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St. Philip’s to celebrate 50 years in Hinesville

March 5 will mark 50 years since St. Philip's Episcopal Church was established in Hinesville, and Mother Adrianna Shaw, the church's priest-in-charge, invites the community to an anniversary celebration this Sunday.

February 24, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Ludowici mayor: Timber trucks are damaging roads

Ludowici Mayor James Fuller said timber trucks are damaging several roads in Ludowici.

February 23, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Military and Liberty County ‘one big family’

Walthourville Mayor Daisy Pray said her father, John Shaw, was 57 years old when she was born, the youngest of 10 children. He died while she was young, but she remembers him fondly.

February 23, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Prayer rally for first responders

The United Ministerial Alliance of Liberty County hosted a prayer rally for first responders on the steps of the historic Liberty County Courthouse Saturday morning.

February 21, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Local news


Commission hears from Coastal Workforce Service

The Liberty County Commission on Thursday heard updates on road improvements and the possible Sunday alcohol-sales referendum.

February 21, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Liberty County Sheriff's Office donates to Youth Homes

Liberty County Sheriff Steve Sikes recently presented a check for $4,700 to Wayne County Sheriff John Carter, who serves as the secretary/treasurer for the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes.

February 20, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCPC recommends approval for retail business in Walthourville

The Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of a conditional-use request for a small retail business to be housed on the grounds of Pillar in Zion Church in Walthourville.

February 20, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Peppers, paradise not compatible

While recently reaching for a fresh bell pepper, I noticed a tray above the sweet peppers that was filled with long, ominous-looking green peppers. They were about the size of my little finger, just longer.

February 18, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Riceboro council approves pay increase for incoming officials

The Riceboro city council recently voted to increase monthly pay rates for incoming elected officials, according to Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin.

February 17, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


High school students participate in civil court as jurors

Eighty-five Liberty County High School students were sworn in as jurors Wednesday afternoon as they participated in a mock civil trial.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Local company recognized for supporting military

Waltrich Plastic Corporation quietly has served the military community for more than a dozen years, without thanks or fanfare.

February 16, 2015 | Randy C. Murray | Local news


Authorities investigating possible threat at Wal-Mart

There are reports of an alleged bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store located off Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Authorities are currently investigating the threat. The Courier will continue to report on any update as it becomes available.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


Long Co. hopes to expand rec facilities at lake

Long County Chamber of Commerce President Ray Howard and Long County Development Authority Chairman Danny Norman went before the county commission Feb. 3 to ask the group for help in expanding the recreational services at Morgan Lake.

February 11, 2015 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Local news


Liberty’s ISO ratings see dramatic decrease

Liberty County Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Hodges informed the Liberty County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that Gum Branch and unincorporated county residents can expect a decrease in their homeowner's insurance rates this year, thanks to better fire-protection ratings for the areas under Liberty County Fire Services management.

February 06, 2015 | By Jeremy McAbee | Local news


Feb. Arts Council exhibit features Gullah Geechee art

The Hinesville Area Arts Council will host an art exhibit for the month of February. The exhibit, called "Sojun tu Gullah Geechee" features arts and crafts of the Gullah Geechee culture.

February 03, 2015 | Staff Report | Local news


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Graduations this weekend

It is once again time to recognize our seniors as they graduate from high school and begin a new chapter in their lives. Please assist ...

May 24, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Local news


Outside audit gives Hinesville clean bill of financial health

For the second straight year an outside auditor has given the city of Hinesville a clean bill of financial health.

May 24, 2017 | By Jeff Whitten Managing Editor | Local news


Area back under tornado watch

From Liberty County Emergency Management Agency:

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Midway man powering home with sun

Midway resident Modivo Kadalei is tuning into the sun to power his Midway residence.

May 24, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Local news


LCSO captures suspect

The Liberty County Sheriff's Office captured a Midway man Tuesday wanted for an aggravated assault last week.

May 24, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Long County names administrator

Long County has named Frank Etheridge as its first county administrator after a 3-0 vote Tuesday during a called meeting.

May 24, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Local news


Tornado warning issued for Liberty, Long counties

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a

May 23, 2017 | Staff report | Local news


FPCA graduates 25

Twenty-five teenagers took their first step into adulthood Saturday morning as First Presbyterian Christian Academy ushered out the graduating class of 2017.

May 21, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Future teachers get a signing day

High school athletes are usually the ones signing letters of intent this time of year but on Wednesday it was the academic students' turn for ...

May 21, 2017 | Tiffany King Coastal Courier | Local news


Former members allege church is a cult

Former members of the House of Prayer Christian Church off Airport Road in Hinesville claim the church and its leaders are running a cult, not ...

May 20, 2017 | Patty Leon | Local news


Congressman attends Long Co. Law Day

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter was the keynote speaker at the 6th annual Law Day May 9 in Ludowici.

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


Notice any differences?

Notice any differences in the Coastal Courier these days?

May 17, 2017 | Staff Report | Local news


Leaving Bradwell no easy decision for Carrier

Leaving Bradwell Institute was not an easy decision for Principal Scott Carrier.

May 17, 2017 | Tiffany King | Local news


Missing man found

Update: Wallace Pascual has been found. He is alive and well, per sources.

May 16, 2017 | Lewis Levine Coastal Courier | Local news


Cancer doesn't care how healthy you are

Karen Higgasson is a mom who is always on the go. The mother of four girls is not only a soccer mom, but also a ...

May 16, 2017 | Patty Leon Coastal Courier | Local news


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