Long County Board of Commissioners discussed the cost of lighting athletic fields and road conditions during a work session Tuesday.

March 21, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County to walk for homeless

For the fifth year in a row, the Liberty County Homeless Coalition is sponsoring the Good Friday Run/Walk for Shelter this Friday.

March 19, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Planned Hinesville shopping center advances

A traffic signal for a proposed shopping center near Wal-Mart Supercenter that will prohibit some drivers from turning left onto West Oglethorpe Highway became a main topic of discussion during the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

March 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Charity says it provides free vacations to redeploying soldiers, sets fundraiser

SAVANNAH - Two men hope to paramotor (fly under parachute wings with a fan strapped to their backs) from Savannah to the Florida Keys to raise money for combat veteran-run charity Operation ReConnect.

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


Republicans have county convention Saturday

The Liberty County Republican Party will convene a mass meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to elect delegates and alternates to the Liberty County Republican Party Convention.

March 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Geocaching for locals and tourists

The Liberty County #no filterneeded Geocache Adventure will kick off April 9.

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


Georgia Senate panel defeats rural health-care tax-credit bill

ATLANTA - A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health-care organization.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


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Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to ...

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville ...

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don't have a roof ...

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing editor | Local news


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Stay hydrated while exploring downtown

Whether it's the Fort Morris Cannon, the Bacon-Fraser House, or the Old Liberty Jail, there's a lot to see in downtown Hinesville.

August 11, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty Regional wins patient care award

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been recognized with an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Studer Group.

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Suspects in Hinesville triple shooting no strangers to cops

Shooting suspect Michael Cansler, 17, was denied bond in magistrate court Monday morning, according to Hinesville Police Department Det. Jonathan Greer.

August 09, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


No millage hike in Long budget

After several months of internal auditing and financial review, the Long County of Commission completed its proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year.

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Eclipse closes LCSS schools for students

The Liberty County School System has cancelled classes for students Aug. 21 because of the solar eclipse. The press release reads:

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


12 days and counting

*Editor's note: The article has been updated to include Liberty County School System's announcement concerning the solar eclipse.

August 09, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


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