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Borrow pit OK unearths bad feelings

A rezoning request for a borrow pit at the intersection of Brigdon Road and Islands Highway, which drew much opposition from neighbors, has been approved by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners.

February 08, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Walthourville vigil honors man

Friends, family and Walthourville police officers gathered underneath the pavilion at Johnnie Frasier Park to remember Kenneth Lee Jackson, who died after being shot in front of his home Jan. 25.

February 06, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Advance presidential primary voting starts Monday

Advance voting for the March 1 presidential primaries in Georgia runs Feb. 8-26, with Saturday voting on Feb. 20.

February 06, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


EF-1 tornado confirmed on Fort Stewart; donations being accepted

By Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down Wednesday on Fort Stewart.

February 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Severe weather threat passes; rain to continue in Liberty, Long counties today

After Wednesday's wild weather with tornado watches and warnings and one that touched down on Fort Stewart, the main threat from Mother Nature in Liberty and Long counties today is rain.

February 04, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Tornado touches down on Fort Stewart

10:57 p.m. Update: Press conference, press release and school closure

February 03, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


City warned of plans to drill for oil off coast

A recent three-hour Hinesville City Council meeting consisted of a number of presentations and two executive sessions. One of the closed sessions lasted an hour with no action taken.

February 03, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County honors STAR student

The 2016 Long County Student Teacher Achievement Recognition student and teacher were honored Jan. 27 by the Long County Chamber of Commerce at Coastal Manor Daybreak.

February 03, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Warren fondly remembered by many

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren died just before noon Jan. 27 at the Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided, after an extended illness.

February 02, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Fencing, lighting among topics at Liberty County Development Authority meeting

The Liberty County Development Authority held its first meeting of the year Monday morning and discussed several items, including shoring up fences and improving lighting.

February 02, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Liberty County planners give nod to Plunderful move

Holton's Seafood restaurant on East Oglethorpe Highway in Midway, near Interstate 95, might become a thrift store.

February 02, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. Supreme Court rejects non-citizens' quest for in-state tuition

In a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court of Georgia, college students who are not U.S. citizens lost their appeal of a Georgia Court of Appeals decision upholding the dismissal of their lawsuit by a Fulton County judge. The students had asked the high court to rule that they are entitled to cheaper in-state tuition at Georgia's colleges and universities.

February 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Presidential primary deadline today

The last day to register to vote in Georgia's presidential preference primaries is today.

February 01, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Atlantic Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge David Cavender retires

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Sunday's print edition. Liberty County Superior Court Chief Judge David Cavender retired Jan. 27. His last name was misspelled in a front-page article in Sunday's edition. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

January 30, 2016 | Patty Leon | Local news


Former Ludowici mayor Myrtice Warren dies

Former Ludowici mayor and councilwoman Myrtice Warren, 88, died Wednesday after an extended illness. Warren was pronounced dead just a little before noon at Golden Living Center in Jesup, where she resided.

January 28, 2016 | Mike Riddle | Local news


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Liberty County loses leader

Liberty County lost a leader Saturday.

October 18, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


SPLOST, commission race on ballot in Long

Early voting is underway in Long County and there are two items on the ballot - a countywide vote on SPLOST renewal and District 5 commissioner.

October 18, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Darsey named 'Humanitarian of Year'

"Humanitarianism, among other things, is an act or belief in human life and it fits this lady real well."

October 18, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


NAACP banquet honors freedom fighters

The Liberty County Branch of NAACP honored some of its own at its annual Freedom Fund Awards Banquet Friday.

October 18, 2017 | Hollie Lewis Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Long County teen killed in wreck

A 17-year-old Long County teen was killed in a single vehicle accident Monday afternoon.

October 17, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Hinesville District 3 town hall meeting Saturday

Hinesville City Council District 3 Councilwoman Vicky Nelson will host a townhall meeting for her constituents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 16, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Nine candidates seeking six Flemington seats

All six seats on the Flemington City Council are up for election, and five incumbents and four new candidates are running for them.

October 16, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Steve Mullice dies

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway has five seeking four city council seats

There are five people, including the outgoing mayor, running for the four seats on the Midway City Council.

October 16, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Visitors bureau to review events at public meeting

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will have its bi-monthly board meeting on at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at 208 E. Court St ...

October 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Vigil for teen held Friday

A candlelight vigil was held at Bradwell Institute Friday night for a 13-year-old Snelson-Golden Middle School student who died Tuesday.

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


Hawkins running unopposed for Flemington mayor's seat

Flemington Mayor Sandra Martin is not seeking re-election. Flemington Mayor Pro-Tem Paul Hawkins is running unopposed.

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


Two running for Midway mayor's seat

After serving two terms, Midway Mayor Dr. Clementine Washington can't run for the same seat again.

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


Banker running in Midway race

Businessman and Georgia Incentive Community Housing Program representative T. Gerald Lee is running for a seat on the Midway City Council.

October 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Applebee’s to host hiring event for 50 positions

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar on Monday, Oct. 16, will hold open interviews at three locations across the Savannah area for 50 immediate positions ...

October 13, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


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