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Raise approved for interim city manager

After reconvening from an executive session Thursday to discuss personnel, the Hinesville City Council unanimously approved raise of close to $12,000 for Interim City Manager Ken Howard.

October 08, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


BI suffers first loss of season

Surprising Bradwell Institute fell 64-21 to Brunswick on Friday night at Glynn County Stadium in the Tigers' Region 2-AAAAAA opener. The loss is the Tigers' first of the season. Bradwell is 6-1 overall and 0-1 in Region 2-AAAAAA.

October 06, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Planners recommend action to accommodate commercial growth

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commissioner recommended rezoning 4.35 acres for a gas station convenience store and retail center between Oglethorpe Highway and South Main Street.

October 05, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


'Hell Fire and Glory' showing Saturday

HINESVILLE, GA. – The Hinesville Area Arts Council (HAAC) is pleased to announce their participation in the free viewing of Hell Fire & Glory, a documentary by Shugalene Productions.

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Recovery continues statewide

It's been three weeks since Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida and much of Georgia. Recovery efforts are ongoing. Here is the latest information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 04, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


FEMA to close Midway recovery center Saturday

BRUNSWICK, Ga. – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closing the Liberty/McIntosh Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Midway this Saturday. The agencies are adjusting hours of operation for remaining centers beginning Sunday.

October 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Council asks changes in budget proposals

Hinesville City Council Members discussed a proposed $36.8 million total budget for fiscal year 2018 during a 3-hour workshop last week. The council requested staff make several changes and provide them additional data before a vote on the final budget in October. The budget process began in April, with each department presenting a detailed, line-item budget.

October 04, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Rentals, traffic, youth topics of forum

Hinesville District 1 Councilwoman Diana Reid said it again Thursday night at a town hall forum.

October 04, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Complaint may have sparked council, manager row

Documents imply the suspension and subsequent departure of former Hinesville City Manager Billy Edwards arose because he did not discipline an employee at the request of a council member.

October 04, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


Hinesville working on bringing in 'family entertainment center'

Hinesville could be breaking ground on a family entertainment center in the not too distant future, according to Kenneth Howard, the city's interim manager.

October 03, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Brown to chair 2017 Mayors’ Motorcade

Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown was recently named as the chair of the 2017 Mayors' Motorcade for the southeast district by the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA).

October 01, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Local news


United Way aims to raise $155,000 for charities

"One by One" is the theme for this year's United Way of the Coastal Empire-Liberty County Branch's annual campaign.

September 30, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


County, cities seem far apart on fire plan

Countywide professional fire and emergency service seemed like an idea whose time had come when the Liberty County commissioners discussed it at an annual planning session in February. But it didn't seem that way in a Thursday meeting with mayors and city officials.

September 30, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Local news


Female student injured with knife in school fight

A fight between female students at Bradwell Institute ended with one girl placed in a youth center and another with knife wounds.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Is this Halloween display inappropriate?

Messages and calls are coming in reporting what some are saying is an offensive Halloween display. A home on Rye Patch Road has several Halloween figures and displays across their yard home and patio. As you approach the house there is a cemetery scene with a spectral woman sitting on a swing next to her open coffin.

September 28, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


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Convicted felon sentenced to 30 years

Randall Joey Futch Jr., was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday by Liberty County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose.

December 11, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


One flown to Savannah after morning crash

A four-car accident around 7:30 a.m. Monday at the 600 block of West Oglethorpe Highway near Way Street tied up traffic for about ...

December 11, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


2017 Long County Christmas Parade photos

Click here to view our PHOTO SLIDESHOW from the 2017 Long County Christmas Parade, in Ludowici.

December 11, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Commissioners considering raising salaries

At their midmonth meeting on Dec. 21 Liberty County Commissioners will consider raising commissioners' pay, a measure that would go into effect in January 2019 ...

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Bus crash under investigation

Members of the Georgia State Patrol, Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team remain in Hinesville investigating the cause of Tuesday's fatal bus crash in the Gum ...

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Long commissioners split on vote to oust county administrator

A move to terminate Long County Administrator Frank Etheridge failed Thursday when county commissioners deadlocked in a 2-2 vote.

December 09, 2017 | Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Ground broken on new East End clinic

After years of planning and development the new Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care Midway Campus is under construction.

December 09, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Soldier injured during training

FORT STEWART, Ga. - A soldier was injured while conducting night live fire training Wednesday evening in Fort Stewart's training area.

December 07, 2017 | Kevin Larson, Fort Stewart PAO | Local news


Winter relief efforts under way for Homeless coalition

The Liberty Regional Homeless Coalition has a busy month ahead.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area still recovering from Hurricane Irma

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that metro Hinesville continues to recover from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Area has plenty of Christmas events on tap this weekend

If you love Christmas, there's quite a bit going on around the area to get you in the spirit.

December 06, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


LCSO investigate bomb threat at Chemtall

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office responded to a bomb threat made Tuesday night and repeated early Wednesday at the SNF Chemtall plant in Riceboro.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Clerk of courts warns of scam

Liberty County's Clerk of Courts Linda Dixon Thompson is warning citizens of a scam that surfaced this week involving jury duty.

December 06, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Beards and beer bellies, tulle and lace for charities

With an unofficial motto of "we put the 'fun' in dysfunctional," the SD Gunner Fund's "Dudeoir" Calendar fills the bill.

December 06, 2017 | LeeAnna Tatum For the Coastal Courier | Local news


Groundbreaking set for new clinic at Tradeport East

A groundbreaking is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tradeport East for Liberty Regional Medical Associates Primary Care's Midway Campus.

December 06, 2017 | Staff report/special to the Courier Coastal Courier | Local news


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