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Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces smoked-salmon recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black is alerting Georgians to the recall of certain packaged smoked salmon products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to consumers.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Georgia announces pet-food recall

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black alerted Georgians to the recall of certain Ainsworth pet food products that are sold in Georgia for potential health risk to cats.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville Bank of America to become Ameris Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announced Monday that the acquisition of 18 Bank of America banking centers throughout southern Georgia and northern Florida - including the Hinesville location - has been completed.

June 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


School board election is Tuesday

By Tuesday evening, voters in Liberty County's District 6 should know who will represent them on the Board of Education.

June 15, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Water Resources Council to participate in ‘coastal resilience’ program

The Liberty Regional Water Resources Council approved a resolution Thursday to support a program committed to enhancing coastal resilience.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Deal expands highway-safety enforcement efforts

During a Thursday morning stop in North Bryan County, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the addition of 60 commercial-vehicle enforcement officers to improve highway safety and help reduce motor-vehicle crashes in Georgia.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home at Fort Stewart ceremony

Vietnam War veterans of all services will receive something most did not get some 50 years ago when they returned from combat - a welcome home ceremony - Friday, June 19, at Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field.

June 11, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Parts of Long, Liberty counties get 4 inches of rain

Parts of Liberty County and most of Long County received at least 4 and as much as 7 inches of rain Wednesday evening, according to a precipitation report posted on accuweather.com and the National Weather Service.

June 11, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


City eyes water conservation

Local water-conservation efforts and health-care premiums rising were reported at the Hinesville City Council meeting Thursday.

June 11, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


People for Paws helps animal rescue

About 200 animal lovers made the People for Paws fundraiser a huge success. The event benefitted Carpathia Paws Animal Rescue Organization and was held June 6 at the Dorchester Civic Center in Midway.

June 10, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Ribbon cutting for the Historic Baptismal Trail

Riceboro's Historic Baptismal Trail is now completed. Residents and local officials gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the trail. They then had an opportunity to walk along the trail and learn about native plants, see the historic baptismal pool and "round hole."

June 10, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long BoE adopts 2016 budget

The Long County Board of Education approved its fiscal-year 2016 budget by a 4-1 vote Monday.

June 10, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Isakson discloses that he has Parkinson’s

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in a statement issued Wednesday that he has Parkinson's disease.

June 10, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Diversity Health to be topic

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host an Eggs and Issues Breakfast on Wednesday, June 7, featuring Diversity Health Center staff discussing community health.

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Soldier killed in May 19 wreck 'a fixture of leadership'

The soldier killed Friday in a wreck on Gen. Screven Way was a volunteer coach and "a fixture of leadership in his unit and in ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Lee leaving early

Liberty County School System Superintendent Dr. Valya Lee is leaving the district ahead of schedule. Lee was originally supposed to leave when her contract finished ...

May 25, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long County High performs first musical

Long County High School held its first-ever musical production with "High School Musical" Friday and Saturday nights. It was met with tremendous ovation for the ...

May 25, 2017 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Health Dept. compiling list of residents who need help during an evacuation

As the 2017 hurricane season approaches, public health officials encourage area residents, who may have functional, access, or medical needs and no way to evacuate ...

May 25, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist ...

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Area back under tornado watch

From Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCSO captures suspect

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office captured a Midway man Tuesday wanted for an aggravated assault last week.

May 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County names administrator

Long County has named Frank Etheridge as its first county administrator after a 3-0 vote Tuesday during a called meeting.

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


FPCA graduates 25

Twenty-five teenagers took their first step into adulthood Saturday morning as First Presbyterian Christian Academy ushered out the graduating class of 2017.

May 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Future teachers get a signing day

High school athletes are usually the ones signing letters of intent this time of year but on Wednesday it was the academic students' turn for ...

May 21, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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