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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


Coalition hears of felons' challenges

Finding a job and housing are two major challenges for people seeking to re-integrate into society after being released from prison.

September 06, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Lawmaker doesn't expect gas tax hike

Congress has been on vacation for the last month, but get ready for a blitz of activity when the House and Senate reconvene this week on Capitol Hill.

September 05, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Five running to be Hinesville mayor

Hinesville is set to have the most-active local election season, with qualifying producing contested races for all but one City Council seat and five candidates qualifying for mayor.

September 05, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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Superintendent to speak at chamber lunch

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

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


Dorchester Civic Center gets defibrillator, CPR training

The Dorchester Village Civic Center received an Automated External Defibrillator, or AED, and recently held a training on its use as well as training in ...

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


Shooting in Walthourville

A Walthourville man was shot several times early Sunday morning when he answered his door, according to Walthourville Police Chief Bernie Quarterman.

July 23, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville council looks at changing charter

With a busy but fairly routine agenda the Hinesville City Council Thursday moved toward changing part of the way city managers are hired.

July 23, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. Senior correspondent | Local news


More development proposed in Flemington

Another subdivision could be in the future in Flemington.

July 23, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


3rd ID holds ceremony to mark latest deployment to Afghanistan

Fort Stewart's 3rd Infantry Division held a ceremonial "casing of the colors" Friday at Marne Gardens as some 250 members of the 3rd ID ...

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


Lawmaker visits chamber, visitors bureau’s offices

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau last week.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards on agenda for today's Hinesville city council meeting

Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards is on the agenda for today's council meeting.

July 20, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


City earns Main Street America designation

Hinesville Main Street Program has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center.

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


Fundraiser for wreck victim

The man killed in a Friday car wreck on Highway 17 near Riceboro has been identified as Thomas Bell, 55, of Hinesville.

July 19, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Midcoast airport still work in progress

Rain has slowed the paving of the 1,500-foot runway extension at Midcoast Regional Airport at Wright Army Airfield, but officials remain happy with its ...

July 19, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Leadership group seeks nomination for 2018 training program

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals in a 10-county region, is calling for nominations for its 2018 course. The deadline for nominations ...

July 19, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


Verdict in film suit: $11M

The plaintiffs in a civil lawsuit against CSX Transportation and others were awarded $11.2 million by jurors Monday in State Court at the Chatham ...

July 19, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Jobs agency a new resource for coastal area job seekers

If you're looking for work, WorkSource Coastal is here to work for you.

July 19, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County drowning ruled accidental

According to Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles, the man whose body was found by authorities Sunday morning at a popular fishing spot apparently suffered a ...

July 18, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


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