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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

Club owners say they're making changes for safety's sake

Cream Sports Bar and Lounge is ready to make some changes, according to club owners Sheron Cobb and Calvin Wright.

December 17, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news

Hurricane survivor services outreach ends Friday

Gateway Behavioral Health was selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide community liaison services throughout the coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

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

Midway proposes bonds to build new city hall

The city of Midway Monday took the first step toward financing a $1 million city hall complex it hopes to see completed in 2017.

December 15, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news

Appeal stalls mailing property tax bills

Liberty County property owners will be getting their tax bills late due to appeals from the company who owns the lease on more than $243 million worth of private property on Fort Stewart that was added to the county's tax digest for the first time in 2016.

December 14, 2016 | By Joe Parker Jr. and Tiffany King Courier writers | Local news

Deadline looms for hurricane help

The deadline to apply for federal assistance for losses or damages from Hurricane Matthew is Friday.

December 12, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Gambling could be source of revenue for cash-strapped state

Liberty County Commissioners received a legislative update Tuesday from state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, who told them of renewed interest in legalizing casino gambling in Georgia.

December 11, 2016 | Joe Parker Jr. Coastal Courier senior correspondent | Local news

ESG hopes to stay behind the scenes

Scott Murphy said he wants his company to go unnoticed.

December 11, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Hinesville woman grazed by bullet

According to an incident report filed by Hinesville Patrolman Donald Nunnally, a Hinesville woman is lucky to be alive after being grazed by a bullet Wednesday

December 08, 2016 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Tv journalist and author meets mayor

Shaw visited the Hinesville Area Arts Council Gallery Dec. 1 to talk about her story in the book "Shift Happens" by Nikki Woods.

December 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

When Sophia met Dolly

It's not every day that someone gets a chance to meet Dolly Parton, but Liberty County 4-H President Sophia Rodriguez did.

December 07, 2016 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news

Best floats in 2016 Christmas parade announced

On Tuesday, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced the first and second place winners for best float in three categories from the 20th Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade.

December 07, 2016 | Special to the Coastal Courier | Local news

Calling it a career

After proudly serving the community and the Hinesville Police Department for 41 years, Maj. Julian Hodges said he was ready to explore retirement and pursue a few hobbies.

December 05, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news

Christmas parade, events kick off local yuletide celebration

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Liberty County.

December 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news

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Long County man burning trash destroys home, property

A Long County man burning trash Friday on his property on the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Road lost his home, three vehicles and a ...

March 17, 2018 | Lewis Levine | Local news

Fort Stewart soldier killed in motorcycle crash near Statesboro

A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro, according to post spokesman Kevin Larson.

March 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news

Rotarian sees club's work in India

Rotary Club of Hinesville Assistant Governor Brigitte Shanken spoke Tuesday about her recent trip to India as part of Rotary's friendship exchange program.

March 17, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

Bus maker, driver sued for fatal crash

The parents of a 5-year-old girl who died in a school bus crash Dec. 5 in Gum Branch are suing the company that made the ...

March 16, 2018 | By Patty Leon | Local news

County gets mixed news on SPLOST

Liberty County's most recent monthly sales tax revenues met projections for the first time. Documents at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday showed that with ...

March 16, 2018 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Hinesville Housing Authority launches new website

The Hinesville Housing Authority is pleased to announce a rebranding of the agency and its nonprofit entities, as well as the launch of its new ...

March 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Still serving: Liberty Chapter 789 of Vietnam Veterans of America celebrates 20 years

When Chapter 789 of the Vietnam Veterans of America met March 6 at the Golden Hibachi in Hinesville, the group's monthly agenda included reminders ...

March 14, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

County looking to TSPLOST to build Hinesville bypass

Implementing a transportation special purpose local option sales tax was one of the main topics of discussions as community leaders exchanged ideas at the annual ...

March 14, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

THOSE WHO SERVED: Retired Army squad leader coaching, making an impact on local athletes

Editor's note: If you know a veteran who should be included in this series, please email this reporter.

March 14, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news

Fort Stewart could grow by one SFAB

Col. Jason Wolter, garrison commander of Fort Stewart, told officials at the Liberty County countywide planning workshop the population of the fort was probably at ...

March 13, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news

Southern Living features Liberty businesses

Three locally-owned and operated businesses were featured in a recent online article in Southern Living magazine, thanks to the efforts of Liberty County Convention & Visitors ...

March 13, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news

Susie Baker King Taylor 'ain't a stranger no more'

More than a century after her heroic acts, Liberty County legend Susie Baker King Taylor was inducted into the Georgia Women of Achievement hall of ...

March 10, 2018 | Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news

Liberty County school board races to be contested

For now, it appears every seat on the Liberty County school board up for election in 2018 will be contested.

March 10, 2018 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news

Easter walk for shelter set for March 31 in Hinesville

Fridays were good for the Liberty Regional Homeless Shelter. They're betting Saturdays will be better.

March 10, 2018 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news

ACLU weighs in on Bradwell Institute suspensions

The Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union said a five-day suspension given to a Bradwell Institute student who participated in a March 2 ...

March 10, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news

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