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Marching to celebrate MLK’s dream of equality

The annual Liberty County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade took place Monday, celebrated with the theme, "I'm a movement for unity, justice and equality."

January 19, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney and Tiffany King ckenney@coastalcourier.com and tking@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Final meeting on comprehensive plan

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission will host a community-planning meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, at Hinesville City Hall, 115 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive, in the council chambers.

January 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ludowici council takes care of in-house business

The Ludowici City Council took care of several matters of in-house business during its first meeting of the year Tuesday.

January 16, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Red Club volunteers at the Liberty Co. Humane Shelter

The Fort Stewart American Red Cross youth group, the Red Club, visited the Liberty County Humane Shelter on Saturday.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Red Cross announces urgent need for blood

WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations to prevent a shortage this winter.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Ossabaw annual meeting set

The Ossabaw Island Foundation's annual meeting will celebrate the 103rd birthday of Eleanor "Sandy" West, the last private owner and current resident of Ossabaw Island.

January 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Walthourville officials are sworn in

Re-elected Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray promised to always keep the residents first during a ceremony Monday afternoon in which she and the City Council members were sworn in for their new terms of office.

January 12, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Long County kicks off local Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations

Long County celebrated its second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. parade and program Saturday.

January 12, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Teamwork saves a man’s life at Liberty County YMCA

Pravin "Peter" Patel was working out at the local branch of the YMCA around 1 p.m. Dec. 14, as he has done for many years, when he lost consciousness.

January 12, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Quilt raffle raises $500 to fight against breast cancer

Liberty County Health Department staff, along with breast-cancer survivors from the BRAVE III (Be Readily Available and Very Empathetic) Project, recently raffled off a handmade quilt and raised nearly $500 for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate.

January 12, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council to rotate mayor pro tem position

During the Hinesville City Council's first meeting of the year, held Thursday, members voted for District 5 Councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new mayor pro tem.

January 09, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


County reminds lawmaker of need for bypass

With more state money for road work expected, Liberty County Commissioners reminded an area lawmaker that the county has been promised a Hinesville bypass.

January 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kenneth Shaw elected Mayor Pro Tem

At Thursday's city council meeting, the first of the year, councilmembers voted for District 5 councilman Kenneth Shaw to be the new Mayor Pro Tem. He was nominated by District 4 councilman Keith Jenkins.

January 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Georgia voters can now enroll for free ID protection

ATLANTA - The Secretary of State's office is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity restoration services to all Georgia voters whose information appeared on the Oct. 13 voter list. Eligible voters may enroll in the services at the Secretary of State's website at http://soswebadmin.sos.state.ga.us/index.php/elections/statement_on_voter_data_security.

January 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Small-town officials start terms

The Gum Branch City Council and mayor were sworn into office Monday morning at the Justice Center by Liberty County Probate Judge Nancy Aspinwall. Mayor Chase O'Neal said that over the next four years he hopes to provide more activities for the children of Gum Branch, wants to help the city grow and become more self-sufficient.

January 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


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Long BoE votes on tax increase Thursday

The third and final public hearing on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be at 2 p.m ...

September 20, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Courier correspondent | Local news


FEMA help available

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained because of Hurricane Irma.

September 20, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Update: Tree on road blamed for fatal crash

The Georgia State Patrol is investiging a two-pickup crash that killed two people Wednesday morning in Long County.

September 20, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County schools named among nation's healthiest

Smiley and Walker Elementary Schools in Long County have been recognized by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation as two of the nation's healthiest ...

September 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Irma brings help for Midway woman from far, and near

"I feel blessed, so blessed."

September 20, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Deputy attacked on I-95

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy was attacked Tuesday afternoon on the northbound side of I-95.

September 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Hurricane season far from over

Additional hurricanes, beyond that of Jose and Maria, are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 ...

September 19, 2017 | Alex Sosnowski Accuweather.com meterologist | Local news


Hinesville council focuses on bids, ordinances

The Hinesville City Council calmly discussed several proposed ordinance amendments during a regular meeting Sept. 7, ahead of last weekend's mandatory city-wide hurricane evacuation.

September 18, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Individuals in Liberty County now eligible for storm damage aid

Liberty County residents now qualify for individual disaster assistance from FEMA for damages sustained by Hurricane Irma.

September 18, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Long BoE to hold second hearing tonight on proposed millage rate increase

The second of three public hearings on a proposed millage rate increase by the Long County Board of Education will be held 6 p.m ...

September 18, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


'I figured if we're going down, we're going down together'

While many people were fleeing Hurricane Irma as it made its way toward Florida and Georgia, one woman was making her way back to Georgia ...

September 17, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Woman arrested for trying to free animals from Liberty Humane Shelter

Thinking that the staff of the Liberty Humane Shelter had evacuated the area, leaving the shelter animals behind, a woman broke into the shelter and ...

September 17, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


More things you need to know about recovering from Irma

Recovering from a storm can be confusing, what with all the information floating around.

September 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


VH1 reality series films in Liberty

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that a new VH1 reality TV series, Scared Famous, filmed on Hampton Island in Liberty County ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


Agencies made sure homeless had a place to go during Irma

As thousands of area residents sought safer ground from the impending storm Irma, a smaller, but more vulnerable group – the homeless – may have been asking ...

September 14, 2017 | Mark Swendra | Local news


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