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Environmental groups seek to intervene in Kinder Morgan pipeline lawsuit

An environmental-law firm has filed a "motion to intervene" in a lawsuit filed by Texas energy company Kinder Morgan, which is seeking to build a 360-mile petroleum pipeline from Belton, South Carolina, to Jacksonville, Florida.

August 04, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Long administrator talk issues as school starts

Long County schools opened their doors Friday to begin the 2015-16 calendar year.

August 04, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Alcohol sales, events center among talk at Hinesville City Council island retreat

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Weekend alcohol sales and building a conference center were among the topics discussed Friday during Hinesville City Council's retreat.

August 01, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Trial could last through Friday

Exactly four years to the day after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a civil trial stemming from a wrongful-death lawsuit on behalf of former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

August 01, 2015 | Patty Leon | Local news


Georgia DOT suspends roadwork this weekend for sales-tax holiday

Shoppers will get a break from road construction this weekend to go along with the state's suspension of the sales tax for school supplies, clothing and computer equipment.

July 31, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Hinesville council discusses staggered elections, Fort Stewart annexation

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - Staggering Hinesville City Council elections and annexing Fort Stewart's cantonment area were among the topics discussed Thursday during a council retreat.

July 31, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Traffic signal activation delayed 1 week

Hinesville is about to get another traffic light.

July 31, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wrongful death suit goes to trial

Four years after she was admitted to Liberty Regional Medical Center, a wrongful death suit for former LRMC chief operating room nurse Barbara Porter started in Liberty County State Court.

July 29, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


County have town hall meeting on Facebook

Liberty County will host its first virtual town-hall meeting from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

July 29, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Keel joins Liberty school board

Dr. Yvette Keel became the newest Liberty County Board of Education member after she was sworn in Tuesday morning.

July 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


HPD chief's peers present service award

SAVANNAH ― The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

July 29, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Liberty County SPLOST discussion focuses on roads

Roads – dirt and paved – were the focus during the Liberty County Board of Commissioners' called meeting Monday evening to discuss how to resurrect the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

July 27, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Cell tower to be put atop medical center

The Liberty County Hospital Authority board will enter into a lease agreement with Verizon for a cellphone tower to be placed on top of Liberty Regional Medical Center.

July 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent in June

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for June was 6.6 percent, up 0.1 percentage point from 6.5 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent.

July 24, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Police to provide hospital security

Hinesville City Council has approved an agreement to provide a city police officer for Liberty Regional Medical Center on weekends.

July 22, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


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Bradwell vs. Liberty is more than a game, it's a homecoming

They say football is religion in the South. Well, if that's true then the Liberty vs. Bradwell game is like a church homecoming for ...

August 23, 2017 | By Erin Johnson Special to the Courier | Local news


Lewis Frasier teacher honored as 'Top Teacher"

Lewis Frasier Middle School earth science teacher Cynthia Tupper was surprised to see WTOC news anchor Mike Cihla waiting for her in her classroom Tuesday ...

August 23, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


NAACP: Let's talk about race, religion and politics

The Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is hosting a community meeting on the issues of race, religion ...

August 23, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


State, national candidates address minority chamber forum

Nearly 50 people gathered at Econo Lodge in Hinesville for the Liberty County Minority Chamber Leaders Conference on Aug. 12.

August 22, 2017 | By Krystal Hart Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway grants peddler license, gears up for election

Midway City Council Monday approved a license for door-to-door solicitors offering residents home automation, but they don't know what fee to charge.

August 22, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. | Local news


Fire protection plan topic at commission meeting

The Liberty County Commission will meet Aug. 31 in place of its usual mid-month session that would have been Thursday. The countywide fire protection plan ...

August 21, 2017 | By Joe Parker Jr. Courier senior correspondent | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards. All five council members voted to release ...

August 20, 2017 | Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier | Local news


Interim superintendent speaks at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County School System was the topic of discussion at the Progress Through People Luncheon Thursday afternoon.

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


County updating code book

Liberty County commissioners have approved the modernization and organization of the county's code of ordinances, a project that been under way for more than ...

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


NAACP plans panel on race, politics

Discussions of race, religion and politics are not always easy, even though those topics affect everyone.

August 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Edwards out as city manager

The Hinesville City Council agreed Thursday to accept a negotiated severance package for former City Manager Billy Edwards.

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


Let the float building begin

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 21st annual Illuminated Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 1 ...

August 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Long BoE may trim millage rate

The Long County Board of Education could soon vote not to increase taxes and might even roll back its millage rate by .004 of a ...

August 17, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Midway breaks ground on city hall

The morning heat did not deter community residents and local officials from the groundbreaking of Midway's new city hall Tuesday.

August 17, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Too much rain? It all depends

Opinions vary on whether this summer's relentless rainfall has been a blessing or a burden.

August 17, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


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