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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


Liberty County celebrates Emancipation Proclamation

Some traditions have fallen by the wayside, but the Emancipation Proclamation Observance Day Program continues to be an important part of Liberty County's history.

January 05, 2016 | By Edith Anderson Special to the Courier | Local news


Allen Brown, Hinesville City Council members take oaths

Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall at noon Monday in front of a council chamber packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 05, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


New Hinesville leadership sworn in

At noon Monday, Hinesville's City Council members and new mayor were sworn into office at City Hall in front of a council chambers packed with dignitaries, city workers, family members and friends.

January 04, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


SPLOST, new businesses, new 3rd ID commander highlight 2015

As part of its review of 2015, the Coastal Courier looks at countywide issues that made headlines.

January 04, 2016 | By Tiffany King and Cailtin Kenney Courier writers | Local news


Walthourville has new police chief

The city of Walthourville recently announced that it has appointed a new police chief. Assistant Police Chief Bernie Quarterman was promoted to police chief.

January 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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Sixty years of lifting voices in song

Sarah Izzard has retired after 60 years of playing the piano at First Zion Baptist Church in Riceboro, but shows few other signs of slowing ...

October 22, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Parker’s 5th Annual Fueling the Community Golf Tournament Raises More Than $100,000 for Charity

The 5th Annual Parker's Fueling the Community Charity Golf Tournament, held on Oct. 11 at The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Ga., raised ...

October 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville council cuts tax bills; hikes water bills

The Hinesville City Council saved property owners some on taxes Thursday while also increasing how much all households and businesses pay in water bills.

October 21, 2017 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Local news


Teacher sorority recognized by local lawmaker

October 2017 was proclaimed International Alpha Delta Kappa month, an honorary organization for women educators, by U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter at the Liberty County ...

October 21, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County patches Rye Patch

Contractors made repairs to areas of Rye Patch Road Tuesday and Wednesday.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Home Depot volunteers to finish Veterans Memorial Walk, dog park at Bryant Commons

Home Depot announced Wednesday their involvment in completing the Cisco's Dog Park and Veterans Memorial Walk at Bryant Commons.

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville councilman in hospital

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in ...

October 19, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


Hinesville Councilman Keith Jenkins hospitalized

City of Hinesville District 4 Councilman Keith Jenkins has been hospitalized due to recent health complications. He was admitted into Memorial University Medical Center in ...

October 19, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Two dead in car crash

The two people killed in an early morning car crash Thursday on E.B. Cooper Highway have been identified.

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Long County teacher charged with sexual assault

Editor's note: This story is corrected to note the alleged victim is a male. We reported it was a female due to a source ...

October 19, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


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


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