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Electricity in the air and a sea of red hats

Editor's note: Lewis Levine of Hinesville is a Courier correspondent who has covered four presidential inaugurations. Here are some of his impressions of what happened in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

January 22, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Trump sworn in, vows to put America first

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Standing before the nation on the Capitol's steps, in front of his family, former presidents, and elected officials, Donald Trump took the presidential oath of office Friday at noon, becoming the 45th president of the United States.

January 22, 2017 | Caitlin Kenney Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


FPCA students witness history

Mackenzie Bazemore said her phone clocked her at 27,605 steps on Friday as she and 14 other First Presbyterian Christian Academy students walked around the Capitol for the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

January 21, 2017 | Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Jury awards $15 million to survivor of I-16 crash

A Bryan County jury on Friday awarded $15 million to Megan Richards, one of two survivors of an April 22, 2015 crash on I-16 which killed Georgia Southern University Nursing students.

January 21, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Utility honored for storm work

PALM BEACH, FL - The Edison Electric Institute Jan. 11 presented its "Emergency Recovery Award" to Georgia Power for its efforts after Hurricane Matthew hit Georgia in October.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Leadership class learns about county government

The 2016-17 Leadership Liberty class had its Liberty County Commission session on Jan. 11, as part of the nine-month leadership development class.

January 20, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


State suffering nurse shortage

Merry Fort, an RN who lives in Macon, has seen nursing shortages before. But, she says, "I've never seen it like this."

January 20, 2017 | By Andy Miller Georgia Health News | Local news


Water deemed safe after spillage

Fort Stewart Public Affairs Officer Kevin Larson released a public notice to inform the public of a sewage spill that happened Wednesday.

January 19, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Liberty County celebrates MLK Day 2017

This past weekend was a celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr,, through the arts, which culminated with the annual MLK parade Monday in downtown Hinesville.

January 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Pop & Read at Stafford Pavillion

The conventional storytime is getting more interactive and Liberty County's youngest residents are invited to the first of a new literacy program that one local woman said is needed.

January 18, 2017 | By Alena Cowley Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Update: Soldier charged, officers on administrative leave after shots fired in incident

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his 2011 Nissan Pathfinder after he allegedly nearly hit an officer while driving away from a traffic stop.

January 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine and Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Long's new senator takes oath of office

ATLANTA - Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday.

January 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


BoE to look at charter bus expenses

The Board of Education has decided to take a closer look at the charter buses hired for student travel.

January 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Police fire shots at car after driver tries to flee traffic stop

A Fort Stewart soldier was arrested early Monday morning after an incident in which Hinesville police fired shots at his vehicle after he allegedly nearly hit an officer while driving away from a traffic stop.

January 16, 2017 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Local news


Case laid out for taxing privat property on post

Liberty County's Board of Assessors displayed a Department of the Army-state of Georgia agreement saying that the state has jurisdiction over taxation of private property on Fort Stewart at the assessors January meeting.

January 16, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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Man on bond for murder arrested for drugs

A man charged in a January 2016 murder was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to sell drugs.

March 25, 2017 | By Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Meetings on fire protection set for April

On April 6, Liberty County officials will begin a series of town hall meetings intended to provide information on the plan for countywide professional fire ...

March 24, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Jeffrey Osteen appointed state court judge

Hinesville attorney Jeff Osteen was appointed state court judge to replace Leon Braun, according to a press release.

March 22, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Long County ESPLOST renewal passes

Voters in Long County overwhelmingly approved the renewal of the Education Special Local Option Sales Tax in Tuesday's special election.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Community mourns passing of 911 director

Liberty County Administrator Joey Brown called Tom Wahl one of the most knowledgeable 911 directors in the state and a man who had a lasting ...

March 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County High School getting new principal

Long County High School will get a new principal and new head coaches beginning next fall.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Liberty 911 director found dead in home

Liberty County 911 Director Tom Wahl was found dead Monday at his home in Hinesville, according to Deputy Coroner Terry Satterfield.

March 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine Senior correspondent | Local news


Police dog gets early retirement

One of Hinesville's four-legged finest is getting an early retirement.

March 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Second arrest made in deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers

Hinesville police have made another arrest in the March 5 deaths of two Fort Stewart soldiers found in a Hinesville townhome.

March 17, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Low water pressure irks Airport Road residents

Low water pressure near Airport Road due to a city project is raising complaints from residents, Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins said.

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


Former schools financial chief still getting benefits, according to LCSS

Despite his lawyer's claims to the contrary, former Liberty County School System Chief Financial Officer Roger Reese is still receiving benefits, according to LCSS ...

March 15, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Elderly targeted in Long County crimes

The Ludowici Police Department and the Long County Sheriff's Office are working to bring an end to a rash of incidents reportedly targeting the ...

March 14, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway city hall takes another step to reality

Midway's new city hall is getting closer to reality with a $1 million bond issue approved by the county Public Works Authority and the ...

March 14, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior Correspondent | Local news


Meet me at the fair

Mildred Brown was sorting through her mother Mildred Butler's things when she stumbled across a piece of Liberty County history, a photo of young ...

March 13, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


County oks fire fee

In a meeting that started an hour late and with a mere quorum present, Liberty County commissioners Tuesday voted to impose a countywide fee to ...

March 12, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


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