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Proposed development near Cherokee Rose worries area residents

Some Hinesville residents along Meloney Drive and Topi Trail are worried their streets could be less safe if a 195-home subdivision is built nearby.

March 05, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Wilkes says his service as clerk was humbling

Barry Wilkes spent 35 years as clerk and court administrator for Liberty County.

March 05, 2017 | Krystal Hart Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Man charged in mother's death

A Liberty County man is accused of killing his mother with a handgun around 4 p.m. Friday while she was driving west on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 04, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Man accused of shooting his mother

A Liberty County man is accused of shooting and killing his mother around 4 p.m. Friday while they were traveling on Leroy Coffer Highway.

March 03, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Cannady walking the walk for American Red Cross

The way WTOC bureau chief Dal Cannady remembers it, he'd been doing his annual walk for the American Red Cross for two years when he ran into Hinesville businesswoman Brigette Shanken.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Man killed in one-vehicle crash

The driver of a SUV was killed when his vehicle ran off Rye Patch Road in Long County and hit a tree shortly before 2 p.m. Monday afternoon, according to Georgia State Patrol Trooper Markus White.

February 27, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Early voting starting on Long County tax

Early voting in the Long County Board of Education's request for renewal of an education special local option sales tax starts Monday and runs through March 17.

February 27, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


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 caught up in some of the controversy seems to want no part of it.

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 Patch have spread through media and the Internet. Now, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography professor Jay Brandes is leading a team investigating another issue closer to home on the Georgia coast: microplastics.

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 put out a grease fire in his kitchen.

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 and help homeowners rehabilitate their 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 the county's roads.

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 fill those and other vacant positions.

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


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The way it was to grow up black in Sunbury 70 years ago

Editor's note: This is the third part of a series examining what life was like for African-Americans in Liberty County before and during the ...

April 21, 2018 | Hermina Glass Hill Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Caseloads doubling, funding not

The Liberty County Commission Thursday heard from juvenile court officials who said their caseload had doubled and that they had already spent more than the ...

April 21, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


A monument for Morning Glories

Smooth white marble that was once used as a surface to roll out biscuits and pastry in the home of a loving grandmother now graces ...

April 21, 2018 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Remaining 3rd ID soldiers back home

The final group of more than 110 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division along with the division command team, Maj. Gen. Leopoldo A. Quintas and ...

April 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Interstate lane closures, detours set

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues to improve highway infrastructure throughout the area. As a result, work on construction and maintenance projects will continue through ...

April 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Breakfast to host school board candidates

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast featuring the candidates for the Liberty County School System Board of Education ...

April 16, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Sister Howard's vision

When Sister Margaret Howard walked next door in early April to visit Pembroke Police Department Lt. Kelly Price at the department's Miller Village substation ...

April 15, 2018 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Workshop to focus on gaining employment, record expungement

WorkSource Coastal will host a workshop with Georgia Legal Services from 2-4 p.m. April 30 at 140 E Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Hinesville.

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Fair Housing Symposium set for Thursday

The Hinesville Community Development Department will host its annual Fair Housing Symposium from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center, 2140 ...

April 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Man sought in homicide in custody

A person of interest in a Thursday morning homicide in Walthourville was "apprehended without incident," according to Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes.

April 12, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Prayer vigil tonight for family members, victims of Gause Street fire

There will be a prayer vigil tonight for a family who lost three members in an April 5 house fire on Gause Street.

April 12, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Area roads to avoid this week

The Georgia Department of Transportation continues work on construction and maintenance projects. Closure schedule may change due to weather or other factors.

April 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway moves to fix potholes, adds police car

The Midway City Council Monday moved ahead to solve two long-standing infrastructure problems and acquire a new police car.

April 11, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier Senior Correspondent | Local news


Grant to provide breast health screenings in Liberty, Long

Diversity Health Center's Healthy Outreach Prevention Education (HOPE) Project was awarded $50,000 March 29 from the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia to target ...

April 11, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Victims in burned house formally ID'd

The Hinesville Fire Department confirmed Tuesday the identities of three people found in a Gause Street home destroyed in an April 5 fire.

April 11, 2018 | Staff report | Local news


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