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Long County gets yet another new fire chief

In a split vote, the Long County Commission Thursday morning hired a second fire chief in less than a month.

September 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Walthourville manages to approve election contract

The city of Walthourville will have its election this year after all.

September 17, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ludowici council talks cleanup, restaurants

The Ludowici City Council on Sept. 8 discussed the new McDonald's restaurant and cleaning up mobile homes.

September 17, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Three running to be Riceboro mayor

Editor's note: An article that appeared Sept. 6, failed to list everyone who qualified to run for the Riceboro mayor and council election this year. The full list appears below. The Coastal Courier regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.

September 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Coroner honored by state association

Liberty County Coroner Reginald L. Pierce Sr. was named Coroner of the Year by the Georgia Coroners Association at its annual conference Sunday and Monday in Macon.

September 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Man accidentally run over by tractor-trailer

A man picked an inopportune time and location for his afternoon nap.

September 14, 2015 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier Correspondent | Local news


United Way kicks off campaign

The Bradwell Institute Marching Band ignited the Liberty County Board of Education Office lobby, blaring out "Uptown Funk" as people gathered for the 2015 United Way of the Coastal Empire – Liberty Branch Kickoff campaign rally and awards ceremony Thursday evening.

September 12, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


New Long County fire chief abruptly resigns

After only three weeks at the helm, Ludowici/Long County Fire Chief Mark Deverger resigned Friday, citing lack of support from his department.

September 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Fort McAllister to host Kids' Crabbing Tourney

The sixth annual Kids' Crabbing Tourney, presented by Salt Cured, will be held Saturday at Fort McAllister Marina.

September 10, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Kinder Morgan officials explain planned Palmetto Pipeline

About 20 people peppered three Kinder Morgan representatives with questions Saturday in Midway about the Texas oil company's proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would stretch for 360 miles from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

September 08, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Wayne Memorial Hospital hosting blood drive

JESUP - Wayne Memorial Hospital will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the bloodmobile located in the parking lot.

September 08, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Longtime educator, Neloweze Cooper dies

September 08, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


City rezones along Tarver Street

The Hinesville City Council approved the rezoning of a Tarver Street property and discussed the removal of campaign signs during its regular meeting Thursday.

September 08, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Port work expected to increase truck traffic

With the end of this year fast approaching and the widening of the Panama Canal's expected completion, Liberty County officials have plans under way to handle anticipated increased truck traffic through their county.

September 08, 2015 | By Dollie Gull-Goldman Correspondent | Local news


Dog business request amended to get OK

The Howlin' Happy K9 Services & Training, a home-based dog-service business, was approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

September 08, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Realty off the ‘off-limits’ list

The local real estate company Elaine Boggs Realty Group LLC is off the Army's off-limits list.

June 26, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Hinesville council votes to move money to Ameris Bank

Hinesville City Council voted 4-0 June 15 to switch its banking services from The Heritage Bank to Ameris Bank after what assistant city manager Kenneth ...

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


State of county is positive, officials say

The annual State of the County presentation Thursday by Liberty Commission Chairman Donald Lovette and County Administrator Joey Brown included a brief review of the ...

June 25, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr Senior correspondent | Local news


The wait is almost over

Editor's note: The editor messed up. The store grand opening is June 29. That's Thursday. Our Sunday paper says the grand opening is ...

June 24, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Search is on for burglar suspect

The Long County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man they believe is tied to a series of home invasions and burglaries.

June 23, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Update: child expected to recover after shooting

A child wounded by a handgun Thursday night is expected to make a full recovery, Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles said Friday.

June 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Fighting a war he cannot win

It was not a good week for state Rep. Tommy Benton (R-Jefferson).

June 22, 2017 | Tom Crawford | Local news


PetSmart in Hinesville robbed

PetSmart at the new Oglethorpe Square in Hinesville was robbed Thursday morning and the robber got away with undisclosed amount of money.

June 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Congratulations on Law Day event

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to express congratulations and thanks to the local judges, other elected officials and attorneys who ...

June 22, 2017 | Brian D. “Buck” Rogers President, State Bar of Georgia | Local news


Teen takes the walk to Dorchester

Every year, a historic event takes place in Liberty County, Georgia. It is called "Walk to Dorchester."

June 21, 2017 | Ashlyn Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


More proof that you can’t fix stupid

So, what possessed comedian Kathy Griffin to post a picture of herself holding the decapitated and bloody head of the President of the United States?

June 21, 2017 | Dick Yarbrough | Local news


Parade, walk honor past

Saturday was spent celebrating history with the 17th annual Walk to Dorchester and Liberty County's inaugural Juneteenth parade in downtown Hinesville. First was the ...

June 21, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Code officer wants apology from councilwoman

Documents provided Friday by Hinesville following an open records request by the Coastal Courier shed little additional light on the suspension of Billy Edwards, the ...

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten | Local news


Bond set in matricide case

Bond was set Monday for Nicholas Bacon, the man accused of fatally shooting his mother March 3 as they returned from Savannah.

June 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty ambulance service marks National EMS Week

The Liberty Regional Emergency Medical Services recently celebrated National EMS Week with activities for their 56 employees.

June 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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