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Georgia Southern likely to lose its president

STATESBORO - Eagle Nation's biggest fan may leave Statesboro and return to his hometown.

July 01, 2015 | Statesboro Herald | Local news


Downtown promoters report to commission

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority has been busy.

June 29, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Long County commissioners, firefighters at odds

This past week was a turbulent time for the Ludowici/Long County Fire Department with the suspension of the acting chief, a partial walkout of firefighters and allegations that a commissioner illegally operated a fire truck.

June 27, 2015 | Mike Riddle | Local news


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate rises to 6.5 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for May was 6.5 percent, up 0.4 percentage point from 6.1 percent in April. The rate in May 2014 was 7.9 percent.

June 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Gazebo request meets stiff opposition

All Troy Burns wants is to put a gazebo in his front yard. But at least one of his neighbors, the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission staff and a majority of the Planning Commissioners don't like the idea.

June 25, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Fourth candidate in Hinesville mayoral race

Editor's note: An information box accompanying this article has been changed to reflect the following correction, which will appear in Wednesday's print edition. Former Liberty County NAACP President Liston Singletary III is a candidate running for mayor of Hinesville. Because of an editor's error, his name was listed incorrectly in an information box accompanying a front-page article on June 24. The Coastal Courier regrets the error.

June 24, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Long County Library seeks funds for growth

Since 2013, usage at the Long County Library has increased by nearly 27 percent, according to library board secretary and treasurer Brent Klinedinst.

June 24, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty County prayer service calls for unity, vigilance after Charleston shooting

The suspect in the shooting that killed nine people at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, reportedly confessed to the horrific act and, in doing so, told police he wanted to start a race war.

June 21, 2015 | Jason Wermers | Local news


Hinesville police, fire seek grants for equipment

Hinesville City Council approved applications Thursday to seek grant funding for the police and fire departments.

June 18, 2015 | Caitlin Kenney | Local news


Fiscal-year 2016 budget for Liberty adopted

The proposed 2016 budget was adopted by the Liberty County Board of Commissioners today. At their mid-month meeting, Chief Financial Officer Kim McGlothlin reviewed the budget a final time before the commissioners.

June 18, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Kinder Morgan appeals state denial of Palmetto Pipeline

Kinder Morgan has appealed the Georgia Department of Transportation's denial of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the proposed Palmetto Pipeline, which would go through coastal Georgia.

June 18, 2015 | By Jason Wermers | Local news


Keel wins District 6 Liberty County BoE special election

In the end, experience mattered.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King and Jason Wermers Coastal Courier | Local news


Empty home on Fort Stewart burns

A vacant home in North Bryan Village on Fort Stewart caught fire early Wednesday morning, post spokesman Kevin Larson said.

June 16, 2015 | Staff report editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


Chairman: County 'can't stop' progress

The state of the county was the focus of Thursday's Progress Through People Luncheon.

June 16, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Ga. high court: No buffer required between developments and wetlands

In a high-profile environmental case that has important repercussions for coastal Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the 25-foot buffer required by state law between development projects and the banks of waterways generally does not apply to marshes and wetlands.

June 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Local news


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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


Mobile home destroyed in morning fire

Firefighters from the Long County Fire Department along with a unit from the Walthourville Volunteer Fire and Rescue and Liberty County Station 15 responded to ...

August 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


Rip currents possible from Hurricane Gert

Tropical storm Gert surged late Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, the National Hurricane Center said. Although there is no direct ...

August 15, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Firefighters break rule to save man's life

Two Long County firefighters had to break a cardinal rule of firefighting to save a man's life Monday afternoon, their chief said.

August 14, 2017 | Lewis Levine | Local news


NAACP, Liberty County Minority Chamber to hold peace initiative

The Liberty County NAACP and Liberty County Minority Chamber are holding what's being billed as a peace initiative, at 6 p.m. Tuesday on ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Whitten Coastal Courier | Local news


Company donates $10,000 to Stewart/Hunter FMWR

Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices got a financial boost July 31, receiving $10,000 from the Hinesville ...

August 11, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


Champions for homeless students in Liberty, Long

School can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances. Imagine how much tougher it can be when you don't have a roof ...

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing editor | Local news


Health care dominates Carter town hall

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter said Thursday's town hall meeting at the South Bryan County Administration Building was a chance to hear from constituents.

August 11, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten | Local news


Stay hydrated while exploring downtown

Whether it's the Fort Morris Cannon, the Bacon-Fraser House, or the Old Liberty Jail, there's a lot to see in downtown Hinesville.

August 11, 2017 | By Mark Swendra Coastal Courier correspondent | Local news


Liberty Regional wins patient care award

Liberty Regional Medical Center has been recognized with an Excellence in Patient Care Award from the Studer Group.

August 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


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