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Planned Hinesville shopping center advances

A traffic signal for a proposed shopping center near Wal-Mart Supercenter that will prohibit some drivers from turning left onto West Oglethorpe Highway became a main topic of discussion during the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission meeting Tuesday evening.

March 19, 2016 | Tiffany King | Local news


Charity says it provides free vacations to redeploying soldiers, sets fundraiser

SAVANNAH - Two men hope to paramotor (fly under parachute wings with a fan strapped to their backs) from Savannah to the Florida Keys to raise money for combat veteran-run charity Operation ReConnect.

March 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Republicans have county convention Saturday

The Liberty County Republican Party will convene a mass meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to elect delegates and alternates to the Liberty County Republican Party Convention.

March 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Geocaching for locals and tourists

The Liberty County #no filterneeded Geocache Adventure will kick off April 9.

March 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Georgia Senate panel defeats rural health-care tax-credit bill

ATLANTA - A Senate health committee Monday unexpectedly rejected a bill that would allow an individual or corporation to get a state tax credit for donating money to a rural health-care organization.

March 15, 2016 | Staff Report | Local news


Ludowici planning Juneteenth Jubilee

This year, Ludowici will stage a Juneteenth Jubilee, Mayor Pro Tem Mary Hamilton announced at Tuesday's Ludowici City Council meeting.

March 14, 2016 | By Dollie Gull Correspondent | Local news


Summit brings law, youth together

A criminal justice youth summit, hosted Liberty County Commissioner Justin Frasier March 5 at the Shuman Recreation Center, allowed teens the chance to asked a panel of lawyers, probation officers and law enforcement professionals, a variety of questions.

March 14, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Sheriffs being opposed in upcoming elections

Editor's note: This article has been revised to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's paper. Incumbent Long County Sheriff Craig Nobles is a Democrat. He will face a Democratic challenger, Shane Middleton, in the May primary election and a Republican, Timothy Works in the November general election. Nobles' party affiliation was incorrectly stated in a front-page article Sunday. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

March 13, 2016 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Wilkes retiring; Thompson to become first female elected clerk in county’s history

F. Barry Wilkes, clerk and administrator of the superior, state, juvenile, and magistrate courts of Liberty County announced Friday that he is not seeking reelection and is retiring on December 31 after 33 years of service, ending a career that began on November 13, 1984. His longtime chief deputy clerk, Linda G. Thompson, qualified for election on Friday and will run unopposed in the primary and general elections this year. She will take office on January 1, 2017, becoming the first female clerk in the county's and the local superior court's 227-year history.

March 11, 2016 | Barry Wilkes Press release | Local news


Lawmaker's 'day office' in Ludowici

A representative from U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter's office will be in Ludowici to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming "congressional day office."

March 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Midway seminar focuses on trees

Trees provide economic, environmental and health benefits to many cities and counties in Georgia.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Skidaway lecture on climate change

SAVANNAH - A vast storehouse of carbon, frozen in the Arctic permafrost for millennia, may play a role in future global climate change.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Candidates who qualified early

The following candidates had qualified as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Secretary of State's website at sos.ga.gov. Incumbents are designated with an asterisk (*).

March 10, 2016 | Staff report | Local news


Candidates warned about signs along roads

JESUP - Georgia Department of Transportation Southeast District Maintenance Office reminds citizens that placing signs or other objects in the state's right-of-way is illegal.

March 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Hinesville City Council addresses contracts, grants, comments

The Hinesville City Council addressed several informational items on contract proposals, proclamations and board appointments at its meeting Thursday.

March 08, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | 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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