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New budget OK'd for airport

The MidCoast Regional Airport's Joint Management Board recently approved the airport's fiscal-year 2016-17 budget, which shows declines in both revenue and expenses.

July 18, 2016 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Long County prays for police

A communitywide prayer vigil was held Tuesday at the Long County Courthouse to pray for local and state law-enforcement agencies as well as firefighters, emergency medical technicians and other first responders.

July 18, 2016 | By Justin Hall Correspondent | Local news


Liberty's new flood maps to be revealed

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated, digital flood hazard maps for review and comment prior to their final adoption. The maps, known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps, show the extent to which areas recently remapped in Liberty County and the municipalities of Allenhurst, Flemington, Hinesville, Midway, Riceboro and Walthourville, are at risk for flooding. Used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements, the new maps replace maps that were based on studies up to 10 years old.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway bank’s zoning blocks adult-themed business

The Midway City Council denied an adult novelty business because of the city's zoning ordinance.

July 16, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Hinesville City Council tables dog training facility

Hinesville City Council met Thursday for more than two hours, including an executive session that resulted in no action taken in open session.

July 14, 2016 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County commissioners working on 2016-17 budget

The Long County Board of Commissioners is working on the fiscal 2017 budget and has held two workshops in recent weeks.

July 14, 2016 | By Justin Hall Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty County comes together in prayer

While cities around the nation have become hotbeds of protest in the wake of the fatal shootings of two black men by police in Louisiana and Minnesota and the sniper killing of five Dallas police officers, Liberty County turned to prayer Monday evening.

July 12, 2016 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Commissioners' appointment to board questioned

The Liberty County Board of Commissioners' recent appointment to the local Live Oak Public Libraries board has sparked controversy.

July 09, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Drive nets 1,000 jars of peanut butter and jelly

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are becoming a summer tradition in Hinesville, thanks to the community's generosity and the dedication of several organizations.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Veterans Walk board honors city DDA staff

The Veterans Memorial Walk board of directors recently recognized the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority staff for the effort and time they have devoted to the project during the past two years.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Red Cross pleads for blood

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give to replenish a low summer blood supply.

July 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long County Board of Commissioners District 2: Long, Brady in runoff; winner to face Riddle

The May 24 Democratic primary for the Long County District 2 Board of Commissioners seat could not have been much closer than it was.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Smith, Odum battle for open Long County probate judge post

Bobby Smith and Teresa Odum advanced to the July 26 runoff in a three-way nonpartisan primary race for Long County probate judge.

July 05, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Liberty County Re-entry Coalition draws on faith, education programs to help former inmates

The Liberty County Reentry Coalition recently hosted a workshop to teach faith-based organizations how they can help former inmates during their transition back into society.

July 02, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Early voting in Long County runoff elections starts Tuesday

Early voting for the two countywide races that were forced to a runoff election begins Tuesday and goes through July 22, according to Long County Election Supervisor Kierra Hamilton.

July 02, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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Government shutdown impacts Fort Stewart

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield will be impacted by the government shutdown as services cease operations to comply with the legal and regulatory requirements of operating ...

January 20, 2018 | Special to the Courier Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield PAO | Local news


Liberty's SPLOST not adding up yet

The financial report at the Liberty County Commission meeting Thursday revealed a continuing troublesome trend: the latest special purpose local option sales tax income has ...

January 20, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Long commissioner resigns

Long County District 3 Commissioner Willie Frank Thompson resigned Thursday, according to a press release issued by Board of Commissioner Secretary Brandi Smiley.

January 20, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long County looks to hire animal control officer, improve communication

The Long County Commission decided Thursday to hire a new animal control officer. The area has been shaken recently when a felony case of cruelty ...

January 20, 2018 | Joe Parker Jr | Local news


Izola's tarter sauce now comes in its own bottle

The owners of Izola's are expanding their diner, as well as the distribution of their homemade tartar sauce. Wilton and Pauline Foster are well-known ...

January 19, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


UPDATE: Man arrested in dog cruelty case

A man accused of animal cruelty turned himself in this afternoon to the Ludowici Police Department. Allen Golden of Hinesville had a warrant issued against ...

January 18, 2018 | Patty Leon | Local news


Trail focuses on civil rights landmarks

Georgia Tourism, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Tuesday the inclusion of 11 historic sites in Georgia on the new U ...

January 18, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville's 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Parade SLIDESHOW

Check out 20 photos from Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Hinesville.

January 18, 2018 | Photos by Lawrence Dorsey | Local news


Liberty Regional gets donation from With Love from Kaden

Members of the Liberty Regional Medical Center staff were recently surprised with a donation of stuffed animals, blankets, children's slippers, coloring books and crayons ...

January 18, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Local news


It's gonna get cold tonight

From the Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

January 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia PSC approves $43.6 million in refunds for Georgia Power Customers

ATLANTA, January 16, 2018 – The Georgia Public Service Commission (Commission) today unanimously ordered Georgia Power Company to refund its customers $43.6 million. The refunds ...

January 17, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Wind chill advisory for tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory for today and tonight for Liberty County. The combination of low temperatures expected to be ...

January 17, 2018 | Staff Report | Local news


Dorchester played historic role in civil rights era

Of the events that surrounded Liberty County's 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations over the weekend, one was held in the place ...

January 17, 2018 | Krystal Hart | Local news


Walthourville Mayor says chief knew about overtime policy

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said she required all the city's department heads to get approval before allowing overtime months before she fired former Police ...

January 17, 2018 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


THOSE WHO SERVED: Local couple's military service was a game changer

WATCH VIDEO of Sandra and Ron Elliott

January 17, 2018 | Mark Swendra | Local news


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