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Softball, football games rescheduled

Due to the severe weather expected from Tropical Storm Hermine many of the local schools have cancelled or rescheduled several athletic events. This information will be updated as we continue to receive information from the coaching staff or school athletic director.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County schools closed Friday

Long County schools will be closed Friday and all extracurricular activities for today and Friday are canceled due to the impending storm, according to an announcement posted on the school system's website.

September 01, 2016 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


FPCA to host Trinity Christian at Long Bell

First Presbyterian Christian Academy will host Trinity Christian Friday night at Long Bell Stadium. Kick-off is set for 7:30 p.m.

September 01, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Schools in Liberty to be closed Friday

Schools in Liberty County will be closed Friday as Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to impact the Coastal Empire. Long County school officials will meet later this morning to decide whether to close schools. The Courier will post updates as they're available.

September 01, 2016 | Staff | Local news


HAAC sets ‘Coastal Musings’

The Hinesville Area Arts Council has set "Coastal Musings," featuring work by Mia Boyle, as its an exhibit for September at the Gallery.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Panthers take aim at Blue Devils

It's been three years since the Liberty County High School Panthers played Statesboro, but between 2010 and 2013 the Panthers went 1-3 against the Blue Devils.

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Scott’s All*Stars finish season

Scott's All*Stars finished its 7th successful season this summer.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Tide on road again, this time against Jeff Davis

On Friday the Long County High School football team will be hitting the road again as they take on Jeff Davis County in Hazlehurst.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


BI meets SEB for first time in half century

It has been nearly half a century since Bradwell and Southeast Bulloch have faced each other, according to the Georgia High School Football Historians Association. The GHSFHA says the Tigers last played Southeast Bulloch in 1966 and 1967. In both of those games the Yellow Jackets were the winners.

August 31, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Diamond Club raises money for Long baseball

On Saturday the Long County Diamond Club Golf Tournament was held at Cherokee Golf Club.

August 31, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Locals Help Louisiana

United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County intake coordinator Ashley Hunter was one of a number of Hinesville area residents who participated Aug. 26 in the "Savannah Helps Louisiana" relief effort for the people of Baton Rouge who were affected by recent heavy rains and flooding. Residents dropped off items at Connection Church and Rock Chicks Color Bar in Hinesville also collected items for the cause. Hundreds of items donated by Liberty and Long residents were delivered to Nine Line Apparel in Savannah the next day for transportation to Baton Rouge. A total of four semi-trucks were filled from the ...

August 31, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


The original ‘Voice of the Eagles’ passes away

Husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame announcer Nate Hirsch, the original "Voice of the Georgia Southern Eagles," passed away Sunday morning at his Statesboro residence. He was 68.

August 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Rainy days ahead?

It's still the heart of hurricane season and Thursday's weather forecast is just another reminder to stay prepared for a weather emergency.

August 31, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Rescuer says she’s not a hero

Kristal Peters said she doesn't consider herself a hero.

August 31, 2016 | By Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Group forming to serve mental health needs

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


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Christmas parade set for Dec. 1

The 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade: Christmas through the Decades will be Dec. 1.

November 24, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Free HIV testing set for next week

The Coastal Health District Prevention Program will provide free and confidential HIV testing on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 in observance of World AIDS Day ...

November 23, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


What we are thankful for

Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Roman politician Cicero said "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the ...

November 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Commissioners set tax millage, bills going up

After completing a third public hearing on tax rates Thursday, Liberty County commissioners enacted an overall tax millage rate of 36.266 which is a ...

November 19, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


School board trims millage rate

The Liberty County Board of Education adopted a millage rate of 15.666 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from ...

November 19, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville chief to be back on job Monday

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman is back on duty Monday after serving a three-day suspension, according to a statement, released Thursday, from City Clerk Melissa ...

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Council tables amendment to ordinance on hiring, firing city manager

Ordinance change tabled

November 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Chief back on the force

Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman will be back on duty after he serves a three-day suspension, according to a statement from City Clerk Melissa Jones ...

November 16, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Interim Superintendent named finalist in district search

Liberty County School System Interim Superintendent Dr. Franklin Perry has been selected as the only finalist in the district's search for a new superintendent.

November 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


SNF, employees spearhead relief drive for Puerto Rico

SNF Holding Company workers held a hurricane relief drive for victims in Puerto Rico, and were recognized for their efforts by local churches.

November 15, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville gets grant to help city's homeless

Hinesville's efforts to help the homeless recently got a financial shot in the arm.

November 15, 2017 | Special to the News | Local news


A sweet tradition

Hosley Hall is gearing up for his 16th annual Old Southern Sugarcane Grinding Festival with the help of community volunteers and Liberty County High School ...

November 15, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


What do you think about the Courier?

Why do you read the Coastal Courier?

November 15, 2017 | Kathryn Fox Courier general manager | Local news


New mayors to take over in Midway, Flemington

The roles will be reversed for the mayor of Midway and one city council member in January.

November 13, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Is Liberty getting all its timber tax

Liberty County Commissioners are concerned about the amount of timber tax revenue and Tuesday State Rep. Al Williams came to talk about timber tax collection.

November 13, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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